Why You'll love Kite Surfing in Southern Mozambique !

  • A remote area with large flat-water sections with sandbanks and protected bays
  • Travel between islands discovering different spots every day
  • A fantastic kitesurf centre located right on the beach next to the hotel

Holidays In Southern Mozambique

Southern Mozambique is famous for its miles of unspoiled shores and turquoise, warm waters. This remote destination is home to several of the finest beaches in Mozambique and offers an amazing location for water sports enthusiasts with excellent scuba diving, surfing, sailing, snorkelling and kitesurfing. You can spot manta rays, turtles, whales and various other reef fish while chances of whale shark sightings are also particularly good in this area. This area is also one of the few in Southern Mozambique where the last remaining Dugong can be seen.

This area on the east coast Mozambique was developed as a trading post and was one of Vasco de Gama's favorite spots in Africa. Due to the colonial history, this area is rich in culture with churches, mosques and Hindu temples all common sites. The fishing village of Vilanculos serves as the main tourist area and gateway to the surrounding exquisite islands. The area still maintains an authentic local feeling and is home to a number of great restaurants and bars where you can try the local seafood and enjoy a sunset cocktail.

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Kitesurfing In Southern Mozambique

Expect flat, waist deep water, some great wave spots and consistent winds in the spring-summer months, making this spot a kitesurfers paradise. Whether you're a total beginner or wanting to push your kiteboarding skills to the next level, you will love the remote, uncrowded waters of Southern Mozambique.

The idyllic islands offer a number of optimum kitesurfing locations and the centre we work with in Southern Mozambique offers daily experiences tailored to the different spots, winds, conditions and individual levels and aspirations.  

The Weather In Southern Mozambique

The sea conditions can vary from very calm to quite choppy, depending on the location with certain areas particularly clear and shallow and perfect for water sports like water skiing and kitesurfing while the reefs are a firm favourite with divers and snorkellers and boast visibility between 10 and 30 metres.

The water temperature in the Indian Ocean varies from 29 to 23ºC and the summer months are from October to April while winter months are May to September. Cyclones can hit the area between January and March while the best time to visit for wind sports is in the spring/summer months between August and December when the wind is most reliable. 

How To Get There

There are flights daily from Johannesburg International Airport (OR Tambo) or from Maputo International Airport to Vilankulo International Airport. Direct flying time is 2 hours.

Flights also connect directly from Vilanculos with the Kruger National Park, making a bush and beach getaway a fantastic option. You can also combine your trip to Southern Mozambique with a visit to the exquisite islands in the North of the country for an island experience like no other!

If you are staying on one of the remote luxury resorts in the Bazaruto archipelago you will be met on arrival at Vilanculos you will be met by a representative from the hotel who will assist with your transfer to the resort which will either be via helicopter or speedboat.

We recommend speaking to one of our travel experts who have visited magical Mozambique as planning your own way around this remote country can be a complicated and difficult experience.

Resort Summary

  • Beginners
  • Advanced
  • Waves
  • Family Friendly
  • Single Friendly
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Un spolit
  • Culture
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Multi Activity
  • Spa

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