I'm looking into leasing Or buying beachfront land in mozambique, preferably in the north towards Pemba, but open to sugestions. land needed aprox. 1km square to build a lodge.
any sugestion and help would be great
We are expats living here for 4 years - there is
lots of opportunity here for investment depending on what you would like to do, be very weary of anyone trying to sell and re-sell, as in Moz you cannot own the land: Goverment owns it but you can have a 99 year lease if you develop. Please contact us as I have some great leads for you. Some already established and some private homes. give us a call on + 258 82 301 3300 or above email
Drew and Heather Flight
Myself and a friend are looking to obtian agricutural land in Moz. But have no ideaa of who it work or whom to contact. We can get the necessary letters from SA. Can you please help us wrt the 99 year lease situation. You can also contact me on +27 72 160 4443.
I am putting this out to anyone who may be able to give me advise. I'm wanting to lease some coastal land in Moz (Vilanculos or Ponta). What are the legalities of owning land in Mozambique as a South African? And how much are we talking when it comes to signing a 99 year lease for land in those areas?
If you would be so kind as to answer our questions, I should be most grateful.
My wife and I are researching the investment opportnities in Mozambique in tourism.
I understand that there is no land ownership and that 99 year leases are the way it works. The issue of land is relevant to us because we would be interested in a lease which would allow us to set up a beach campsite with a view to possibly building a lodge over time if we were successful.
Would you be so kind as to help us with the relevant people/organisations/government bodies to contact in order to learn more about what is available and how to go about acquiring the right to set something up?
The land and investment laws of Mozambique can be obtained in the English version from Mozlegal in Maputo.
Foreigners may obtain the right of use and benefit of the land provided they have a properly authorized investment project (investment law of Mozambique)and five years of legal residency as an inmigrant for individual persons --- corporations, incorporated under the Mozambican law, can apply for land in Mozambique from the date of their incorporation. Foreigners (including companies incorporated outside Mozambique) can form and incorporate a company in Mozambique; and it is not compulsory to have a Mozambican partner. A company in Mozambique, for the purpose of investments and land acquisition, is considered to be a foreign person when more than 50% of its shares are in the hands of foreign individuals or corporate persons.
Land is the property of the State and cannot be sold. Holders of the land may, however, sell the improvements on the land. The sale and purchase transactions and the whole investment process require the assistance of professionals as they involve: negotiations with the seller and formulation of contractual documentation, community consultations, district administrators'approvals, submission of a business plan or feasibility study for approval by the Ministry of Planning and Development, land registration and demarcation, registration of the authorized investment with the Central Bank of Mozambique, environmental impact studies, building licenses obtained by a builder with a license for the building of commercial dwellings, etc. Many people take Mozambique as a banana republic and mistake its highly organized system as bureaucratic, thereby making fatal mistakes that lead to fines and endless grief.
Serious investors do not experience grief when they handle their investments professionally.
>Dear Drew & Heather.
>If you would be so kind as
>to answer our questions, I should
>be most grateful.
>My wife and I are researching the
>investment opportnities in Mozambique in tourism.
>I understand that there is no land
>ownership and that 99 year
>leases are the way it works.
>The issue of land is relevant
>to us because we would be
>interested in a lease which would
>allow us to set up a
>beach campsite with a view to
>possibly building a lodge over time
>if we were successful.
>Would you be so kind as to
>help us with the relevant people/organisations/government
>bodies to contact in order to
>learn more about what is available
>and how to go about acquiring
>the right to set something up?
>Kind Regards. Michael Parker
>I am aware of many people who have set up businesses in Vilanculos area, but some are now finding it preferable to use a resident Mozambican as a 'front man' in order to avoid the costly process of applying for residency.
I am also aware that the government is more supportive of the building of luxury tourist facilities and tends to discourage those aimed at the budget traveller or backpacker. Nevertheless, many backpackers come to Mozambique seeking this type of accommodation.
I myself am aware of many pieces of land for sale, as well as some hotel projects looking for investors. Please contact me if you would like to know more.
Looking for buyers/investors for a stunning 2.15 ha beach and riverfront property in Inhassoro, Mozambique. Close proximity to the Bazaruto Archipelago and all diving and deep sea fishing areas. Please see website for more details: http://www.tadpohl.com/rio_graca
I myself am looking at land on the beachfront near Maputo to buy in order to set up a camp site, lodge and restaurant. If you could please mail me details on the land available for purchase in all areas as I am going there to have a look very soon. Also any info you might have on the purchasing formalities and maybe some address's of the Government departmants I should vistit in order to purchase would be greatly appreciated.
