exotic coastal destinations, gems of the Indian Ocean…
VILANKULO, a coastal town in Mozambique’s Inhambane Province in Africa is the springboard to the blissful Bazaruto Archipelago islands with their crystal clear, quiet beaches, white sand dunes & coral reefs that host a dazzling array of marine life. Perfectly placed in a bay, the tranquil coastal town is ideal for beach holidays with watersports & activities to satisfy the most adventurous traveler!
Vilankulo is located in the Inhambane province, 750 km north of Maputo, Mozambique’s capital.
Often named the ‘Diamond of the Indian Ocean’, MAURITIUS, located in the southwest part of the ocean, is the perfect, multi-faceted island destination characterized by sunshine & diverse landscapes – picture-perfect beaches, lush rainforests & formidable mountains. Add resorts with wellness spas, golf courses & watersports to this formula, along with mixed cultures, cuisines & shopping opportunities & there is no doubt of it being an exciting destination!
If you’ve never ventured this far, try one (or both!) of our destinations, you’ll find them to be one of the best things on your bucket list…
Let us, at Sol Resorts, help you pick the perfect holiday option to fit all budgets.
Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, South Africa, Swaziland Malawi & Tanzania, all countries require a visa to enter Mozambique. It is essential to get your visa well before your intended stay at your local Embassy.
• April to September – dry season, with coastal temperatures reaching 28°C
• October to March – hot & rainy, with highs reaching 32°C on the coast. January, February, March & December usually see the most rainfall.
• Warmest month: January
• Coolest & driest month: August
Approximate exchange rates are:
• 35:1 MTS:US$
• 3:1 MTS:ZAR
• 40:1 MTS:EURO
At the moment there are no vaccinations required on entry to Mozambique.
There are regular flights from Maputo, Mozambique’s capital, Inhambane & Pemba on LAM, the national carrier.
LAM airlines fly daily from Johannesburg International airport (OR Tambo) to Vilankulo International Airport. Direct flying time is 2 hours. SA Airlink is now flying from Johannesburg to Vilanculos daily.
SA Airlink schedule:
Johannesburg – Vilanculos DAILY FLIGHTS
Departing Johannesburg 11.30, Arriving Vilanculos 13.10
Vilanculos- Johannesburg DAILY FLIGHTS
Departing Vilanculos 13.45, Arriving Johannesburg 15.30
From The Kruger:
These flights facilitate the popular “beach & bush” combination.
Starting initially with 2 flights per week (Thursday and Sunday) the Kruger- Vilanculos flights serve to further enhance Airlink’s current flights operating between Johannesburg and Vilanculos, with daily direct departures between Vilanculos and Johannesburg.
The Kruger to Vilanculos flights will depart Nelspruit at 11h35 and will arrive in Vilanculos at 12h50 and depart from Vilanculos at 13h45 and arrive in Johannesburg at 15h30, flights will operate on one of Airlink’s 12 Embraer ERJ135 regional jets.
Tour Operators and African Safari specialists have welcomed the introduction of this route, which enables them to promote bush and beach combination packages giving travelers the freedom to enjoy an early morning game drive and then later that same day to enjoy a sundowner on the beach.”
Car rentals can be pre-arranged from South Africa, or options are available from Vilankulo Airport where rental company representatives are present.
Driving directions available on request.
Otherwise, the growth of the town has heralded new restaurants, beach bars, a sports bar & more casual eateries – bakeries & pizza places.
The colorful local market stocks just about everything from food & drinks to sarongs, (traditionally called capulanas), beach wear, dresses…you name it!
With its diversity & multi-cultural aspect, the majority of the population is bilingual in English & French, with Creole & French being the most widely spoken.
Driving rental cars around the island is very popular with many car rental companies available. Visitors should have a driving license from their own country/ international driving license. Driving is on the left hand side of the road.