Fly To Beira, Mozambique
Beira is situated in the province of Sofala, and is the second largest city in Mozambique. The Port of Beira forms a gateway for the central interior area of the country and also for the land-locked nations of Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
A visit to Beira is not complete until you visit the famous Macuti Beach with its iconic lighthouse, and take in the sights of the Fort of San Gaetano, built from imported Portuguese stone and one of the first structures built by white men in Southern Africa. Do also pay a visit to the famous Gorongosa national Park.
The laid-back holiday resort of Rio Savanne, a rustic nature experience situated about 40km north of Beira is a great magical peaceful retreat where you can just chill and enjoy!
About Beira Flights
- A flight between South Africa and Beira takes approximately 1h30m and covers a distance of 981 km as the crow flies.
- For the latest info and schedule regarding flights between Beira and South Africa, please refer to the booking engine on this page.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African passport holders do not require a visa for Beira or Mozambique for stays of up to 30 days. Make sure your passport is valid for 6 months after you return from your trip and that you have 3 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The South African High Commission to Mozambique is in Maputo. Avenida Eduardo Mondlane 41, Caixa Postal 1120, Maputo. Tel: + 258 21 49 1614.
See and do
Popular tourist attractions in Beira include the squares of Praça do Município and Praça do Metical, which are the heart of the city; the Casa de Cultura for theatre and dance performances; the Praia de Makuti beach; and the faded colonial-era buildings such as Casa Infante de Sagres, and the spired Cathedral built with stones taken from the ruins of San Caetano fort in Sofala.
When in Beira, pop over to Ilha de Mozambique (Mozambique Island) which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the old Stone Town in the north and the 'Reed Town' in the south. Take a dhow to Chaga or Mossuril, do some scuba diving or just relax and soak up the sun.
The markets and roadside stalls are ideal for purchasing all kinds of souvenirs such as local handicrafts, and garments, with local woodcarvings being a popular choice.
Public transport in Beira is not too bad seeing that Beira is a major trade point for exports coming in and out of Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia and various other Southern African nations. Upgrades to the railway and highway infrastructure are being done, and there is also a ferry service linking Beira to neighbouring cities.
Beira International Airport – BEW
Beira International Airport (code BEW) has a post office, various duty-free shops for those last minute purchases and a restaurant where tired travellers can get a cup of coffee and a light meal.
Forex: There is no foreign exchange offered at the airport; there is a BCI Bureau de Change in the city.
Airport Hotels: The nearest accommodation to Beira Airport is Hotel Tivoli Beira.
Car Hire: There are taxis available for transfer to the city. Car rental companies include TCO – Turismo, Car Premium Lda Beira, Avis Beira, Imperial Car Rental Beira, Europcar, and Sixt Car Rent Beira.
Airport Hub: Beira International Airport is a hub for LAM Mozambique Airlines. Central Air Transport Services (CATS) and South African Airways also fly to Beira regularly.