Flying into the capital late last year, the Sawubona team and our fellow SAA passengers were amazed at the aerial views of Africa’s biggest suspension bridge, which is now complete. This is the sexy, new US$725 million dollar, 60m high, 3km-long Catembe Bridge, which has changed the landscape and flow of Maputo forever.
Built by the China Roads and Bridges Corporation, the bridge connects the two shores of the Bay of Maputo and finally completes the reconstructed road link from the north of Mozambique to the south, which was shattered during the civil war.
Both Mavalane International Airport and the highway…
Bordered by Botswana and Zimbabwe, Limpopo province takes its name from the Limpopo River, which cuts through South Africa and Mozambique before flowing into the Indian Ocean.
The province has a strong African heartbeat and a rich mix of ancient cultures. Head north to discover the warmth of its people, the beauty of its wilderness and the power and romance of its proud pre-colonial history. Here are some of the best experiences you can enjoy in Limpopo.
Visit the ancient city of gold
Climb to the top of Mapungubwe Hill and feel the spirit of the ancients. From here you can…
1. Take a soul safari in SA’s Slowveld. The South African lowveld (or the “Slowveld”, as it’s fondly dubbed) has some of the greatest game-viewing in the country, as well as some of the most luxurious bushveld palaces. One is Garonga Safari Camp, set on the bend of a dry riverbed. It’s not unusual to see elephants while you’re having breakfast, or herds of zebra with your evening cocktails. Pioneered by Garonga, the soul safari is where the great outdoors meets inner peace: think game drives combined with massages, reflective walks…
‘Rainbow!’ I shrieked excitedly as we flew in a bonsai plane over Lake Malawi towards Likoma Island. It was hard to tell where the lake ended and the sky began – except when a rainbow suddenly danced out of the clouds.
Likoma Island is an enchanted spot in northern Malawi, a tiny island with a couple of villages, a small mercado, a vast cathedral built in 1903 and a handful of beach hideaways. We landed at the tiny airport, got…