Situated on the Macaneta Peninsula, Macaneta Beach, just 30 km’s from the city of Maputo, Macaneta Beach Resort is the perfect destination for a quick getaway from the city!

+258 85 222 8611  / +258 82 307 0190
South Afica: +27 69 538 2613 (Whatsapp)

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Make a reservation directly with us by calling the resort reservation desk or click on the any of the preferred booking websites below to make your reservation.

Airport transfers can be arranged on request.

+258 85 222 8611 / +258 82 307 0190

+27 69 538 2613 (South Africa)

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    Macaneta Beach Resort
    Based on 65 reviews
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    21:01 14 Jun 23
    Great restaurant with good food and services and a great location that offers quick access onto an amzing beach.The sea is a bit rough in the area but stii great to take a quick dip.
    Riaz NaidooRiaz Naidoo
    20:10 11 May 23
    The location is excellent, service from owners and staff was exceptional.The units are on the beach and you can experience tranquility.Watch the local fisherman fish and buy fish, prawns and much more straight of the boat.( fresh an still alive )I read some reviews that complained about security, service and that the surf fishing is bad.From my first hand experience I would like to correct those people, it was our first time in Mozambique.1. Security was excellent and patrolled the area very well they kept a close eye ony belongings and on my family be it day or night.2. Service and food was great, remember good food takes time to prepare especially when making it from scratch.3. Fishing off the surf was though at first and at one point I almost gave up but the locals are so friendly and helpful, they actually thought me their way of surf fishing and guess what, i caught fish off the surf.Remember if you are coming from an up market home and want to experience the true island rustic comfortable lifestyle then this place is for you.My family enjoyed every second of it.Thank you the hosts for an experience of a lifetime 🙏
    Tersia OosthuizenTersia Oosthuizen
    10:48 20 Mar 23
    An absolute gem with a beautiful chalet on the beach. Alberto was an amazing host with such a passion for making us feel so welcome. We had a blast at an affordable rate. Thanks so much for a memorable experience!!
    sunelle botessunelle botes
    08:45 02 Mar 23
    We passed Macaneta at 08h30 and needed breakfast. We stopped at Macaneta Brach Resort, and they immediately tried to help us and made us feel welcome. Thank you for a delicious breakfast. Rained a lot but this plece is still beautiful.
    Lulu MsimangoLulu Msimango
    09:11 13 Jan 23
    This place is worth a visit. The rooms were very clean and big. Staff was amazing. They helped us with everything we needed and requested. The view is beautiful. Enjoyed Kayaking.Shout out to all the staff , you guys rock , you are awesome hosts

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    From Johannesburg

    Take N12 towards Witbank

    Merge onto N4 towards Nelspruit / Mpumalanga

    Drive on N4 through Nelspruit towards Maputo, Moçambique

    Continue on N4 pass Malelane and Komatipoort straight to the Lebombo border post. 

    Once through the border continue on the N4, passing through two toll plaza’s (ZAR accepted)

    Follow the N4 until you see the sign board for Xai-Xai. Turn left towards Xai-Xai

    Continue straight towards Marracuene

    Drive through Marracuene Village and cross the over the bridge (over the Incomati River towards Macaneta Beach

    Follow that dirt road keeping right all the way towards Macaneta Beach Resort

    Border Crossing

    – This guideline offers a basic explanation of the required Border Crossing procedures and it is drafted in support of work done by the Authorities on both sides of the border
    – You are advised to comply with instructions of border officials.

    – Travellers must have a valid passport (validity at least 30 days after the intended return date) with two clean pages in the passport.

    – Visas are not required by South African passport holders for a stay of up to 30 days.

    – No animals (pets) will be allowed to cross the border, without the required permits.

    – All vehicles are required to be equipped with two red Warning Triangles, two Reflective Jackets and one fire-extinguisher.

    Health requirements:
    Vaccinations Compulsory – Yellow Fever (if coming from an infected area);
    Recommended – Typhoid, Hepatitis A & B, Tetanus and Polio;
    Precautions – Malaria risk.

