Welcome to Maputo Special Reserve
Thanks to wildlife-translocation efforts by the Mozambican and South African governments and the Peace Parks Foundation, numbers of animals in the reserve have increased. The reserve's elephant population is currently estimated at about 450, although these are threatened by ongoing poaching. Other species include hippos, giraffes, zebras and impalas.
The reserve can be visited en route to Ponta d’Ouro and is just two hours from the capital. The heart of the reserve is Ponta Milibangalala, about 35km from the main (Futi) gate on the sea.