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New Infrastructure Opens on Mozambique’s Southern Coastline

The opening of the spectacular Maputo-Catembe Bridge on November 10, hailed as the largest suspension bridge in Africa and one of the 60 largest in the world, will bring major change for visitors keen to explore the rare, untouched stretches of coastal wilderness in Southern Mozambique.

Thanks to the new Maputo Bay river crossing and a new tarmac road the transfer from Maputo International Airport to White Pearl Resort, a private and exclusive beach hotel located 100 km south of the capital Maputo, will be condensed from a bumpy five-hour ride on muddy dirt roads into a cushy 90-minute drive, making White Pearl the most accessible luxury beach resort in Mozambique.

This new access, combined with the availability of 30-day tourist visas on entry, means a Mozambican tropical beach holiday has never been easier. The coastal region southeast of Maputo, which includes Mozambique's most southern national park, is set to become the hottest beach destination in Southern Africa. The new infrastructure will also link Maputo with the South African province of Kwazulu-Natal.

Cordelia Masher, managing director, White Pearl Resorts, commented, “Until now a time-efficient transfer to White Pearl has only been possible by chartering a private helicopter. The improved infrastructure means that it will not only be much quicker and easier to access Mozambique’s coast but also much more affordable. The potential to lure more tourists is high given the unique wildlife experiences and eco attractions this part of the country has to offer.”