Inhaca Island is a small inhabited island situated at the entrance to Delgoa Bay near Maputo in Mozambique.
Inhaca Island is a small inhabited island situated at the entrance to Delgoa Bay near Maputo in Mozambique. This small island is a wonderful day trip for visitors staying in the capital. The island can be reached by catching the ferry or a private boat charter. Most of the island is a marine reserve and it is well known for its stunning beaches, tracts of pristine forest, mangrove swamps and sea meadows which are the last refuge of the elusive Dugong.
The island is an ideal destination for divers and snorkelers as there are many amazing coral reefs just off Inhaca. They are home to abundant marine life including several species of turtle. Shark cage diving also takes place just off the coast and avid fishermen can enjoy some of the best deep sea fishing in the world for Marlin, Sail Fish and Barracuda.
The island has an interesting Marine Biology Museum and research Centre where visitors can learn more about the areas vibrant marine life. The island is covered with scrubland which is home to many species of birds. There are several hiking trails that are well worth exploring. Visitors can also go and see the historic Inhaca Lighthouse. Visit the local village and purchase curios at the market.
There is one main resort on Inhaca Island, the Pestana Inhaca Lodge. This stunning beach resort offers you comfortable accommodation and a range of holiday activities such as snorkelling, diving, sunset cruises, kayaking, deep sea fishing, parasailing and sailing tours.