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Barra Lodge Barra Beach Mozambique

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A warm welcome to Barra Lodge Barra Mozambique, Barra Lodge is set in one of the most picturesque areas in Mozambique, with spectacular views of pristine beaches and the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Enjoy activities which include fishing, quad biking, ocean safaries, watersports and whale watching.

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This beautiful beach lodge on the Barra peninsula provides has an onsite activity centre for the adventurous, or just relax around the pool, at the barra beach bar or on the white sandy beaches of barra. There are many activities provided by the Barra Lodge Activity Centre include diving, fishing and horse riding.

Barra Lodge is set in one of the most picturesque areas in Mozambique, with spectacular views of pristine beaches and the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean.

Situated 485km north of Maputo, access by road is on a tarred road which is suitable for normal vehicles. The road from Maputo to Xai Xai has been upgraded and resurfaced. Please note that there are numerous towns and villages en-route and the main road often passes directly through these villages. Speed limits are enforced in these places and it is advised to drive with caution. Do not drive at night.

The drive from Maputo to Inhambane can take anything between 6 – 8 hours and sufficient time needs to be allowed to avoid night driving. One may also fly to Inhambane. Direct flights from O.R.Tambo Airport in Johannesburg operate throughout the week.

From the historical city of Inhambane it is only a 30 minute drive to Barra Lodge and transfers are done by the lodge staff.

Barra has secluded, unspoilt beaches, and is bordered by the Inhambane estuary on one side and the sea on the other. The lodge is nestled amongst groves of coconut trees and the warm Indian Ocean offers safe bathing all year round. Wide open, sun-drenched beaches offer endless hours of strolling pleasure.

Barra Lodge caters for families with children and is geared towards fun and activities for the whole family.

Accommodation at Barra Lodge, Barra Beach

Barra Lodge "casitas" have twin beds, mosquito nets, fans and en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet.
Breakfast and dinner is included in your package, and you can enjoy lunch in the restaurant or at the more relaxed beach bar.
Barra Lodge self catering chalets can sleep a maximum of 6 people, there are two bedrooms sleeping 2 per bedroom and it is possible to sleep two extra people in the living area on request.
All accommodation is serviced (cleaned) daily.

Facilities at Barra Lodge include:
Restaurant & Bar
Beach Bar serving pizza and snacks
Swimmon Pool
TV Room

Activities at Barra Lodge include:
Diving & Snorkelling
Horse Riding & Pony Rides
Quad Bike Trails
Catamaran Day Trip
Ocean Safaris & Sundowner Cruises
Inhambane Sightseeing Tour
Whale Watching

Other Services Offered:
Conference Facilities: Seating up to 60 cinema style, audio visual equipment available.
Weddings: We also cater for weddings, cocktail parties and special functions.
Activities Room: DSTV, pool table, table tennis, darts.
Swimming Pool: With kids paddling pool.
Curio Shop: Basic toiletries, sweets, clothing and curios.

Activites at Barra Lodge:
Note: Some activities may be seasonal. Please check with the relevant lodge on arrival.

Scuba Diving:
We have a fully equipped PADI dive centre with all the necessary facilities including kitting-up rooms, filling station, rest areas, kit storage, lecture and first-aid areas. Please check Barra Dive Resorts website for further information.

Ocean Safaris:
Ocean Safaris are also offered for diver and non-divers wishing to experience all the creatures like Whalesharks and Dolphins on the surface. These experiences last approx. 2 hours and are a must. Catamaran Yacht Our luxury 33foot liveaboard catamaran offers unforgettable day trips in our secluded estuary. Trips to Pansy Island are offered as well as snorkeling trips.

Charter Boat Fishing:
Our experienced resident fishermen are on hand to introduce you to our excellent fishing waters. A large number of game fish abound in these waters including sailfish and pelagic species. This makes this area a prime destination for fishing competitions.

Our ski boats offer the latest equipment and tackle to give you the edge on catching the big one. We do encourage tag and release.

Dhow Trips:
Take a trip on a dhow and feel a great sense of history as the dhows are still built as they were in ancient times. This is something that must be experienced before this age old tradition dies out.

