Inhambane and it's surrounding areas are extremely popular tourist destinations. It is located on the Inhambane Bay, 470 km northeast of Maputo. It is the capital of the Inhambane Province. It is a sleepy historic town known for its rusting colonial architecture.
The settlement owes its existence to a deep inlet into which the small Mutamba River flows. Two protective sandy headlands protect the harbor and form a sandbank. The town of Maxixe is located across the bay. Tofhino and Tofo Beach are located on the opposite side of the peninsula.