    – If you are planning to cross the border at LEBOMBO/RESSANO GARCIA please take time and read the latest newsletter of the Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative (MCLI). It contains essential information that will surely make your journey easier.

    On the South African side
    – On entering the border post you will receive a gate pass.
-Inside the Customs/Immigration building you need to complete the paper work.

    – All goods must be declared, especially valuables such cameras and computers.

    – Keep the stamped Customs declaration form in a safe place – you will need to show it to the Customs officials on re-entering South Africa.

    – Custom officials will also stamp your gate pass.

    – Proceed to complete Immigration procedures.

    – Immigration officials will also stamp your gate pass.
-Return to your vehicle and drive through to the Mozambican side.

    – Before leaving the South African side you must give the gate pass to the guard on duty.

    On the Mozambican side
    – On entering the border a guard will hand you a gate pass.
-“Runners” are not government officials. No official fees are payable on either side of the border for the completion of documents. It is advised not to use them.

    – Proceed to Immigration (Migraçao) – each individual must have passport stamped.

    – Ensure that the gate pass is also stamped.

    – Driver to obtain a vehicle form – complete request for Temporary Import permission regarding vehicle, boat trailer and electronic equipment – issued by Customs officials (Alfândega) and generally valid for a period of 30 days.
- Proceed to the duty counter declare goods and pay relevant duties. Keep documentation for the duration of your journey as proof of payment.

    – Alfândega officials are at liberty to search your vehicle.

    – If you should be found to be in possession of any undeclared items these will be confiscated.

    – Hand in the gate pass and enter Mozambique.

 when traveling in Mozambique – you will need to carry your cars registration papers or if you are paying off a vehicle, you will need a letter of permission from the bank. Take along your licence paper as well. Take along your valid driver’s licence. South African’s do not need a Visa to enter Mozambique, but you will need your passport which needs to be valid for at least 6 months after your return.
 – You will need to make sure that you have third party vehicle insurance. You can sort this out at the border, but it saves time to do this before setting out on your trip. Make sure that your car insurance covers travel in a foreign country and off-road travel. If your insurance does cover Mozambique get a letter from your insurance broker stating that Mozambique is covered.
    Reflective Vests
 – By Law in Mozambique all vehicles must carry reflective vests which must be worn by the car’s occupants when repairing or loading a vehicle at the side of the road or at the scene of an accident.
    Two Red Triangles
 – All vehicles travelling in Mozambique must have two red hazard triangles. If you break down and are conducting repairs or loading and unloading the vehicle you need to place one triangle about 50 meters in front and behind the vehicle one for the front and another for the back.
 – Many South Africans not in the know wonder when they see a vehicle with a yellow-and-blue triangle sticker. More than likely, this vehicle has been taken into Mozambique. You need to display this sticker if you are going to tow a trailer, boat or caravan.
    Service the Vehicle
 – It is always a good idea to service a vehicle before a long journey to ensure that it is in good working order. It is especially important when travelling to Mozambique, as many of the roads are rough and it may be difficult to get the vehicle repaired.
    Take Spares
It is a good idea to have an idea of what goes on underneath the hood of your vehicle. Take along a few spares such as a fan belt, fuses and a basic tool kit and jack. Do not forget to check that the spare tire is in good working order.
    Komatipoort Border Post
 – Don’t let border crossings get you down – be prepared.

    Covid: Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
    Travelers arriving in Mozambique will be required to provide proof of negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)-based COVID-19 test results administered in their country of origin within 72 hours of departure. Children up to age 11 are exempt from this requirement.
    For purposes of land border crossings, COVID-19 tests remain valid for 14 days for those requiring multiple entries over a short period of time or leaving Mozambique for a short duration.
    The Government of Mozambique does not require a COVID-19 test to exit the country. However, acting as agents for the airlines, officials at the airport and officials at the border will request a negative COVID-19 PCR test before permitting you through immigration.

    Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
    The Ministry of Health (MISAU) continues screening at airports and other points of entry scanning the temperatures of all traveler