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Xai-Xai is a city in Southern Mozambique.

Get in[edit]

Xai Xai is on the main EN1 road on the northern side of the Limpopo river. It is an easy 3 hour/200km drive from Maputo. There is a toll gate just before entering the town at the bridge. The toll charge is MT 10 for cars.

Get around[edit]


Most visitors will be heading to the beaches (Praia do Xai-Xai), where there and some basic hotels and reasonable camp sites. To get to the beach, turn right 400m after the BP fuel station as you head away from Xai Xai and Maputo.






  • Naartjie Beach House, Bilene Beach, Gaza Province, +258 8206 22490, .
  • Hotel Turístico Halley, Xai Xai Beach, . The hotel is basic, but is on the beach. Rooms do have air conditioning. No internet, other than through your mobile phone. MTN2500.
  • Xai Xai Guest House. Comfortable guest house with large air conditioned rooms right next to the beach. No restaurant, but just a short walk to the Hotel Turistico Halley. MTN1700.


English (and some Portuguese) language radio transmissions are available from BBC World Service on 100.9MHz.

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