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Map of Mozambique
Keep to the speed limit
Sand, sea & sandles
Tar roads all the way
getting there


Tofo is situated 450kms north of Maputo (the capital of Mozambique) and 1100kms from Johannesburg. The main gateway, City of Inhambane International airport is 20kms from Tofo.

Self Drive Option: - Click here for self drive directions.

You do not need a 4x4 to travel to Tofo or Turtle Cove. It can be reached in a standard sedan vehicle. Tofinho is 1100kms from Johannesburg and an overnight stop at BLUE ANCHOR INN or CASA LISA GUEST HOUSE, 50kms north of Maputo, is highly recommended. The drive from JHB to Blue Anchor and Casa Lisa (Maputo) takes approximately 7 hours (depending on how quickly you clear the border). From here the following day to Tofo takes a further 6 – 7 hours.

The Maputo corridor is now complete, making it a good highway all the way from Gauteng. There is a total toll fee of R 120.00 in South Africa (from JHB) and Mt110 in Mozambique - (each way). You can pay the toll fees in Mozambique in cash with Rands, US Dollars or Meticais.

The road going north from Maputo (EN 1 – National Road #1) is a new and good tar road all the way to Xai Xai. The road from Xai Xai for a stretch of 90kms is potholed, but patched periodically (take it easy on this stretch!). After 90kms, the road is in great condition again all the way to the Inhambane turn off; From the Inhambane turn off to Tofo (approximately 50kms in total), it is potholed again. Make sure that you have your spare tire and all equipment to change a tire if you need to.

Traveling after dark is not advisable. No streetlights, other vehicles with inadequate lighting and a constant stream of pedestrians & cyclists on the road, all contribute to difficult driving conditions after dark.

Petrol in Mozambique costs around R 10 per litre. It’s advisable to fill up at the garage just before the border. There are filling stations in Maputo, Xai-Xai and Inhambane. We suggest you fill up at the BP in Xai-Xai only as the filling station at Quissico and other small towns do not always offer clean and good quality fuel

Unleaded petrol is available in all towns of Mozambique, including Xai Xai and Inhambane.

Fly in Option:

Flights on LAM from OR Tambo to Inhambane direct are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Cost return is +/- R 3060.00 per person return Excluding taxes. (Taxes are subject to exchange rate of the day and is approximately R 1948.00 per person.
To book flights and check current rates, please contact LAM on 011 622 4889.

Local Transport Option: (For the adventurous)

The local busses from Maputo to Inhambane operate daily. Make sure to take the express bus service that departs Maputo at 07h00 and arrives in Inhambane around 14h30 (subject to no breakdowns!). You need to buy your ticket at the bus station from 05h00 in the morning to make sure you get a seat. From Inhambane bus station, take a chappa (similar to a minibus) to Tofo. Call us on arrival in Tofo and we will pick you up to transfer you to Turtle Cove or ask the driver to drop you off at Turtle Cove (for which we will give him a 'tip' for his service).

Contact us on +258 82 719 4848 for your lift from Tofo to Turtle Cove