We are in the process of purchasing a property in Mozambique. The question I have is when is the property able to be transferred. As it was a vacant piece we have been told that we need to build one building on the property so that there is infrastructure on the land once this has been done the land can be transferred into our name. We have met many other people who only fenced their land in with local material, submitted plans for approval and once approved were able to transfer the property into their name.
Any advice in this regard would be much appreciated.
monica, where did you get the vacant piece from?
was this a private owner or from the government?
did you pay anybody?
there is a long process before the land is put onto your name, such as will it be used for residential use or bussiness? coordinates must be taken, tipographia map, plans,environmental study, project description, DUAT papers,etc.
how far did you get the above? after all this you will be able to use the land.
This is a vacant piece of land which is privately owned and the owner has the title deeds. He also owns a number of properties along the coast and has houses situated in Tofinho. We have paid money for it. This will be used for business - chalets and a resturant/bar. We have registered a business which is waiting to be gazetted. We have got out finance neut numbers and have opened a business bank account. The environmental impact study had already been done and a environmental licence for the said property has been issued. A project and plans have been submitted and the construction licence should be issued any day now. What i am needing to know is when can the land be transferred into our name.
After your business have appeared in the gazette, you need to go and buy a copy, then take it to the local offices of where the land is, then you will have to get a form to fill in and attach a copy of the gazette, also copies of your passports, maps, plans and projects. Then your local chief will fill in the form, make a few copies of everything, and then it will be sent to Maputo. When all that papers return from Maputo, you take it to the Agricultural office, and then the land will be transferred onto your name, that is the DUAT. The piece of paper wich states that the piece of land is on your name.
The acronym DUAT in Portuguese stands for "Direito de uso e Aproveitamento de Terra"
translating aproximately into english as The land Usage title document i.e The document that gives the title holder the "Right of use for development and improvement of the Land"
I accidently stumbled across your message above while doing a property search. My friend and I are also looking to "purchase" property in Vilanculos. We are battleing however to find property in the town itself. We are also looking for Beach front property as close to the town as possible. Do you have any contacts such as Estate agents in that area?
We are also trying to make contact with the local Municipality and Town Planning Department but have had no luck as yet.
If you would be willing to pass on any contact numbers or information to us it would be such a great help. We love Vilanculos and would love to open a little shop/restuarant/bar there in a couple of years. We really just need a bit of help figuring out how to go about obtaining land/permits/leases etc.
We hope this message finds you well after the Cyclone in early January. All the best.
I need investors to share with me in building a 20 - 40 chalet selfcatering 5 star resort north of Pemba next to a river with lovely white beaches , lots of fishing , snorkeling and diving potensial, You can own your own chalet or buy into the concept(chalets)or buy a %share of the resort .
If you are interested , this will sell fast please e-mail me.
I am looking to buy land in mozambique and start up a dive school there, I am from south africa and my partner is from the UK, what is the deal with buying land if we are not from mozambique.
I would appreciate any information you could give me regarding this.
I was wondering how you are doing with your project? Where do you have this land? Have you already established a Dive Centre on your land in Mozambique?
I'm very interested. We are both dive instructors with significant international experience and multi lingual. Should you be interested please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org We are ready to start.
I know this is a follow on from a really old email, but if you are around and are able to give me any info it would be much appreciated.
I am looking for beachfront land, ideally in Vilanculos, to build a lodge.
I know there are complications with the language and the 99 year land leases - do you have any idea how to go about applying for land, as well as business licences etc. I have heard that the Moz government may also be looking into land ownership options for those who are serious about developing the local community - or is that just hearsay?
I have SA and UK citizenship so can use whichever is easier if it makes a difference.
Hi There you sound like a person who knows a lot about doing business in Mozambique. I am a young entrepreneur who fell in love with Mozambique the first time I visited. I am very keen to start backpackers in Ponta Da Ora but I have no idea where to even begin. I know that there are many properties in the village that could be redone and built up nicely but who do I speak to? I also want to find out how expensive things are, property, building supplies ect... Basically I would just love to know where to get information on these sorts of things. Any help would be great. Thanks!
my partner and i are looking at buying a property in MZ, can you please supply us with more information for the sites you are selling. please drop us an email or we can call you if you wish. Are you also aquainted with the legal procedure for the selling of land etc which we would need to folow to finalise the transaction?
I have a few investors that are committed to the process of acquiring land, on the 99 year lease basis, in Very Southern Mozambique. We are not going the front-man route, but doing this as a group on South Africans.
