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Xefina Pequena

Maputo, Mozambique
+258 84 900 9899
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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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Maputo, Mozambique
+258 84 900 9899
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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

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

2  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

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

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

3  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

Thank Tamsin S
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

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

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

2  Thank Johan274
Reviewed 15 May 2014

a must visit.i just love this place and to add it the travel by traditional dhow called sanjeeda.its the only dhow made of wood operating trips to the island on every sunday.they set sail at 11am and return back at 5pm the same day.there is...More

1  Thank josh v
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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.
Kearabilwe M
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.