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Amersfoort

Amersfoort is a hamlet on the banks Schulspruit River that was settled by the Dutch Reformed Church and named after the Amersfoort province, which is in Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam

Founded in 1866 by the Alexandar McCorkindale, Amsterdam is located close to the Swaziland border. Oringally known as Roburnia the area was to become the centre for the surrounding area known as New S...

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Angoche Island

This island has a history with slavery and conquest. Originally an Arabic settlement with a sultan hierarchy system the islands were one of the most important ports along the coast of Mozambique.

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Balfour

Balfour is a small coal mining and maize farming town in Mpumalanga and has been through a number of name changes during the course of its existence.

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Barberton

Barberton, also known as the Daisy Town, was founded on 24 July 1884 by the then-Gold Commissioner David Wilson, named after Barber and his cousin Fred who discovered gold in the area. This was the be...

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Beira

With a long and hard history behind it the port city of Beira has only recently started rebuilding all the things that were lost during the civil war and the flood of 2000.

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Belfast

Belfast is situated 2025m above sea level and it is one of the coldest and highest towns in South Africa. Belfast is known for its excellent trout fishing conditions.

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Bethal

Bethal is a farming town, which produces, maize, potatoes, sorghum and sunflowers.

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Bhunya

Located close to where the Lusutfu and Mpuluzi Rivers meet each other. Bhunya isn’t far from the Nerston Border Post, which is the border post between Swaziland and South Africa. Therefore Bhunya is...

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Big Bend

Located on the Lusutfu River in eastern Swaziland. Big Bend is a sugarcane town with sugar plantations as it main industry. It is located close to several Nature Reserves and some of the largest dams ...

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Bilene

Believed to be the closest beach in Mozambique to Johannesburg this small town is a hotspot for tourists from South Africa.

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Bulembu

Located in the North-West of Swaziland, approximately 10 Km west of Piggs Peak. The town was named after the siSwati word for Spider Web. It is also privately owned by the Bulembu Ministries.

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Chimoio

A town close to the Zimbabwean border with the main focus being the rail road the town of Chimoio has a long history.

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Chinde

This small town was born from a need to take ships inland on the nearby river and it eventually died because of a railway that made the river useless.

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Chokwe

This small town is an agricultural town with little to none tourist attractions.

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Chrissiesmeer

Chrissiesmeer is situated in Msukaligwa Local Municipality, which is in the wetlands on the northern banks of the Lake Chrissie. The San and the Tlou-tele people lived in this area on the rafts in the...

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Clewer

Clewer is small town near to the Kendal Power Station, surrounded by collieries, mines, the farmstead of Tweefontein and the mountain of Doornrug.

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Cuamba

A small town with the only airport in the immediate area the town is welcoming to certain tourists, the villagers are eager to show you their local customs while you get to enjoy the local food as muc...

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Delmas

Delmas is a small farming town that produces: chickens, maize, potatoes and wheat. The town originated out of a farm called “Witklip” (White Stone) in 1907. The farm was owned by Frank Dumat, who ...

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Dondo

This is an industrial town that focuses on making cement and various other building materials.

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Dullstroom

The town was established by Wolterus Dull. The word ‘stroom’ refers to the Crocodile River that passes by close to the town. Dullstroom is situated in the Steenkampsberg range, which is 2100m abov...

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Ermelo

Ermelo is an industrial and commercial centre, they specialise in mixed farming of the following: beans, cattle, lucerne, maize, pigs, potatoes sorghum and sunflower seeds. Ermelo has mining of the fo...

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Evander

Evander is a mining town that was founded in 1955 and is home to two major mining operations, the Teks Brewery and many locally owned and run Bed and Breakfasts.

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Graskop

Graskop was set up as a gold mining camp in the 1880’s and Graskop is the Afrikaans name for “Grassy Peak”. Today the town is serves as a tourist destination and as a focal point for the area’...