Behind Barra Lodge is a saltwater mangrove with crystal clear waters which can be explored by boat or on foot. This ecosystem is made up of a fascinating chain of pioneering and sacrificial plants together with a huge array of crustaceans. Flocks of flamingo’s, local fish traps and stunning sunsets over the estuary make this a photographers dream.

Inhambane City is steeped in history. This was the southerly most trading port in Africa used by the Arabs. Vasco Da Gama landed here in 1534. The cathedrals, old colonial Portugese architecture, African culture and local markets make this a fascinating town to browse around. A number of restaurants in and around Inhambane offer a variety of meal options.

Horse Riding:
A guided horse ride on the beach is a once in a lifetime experience. The romance of riding along the beach with the sea and sand and wind in your face is an unforgettable experience. Beginners are welcome.

Quad Bikes:
Quad biking through the coconut plantations opens new vistas and following the tracks and paths through these areas allows one to experience the real.

Mozambique while riding through local villages and into the heart of Mozambique.These are guided and managed by Barra staff. Quad bikes and vehicles are prohibited from the beaches as we wish to preserve the rich and unspoilt marine life.

Water Sports:
For water lovers a host of activities are available. The bay is ideal for hobie-cat and laser dingy sailing. Snake rides, paddle ski’s, surfboards and boogie boards are just some of the activities available.

Directions to Barra Lodge:
From Johannesburg:

• Take the N4 - past Witbank, Mbombela(Nelspruit) and all the way to the Komatipoort border.
• Once through the Ressano Garcia border post, follow the main toll road to Maputo
• As you enter Maputo proceed through the toll gate and shortly after take a left turn onto EN1 to Xai-Xai. This is the main coastal road north.
• Pass Villages of Maracuene (28km), Manhica (75km), Macia (143km) and Chissano to the town of Xai-Xai 204km North of Maputo, this is a good place to re-fuel.
• Continue on the North Coastal Road passing smaller villages and towns, including Chidenguele (262km), Quissico (392km) and Inharrime (372km).
• From Inharrime continue for approximately 45km passing Cumbano which has a large radio mast on the left side of the road to LINDELA
• Keep a look out for a sign board on your left saying LINDELA.
• Immediately after this sign the tar road forks, turn right.
• Inhambane is approximately 33km from this turn.
• Once in Inhambane drive to where you see the harbour quay on your left.
• Turn right at Broad Road Ave. DA Independecia (it is possible that there will be no road names up).
• Continue to the large semi-circle, turn right onto the road running at the back of the circle.
• Continue with this road - it bears left as you leave the town.
• Keep on this road, passing the airport turn-off on your left. Continue with this road for 18km.
• As you come over a rise you will find Babalaza Restaurant on your right.
• The tar road bears right and a sand road continues straight. (7kms of sand)
• Keep straight on the sand road and follow signs to Barra Lodge.

Want to avoid Maputo try the following alternate route:
Approximately 40 km from the border post, turn left to Moamba. In Moamba stay on tar road and turn right. Shortly after leaving Moamba turn left and cross the river over okay new bridge. Tar now ends. Keep on this road through village of Sabie to Magude town (95km). Go through Magude, cross railroad bridge, turn left to Xinavane. Go straight through Xinavane to
T- junction. Turn left onto EN 1 towards Masia and Xai Xai. This route is shorter than route through Maputo and more scenic.
4 x 4 recommended. This only for 4x4 vehicles so please no small vehicles.

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Barra Lodge Prices

Prices are per

Room Type


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Type of Accommodation at Barra Lodge

Self Catering

Room/Chalet equipment

Ensuite Bathroom
Braai Facilities



Towels Provided


Distance from beach


Road Access

2wd 4wd last 7km

Collect from Border


Collect from Airport


Nearest Border

Komatipoort 582km

Airport Nearby

Inhambane 30Km

Credit cards accepted


Pet Policy




Local Mobile Phone coverage


Power supply


Plug points

Mozambique electricity plug 2 Pin round

Activities/dive centre

Charter Boat Fishing
Diving & Snorkelling
Horse Riding & Pony Rides
Quad Bike Trails
Catamaran Day Trip
Ocean Safaris & Sundowner Cruises
Inhambane Sightseeing Tour
Whale Watching


Curio shop & Crafts market

Shops nearby


Drinking Water


Mosquito nets provided


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