If you wish to drive to Vanilla View, take the EN1 (the main road through Mozambique) and follow it until you get to the junction just south of Maxixe at Lindela. The road is in a good condition tarmac a. Once at the junction at Lindela, follow the road all the way to Inhambane City. Once through Inhambane, another tarmac road (the EN259) follows the coast all the way to Tofo. All roads are clearly signposted. If in difficulty, ask any of the friendly locals and they will direct you to the road to Tofo. A 4wheel drive vehicle is necessary for the last 700m to Vanilla view, but as the tarmac road runs all the way down to the beach. However, particular caution is advised on the roads connecting the EN1 to Inhambane and Tofo, especially at night, due to a very uneven road surface.
The closest international airports are at Inhambane, just a 20 minute drive from Tofo Beach, and also Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. There are flights from Johannesburg International Airport and Maputo International airport to Inhambane airport most days of the week. Flights are with LAM. Please check the airline website www.lam.co.mz for details or book with your local travel agent. Please contact us for details of transfer rates.
Local buses run daily to Inhambane from Maputo (leaving at around 5.30am and at 11.00am) in the south and Beira in the north. The bus from Maputo to Inhambane takes around 78 hours. The bus from Beira takes around 12 hours. Local buses and taxis (chappas) run several times a day from Inhambane to Tofo. The journey takes around 30-45 minutes.