* Tofo Beach is located 20km from the historic port city of Inhambane in Southern Mozambique , just over 500km north of the capital Maputo . With miles upon miles of unspoiled, pristine, tropical beaches and warm Indian Ocean waters teeming with marine life. It has been described as “the next Goa”, and while this may be pushing it a bit, Tofo has definitely become a traveller’s Mecca on the Eastern coast of Africa. The reasons are not hard to discern: beautiful stretches of beach, a friendly laid-back vibe, a small but pumping nightlife, great diving and snorkelling and a few good restaurants, too. Tofo has a much livelier atmosphere and nightlife by comparison with the quieter resorts found south of Inhambane. There is a decent range of budget accommodation all along the beach but backpackers may feel a little marginalised.
Tofo is now known among international divers as one of the best places in the world to have close encounters with Manta Rays and Whale Sharks. Both Mantas and Whale Sharks can be seen in Tofo year round.
Our winter months see the arrival of the humpback whales migrating south and a great day of diving in the winter can include all of these majestic creatures in one morning – nowhere else in the world can offer this remarkable combination!!
Ideas and travel options from johannesburg International Airport to Tofo Beach
When flying into OT Airport Johannesburg their are a number of travel routes and options that will get you to tofo dependent on what you want to experience.. Firstly you could either hire a car at the airport and drive through to nelspruit there is a branch of tempest car hire at krugar International airport contact details below..
Tel: 0027 11 578 8300 (OT Airport jhb) 0027 13 750 2765 (Krugar Intl Nelspruit)
Alternatively there is a travel bus company that run from the airport to nelspruit and these guys will drop you at the door of Funkey Monkeys
This is a great option if you are looking for the cheaper view of the Krugar park.. The park opens its gates at 6am every morning – take a packed lunch and see the wonders of the wildlife at your own pace. Alternatively the Number one Backpackers in nelspruit is Funkey Monkeys ( 102 Van Wijk Street, Nelspruit ) they run 2 – 5 day excursions with fully qualified guides to give you a more informed and knowledgeable trip of the krugar.
Bus companies that run from nelspruit to maputo are
Once at the border call Fatimas Nest backpackers on the following number to arrange to collect you from the drop off point in maputo – stay there the night and next day they have a direct shuttle to Fatimas nest backpackers in Tofo…
If money isnt an option you can always fly direct from OT Intl Airport – Inhambane airport via the Mozambique ailine LAM
Below is a travel company that run trips up and down the coasts of africa, There name is Blue Chilli Adventures but be sure to give these guys plenty of notice as they dont run regular..
New travel route brings eager tourists door to door from South Africa to Tofo and back – See below
Transfers from Johannesburg / Pretoria via Nelspruit to Mozambique ( tofo Beach )
Jhb/Pretoria to Nelspruit en route to Mozambque – leaves Mon,Wed & Fri R280 pp one way
Nelspruit to Jhb / Pretoria – Leaves Mon,Wed & Fri R280 pp one way
Jhb / Pretoria to Maputo, Via Nelspruit & Komatiepoort – Leaves Mon,Wed & Fri R375 pp one way
Maputo to Jhb / Pretoria via Komatiepoort & Nelspruit – Leaves Mon,Wed & Fri R375 pp one way
Maputo to Tofo Beach / Barra ( Mozambique ) – Leaves Tues,Thurs & Sat R375 pp one way
Tofo Beach / Barra to Maputo ( Mozambique ) – Leaves Tues,Thurs & Sun R375 pp one way
Jhb / Pretoria to Tofo Beach / Barra ( Mozambique ) – Leaves Mon,Wed & Fri R750 pp one way
( OVERNIGHT STOP IN MAPUTO AT OWN COST )
Tofo Beach / Barra ( Mozambique ) to Jhb / Pretoria – Leaves Tues,Thurs, & Sun R750 pp one way
( OVERNIGHT STOP IN MAPUTO AT OWN COST )
Transfers from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Zimbabwe R 1500 pp one way – Overnight stop included en route (camping equipment provided for the seven days)
These trips are with excellent new and clean 7 & 14 seater - Drivers who have vast knowledge, understanding & experience travelling all over Africa.. Great Bunch!!
Contact Wayne / Nikki
Tel Number SA : 0027827195100 / 0027764614310
Tel Number Moz : 00258844928176