PHYSICAL PLAN - Xai-Xai IDP
Development Cell: T6
Praia do Chongoene
Front section: 45.2
Back section: 63.8
It forms the eastern edge of development and is located on the main road to Praia de Chongoene. It is surrounded by green areas.
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Topography Height Land Cover
Irregular at the beachfront, more flat to the back. 0-60m
Eroded next to the beach, dense vegetation in the western section behind the eroded section with exceptional ‘broodbome’ and scattered bush in the rest of the area. The vegetation has been destroyed by agricultural practices.
The existing access is via the Chongoene road which in some segments is in state of disrepair.
Map 10(d) - Land-use
Concessions Built Structures
None Chongoene hotel complex. Planning Framework
Planning Phase Land Use
Detailed planning to be done during the third phase.
Front section: Medium intensity tourist development next to the beach, small low rise hotels, houses for rent.
Back section: Low to medium density high quality residential development for tourists and local inhabitants including individual residential stands, and supportive sports and retail facilities.
Density, Land Division and Capacity
Front section: Individual stands of 4,000 sqm with a street frontage of 50m.
Back section: Individual stands of 1000 sqm with a street frontage of 25m. Cluster development with density of up to 20 units per hectare will be allowed, depending on the natural features of the site.
Hotel beds: 1,000
Residents/Guests: 1,000 Access is to be gained by a road following the contours parallel to the coast and connected to the main road to Chongoene.
Roads and Pedestrian Network
Lateral connections towards tourist and residential sections should be ensured at selected points.
Pedestrian links should be created on elevated structures at the beach front to protect the dunes vegetation.
See sections on development guidelines for medium and low density tourist and residential area.
Implementation should not start before the detailed planning, infrastructure development and funding framework are completed.