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About Beira

Beira is the colourful capital of the Sofala province in Mozambique. With a population of over 500,000 residents, it is the second largest city of the country. Beira offers you the opportunity to experience its wealth of history, art, and nature. The leading attractions in Beira include Macuti Beach, Casa de Cultura, and the Gorongosa National Park.

Cheap flights to Beira are available for a limited time, so take this chance to experience this vibrant city in East Africa! Beira is home to Beira Airport (BEW), which is a 10-minute drive from the city centre. BEW serves LAM Mozambique Airlines and Airlink. Direct flights to Beira are available from Johannesburg and popular connecting flights depart from Cape Town and Durban. The flight duration from Johannesburg to Beira is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Why visit Beira

Waterbuck Gorongosa National Park

Famous African Wildlife

Beira offers you the opportunity to discover the famous wildlife of Africa in Gorongosa National Park. Experience all the gorgeous nature that contributes to the continent’s reputation from this humble city!

Macuti Beach Shipwreck Beira

Historic Shipwrecks

Beira is known as the 'Ship Graveyard'. At the renowned Macuti Beach, visit the lighthouse and explore the shipwrecks that add to Beira’s status as an alluring holiday destination.

Breakdancing Casa de Cultura Beira

Rich African Culture

Beira’s creativity is one of its main drawcards and something you absolutely have to witness on your trip to Mozambique. Casa de Cultura is a great place to see local theatre and dance performances.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country Mozambique
Currency Mozambican Metical
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 4.72 MZN
Language Portuguese
Hub Airport Beira Airport (BEW)
Airline LAM Mozambique Airlines
Time Zone GMT+2
Travel Adaptor Type C / F / M

Best time to visit Beira

The most popular time to visit Beira is during its dry season (June – October), which takes place from the winter to the spring. This is the time when you can enjoy more opportunities for game viewing. The days offer warm and pleasant weather but the nights will be cold, so make sure to pack warmer bed clothing. Low season is between November and April (late spring through to mid-autumn), however, this is when Beira experiences its highest volumes of rain, especially in February.

Weather & Climate in Beira

Average temperature (°C) & rainfall (mm) per month

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C 24°C 24°C 23°C 21°C 18°C 16°C 15°C 17°C 19°C 20°C 22°C 23°C
High °C 32°C 31°C 31°C 29°C 28°C 26°C 25°C 26°C 28°C 29°C 30°C 31°C
Rainfall (mm) 222 267 273 130 81 48 34 40 27 41 106 238

A trip to the coastal city of Beira is a holiday treat you should not miss. This destination, situated in the Sofola province of Mozambique, offers you a variety of attractions that make it a haven for tourists.

Beira includes a wealth of historical structures, including the Fort of San Gaetano, Casa Infante de Sagres, the spired Catholic Cathedral, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ilha de Mozambique (Mozambique Island).

Enjoy a walk along the coast of the famous Macuti Beach, which includes a lighthouse and shipwreck. For the nature lover, there is the 4000-square kilometre park of Gorongosa National Park. Beyond Beira is the Rio Savane, a rustic holiday resort, which is a 1-hour and 15-minute drive from the city centre.

Alternatively, be entertained with dance and theatre performances at Casa de Cultura, or have a scrumptious meal while watching the sunset at a restaurant on Macuti Beach.

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South African passport holders will not need a Visa for Beira or anywhere else in Mozambique for a period of 30 days. Ensure that your passport will be valid for six months after you return and that you have three blank pages available for entry stamps.

South African High Commission to Mozambique

Address: 41 Avenida Eduardo Mondlane (cnr. Avenida Eduardo Mondlane & Avenida Julius Nyerere)

Phone: + 258 21 243 000

Malaria is a problem in Mozambique, and there has been an outbreak of the Zika virus in Mozambique, so all travellers and pregnant women, with regards to Zika, will need to take precautions against mosquito bites, such as not leaving skin exposed in the evenings and using anti-mosquito repellents.

Consult with your local health practitioner about the vaccinations you need before departing for Beira.

Only walk during the day, and leave your valuables locked away in your hotel room. Avoid walking around at night. Keep your car doors locked and windows slightly open to prevent any grabs. Be careful when driving, as on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, drunk people may be out walking. Watch out for children as well, as they often cross the road without looking first for cars.

Item Cape Town Johannesburg Beira
Meal inexpensive restaurant R 100.00 R 100.00 R 64.98
Domestic Beer (0.5 litre draught) R 25.00 R 25.00 R 9.75
Cappuccino (regular) R 22.33 R 22.34 R 13.79
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R 10.00 R 10.00 R 9.28
Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro) R 37.50 R 37.50 R 19.49

A number of credible hotels are available close to the coast of Beira.

The most available option for travelling around Beira are the minibuses, which are called “chapas”. The cost depends on how far you want to go.

Main attractions in Beira

Macuti Beach and Lighthouse

Macuti Beach and Lighthouse

Casa de Cultura

Casa de Cultura

Gorongosa National Park

Gorongosa National Park

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