Flight tickets from Pietermaritzburg to Maputo

Welcome to the beautiful city of Maputo, the capital of Mozambique! Located in the south-eastern part of the country along the Indian Ocean, Maputo is a bustling metropolis full of diverse culture, stunning scenery, and exciting history. From its many local markets to its lively nightlife, Maputo is a must-visit destination for anyone planning on exploring the beauty of Southern Africa. We will explore some of the most interesting facts about Maputo, from its turbulent political past to its booming economy and its one-of-a-kind attractions. Whether you are looking to explore Maputo’s historical sites, experience its legendary culinary scene or simply explore its unique atmosphere, this city has something for every type of traveler.

Getting to Know Maputo

Maputo is the capital of Mozambique located on the country's South-East coast, on the coast of the Indian Ocean. The city is the largest in the country, with an estimated population of 1.1 million. Maputo is located in the Southern Africa Time Zone, which is two hours ahead of GMT. The majority language of Maputo is Portuguese, followed by Chadian and Makhuwa. Other languages spoken by the city's population include Sena and Tsonga. The currency of Maputo is the Mozambican Metical (MZN).

Climate and Weather

Maputo is located in the Southern African coast and enjoys a tropical savannah climate. It's mostly hot and sunny, with temperatures year-round rarely below 16°C, and an average temperature of 22 - 24°C throughout the year. The summers (from October to April) are typically hot and humid, and often resulting in temperatures of over 30°C. Windy conditions occur in the late afternoon and early evening, which brings some relief from the heat and humidity. Rainfall is seasonal and typically occurs in the late afternoon and evening, with most of the annual rainfall occurring between October and April. The region experiences regular droughts and the only time you may have to worry about flooding is when the nearby Limpopo River experiences a rare overflow.

Touring Maputo: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Maputo: the Maputo International Airport (MPM) and the Zimpeto Domestic Airport (VPZ). To get from the main airport (MPM) to downtown Maputo, you can take a taxi which will cost about $15. Buses also run from the airport to the city centre, but these are slower and cheaper options. There is a currency exchange office at Maputo Airport, so you can change money there.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Maputo

  1. Maputo is the capital and the largest city of Mozambique, located in the south of the country. It has a long and vibrant history, steeped in African, colonial and modern cultures
  2. Maputo is often referred to as "the pearl of the Indian Ocean", due to its unique combination of beach and colonial architecture as well as its standout live music and art scene
  3. There are many museums, galleries and cultural attractions in Maputo, such as the historic Sommerschuitz Castle, which is a reminder of the area's days under Portuguese rule

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