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Casa Delight Barra Beach Mozambique

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A warm welcome to Casa Delight Barra Mozambique, come and enjoy a relaxing family holiday or honeymoon vacation to Casa Delight. Beautiful white beaches and a relaxed holiday atmosphere will greet you, enjoy activities such as diving and swimming.

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Welcome to Casas Delight, a Beach Resort situated 27 km east of Inhambane City on the beach.

465 km north of Maputo along Mozambique's 2500 km's coast of white palm fringed beaches with numerous exotic islands which is a tourist's haven with extensive coral reefs hosting a dazzling array of unique marine life and offering unbelievable diving and fishing opportunities.

Casas Delight is an idyllic resorts with wide expanses of white powdery sand beaches on the one side and an untouched mangrove estuary on the other, spread along the palm-lined dune that comprises the Barra Peninsula.

The concept of our Resort was inspired by visits to exotic island resorts in the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and the Caribbean and Russia to offer beautiful and tasteful accommodation suitable for the budget conscious tourist.

Our Resort nestled between coconut palm trees is managed personally and efficiently by the four owners themselves, which will ensure you experience a memorable and relaxing holiday in comfort with unrivalled personal service.

Accommodation at Casa Delight, Barra Beach

Casas Delight offers the following:
* 14 fully equipped self-catering chalets sleeping 2 to 4 people.
* 12 Casitas sleeping 2 people (Bed & Breakfast).
* A Vibrant Beach-Bar with a small Restaurant.
* A Reception/Main Bar with scenic restaurant.
* Supply Shop.
* Arts & Crafts Centre to facilitate local and other artists.
* Swimming Pool.
* All surrounded by well maintained landscaping to blend with the natural surroundings

Our Resort is on the edge of a stunning beach and all our A-framed chalets have thatched roofs, built from natural material to blend into the surrounding environment and are positioned amongst luscious coconut palm trees up on the dunes to give all chalets a spectacular view which affords all our guests a degree of privacy.

Accommodation offered is as follows:
Chalets/Casas, (Fully serviced, Self Catering Casas sleeping 2-4 people) consisting of:
· Bedroom with two single beds and two bedside tables
· Lounge area with two single sleeper loungers and two single lounge chairs plus a coffee table plus a red ferrari
· Kitchen with stove, fridge, pots & pans, cutlery and crockery.
· Verandah with Table and Four Chairs
· Bathroom with Shower, Toilet and hand-wash basin
· Bed Linen and Blankets

Chalets/Casas, (Fully serviced Casitas with Bed & Breakfast sleeping 2 people), consisting of:
· Open plan Bedroom/Lounge with two single beds, two bedside tables, two chairs and a small coffee table
· Fridge
· Bathroom with Shower, Toilet and hand-wash basin
· Verandah with Table and Two Chairs

Beach Bar and Small Restaurant on the beach serving breakfast and dinner as well as snacks during the day.

On arrival and for your stay at the resort:
· Report to reception where we would like to welcome and provide you with all the information regarding our facilities and directions
· Park your vehicle and boat at your designated parking bays.
· Maritime officials visit the resorts regularly and you are to obtain your launching and fishing permits from Maritime offices in Inhambane as required.
· Quad bike owners must please stick to the roads and Quad bike tracks. No biking before 9 am. and after 6 pm.
· As required by safety regulations, ONLY charcoal will be allowed for the braai/BBQ facilities (Obtainable from reception )
· Please do not waste water! (The use of hose pipes are strictly prohibited)
· The water is drinkable but this is not recommended

Organized Entertainment:
· Socials at the Beach Bar
· Karaoke Nights
· Movie Nights
· Darts Competitions
· Games Nights
· Beach Volleyball
· Beach Softball
· Boulesbar
· Other outdoor events

Available Leisure Facilities in the area are:
· Scuba Diving
· Snorkeling
· Deep Sea Fishing Charters
· Horse riding
· Tours of the Mangroves
· Canoeing
· Evening Cruises
· Quad bike outings
· Salt water Fly Fishing
· Evening Cruises
· Quad bike outings
· Salt water Fly Fishing

Places to visit:
QUISSICO: about 330km north of Maputo, is the first destination when driving up from from the
south to Inhambane Province.It is well worth stopping at this bustling little one-street-town set high on a hill, commanding magnificent views of beautiful freshwater lagoons, cut off from the sea by massive vegetation covered dunes.

ZAVORA: 18 km after one crosses the bridge over the Poelela Lagoon where coral reefs forms a lovely sheltered lagoon, ideal for diving and snorkeling. Also known for its excellent game fishing.

ISLAND ROCK: Just before you reach Inhambane City there is a 4x4 turnoff to the resort beaches of Island Rock, Paindane, Jangamo beach and coconut bay, where you can scuba dive on the largely unexplored reefs, visit an undersea cave or swim with the whale sharks that are often spotted here

PAINDANE: Situated 6km north of Island Rock, is famous for having some of the best inshore snorkeling in all of Mozambique. A spectacular 600m long inshore reef provides placid, protected conditions with some huge rock pools being accessible at low tide. In addition the 30m seaside drop-off offers unlimited fishing and scuba diving opportunities with various caves, ledges and pinnacles being home to a wide variety of marine life.

JANGAMO BEACH: is next on the 4x4 track, where an offshore reef extends from the tip of a scenic half moon bay. Diving is very popular on the nearby pristine coral reefs, which include the world famous Manta Reef where sightings of the graceful manta rays are almost guaranteed.

