The Macaneta Peninsula, on the northern bank of the Incomáti River, is only 15km (91?2 miles) from Maputo as the crow flies. Unless you have your own boat to sail into the mouth of the Incomáti River, the direction of approach is via Marracuene, 28km (17 miles) from Maputo. Cross the Incomáti River by ferry (which operates from 06:00–19:00). Travel 5km (3 miles) on a sand road and you will reach a trading store where you take the right fork to Macaneta Lodge, left to Jay’s and Motapa Estuary Lodge. Two-wheel-drive vehicles will get through to the point with difficulty but no further.