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Published by Witwatersrand University Press in Johannesburg .
Written in English



  • Mozambique,
  • Inhaca Island.


  • Natural history -- Mozambique -- Inhaca Island.,
  • Ecology -- Mozambique -- Inhaca Island.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 156.

Statementedited by William Macnae and Margaret Kalk, with the collaboration of B. I. Balinsky [and others]
ContributionsKalk, Margaret, joint ed.
LC ClassificationsQH195.M6 M3 1969
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, vi, 163 p.
Number of Pages163
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5158896M
LC Control Number74459583

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Macnae, William, ed. Natural history of Inhaca Island, Moçambique. Johannesburg, Witwaterstand University Press,   There is not much dedicated literature on Inhaca island however there is a book called A Natural History of Inhaca Island, Mozambique which stands tall. The book was written by Zoology lecturers from University of the Witwatersrand and contains some fascinating facts on the islands inhabitants and fauna and flora. A Natural History of Inhaca Island, Mozambique/Edited by Margaret Kalk. By Darrol Smith and Judy Mann-Lang. Abstract. This book is the culmination of sixty years of work on InhacaIsland and represents a monumental effort by Professor forewords, by Professor I.P.F. Sellschop of the Universityof the Witwatersrand and Author: Darrol Smith and Judy Mann-Lang. About this Item: Witwatersrand U.P. revised edition, 3+ pages of double-column text, maps, charts, plates, index, drawings, lists of birds, flowering plants, animals, fishes: the natural history of Inhaca, an island in Maputo Bay, including its famous coral reefs with an historical introduction to the island and its visitors; hardback, illustrated boards, vg east africa .

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. History. Despite being a part of the Portuguese Colony of Mozambique until , the island of Inhaca, so close to the harbour of Maputo, was occupied by the British from until the Mac Mahon Treaty of 24 July The British used the island (amongst many others all around Africa) to patrol and control the slave traffic in the region. Ecology. The Maputo Bay Ecosystem Introduction The first broad narrative of coral reefs in Maputo Bay is provided by Boshoff () in an account of the natural history of Inhaca Island (Macnae and Kalk, ). Limited coral reefs were found on the west side of the island, these being located primarily north. Later 16th century Portuguese traders established an Inhaca Island base to ply the Bay of the Lagoon's (Baía da Lagoa) rivers in search of ivory. A map by Emanuel Bowen records 'Inhaqua' settlement on the mainland peninsula while referring to the island as 'I. S. Maria'. The first light house dates from , and was upgraded in the y: Mozambique.

It is definitely worth a visit, although it takes about 2,5 hours by ferry to reach and further minutes by car to reach a good beach as the water is low tide, which costs around MZN. Maputo, Mozambique. + 84 Improve This Listing. Improve This Listing. Improve This Listing. Thank you. Tripadvisor has been notified/5(). Just years ago – almost yesterday in geological terms – Inhaca Island (Ilha de Inhaca) was part of the Mozambican mainland. Today this wayward chunk of Mozambican coastline lies about 40km offshore from Maputo, and is an enjoyable weekend getaway. It’s also an important marine research centre, known in particular for its coral reefs. Three islands, first island santa maria was one hour boat ride from The waterfront at maputo.. nice blue waters. Lunch was on a local Island. Delicious seafood lunch. Crab curry delicious. But the water where the boats dock is brownish. Third island was better than the second /5(). Plan to visit Inhaca Island, Mozambique. Get details of Location, timings and contact. An important marine research center, the island also features a museum of natural history with a great collection of insects. You can also visit a nearby uninhabited island with pristine beaches, which was once a Portuguese leper colony. Great. Take a Location: Inhaca Island, Mozambique.