Xai-Xai IDP – PHYSICAL PLAN
Promenade Development: P
Segment P6: Praia do Chongoene
The beach segment of T6 development cell - Praia do Chongoene.
Topography, Size and Dimension
The beach rock reef is exposed, but forms a narrow and shallow lagoon. The foredune forms a blufftop at 8-10m. Area – 18.5 ha Length –1,700m Average width – 100m
Land Cover Existing Access
The foredune vegetation cover is deteriorated by wood cutting. There is no road access in the area except at the most western point,
Chongoene hotel. Chongoene hotel complex. Planning Framework
Map 10(d): Land-use
Planning Phase Land Use
The planning of this segment should be done in the third phase.
This coastal stretch, beach and foredunes should be kept in almost natural condition with the exception of only several entertainment points development and a nodal activity centre at the Chongoene hotel.
The existing road access to Chongoene hotel is sufficient to develop small scale nodal activities (commerce, entertainment) in the vicinity of the hotel.
The pedestrian access - promenade should be laid at the blufftop.
Roads and Pedestrian Network
Since protection of foredunes should be accorded utmost importance, pedestrian areas should be constructed in a way not to cause further damage to the environment, e.g., elevated boardwalks at selected points.
Local building forms (huts) and materials (wood) should be used in several entertainment points and for the construction of boardwalks.
Immediate and strict protection of natural features. Limited built up structures in the mature phase of resort Development Plan.