Information & Facts
The main draw of Tofo is the natural beauty, with pristine
beaches perfect for swimming, diving, and watersports like surfing,
kitesurfing and bodyboarding. The area is a scuba diving hotspot,
with popular sites like Manta Reef, and the chance to spot humpback
whales, reef sharks, and whale sharks.
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.
Those looking for culture and history will be disappointed in
Tofo. Jellyfish can be a problem.
Tofo has a number of beach bars and a bustling nightlife, though
Dino's Bar and Restaurant and Fatima's Nest are the biggest
hotspots. Those looking to get away from the tourist crowds can
find local taverns on the edge of town.
There are many restaurants in Tofo, most specialising in seafood
and peri-peri spiced dishes. Casa Barry has good seafood and views,
and Bamboozled has all-you-can-eat buffets.
Tofo has a market in the centre of town, and you can buy local
art on the beachfront.