Exploring an entire province is not always easy, but this week we will showcase some highlights of Cuanza Sul!
We suggest an unmissable stop for those who want to get to know Angola. Cuanza Sul is a province that will take you on a journey through history.
Immerse yourself in the culture, admire the rare animals, and be amazed by the power of nature.
Cuanza Sul is one of the 18 provinces of Angola, located in the central region of the country. Its capital is in the city and municipality of Sumbe. The province is administratively divided into 12 municipalities and 32 communes, consisting of the municipalities of Amboim, Cassongue, Cela, Conda, Ebo, Libolo, Mussende, Porto Amboim, Quilenda, Quibala, Seles, and Sumbe. The main ethnic groups present in the province are the Mbundu people in the north, who speak Kimbundu, and the Ovimbundu people in the south, who speak Umbundu. The main language spoken is Portuguese. The province is famous for its rock paintings from the Neolithic period and ruins of ancient fortresses, such as Fortaleza do Amboim, Fortim do Quicombo, Forte da Quibala, and Fortaleza de Calulu. In this province, you can find the Luvili Mountains, the Sanga and Bimbe Ranges, the Subplateaus and Plateaus of Congolo and Mombolo, the Amboim-Seles Escarpments, the Libolo Escarpments, the Libolo-Seles Subplateau, and the Amboim Plateau (or Gabela Plateau), the latter being an important cotton and coffee region.
Area: 55,660 km²
Municipality(s): Amboim, Cassongue, Cela, Conda, Ebo, Libolo, Mussende, Porto Amboim, Quilenda, Quibala, Seles, and Sumbe
Population: 2,109,999 inhabitants (2018)
We recommend 5 days so that you can make the most of your stay.
You can reach the province and the city with the same name in various ways.
There are several accommodation options in the province, from guesthouses and residencies to hotels. All of them will provide you with a different experience, but we highlight:
It's hard to be without something to do in the province, as there are several landmarks where your adventurous spirit can take you.
A walk through the cities or an adventure to discover some of the natural wonders, where we highlight some of the historical tourist sites in the province:
What to eat?
The typical dishes are: .....:
Angola is increasingly becoming a must-visit tourist destination, whether for its rich culture, diverse wildlife and flora, or its breathtaking landscapes.