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Greylingstad

In the 1950’s and 1960’s the town had a flourishing farming Community, which was severely compromised when the main road between Johannesburg and Durban was upgraded and a bypass was built around ...

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Gurue

This is a small town that is entirely dependent on the Tea Trade.

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Hazyview

Situated in the slopes of the Drakensberg Mountain Range; the town was established in 1959 when the post office was built. The history of gold that was found in the area played an important role in th...

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Hectorspruit

Hectorspruit is another small farming town in Mpumalanga. The town is and the stream that runs through it are named after a faithful hunting dog.

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Hendriksdal

Hendriksdal is situated in the mountains above Sabie, between lush pine forests where water tastes fresh and the air smells clean.

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Hendrina

Hendrina was named after Hendrina Beukes, the wife of the original owner of the land. Although Hendrina does not feature as a tourist destination, its importance cannot be understated as South Africa...

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Hlatikulu

Located in the Shiselweni district, south of Swaziland. The name Hlatikulu is translated in English as “Big Forest”. The town is still developing with most of the citizens’ living in rural condi...

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Hluti

This town is located close to the border of Swaziland and South Africa. It lies between Nhlangano and Lavumia. Simply follow the MR11 out of Nhlangano and you will reach Hluti in about an hours time.

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Inhambane

This is a unique town that has a long history with the Portuguese, the locals and slavery.

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Inhassoro

A small town where people usually go to enjoy a long vacation, there is almost nothing when it comes to built attractions.

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Kaapmuiden

On the N4 to Nelspruit there are many uninteresting small towns but one that is, is Kaapmuiden with its excellent butcher, brightly coloured Silo and its proximity to the fantastic Leopard Creek Golf ...

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Kaapschehoop

Kaapsehoop, originally spelled Kaapsche Hoop, received its name from the Dutch they gave the town this name because of all the gold that was discovered within its boundaries. Due to the town being loc...

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Kiepersol

Kiepersol was named after the indigenous Cabbage Tree, which is all over the Lowveld. Kieperspol is also linked to the Garden of Eden. It is a picturesque town with: green hills, banana plantations, a...

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Kinross

Kinross is a small gold mining town in Mpumalanga and is in the unique position of being at the watershed between rivers flowing east to the Indian Ocean and west to the Atlantic. The town, named afte...

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Komatipoort

Komatipoort is a town in Mpumalanga which is situated where the Crocodile and Komati River meets.

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Kriel

Kriel was proclaimed on the farms Onverwacht and Roodebloemin the early seventies, essentially to service three mines, two power stations and the farming community in the viscinity - and named after t...

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Kubuta

Located in the central area of Swaziland. It is surrounded by spectacular valleys, which is makes it an ideal stopover town between South Africa and Mozambique.

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Kwaluseni

Located in central Swaziland close to the town Manzini and the Milwane Wildlife Sanctuary. One of the campuses that the University of Swaziland has is located in Kwaluseni, this means that the town ca...

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Lavumisa

This town is located south of Swaziland and it acts as a border-crossing town between Swaziland and Golela, South Africa.

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Leandra

Leandra is a farming town, which is not far from Gauteng. The town's houses are built in the style of the 1950's. The town blossoms with bright pink Nerium oleander in spring. You will be able to see ...

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Lichinga

A small border town between Mozambique and Zimbabwe this small town has suffered in previous years but has recently started to build an economy that is stable enough to support all of the residents.

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Lobamba

Lobamba is the capital city of Swaziland. It is also the capital for traditional and spiritual leaders as well as serving as the legislative capital of Swaziland.

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Lydenburg

Lydenburg is situated on the Sterspruit and the Drops River tributary of the Olifants River, which is at the base of the Long Tom Pass. The name Lydenburg comes from the Dutch meaning “Town of Suffe...

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Machadodorp

Machadodorp was established in 1894 and was named after Portuguese engineer Joachim Machado who surveyed the land for the Nelspruit-Delagoa Bay railway. The most interesting part of Macadodorp’s his...

