This area is 600m from the shore and is not linked to the current road network.
Size and Dimension
Lower section: 42.0ha Upper section: 40.7ha
The southern segment is relatively flat with gentle slopes. The northern segment is more undulating than the southern one.
Height Land Cover
40 to 60m above sea level.
Scattered bush. Some of the natural vegetation has been destroyed by agricultural practices and the quality of natural vegetation is generally low.
The southern segment is orientated towards the sea. The northern segment is orientated towards the mainland.
Distance from the Beachfront
1.8 1.9 1.10
Existing Access Concessions Built Structures
None None None
Development Cell: S
PHYSICAL PLAN - Xai-Xai IDP
Map 10(b): Land-use
Detailed planning for sport facilities with supplementary residential facilities to be done in later phases.
Flatness of land and distance from the shore make this area ideal for sports development that is not linked to the beach and marine environment. A variety of sport and recreational facilities (e.g., soccer, tennis, and cricket) with a golf course as a central facility should be developed in this area.
The surrounding protected natural area could be used for the development of less formal sport and recreational activities, such as hiking and cross-country running. This enhances the quality of this area as a sports centre. The area is intended for tourists who are interested in active recreation and sportsmen who need adequate training grounds.
This area is also ideal for the development of a golf estate with limited high quality residential development and accommodation for sportsmen, e.g., hotel.
Land Division and Density
Hotel capacity should not exceed 150 beds. Residential stands should be of a minimum size of 1000m2.
Roads and Pedestrian Network
Access should be gained via the backset road and lateral access routes to cell T3, and pedestrian walkways. Once the backset road is developed, the advantages of this site would be its accessibility from various directions.
The internal movement system should originate from the lateral road and planned crossroad into the northern section of the site.
The walkways connecting the northern and southern sections should allow crossing the road without interference from vehicular traffic.
A variety of sport facilities to be developed in phases will be more sustainable since they could be shared by ablutions, clubhouses, etc. Sport facilities will make provision for the needs of tourists and local residents. The use of facilities by tourists will subsidise the local sport facilities and their use by the