It is within easy reach of many South Africans and offers a fantastic other kind of experience.
Infrastructure is abysmal in Maputo, toilets stink, events start late but the cultural scene is lively and diverse, writes Mercedes Sayagues.
Less than two decades ago, Maputo was war-torn and struggling to survive. Today it is one of Southern Africa’s hippest cities.
Mara Kardas-Nelson ate and drank and walked her way through a gloriously hot, sticky and beautifully unhurried mess.
The SADC summit in Maputo, Mozambique, this month will consider approving the regional infrastructure development master plan.
Mozambique's long-cherished special place for weddings has had a respectable makeover and the capital's residents are overjoyed.
An attempt to return home by Madagascar's deposed president Marc Ravalomanana has been thwarted in the air by Malagasy ground control.
Mozambicans see Mohamed Bachir Suleman's glitzy shopping mall as a symbol of a modern future for their impoverished country.
South Africans and Mozambicans, gathered in Maputo to give feedback on a pilot exchange programme of volunteers between the two countries.
The only place in the world where the East German flag still flies is on the streets of Maputo.
Mozambican NGOs have reported mining giant BHP Billiton to the JSE's Socially Responsible Investment Index for it's planned pollution.
Deadly protests that paralysed Mozambique's capital last week were spurred by an SMS in Maputo, signalling the power of new technology.
Mozambican police on Monday deployed across impoverished neighbourhoods in Maputo to prevent fresh protests over food prices.
It has been a summer of record temperatures -- Japan had its hottest summer on record, as did South Florida and New York.
Demonstrators blocked roads with burning tyres and looted shops in Maputo on Thursday as riots sparked by soaring bread prices entered a second day.
Police in Maputo opened fire on stone-throwing mobs protesting against rising prices food and other resources on Wednesday, killing seven people.
At least two children have been shot dead in clashes between police and rioters in and around Maputo on Wednesday in rallies over rising prices.
Maputo is awash with glimpses of decaying colonial grandeur, observes David Smith during a recent visit.
In life, as in art, it is hard to beat those brilliantly lit shafts of emotion that shine through the fog of daily stuff and nonsense.