I would like to get feedback, if there are any other South Africans that would like to invest (and come onboard) into our partnership, to acquire land. The vision as it stands is to set up a camp site with communal buildings, and to then reassess feasibility to grow into a full lodge type situation. This comes on a 10 year time scale (as it stands).
Investment would gain a share in the land and campsite, with the possibility of accommodation being built for private (share) use.
I saw your ad in the net about your interests in Mozambique.
My name is Hassane Omar and. I happen to have a small
property with massive land just 20 meters from the most
beautiful beach in Marracuene area 30 km north of Maputo
the capital of Mozambique, im willing to either sell or develop.
Herewith the description
Asking Price: Neg.
Location: 30kms north of Maputo (capital of Mozambique) on the N1
Type: Beach Front
For now there is just a small cottage built in the land.
The land is a massive (6.5h) situated in a
Dune just 20 meters from the sea..
It has a tourist license, so it is ideal for tourism development.
Activities such as scuba diving, fishing snorkeling etc... can
Be run from there as the beach is crystal clear and it is a remote area.
The property can be developed for tourism business or residences.
I own full rights to the land and all paper work has been completed.
Basically, the land is ready to build on. This will be the a great investment
for anyone wanting to fulfill a dream of owning a tourist business or to just
own a beautiful beach front house. Please contact me for further information
and do not miss the opportunity of obtaining a property on an ever diminishing
DIRECT BEACH FRONT
RECENTLY PASSED MOZAMBIQUEAN LAW ALLOWING SECTIONAL TITLE/ TIME SHARE - MAKES THIS AN IDEAL GROUP PURCHASE INVESTMENT- THE RELAXATION OF IMPORT DUTY ON BOATS AND VEHICLES, REGISTERED TO A COMPANY AND ON CERTAIN EQUIPMENT IS AN ADDED ATTRACTION FOR A BUYER TO DEVELOP THE POTENTIAL OF THIS INTERESTING PROPERTY.
I am a producer on a popular American Television show called "House Hunters International." We are in search of those who have recently moved or purchased a second home in Mozambique or any other African country. They need to have moved from another country. They should be between 30-50 years of age and speak execllent English
We are also searching for estate agents to appear on our show. It's a great wy to market to an international audience.
HI, How are you doing these days? Its fine here.
Look, i'm sorry for delay in my answer, i dont know if you already found the plot. But i would like to suggest you to get in touch with me by email@example.com or +258 82 83 15 585. I have a plot of land 300 M from the Chonguene Beach in Gaza Province, District of Xai-Xai. I have all the documentation. The plot is 100 M x 50 M. Located in nice place from where you can watch the ocean waves during the day and mainly during the night. The main concern is that you must drive a 4 x 4 car to reach the place. Fantstic area. Keep in touch. If you know somebody in need of land, please dont hesitate to get in touch.
I have read this forum from beginning to end. No, I’m not masochistic; just curious of human nature!
This is plain devastating. You guys have nothing better to do in life than INVESTING?!!!
Some even want to import CEMENT to Moz!!!
Wonderful! This idea must have come out of a genius brain.
Cement is probably what Moz wants and needs the least. And so does any other country.
Any one there wants to help Moz People? Who cares about their needs, their difficulties? Who wants to clean up the country, protect its beautiful nature?...
Nobody, so far. You just want to put this poor land on the market!
You want to build, to resell... You want to make quick bucks, or have an easy life in the sun.
This world has got enough of INVESTORS.
You haven’t come to realize yet that in the coming age, just at our door now, the name of the tune is going to change…
This is the end of the world as we know it.
Profits, benefits, added value, ROI are a thing of the past. They have brought the world to its knees.
The old ways do not work anymore (have they ever?). Let’s change the tune!
Why don’t we talk about sharing, human values, human development, and joy of life for all (not only for investors - who aren’t even happy most of the time, just asking for trouble…)
I pray that places like Mozambique will escape from your greedy hands and teeth.
Most posters to this forum do not even realize they are being so naïve… They have no idea about anything Mozambican, but they just want to make it there. So profoundly naïve…
I am currently developing a stunning little beach resort in the Guinjata area of Inhambane.
There is currently four units, but the site will take 16 (I can build more but that is not the aim). The idea is to turn it into a peaceful and private getaway where nature and your neighbors re respected.
I am looking for equity investors, I am thinking of selling a 40% - 60% share. Price is not fixed (although controlling share will be more expensive).
I plan to reinvest more than half of the proceeds to continue development and will expect my new partner to do the same.
Please look at www.vistabonita.co.za to see what is currently there and to get a feel for the place. Please also look at Zongoene lodge's website to get an idea of my future plans.
