To the north of Gaza is the Province of Manica and to the South the Province of Maputo, to the West South Africa, to the East the Province of Inhambane and the Indian Ocean, Gaza itself is a flat green plain stretching along the mouths of the rivers Limpopo and Changane, rising only in altitude when nearing the South African border.
Its geographical situation and the fact that it has the warmest waters of the Northern beaches make it an obligatory stop for those travelling from Maputo or South Africa or Swaziland.
At a distance of only 224Km from the city of Maputo, Gaza, the capital of which is Xai Xai, is greatly sought after as an ideal place for a holiday or simply for a relaxing weekend as it offers numerous attractions including beautiful beaches, well equipped tourist complexes, the spectacular estuary of the river Limpopo and the vast extension of green wood land along the valley of the river.
A number of hotels also provide excellent conditions for holding business meetings and other events, and makes it possible to combine business and pleasure. The main ethnic groups are the Changana, And the Chopi.
How to Get There
What to Visit
Apart from the beaches, the National Parks of Banhine and Limpopo. The National Park of Limpopo incorporates the Great Trans frontier Park of Limpopo (GPTL) and also the Kruger National Park of South Africa and the Gonarezhou National Park of Zimbabwe.
The Massingir dam next to the village of the same name. On the Limpopo delta, various species of animals can be observed and photographed in their natural habitat. The “Regadio do Chókwè” (the vast irrigation lands of Chókwè), with its rice, corn and cotton plantations.
The province of Gaza has many beautiful beaches to choose from, in particular:
– Xai-Xai beach, 10Km from the capital of the Province. The massive reef parallel to the beach provides natural protection against the strong waves and at low tide, small pools are formed where gathering mussels, oysters and other shellfish is a favorite pastime.
– Chongoene beach, 8 Km north of Xai-Xai beach, is very similar and equally attractive.
– Zongoene beach, next to the mouth of the Limpopo River. Fishing and driving over the dunes are excellent pastimes on offer here.
– Bilene Beach, near the shores of the vast Lagoon, south of the Province and 190 Km from Maputo, is famous for its transparent waters and fine white sands.