Interest and Info Around Inhambane
INHAMBANE, also know has The Land of Good People, is one of the oldest cities in Moçambique, 1534, one of the oldest settlements in Southern Africa with its different Arabic and Portuguese influences. The architecture is really something to see, like the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Conception, with a fine clock tower, that was built more then 200 years ago. Next to the Post Office, you will find and unmarked building where the slaves are kept until they were sold during the slavery era. The Mosque, with is ornate old walls, built in 1840, is situated on the beach front, on Marginal Ave, is another place to visit and you could ask to see the 380 year old Koran that is housed there. Other place to be visited is the Museum, on Vigilância Ave, where they have lots of artefacts, like musical instruments, agricultural utensils used on the rural areas, and lots of nice photos from the colonial times.
There are a few places to stay, Pensão Pachiça, on 3 Fevereiro Str and try their pizzas. Other options for accommodation in this lively city, besides the Hotel Inhambane, a bit over priced, is Clube Ferroviario, on Samora Machel Ave, a bit cheaper, where you can find rooms, the only problem is they are full most of the time. This town has a extraordinary nightlife with some clubs and discos like Jamu, Zoom, (only open on weekends) and Gaia are some of the late local places, where you can go to play some pool or to enjoy the disco on the weekends. Another interesting place to go is the cultural house, "Xipheto", where you will find the local artists and the intellectuals for great conversation about the city. They also serve meals. There is some good and cheap restaurants like Ponta Final, next to the Expresso bus stop, Tic Tic just in front of the Bakery, the best and nicest bread in town, and Maçaroca really good seafood but not very cheap.
Hospital Provincial de Inhambane on Eduardo Mondlane Ave right at the entrance of the city after the markets. Emergency phone: 197
Police, on Vigilância Str, behind Tic Tic Bar.
Post Office on Samora Machel Ave Opens 07.00h - 21.00h
BCM on Acordos de Lusaka Ave
Austral Bank on Independência Ave, only place to cash Master Card. You will have to go inside the bank.
BIM on Acordos de Lusaka Ave, the only place with an ATM machine at any time of the day.
Internet (Escola de Informática), very fast, on Eduardo Mondlane Ave.
Imigration Office, only in Maxixe. They normally take 2 to 5 days to have your visa passport back. You should have a photocopy of your passport and visa stamped by the Notario. Notario is on the road that goes by the Catedral, behind the Governor Office. Do not over pass you visa time. There is fine that is charged per day.