Vilankulo is the finishing (or starting) point of Mozambique’s southern tourism circuit, and an institution on the southern Africa backpacking and overlanding scenes. It’s also the gateway for visiting the nearby Bazaruto Archipelago, separated from the mainland by a narrow channel of turquoise sea. During South African holidays, Vilankulo is overrun with pick-ups and 4WDs, but otherwise it’s a quiet, slow-paced town with some lovely nearby beaches.
Vilankulo destination guides
Vic Falls, Coast & Kruger
Searching for sunshine, seafood and a bit of seclusion? This getaway provides ample opportunity to make the most of Mozambique's sparkling coast and visit a few highlights of South Africa and Zimbabwe along the way.
Mozambique, Kruger & Swazi Discoverer
Want to tell a better travel story at your next dinner party? Tell ‘em about the time you went to southeast Africa. Nature is front-and-centre on this 14-day trip across three countries—South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique—with plenty of time devoted to the region’s amazing national parks and spotless beaches.