Maputo Holidays

Maputo has been the capital of Mozambique since 1898. The city was previously called Lourenço Marques until the country's independence in 1975. It is the largest city in Mozambique and the country's most important harbour. It is situated at the mouth of the Santo River in the extreme south, 90 …

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How to get to Maputo

Here's what you need to know about getting to Maputo. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Maputo takes 14 hours, 35 minutes.

When to go to Maputo

Typical Holiday Price

£802 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Maputo varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - March is the cheapest month to go to Maputo.

Where to stay in Maputo

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Maputo, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Maputo

Nomadic by Nature | Trip by SkyscannerCathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
Nomadic by Nature | Trip by SkyscannerCasa do Ferro (House of Iron)
Casa do Ferro (House of Iron)
Harold | Trip by SkyscannerMaputo Railway Station
Maputo Railway Station
Nomadic by Nature | Trip by SkyscannerMonumento aos Mortos da I Grande Guerra
Monumento aos Mortos da I Grande Guerra
Harold | Trip by SkyscannerAssociação Iverca Mafalala Walking Tour
Associação Iverca Mafalala Walking Tour
Nomadic by Nature | Trip by SkyscannerJane Flood Walking Tours
Jane Flood Walking Tours
Nomadic by Nature | Trip by SkyscannerMunicipal Market
Municipal Market
Harold | Trip by SkyscannerNúcleo de Arte
Núcleo de Arte
Harold | Trip by SkyscannerSaint Antonio Catholic Church
Saint Antonio Catholic Church
Harold | Trip by SkyscannerMafalala

Reviews of Maputo

Greer & Mike
Greer & MikeWatamu

Not a patch on the Lourenco Marques of old - it is now filthy, run-down and it's not uncommon to have pavement meals with a beggar on your right and an guard with an AK47 on your left... but it still holds a certain fascination... possibly sentimental on my part.


I loved Maputo. It won't appeal to many people but it is my favorite city so far in sub-Saharan Africa. There is grit and corruption but its seaside location, fascinating history, good architecture, delicious fusion cuisine and cultural diversity make it really special. It isn't as beautiful as Cape Town but it has a depth and cultural complexity that I found far more enthralling.

Nomadic by Nature
Nomadic by NatureNairobi

Read about my perception of the city here: Maputo has been cool for years now, but for most, it will be too expensive for them before they even hear about it. Basic hotels in the capital already charge about US$ 200 a night. The prices in Maputo are now just as likely to bring tears as the poverty.

Seung-jin Chung
Seung-jin ChungSeoul

모잠비크 수도. 다 기억난다. 제일 기억에 남는건! 클럽!ㅋㅋ the capital of Mozambique. I visited in 2010 and there was developing going on. this pics is about one town in Maputo :) nothing special but I liked Mozambique and ppl.

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