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Mahamba Border Pass

Located in the Shisekweni District, south of Swaziland. This town has a border crossing with the South African town called Piet Retief, when you are travelling on the MR9 Road.

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Malelane

Malelane is a laid-back and friendly town, a gateway to the Kruger National Park. Because it acts as a gateway to the park it has bed and breakfasts and large supermarkets to stock up before entering ...

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Malkerns

Located in the western part of Swaziland. The town is known for its arts and crafts. There are various pineapple and the sugarcane plantations that are grown in and around the town. The town has a sma...

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Manica

A small town that is easily accessible from Chimoio it is best known for the historical rock painting found in the surrounding areas.

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Mankayane

Located in the Manzini region of Swaziland, close to an extended man-made forest.

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Maputo

Located on the coast of Mozambique the city of Maputo has a long history that has been interwoven with the political struggles of the country.

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Marble Hall

Marble Hall is a small town in the north of the Mpumalanga province, close to the Loskop Dam. It is the agricultural hub of the region, which features extensive irrigation farming in the Loskop Dam fl...

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Marracuene

This small town was one of the most loved towns of the Portuguese while they were in power, however after the revolution it suffered a lot from the ensuing war.

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Maxixe

If you have ever watched a movie set in a tropical area then you will be able to picture what Maxixe and the surrounding areas look like.

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Mbabane

Located on the Mbabane River, the town is the capital and largest city in Swaziland.

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Mhlambanyatsi

Located in the western parts of Swaziland approximately 18 km Southwest of Swaziland’s capital city Mbabane.

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Mhlume

Located in the east of Swaziland in the Lubombo Region. The town is well known for its sugarcane fields and its sugar refinery. Surrounded by farmlands and rarely having major storms the town is perfe...

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Middelburg

Middelburg is situated in the Cultural Heartland of Mpumalanga and it is a hub for Agriculture and Industrial Industries. The establishment of Middleburg in 1859 was so that the town could act as a ha...

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Moatize

A small mining town located in the north of Mozambique the town is dependent on the mining of coal and foreign investors.

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Mocimboa Da Praia

One of the small border towns in Mozambique this town is a silent one that enjoys the laziness that only they can have.

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Mocuba

Elevated to city status in the 90’s Mocuba is actually quite small with only one thing that sets it apart from the surrounding towns.

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Montepuez

In 2009 rubies were discovered in the areas surrounding Montepuez.

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Morgenzon

Lying almost halfway between Standerton and Ermelo, Morgenzon, sits on the banks of the Ossspruit River. The town was founded around the Historic Marnico hotel and offers a nine-hole golf course.

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Mpaka

Located in the eastern central of Swaziland part of the Lubombo District, Mpaka is the main station for the Swaziland Railways along the North-South Route.

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Mueda

The location of one of the most brutal massacres during the fight for freedom in the 60’s Muede has settled down considerably since then.

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Nacala

This town was built around the need for a deep water port in Mozambique.

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Namaacha

This is a town on the border between Mozambique and Swaziland.

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Nampula

One of the largest cities in Mozambique and it is the capital of the Nampula province.

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Nelspruit

Nelspruit has grown from humble beginnings as a railway station in 1892 to the flourishing economic, industrial and tourism hub - and provincial capital - of Mpumalanga. Located in the fertile Crocodi...

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Ngomane

Located on the banks of the Mbuluzo River and is situated between the Mbuluzi Game Reserve and the Mbuluzi Conservancy, which is in the eastern parts of Swaziland.

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Ngwenya

Located in the west of Swaziland close to the Oshoek Border post going to South Africa.

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Nhlangano

Located in the southern parts of Swaziland by the Ngwavuma River.

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Nsoko

Located in the South of Swaziland approximately 5 Km away from the Golela Border Post of South Africa, the town lies on the banks of the Ngwavama River.

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Ogies

Ogies “eyes’ gets its name from the Ogiesfontein farm. It is located in the centre of the largest electricity producing area in South Africa.