I've posted this elsewhere in this forum, but since most people looking for land in Mozambique end up in this thread, i am copying the post here too. I've seen a lot of interest in this thread for land like the one Im selling, so feel free to contact me if you have a serious interest.
I am the owner with full legal title to vacant plots of land facing a large natural fresh water lake, 5km from Barra/Tofo, close to the tarmac road (but not on the road), a few hundred meters from the Inhambane bay and 15 minutes from the airport. Surrounded by a coconut grove.
Close enough to Barra and Tofo beaches but at a comfortable distance for those wanting to build their homes/business in an natural environment, facing a beautiful lake with fish.
Excellent location, and unspoiled amazing landscape.
The plots vary from 750 to 900 sqm, and can be contiguous for those with larger land requirements. Current price at todays exchange is South African rand 98,000 or US$12,000 for the 750 sqm plot.
Note: Sale by owner. Land with title. Help with transfer of title if required. Contact for google earth/maps link. More info and pictures please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
NO AGENTS OR MIDDLEMEN PLEASE! SERIOUS APPLICANTS ONLY
My name is Ashley Dale-Jones and I have a large plot of land just outside of Pemba for sale. It is about 14 h.a. and it is right on the beach with about 200 metres of beachfront. Beautiful location with excellent potential for development or private use. For more details or answers to any questions you may have please contact me -email@example.com.
I am looking for a plot to buy in Mozambique. I am not too fussy on area, but would like sea front position to build self catering cottages and a guesthouse. We are looking to build eco friendly and sustainable wood construction so I will need a fair sized piece of land.
Now I know buying land in Mozambique is actually a long term rental as all land belongs to the Government, but if anyone knows of any plots for sale that will meet my criteria I would love to hear from you.
Also if anyone has any information or where I can obtain information on building restrictions and regulations in mozambique, ie. foundation depths, footings and materials.
I have a plot of 14 hectares about 20km outside of Pemba right on the beach. Please contact me on my email if you are interested in finding out more information. It is in the area of Murrebue.
My email is Ashleydalejones1986@gmail.com.
Why don't you develop it yourself? Build a nice house or lodge on the property and rent it out as a vacation home. There are many South Africans who like to visit Mozambique. I don't think you will go wrong if you rather develop yourself than sell. It is just an idea.
Once in a life time Tourism property, this unique project have all the difficult paperwork done!!!!!
This property and pre-approved Tourism development is situated on 2.5 hectares of the best beachfront land in the Inhambane district.
Safe swimming beach with a shallow reef and rock pools that makes it very favorable for swimming and snorkeling!
This property is overlooking the world famous Manta reef –a scuba divers paradise with Manta’s and whale sharks.
Located only 20 km from the town and airport of Inhambane, so easy accessible for tourism.
This property have already a owners house, store, generator and a bore hole with clear drinking water.
10 units including a swimming pool and restaurant have been pre approved for the development
All legal documentation was done to ensure all legal aspects and rights in regards to the development have been done according to the Mozambique law.
Licenses-authorization has been obtained.
This includes: The Duat ( right of use document this document is very difficult to get!! the most property of houses in Mozambique for sale don’t have this document and you will be fooled to buy a property with out The Duat so will be AWERE !!!!!!!
Environmental and Impact study license, building license and a special license to build within the 100 m high watermark.
Plans, outlay and style can also be changed according to own personal taste and preference, it will be easy to get a license for 15 more units.
Property is also ideal for timeshare it can be a very lucrative option.
This property is owned by two South-Africa owners with 50 % shares each they want to sell 50% shares € 85.000,00
or 100% shares € 160.000,00 (negotiable) a bargain for this unique property.
It is very easy to transfer the shares that makes you 50 or 100% owner of this property, it can be arrange in less than one day at the office in Inhambane Mozambique !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Before I can make a contract or show you the property I ask a proof of funds, I hope you understand because there is a lots of people that waist my time.
I am also the owners of Real Out Of African Tours please check out my website www.realoutofafrica.com
We have a unique property right on the beach where the sea waves touch the ground on an area of 16 560m2 in Vilanculos - Mozambique. The property is 3 km from town. private road access and building license for tourism business approved. Mozambican owner. The Property would would suit an adventurous entrepreneur who loves the outdoors and the laid back way of life in Mozambique, particularly someone who has some building knowledge. All the slog has been done and paperwork complete.
I have a new plot of land 20km from Pemba on the beach in a beautiful location. With land values rising sharply in this area it is a great investment opportunity and also a great plot of land for both personal and/or commercial use.