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Lobito is a city of 436,000 people (2018) on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in Benguela Province, Angola.

Understand[edit]

Town Hall (Camara Municipal) on the Restinga Peninsula

Lobito is a large city that is known for its long and unique natural harbour and active port. It has the important railway terminals and connections to the continental road network.

Climate[edit]

Lobito experiences a mild tropical arid climate with few temperature extremes. The winters are extremely dry and warm, while summers are relatively wet and hotter.

Get in[edit]

The city is 13 km (8.1 mi) from Catumbela Airport and 33 km (21 mi) from Benguela Airport.

The most important trunk road is the EN-100, which connects it to Luanda and Benguela. Another vital route is the Trans-African Highway 9 (or EN-250), which connects it to Balombo in the east.

  • 1 Lobito railway station.

Get around[edit]

Map of Lobito

See[edit]

The restored Lobito Lighthouse. The original lighthouse was destroyed during the brutal Angolan Civil War.
  • 1 Farol do Lobito. A historic lighthouse that serves as a guide for boats intending to enter the bay of Lobito. Lobito Lighthouse (Q10280192) on Wikidata
  • 2 Fort of São Sebastião (Fort Egypt). A construction that served as a shelter on the Angolan coast, to control the slave trade. (Q10283665) on Wikidata
  • Other important architectural constructions are the Cine-Flamingo , the Post Office Building, and the Lobito Ethnography Museum. There is also as a historical monument the Zaire Boat.

Do[edit]

  • One of the main cultural-religious traditions in the city are the Solemnities of Saints Pedro and Paulo, promoted by the Parish of São Paulo da Bela-Vista and by the Diocese of Benguela.
  • The main sports team in Lobito is the Académica Petróleos Clube do Lobito which competes in Girabola.

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

In Lobito, like the rest of Angola prices of pretty much everything, except alcohol, are high. Here are some places on the Restinga, the city's famous natural harbour:

  • Alfa Bar - Decent pizzas. Street tables that seem to be almost always full. Some more chairs closer to the beach.
  • Zulu - At the very end of the Restinga.
  • Luna - A bar and lounge that opened in 2014. Very high standards for a bar in the province, nice atmosphere and good food but limited menu.
  • Jango Hotel Restinga - A very nice outside wooden deck and beach chairs.

Sleep[edit]

  • Hotel Restinga
  • 1 Hotel Terminus, R. Robert Williams 16, +244 935 684 387.

Connect[edit]

Igreja da Arrábida

Go next[edit]

Benguela is 33 km away and is a historic city with some pretty colonial buildings.

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