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Simple ride

Good experience. A simple way of getting away from Maputo. Good lunch and easy ride (don't go in... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Maputo, Mozambique
Excellent one-day beach experience from Maputo

Different options are available to go to Xefina Requena. There is a large boat (displayed on the... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2016
Alexandre C
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

On arrival we departed 15 minutes late. The trip met the least of our expectations. The food was basically inedible. The “beef” if you could call it that was horrible- no flavor and simply cheap cut offs. The drink prices were of a 5 star...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank DanielW8501
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Good experience. A simple way of getting away from Maputo. Good lunch and easy ride (don't go in February or September as the chances of getting bad winds are high. It's the perfect attraction for early Winter in April or May. I hope they do...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank NunoRosario
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Different options are available to go to Xefina Requena. There is a large boat (displayed on the picture) that organises one-day trips to Xefina (a few kilometers away from Maputo's shores). But you can also take a taxi to the fishermen beach just outside Maputo...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank Alexandre C
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I've been going to Xefina for years. Anice close by spot especially when it's windy and one can't cross the bay. Plenty of sea birds and flamingos... its usually a safe, quiet and cosy.... until the dhow Sanjeeda showed up... lot's of loud music, noisy...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank MAXIMVS M
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We had a very successful day trip to Xefina on the dhow Sanjeeda on the occasion of my daughter's 12th birthday, leaving at 9:00 and returning just after 16:00. We were very lucky with the weather and had clear skies and calm seas for the...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank the3rdParty
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Maputo yachting is the company that manages the Sy Sanjeeda "pirate ship", as well as a catamaran (which is the only boat advertised on their website). The "pirate ship" cruises to Xefina island, whilst the catamaran cruises to the Portuguese islands. Both are available for...More

Date of experience: April 2016
4  Thank W0r1d_Tv1182
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely days' escape from Maputo. We were not sure what to expect but had a lovely time. Prego for breakfast and chicken and salad for lunch. Bought prawns from a local and they cooked them for us on the boat too. Very...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank tamsins769
Reviewed 10 October 2015

This island is not so far away from Maputo. It is sandy, with mangroove and bushes only. Once there was a prison here, but didnt find much left from those building. It is inhabited and very quiet. Fantastic. But remember, not much shade in the...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank SouvenirBrussels
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Long story short: yes, we'd go again We went with a large group of friends on a Sanjeeda Cruise day-trip. The wooden dhow didn't raise her sails, rather used her engines - it was still a great trip (approx. 100 minutes each way) from the...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank JimmyMTL
Reviewed 19 August 2014

We visited Xefina Island on 30/03/2013 with a group of friends. The island itself is lovely, but the service from the tour operators leaves MUCH to be desired. After being given a bit of a run-around by Mozaic Travel, they palmed us off on Mozambique...More

Date of experience: September 2013
2  Thank Johan274
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23 February 2017|
Response from Alexandre C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It is 100% safe. Attractions are: short cruise; beach; walking ont he beach (you can walk around the whole island (with WWII decaying canons facing the Ocean). Don't for the halal/seafood.
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2 October 2016|
Response from MAXIMVS M | Reviewed this property |
The trip on Sanjeeda costs 1,700.00 Mts p/p and includes breakfast and lunch. Kids (3-11 yr) pay 1,000.00 Mts.