Flight tickets from Pietermaritzburg to Beira

Beira is an exciting city located in Mozambique, the largest country in Southeast Africa. Beira is a city of contrasts - its vibrant past and present give it a unique atmosphere. Rich in historical sites, vibrant culture, and an abundance of natural beauty, Beira is truly a destination like no other. From its attractive beaches to its rich cultural heritage, there is something to please everyone. With its range of activities, Beira is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Read on to learn more about this amazing city and why it should be on everyone's travel list.

Getting to Know Beira

Beira is a port city located in the East of Mozambique.It lies along the Mozambique Channel in the province of Sofala and is one of the largest and oldest cities in Mozambique. The population of Beira is 462,898 as of 2019. It is one of the most densely populated cities in Mozambique, and the second-most populous in Sofala. Beira is in the Central Africa Time Zone, which is UTC+2. The official language of Beira is Portuguese. The local language spoken by most residents of Beira is a variant of the Makonde language. The Mozambican Metical (MZN) is the official currency of Beira. The Metical is subdivided into 100 centavos.

Climate and Weather

Beira is the second largest city in Mozambique and its geographical location in Central Mozambique makes its climate subtropical with distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season runs from October to March, when there is high humidity from the warm Indian Ocean and heavy rainfall. Rainfall can occur year-round but it is usually at its heaviest in December and January. Temperatures during these wet months can get as high as 33°C. The dry season, however, runs from April to September and is much more comfortable with temperatures around 24° to 27°C and much lower humidity levels. Beira experiences moderate to strong winds throughout the year, but these are usually worse during the dry season.

Touring Beira: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Beira: the Beira Airport (BEW) and the Beira Serrarea Airport (WER). To get from the Beira Airport (BEW) to downtown Beira, you have the option to either take a taxi or a shuttle service. Taxis should cost between US$12 and US$18, while shuttle services could charge as little as US$5. Yes, you can change money at the Beira Airport (BEW).

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Beira

  1. Beira is a coastal city in the Sofala province of Mozambique, renowned for its colourful history of African, Arabian and Portuguese influences
  2. Beira is famed for its mix of different cultures, and its vibrant night-life offers a great opportunity for tourists to sample traditional African dishes, live music and night-time street markets
  3. A key attraction for visitors to Beira is the Fort of San Sebastian, a colonial fortification tower built in the 18th century. It is located on a hill overlooking the Indian Ocean, and offers great views of Beira and the surrounding area

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