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Ohrigstad

Known as the gateway to the panorama route, Ohrigstad is close to the natural wonders like: God’s Window, the Blyde River Canyon and Potholes. Visitors to the town can enjoy mountain biking, horse r...

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Palma

This small town is on the northern shores of Mozambique and until recently it was a quiet fishing village without electricity and clean fresh water.

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Pemba

A town built around the port the town has recently gained fame among upper class Mozambuqueans and South Africans.

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Perdekop

Perdekop is a town situated on the top of a peak that is 1,889 m in Mpumalanga

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Piet Retief

The town was laid out in 1883 from the farms called "Osloop" and "Geluk". It was named after the European pioneer/ Voortrekker Piet Retief, who was later killed by the Zulu’s under the orders of kin...

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Piggs Peak

Located in the North-West of Swaziland the town has its roots in gold prospecting during 1884.

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Pilgrims Rest

The town is situated on the picturesque Panorama route. It was the location of an emergency mint during the Second Boer War. This mint struck the famous and rare Veld Pond that struck out of handmade ...

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Quelimane

One of the biggest cities in Mozambique, Qualimane has some of the best tourist spots in the country.

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Sabie

The town begun after H.T Glynn and J.C ingle found gold formed a company called Glynns-Lydenburg Gold Mining Company. When visiting this idyllic town it almost impossible to get bored, enjoy a wide va...

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Schoemanskloof

Schoemanskloof is a rather unexplored area of South Africa, a tranquil area to relax distress and find out more about the last living dinosaur, the crocodile.

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Secunda

Secunda is built around coalfields. The name Secunda is Latin for second, the town as named Secunda because it is the second extraction refinery location for oil from coal in South Africa. The town wa...

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Sidvokodvo

Located in Central Swaziland, south of the town called Manzini.

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Simunye

Located in the eastern parts of Swaziland and it can be found west of the Lubombo Mountains

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Siphofaneni

Located in the Lubombo Region, in the central parts of Swaziland on the banks of the Usutu River.

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Siteki

Located in the east of Swaziland, west of the Lebombo Mountains.

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Standerton

The town is close to one of the largest dams in South Africa, this means that there are water sport activities available throughout the town. The Grootdraai dam is the tenth largest dam in South Afric...

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Stoffberg

Stoffberg is a trade centre in the Siyabuswa district for mixed farming including: cattle, wheat, maize groundnuts and vegetables.

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Tete

The site of one of only three bridges across the Zambezi River, Tete is popular among the people that regularly drive across the country.

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Tonteldoos

Tonteldoos or “tinderbox” is a little hamlet that hosts a peach harvest country festival. At the festival you can witness birds of prey hunting, enjoy a lamb Potjiekos and taste Tonteldoos’s inf...

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Trichardt

Trichardt, named after the son of Louis Trichardt, is close to the towns of Bethal and Secunda is abundant with local flora and fauna.

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Tshaneni

Located north of Swaziland not far from the South African border. The town has spectacular view as it over looks the Lubombo Mountains.

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Vilanculos

This town has a long history, it was named after a local chief and suffered under the civil war of the 20th century.

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Volksrust

Volksrust was formally proclaimed in 1904 - following the historic Battle of Majuba Hill, which is acknowledged as the turning point of the 1st Anglo Boer War. Volksrust is located in the southern par...

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Vuvulane

Located in the northeast of Swaziland not far from the Lomahasha Border Post.

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White River

White River is better known in its Afrikaans name “Witrivier”. It is situated in between the Crocodile River Valley. A small holiday and farming town there are various fresh produce available thro...

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Witbank

Witbank was established as a town in 1903 when the rush for coal became greater, the coalmines were built before 1890, the people failed to take the coal to market. The town only began to function pro...

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Zavora

Zavora is a small coastal resort, north east of Maputo in Mozambique, in the district of Inharrime, province of Inhambane. From Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, you drive almost 420km in a north eas...

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