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Jangamo Beach

Jangamo Beach Villas is located on the shores of the picturesque Jangamo Bay, atop Praia de Jangamo with sweeping views of the pristine beach below.

The report is situated some 28km south of the regional capital and port city of Inhambane and 450km north of the capital city Maputo.

By Road

Jangamo Beach Villas is accessible by road for self-drive tourists. While the roads are tarred, the last 23km to the resort is a sand road winding through picturesque cashew and coconut plantations for which a four wheel drive vehicle or a car with high ground clearance is recommended.

Air Travel

Scheduled flights operate from the Inhambane Airport, 24km from the resort while the capital, Maputo is 450km distant.

Our staff can arrange shuttles to and from the airport to Jangamo Beach Villas upon request. These shuttles are currently run by a third party and not by Jangamo Beach Villas.

Travel Arrangements and Tips

South African citizens travelling on a South African passport do not require a visa. Foreign passport holders can purchase a visa upon arrival in the country; either at one of the international airports or at the relevant border post.

Self-drive visitors need the following:

* Letter of Authority if the driver is not the registered owner (company vehicles or cars still under HP with a financial institution).
* Third party insurance which can be purchased at the border post.
* Inform your insurance company to extend the cars insurance cover for travel outside your country of residence.

Keep all documentation you received at the border post in your vehicle at all times.

All vehicles must be equipped with two safety triangles and a reflective vest as Police check for this. If a boat or trailer is towed a blue and yellow triangle sticker (available at most outdoor and 4×4 accessory shops in South Africa) is required and must be stuck onto the front of the car and rear of the trailer. A third safety triangle is also needed for the trailer.

Fuel is available every 150km outside of the major towns and cities. Bank ATMs are located at most border posts as well as in Inhambane and Xai Xai.

Precautions

Please be aware that you will be travelling through a Malaria infected area and the resort is located in a low-risk malaria area. Mosquito nets are provided in the villas and the use of mosquito repellent is recommended. Please consult your Doctor or Pharmacist for an appropriate prophylactic or contact us for details of a homeopathic alternative.

Do not exceed the speed limit and always wear your safety belt.

The tap water at the resort is safe to drink but we advise you drink bottled water whilst travelling. Bottled water is available for sale at the nearby Taurus Supermarket.

No motorbikes or quadbikes are permitted at Jangamo Beach Villas.

Driving on the beaches without an official permit is a punishable offence. The resort has a designated parking area adjacent to the beach.

History

Inhambane is one of the oldest settlements on the east coast of Mozambique. In the 11th century, Arab and Persian traders started arriving in Dhows to trade pearls and ambergris. 

In the late 15th century the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama rounded Africa and landed his fleet of ships at Inhambane to replenish their supplies and to explore the interior. 

He took an immediate liking to Inhambane, naming it Terra de Boa Gente or ‘Land of the Good People’. The Portuguese eventually established a permanent trading post and settlement in 1534 and the first Jesuit mission in East Africa was founded here in 1560.

The port citys fortunes were fuelled by the booming trade in ivory and slaves and by the 18th century it was mostly under Indian control. Today the port retains one of the largest working fleet of Dhows on the East African coastline with these simple vessels forming an important link in the trade chain.

In 1834 Inhambane was destroyed by the armies of the tribal chief Soshangane but again grew rapidly in the second half of the century. 

However, in the 20th century the status of the town declined and the economic situation worsened due to a protracted civil war and the capital city Maputo became the economic and political hub.

The 170 year old Cathedral of Our Lady of Conception is located in the old quarter of the city where a rusted ladder leads to the top of the spire, offering panoramic views of the city and harbour. The city is home to a museum and a bustling market where all manner of produce, spices and curios can be bought. 

The central market located along the main boulevard called simply “Mercado Central” offers numerous foods ranging from a colourful array of exotic spices and vegetables to prawns, fish and cashew nuts.