The capital of Gaza Province on the Limpopo River 220 kilometres north of Maputo, Xai Xai (pronounced ‘Shai Shai’) is a picturesque Mozambique holiday destination attracting tourists to its exquisite beaches, natural environment and wonderful water sports.
Visitors to Xai Xai can buy basic necessities at markets, shops, petrol stations as well as banks and internet cafes. The beach town, Praia de Xai Xai, is 10 kilometres from Xai Xai town and is the main area where holidaymakers set up camp for days at a time at rustic Mozambique Accommodation establishments where sea views dominate and beach holidays on the agenda.
From camping close to nature and comfortable chalets to lodges with swimming pools, Xai Xai has it all for tourists who want to spend their days outside. Most self-catering accommodation features fully equipped kitchens and braai areas. Fantastic weather all year round is a huge draw-card, as is the warm Indian Ocean and the choice of activities on offer at this Mozambique beach holiday area.
Try eating out at some of the bars and restaurants where chefs will conjure up mouth-watering dishes of fresh seafood and spicy local foods.
Xai Xai offers an affordable and fun holiday for families and groups of friends. Swim with the gentle giants, whale sharks, surf the tides and walk for miles up the long white beaches. Visit the Wenela tidal pool which is linked to the sea by a natural tunnel and blow hole. Or take a deep sea fishing charter to hook that Big One. Jet skiing and quad biking excursions can also be arranged in this tropical paradise.
Spend days working on your tan, relaxing in hammocks, picking coconuts, bartering for fresh avocados, body surfing or snorkelling in the clear lagoon. Find the inner you when you stay at this beach. Try snorkelling along the reef that runs parallel to the shore for a great underwater experience.