Macaneta beach in Mozambique.
Macaneta is a beautiful unspoilt beach about an hour drive from Maputo. It is a very quiet little village with beautiful sandy-white beaches. They stretch as far as the eye can see. Year after year people are trying to find quiet vacation spots, where they can relax and escape from the cities. Macaneta beach is one of them.
You need a 4×4 vehicle to get to the beach. First you need to cross over the Nkomati River with a ferry. We found the ferry ride very interesting and it takes about 5 minutes. From there you take a 10 kilometre sand track. It can get very muddy especially when it is raining.
Macaneta Beach is safe and clean.
It is one of the safest beaches in Mozambique. The water of the Indian Ocean is warm and a beautiful blue colour. The beach was extremely clean when we were there. There are holiday houses or chalets available to rent and they are practically on the beach! There are also camping sites close to the village.
At the entrance to the village is a restaurant with the best seafood I have ever had in my life! This place must be a fisherman’s paradise! It is not a fancy restaurant but I cannot rave enough about the good seafood.
It is a very small village so don’t expect much. It is the ideal place to enjoy nature, soft sand and warm water. We spend a lovely day there and we had the beach and the waves all to ourselves!