We went for long walks in the magnificent dunes. Saw duiker and osprey and fish eagle. Swam and bathed in the warm Indian Ocean. Ate potjiekos and sandwiches toasted over an open fire. Gazed up at a night sky that was more like a roof of stars. I felt like I was in the Beach of Eden.
Two weeks after moving to the cold, lip-cracking dryness of a Joburg winter, I was lucky enough to go on a road trip to Mozambique, taking in Maputo for one night and Milibangala for three.
Chris, Hannah, Aaron and I set out at 5:30am and made it to Maputo quite easily, except for the confusing border post. We were assisted by a “guide” with where to go, what to sign, etc. It introduced us to something we’d encounter frequently in Mozambique – lots of friendly locals asking you for money.