INHAMBANE CITY: One of the earliest European settlements in Southern Africa. Looking more than a town than a city, the wide tree lined streets and elegant Portuguese Architecture are reminders of a once prosperous past, based originally on the proceeds of gold, ivory and slavery.
The city has grown old gracefully and is slowly recovering from civil war by becoming a service hub for the many nearby tourist resorts as well as a destination of cultural and historical significance. It is the province's capital and has its own airport.
This charming city has many places of general and historical interest with a visit to the harbour and local market a must. The bustling jetty has ocean going fishing vessels moored alongside and crowds of passengers are being ferried to and from Mxime across the bay.

TOFO BEACH: About 17km east of Inhambane is where Bar Babalaza only about 7km from Barra marks the crossroads to Tofo and Barra. Tofinho is known for its amazing surfing, although strong currents and a shallow rock shelf make it a place for advanced surfers only.

Tofinho is the site of the Frelimo Monument to Fallen Heroes, near to where unfortunate victims of the colonial period were thrown into a sea cave to be drowned by the rising tide.

A smaller triangular monument on a hill just inland still holds some human bones recovered from this cave. Also to be seen is the display of raw power through a blow hole when there is a large swell running near the tip of the point.

LINGA LINGA: is at the end of the Peninsula about 7.5 km long, on the north side about 15km across the bay from Inhambane City . It is the site of an old whaling station flanked by the sea on the one side and the bay on the other with easy access by boat from Inhambane City.

Linga Linga is known for its rich bird life and for the excellent fishing in the deep channel that passes it. An added attraction is the Dugongs which are sometimes seen here

Directions and important information
Mozambique entry requirements:
· If you are a South African citizen and holding a SA passport (valid for at least 6 months after date of entry) you do not need a visa
· Non SA citizens to check with Mozambican Consulate on requirements
· Vehicle registration papers are required. If the vehicle is not registered in your name, obtain an authorization for you to drive the vehicle into Mozambique.
· You MUST carry a valid drivers license

Border Procedures:
· On the South African side you are to complete a vehicle temporary export document which needs to be stamped
· On the Mozambique side at immigration you have to present your passport and pay R12 per person Tourism Tax
· You then proceed to customs where you pay 30 Meticais?
· At the Insurance desk take out insurance for your car (about R150) and for a trailer (about R80)

Allowances and restrictions:
· You are allowed groceries to the value of approx. $50 per person (You may be requested to present your original purchase invoices but not likely). If the value of goods exceeds this, you may have to declare your goods by filling in a Bill of Entry form available from the clearing agents at the South African border side.
· Customs are strict on the amount of alcohol allowed.
· Do not exchange money from the locals but use the exchange at the BIM Bank on the left as you enter the country.

Traveling by car:
· In the event of an accident you will be required to present your 3rd party insurance, driver's license and vehicle papers and you will be required to make a statement at the nearest Police Station.
· Radar speed traps are common in the small villages so keep to the limits and wear your safety belts.
· You are advised never to hand over your driver's license but only to show it to a official.
· When towing you are required to display a triangle (yellow and blue) on the front of your vehicle and carry 2 red ones (which is available from "Midas" in Komatipoort)
· We also recommend for you to carry a small car air compressor

Traveling by Air:
Flight are available from Johannesburg to Inhambane from

· Follow the main toll road EN4 from Komati to Maputo until you see a sign EN1 to Xai Xai
· The road up to Xai Xai (200km north from Maputo) is excellent but from thereafter it deteriorates with some potholes.
· Drive carefully and watch out for pedestrians.
· Look out for the signboard on your left "LINDELA" approximately 50km after INHARIMME, where you take the right fork to INHAMBANE.
· In INHAMBABE turn right when you get to the harbour pier on your left.
· Proceed to the stop sign.
· From the stop sign you continue to your right around the semi traffic roundabout up to a fork in the road.
· Continue along the road to your right at the fork to "TOFO & BARRA".
· About 17km from Inhambane you will come to a junction near Bar Babalaza Avoid the Tofo turnoff, and carry on straight onto the dirt road.
After another 7kms you will arrive at the beach and find a signboard to Casas Delight resort .

GPS coordinates of Casas Delight are S23.79449 E35.5202.

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Casa Delight Prices

Prices are per

Room Type


Mid Season

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Type of Accommodation at Casa Delight

Self Catering
Bed and Breakfast

Room/Chalet equipment

Ensuite Bathroom
Cutlery & Crockery
Braai Facilities
Gas cooker



Towels Provided


Distance from beach


Road Access

Gravel 7km

Collect from Border


Collect from Airport


Nearest Border

Komatipoort 413km

Airport Nearby

Maputo 274Km

Credit cards accepted


Pet Policy

No Pets



Local Mobile Phone coverage


Power supply


Plug points

Mozambique electricity plug 2 Pin round

Activities/dive centre

· Scuba Diving
· Snorkeling
· Deep Sea Fishing Charters
· Horse riding
· Tours of the Mangroves
· Canoeing
· Evening Cruises
· Quadbike outings
· Salt water Fly Fishing
· Evening Cruises
· Quadbike outings
· Salt water Fly Fishing


Small Supply Shop

Shops nearby


Drinking Water


Mosquito nets provided


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