Mozambique’s second largest city, Beira is re-establishing itself as a destination worth visiting and tourism in the area is growing. Situated halfway up the coast in Sofala province, at the mouth of the Púngoè River, Beira is an important port city and is known as a centre for trade with its neighbours: Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
It is loved for its Mediterranean style architecture which can best be appreciated from the city square (Praça), which is in the heart of the city and is a hub of activity with shops, restaurants and banks. Travelling north from the city centre along the beach road, you’ll find the red and white lighthouse, and the popular palm-lined Macuti Beach. On the banks of the Púngoè River in the oldest part of the port, there is an eerie ship graveyard that is also worth a visit.
For your return journey fly back to Johannesburg and travel beyond with Airlink to other key leisure and business destinations.
Beira is the centre of history, art and culture in Mozambique, with churches, temples and craft markets that reflect its modern and traditional sides. Spend time at popular Macuti Beach and enjoy the festive nightlife at its restaurants and bars.
What to do in Beira
Beira Railway Station
Beira Railway Station is worth the visit because of the architectural design being so ahead of its time. Built in the 1960s, the design is unlike any other architecture that you would have come across at the time.
This is one for passionate historians! Beira Cathedral was built in the early 1900s with stones from the old San Caetano Fort, showcasing the Mozambiquan culture of solidarity and serenity.
Explore Beira, Mozambique
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