Tofo is a stunning eight kilometer stretch of sandy beach located
on the southern coast of Mozambique in the Indian Ocean. Tofo has
beautiful grassy dunes, rolling surf, year-round sunshine and great
places to stay, eat and play. There is plenty to do here. You can
sit back and enjoy an easy day relaxing on the beach, or spend your
time here scuba diving (some of the best diving in the world), surfing
the waves in Tofinho, horse riding the trails through the dunes
and villages or deep sea fishing.
There are great bars and restaurants where you can while away your
day sipping a 2M (the local beer) or a cocktail, and sampling the
local prawns and other delicious seafood. You could also take a
trip into Inhambane, our historic local town and the second oldest
town in Mozambique to enjoy the local market or a dhow ride in the
There are two beaches in the area, Tofo Beach, which is the main
beach, and Tofinho (or little Tofo) which is a bit quieter. Tofo
Beach is a great swimming beach and also has the boat launch area
for the diving and fishing charters. It has most of the bars and
restaurants, the small market and shop are located there and you
can buy fish and crafts at the beach front. Most of the accommodation
in Tofo is situated right on the beach front. Tofinho Beach is great
for surfing and fly fishing. The accommodation is situated on the
top of the dune so everywhere has amazing views of the ocean - great
for watching the whales, and the dolphins playing in the surf.
Places to stay in Tofo
Tofo is a great destination all year round. The summer months are from
November to March. Temperatures in the day are usually around 30°C
and humidity is around 80% during these months and there can be rain,
usually in late December, January and February but these are mostly tropical
showers that last only part of the day. Winter months are April to October.
Temperatures in the day are usually around 20-25°C and humidity is
low. There is sometimes also rainfall, usually in late June / early July.
February and August are windy months so avoid them if you want to do a
lot of diving or boat fishing.
For the divers, Whale Sharks are here all year round but the larger numbers
are here in the summer, notably November and March. Humpback whales usually
arrive around mid June and are here until mid October. The famous Manta
Rays are here all year round, along with other incredible marine life.