The origin of Inhambane dates back to the 15th century when Vasco da Gama first landed there. It is a beautiful, picturesque town with many sights to visit, many delightful restaurants, the museum and of course the Mercado (town market). Accommodation is mainly just off Inhambane at the town of Tofu which is a favourite holiday spot for backpackers and surfers, as well as on the famous Barra Reef with its unique holiday resorts. Here you find the well known Barra Lodge. The area offers much in terms of activities such as scuba diving / snorkelling, horse and quadbike riding, dhowtrips and many others.