Thanks to its sheltered azure waters, empty beaches and world class diving, Tofo Beach has been a long standing favourite on the Southern Africa holiday circuit. The magnificent beach runs in a long arc, at the centre of which is a small town with a perpetual laid back vibe. Thanks to its location being just a short drive off the main road of southern Mozambique, it is the perfect pitstop between the Kruger Park, Maputo and Vilanculos.Day or night, there's always something going on in Tofo. Whether it's swimming with Giant Mantas and Whale Sharks, or watching the African sunset from a traditional sailing boat, Tofo has something for everyone. Added to that, a thriving food scene and lively market make it the perfect holiday destination. Many people come to Tofo expecting to spend a few days, and instead stay several weeks or more.Inhambane 'The Land of Good People'. Tofo is a small friendly beach town situated in the province of Inhambane, a southeastern region of Mozambique. Timezone: 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2) Nearest airport: Inhambane Capital: Maputo Languages spoken: Portuguese and English Climate: Tropical Wet season: Oct - Mar Dry season: Apr - Sept Average temperature ranges are from 13 to 24 °C (55.4 to 75.2 °F) in July to 22 to 31 °C (71.6 to 87.8 °F) in February.History Historically a small fishing village, Tofo sits on the Indian Ocean and is now a famous diving and tourist destination catering for budget travellers to 5*. Mozambique is a friendly and vibrant country with a history of many different cultures bordering with Malawi, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa and Swaziland.Food Tofo is a food lovers paradise. The village has attracted some extremely passionate restaurateurs who showcase the best of local and international cuisines. Mozambican food is excellent, especially the seafood. Mozambican beer is very popular, as are South African wines and beers. The local cuisine has strong influences from Portugal. Specialities include Piri-piri chicken (chicken with spicy chilli sauce), shellfish and rice with the famous matapa (ground peanut and cassava leaf sauce).Visa requirements All non-African visitors require a visa to enter Mozambique. You can obtain your visa at every Mozambican border or at the Embassy in your home country. Tourist visas are 30 days valid, and only visas obtained in advance can be extended for another 30 days in nearby Maxixe.