The Santa Maria Peninsular is a wild unspoiled expanse of untouched Mozambique shoreline situated just to the south of the Ilha de Inhaca in the extreme south of the country. The peninsular is located at the eastern edge of the Bay of Maputo. There is excellent deep sea fishing to be found here, but no village, so be prepared to take enough food to last your stay. This is an excellent place for the avid bird watcher, and several rare bird species have been seen in the region. This is an excellent destination for the surf or fly-fisher, and the Santa Maria Reefs some four kilometers offshore offer some very good snorkeling and diving. Visitors can take a day cruise to visit Portuguese Island, and Inhaca Island for lunch. Just inland from the peninsular can be found the important Maputo Elephant Reserve, which once had abundant herds of antelope and elephants. There are signs that wildlife is once again moving back into the reserve and gradually the herds are being re-stocked.