Information & Facts
Inhaca is a paradise for scuba diving, along with water sports
like waterskiing, parasailing, windsurfing, sea kayaking and
sailing, along with big-game fishing and more relaxing activities
like sunset cruises. The island is ringed with beautiful beaches,
and visitors can also take a boat across to the deserted Portuguese
Island. The resort has a tennis court and swimming pool, and
excursions can be arranged to the biology station, light house
beach, the mangrove swamps, as well as the Santa Maria Wall. There
are a few villages to visit as well.
Portuguese is the official language, and there are 13
main national languages spoken. English is taught in secondary
schools, but is only spoken in the southern tourist
The official currency is the New Metical (MZN), which is divided
into 100 centavos. In the southern parts of the country, South
African Rand, US Dollars and Pounds Sterling are also accepted to
pay for accommodation. Credit cards are accepted in some upmarket
hotels in Maputo, but facilities throughout the rest of the country
are limited; it is advisable to carry cash or travellers cheques.
ATMs are limited and tend to be unreliable, but local banks have
branches in most cities.
Inhaca has no nightlife, and there are few shopping and
restaurant options. The beaches are occasionally inundated with
There is no nightlife on Inhaca Island, though the lodge has a
Restaurants on Inhaca are mostly limited to the lodge, however
the nearby village has a takeaway burger stand and an attached
The small village near the lodge has a few small shops selling
typical tourist tat like sarongs and seashells.