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Xai-Xai

Travel Guide Africa Mozambique Xai-Xai

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Introduction

Xai-Xai is a small city in the south of Mozambique with a population of just over 100,000. It's very close to the Indian Ocean, is located on the banks of the Limpopo River and is a 200-kilometre drive from the country's capital Maputo.

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Sights and Activities

An important trading post for the Portugese when it was named 'Joao Belo', Xai Xai still retains strong agricultural links. 12 kilometres from the town the beach of Praia do Xai Xai is a popular tourist spot for those looking to make use of the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

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Weather

Xai-Xai enjoys a tropical climate with generally warm to hot and humid weather. There are two seasons, a dry and cool season from April to October and a warm and wet season from November to March. Temperatures usually vary from around 25 °C during the day from June to September and around 30 °C from December to March, at night dropping to around 23 °C and 17 °C respectively. Highest rainfalls are recorded from January to March and these are probably the months to avoid if you can, because hurricanes can strike.

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