General Info

Visas

All passport holders other than South African passports must have a 30 day tourist visa and your passport must be valid for 6 months after leaving Mozambique. SA passport holders do not require a visa but must have their passports stamped at the order. Visas can be arranged at the border post at Komatipoort (South Africa) if traveling over­land, and at Maputo and Inhambane airports. However we recommend that you obtain a visa at your nearest embassy in advance to avoid delays at immigration.

Currency

The local currency is the Mozambique Metical or Meticais. South African Rand and US Dollars are also accepted at some establishments but usually at poor exchange rates. Travelers cheques are not accepted locally. There is a bank just 2km outside of Tofo and three banks in Inhambane which is 20km from Tofo and these all have ATM machines that accept a wide range of international cards including VISA and Mastercard.

Car Hire

There are car rental options in Tofo please ask our manager.

When to Visit

Any time is a good time to visit Tofo but there are some times to avoid if you’re uncomfortable with extreme heat – these are December until end of February/beginning of March. These can also be wet months. If you’re planning on diving, February can be a windy month creating choppy sea conditions, as can August. The winter months (April to October) are great as the days are hot and sunny, nights are a little cooler but comfortable and the Humpback Whales are here. Summer months are great for warmer water diving and the Whale Sharks. Summer months are most popular and usually busier.

What to Bring

The temperature in Tofo rarely drops below 20°C, even at night, so opt for light clothes, t­shirts, shorts and sandals. During the winter months you might need a sweatshirt or long­sleeve t­shirt to keep the chill off. During January and February and also a little in June and July, you might also need a light rain jacket. A hat is essential as the sun is very strong, all year round, and especially if you are spending lots of time out on boats! If you’re planning on horse riding, remember to bring boots. Suntan lotion is difficult to find in Tofo so bring plenty with you as well as mosquito repellent for the nights.

Cancellation Policy

If for any unforeseen reason we have to change your booking, we will do our best to offer you alternative accommodation of the same standard and if possible in the same / similar location. If we have to cancel your booking for reasons beyond our control, we will refund all monies in full. No extra monies will be due. We do not accept liability for travel expenses, alternative accommodation or other expenses that may be incurred.
We strongly recommend all customers to purchase trip cancellation / travel insurance.

Cancellation by you(guest)
Standard Terms
Cancellation fees are as follows: Length of time before arrival when we receive your cancellation in writing.
50% deposit – non refundable
between 4 weeks – 2 weeks before arrival – lose 50%
At 2 weeks or less before arrival – lose 100%
We strongly recommend all customers to purchase trip cancellation / travel insurance.