Island of Xefina Beaches, Mozambique 

Xefina Grande Island is located only 4km from Maputo’s Costa do Sol, at low tide this reduces to only 2km. Despite it’s proximity to Maputo it is still quite a rare trip with a vast majority of Maputense, and visitors to Maputo, unfortunately never making it to this fascinating destination. There are actually three “Ilha Xefinas” however the other two are much less visited and consist mainly of small bushes and not as attractive beaches. The islands begin where the Incomati River enters into Maputo Bay and are formed by the deposits from this river. The third and most popular of the Islands, Xefina Grande, is arguably Maputo’s most desolate beach and fantastic for swimming, relaxing, and exploring.

Epic Mozambique Culture & Adventure Route © Monika Newbound

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