Fly To Vilanculos, Mozambique

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Vilanculos is a busy coastal town in the subtropical province of Inhambane, Mozambique. The people are very friendly and the atmosphere is lively; there is a great selection of restaurants, excellent accommodation and a vibrant nightlife.  Vilanculos is also a gateway to the magnificent Bazaruto Islands.
The area is a holiday paradise and the warm, subtropical waters make for excellent fishing around the unsullied coral reefs which abound with in excess of 200 species of fish. Charter a yacht or a catamaran for the day or hook up with one of the tourism companies in the area, but make sure that you enjoy your stay in this tropical paradise. When you have had enough of the sea go for a camel ride at sunset and fall in love with this Mozambican city all over again.

About Vilanculos Flights

  • A flight between South Africa and Vilanculos takes approximately 1h20m and covers a distance of 852km as the crow flies.
  • For the latest info and schedule regarding flights between Vilanculos and South Africa, please refer to the booking engine on this page.
Remember, if you are searching for the cheapest flights to Vilanculos, Travelstart offers prices from all airlines flying between South Africa and Vilanculos for your chosen dates and times.

Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details


  • South African passport holders do not require a visa for Vilanculos for stays of up to 30 days but must pay an immigration fee (approximately US2.50 or R17). 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

The warm seas in the Bazaruto Archipelago, the 'Pearl of the Indian Ocean' are home to dolphins, manta rays, turtles, whales, and the endangered dugong, while unspoilt coral reefs provide underwater enthusiasts with top-notch diving and snorkelling opportunities amidst the thousands of mammal and fish species.
The most popular souvenirs in Vilanculos are frames, jewellery boxes, figurines, and other handicrafts made out of reclaimed sandalwood. Other handicrafts include jewellery, hammocks, key rings etc. woven out of Plia (Lala palm frond) and Tsambe (ground vine root). 
Local Capalana fabric shirts, skirts and beach bags are also very popular, as is jewellery made from locally sourced seed, glass beads, coconut, wood, Nguni cow horn, etc.
Public transport in Vilanculos is rather poor, due to a lack of infrastructure and a poorly developed road network. It is advisable to use a 4X4 vehicle in most areas. There are buses that run up and down the coast regularly and a taxi service.

Vilanculos Airport – VNX

Vilanculos Airport (code VNX) received a major upgrade in 2011 and now consists of two departure terminals, a separate domestic terminal and an international arrivals terminal. Facilities now include ticket sales and enquiries, passenger and general services, baggage enquiries, and a `meet and greet’ service.
Forex: There is no foreign exchange offered at the airport; there is a BCI Bureau de Change in the city.
Car Hire: The airport is serviced by Europcar, Hertz, Avis, Alamo, Dollar, and National.
Airport Hub: Vilanculos International Airport is a hub for Federal Air; Pelican Air Services fly between VIlanculos and Johannesburg and Maputo to Vilankulo and the Bazaruto Island Archipelago.

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