The town of Xai Xai, situated on the Limpopo River, is a sprawling settlement of houses, markets and shops.
Tourists generally only stop off for supplies in Xai- Xai: it is on the main coastal road between Maputo and the more popular beaches of Inhambane. There is, however, a great beach about 10 kilometres to the east. The bay has a coral reef running about one kilometre offshore which offers protected waters for swimming and snorkelling. Being so close to the banks of the Limpopo River, Xai Xai was hit particularly hard by the 2000 floods, with some buildings finding themselves 3 metres deep. But the town was open for business almost as soon as the waters receded. You can stay at the Xai Xai Beach Resort or you can camp at a beach campsite.
The town of Xai Xai is situated on the Limpopo River is a sprawling settlement of houses, markets and shops. History: Xai Xai is the name of Gaza´s sun-in- low, his father colled Dlamine Nt´chai-´Nt´chai. Gaza was one of Nguni King's, brother of Sobhuza, the first King of actual Swaziland.