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Faraway Lodge Barra Beach Mozambique

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A warm welcome to Faraway Lodge Barra Mozambique, enjoy a self catering or camping holiday. A perfect family vacation on the beautiful beach. Enjoy activities like scuba diving, fishing, snorkeling and many more at Faraway lodge in Mozambique.

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Barra is a small community of diverse interests and backgrounds, but are brought together on the beaches around the bay as a tight knit family of people, making it the perfect holiday destination where you can kick off your shoes and become a part of the sand, the sea and the people that make Barra magic!

The village is close to Inhambane, the local markets, an airport and everything you may need during your stay.

Barra offers a wide variety of activities for the adventurous at heart, but also provides leisure activities ensuring that you return home feeling both rested and invigorated.

Faraway Lodge is only accessible by 4X4.


Accommodation at Faraway Lodge , Barra Beach

We have 10, 6, and 2- 4 bed Self-Catering units to suit your every need. Let the tropics take your cares away; come and wake up in paradise.

10 Sleeper Chalets:
These units are perfect for large groups and family get-togethers:
• Double storey with two rooms on the ground floor and another three on the first floor comfortably accommodates all guests.
• Open plan kitchen (fully equipped) and living area on the top floor opening onto a spacious balcony for some breathtaking views.
• One and a half bathrooms on both floors (separate shower and toilet).
• Beds and sleeping arrangements can be assembled to best suit group requirements.

6 Sleeper Chalets:
These units are perfect for a family vacation:
• Single storey with three bedrooms.
• Open plan kitchen (fully equipped) and living area on the top floor opening onto a spacious balcony for some breathtaking views.
• One and a half bathrooms (separate shower and toilet).
• Beds and sleeping arrangements can be assembled to best suit group requirements.

2 - 4 Sleeper Chalets:
These units are perfect for a small family (only children 12 years and younger) or couple:
• A large single bedroom with a double bed and two twin beds.
• Kitchenette equipped with basic utensils.
• One bathroom (shower).
• Beds and sleeping arrangements can be assembled to best suit group requirements.

Camping facilities at Faraway have recently enjoyed an upgrade and we boast some of the best camping spots in the area, so pack the tents and come along to Faraway!
Our campsite is scattered with palm trees and established shade trees, we have 14 spacious stands with power that allows for 6 guests and offer thatch roofed covers.
These covers/barracas have solid, concrete floors to create a shaded living space for the group to relax or visit under keeping out the sun and rain. The barracas can be rented at an additional charge, but during low season they can be used free of charge. Be sure to specify if you want to add this option to make your camping effortless.

Our ablutions are neat and clean and have enjoyed a recent expansion and upgrade.
The bathrooms are supplied with hot water so you can enjoy your shower as hot or cold as you like.

No open fires are allowed in any of the campsites, but braais are built in an area designated around the swimming pool for use by the lodge guests at any time.

The electricity supply can accommodate one fridge/freezer – please make sure you include a gas stove and stove top kettle in your packing; no electric kettles and stoves are allowed.

No pets are allowed.

Faraway Lodge is only accessible by 4x4 vehicles – please arrange with our office for transfers.

Getting married can be very stressful and tiring, so you need to know that your honeymoon will be stress free and memorable.

Come and share an intimate holiday in paradise!!

Our Casitas are perfect for a couple who need some time away from home to relax and enjoy their first days as newly weds. Open a bottle of bubbly on a blanket under the stars and stroll the long stretches of beach as the sun sets or go on a great diving adventure; spoil the one you love with a wonderful once in a lifetime experience you can cherish for the rest of your lives.

Lodge and House Rules:
1. Due to the nature of the materials used in constructing these chalets, we request that no fires are made in and around the lodge; only use areas designated for open fires for braais – Faraway Lodge as well as the surrounding lodges are extremely fire sensitive!
2. Please refrain from walking / running up and down the dunes; kindly use the walkways where provided – conservation of the dunes are a great concern in Mozambique and Faraway Lodge is actively involved with preserving and where necessary rehabilitating the dunes.
3. Please note that driving on the beach is strictly prohibited and severe fines will be given to any person disobeying this law. Keep to the tracks and roads whether on the beach or anywhere else; Mozambique is a dangerous place to stray into untested territory.
4. Four wheel motorcycles / Quads are only allowed where indicated and no high speed riding will be permissible at Faraway. Non-compliant guests will be prohibited from operating a quad bike in and around the lodge.
5. All coconut trees on the premises are the sole property of the local tribe and heavy fines are levied for picking these fruits. Please refrain from removing or picking up any coconuts; even if it is lying on the ground – the tribes are extremely sensitive to interference with its property.
6. The swimming, communal and braai areas are open to all guests of Faraway and can be used at anytime; please take note that swimming is at own risk and an adult should accompany small children at all times.
7. No smoking inside any unit; kindly use ashtrays provided and smoke outside the units.
8. Please do not remove any item from any of the units at anytime during your stay; should you wish to do so, kindly request permission from management at the lodge.
9. Water is a very valuable and scarce resource, so please do not waste. If you find any leakage/waste at your unit, kindly inform management.

Barra and the surrounding area has so many activities for the entire family to enjoy; it really is the best place to spend your time relaxing under the sun!

Whale watching:
June until December is whale season at Barra with pods of up to thirty whales being spotted sailing and breaching off the beach. Whale sharks also frequent the calm waters of the Inhambane area with regular sightings of this sought after swimming companion.

Dolphin Watching:
Dolphins are often encountered in the bay between Inhambane and Maxixe as well as offshore the beach.

Other Activities:
Horse riding, quad trips and coastal flights can also be arranged, subject to availability and season.


Barra and the surrounding seas have a great many options when it comes to getting the lines wet; deep sea, bill, game, fly fishing or rock and surf – something for everyone!

Fishing charters can be arranged around Barra and Tofu.
Remember to pack your tackle!

Spear Fishing:
For those who like their hunting done up close and personal, we have great hotspots with safe entrance and exit points where the visibility is good and the prey abound! You will be hunting for hours!

Dhow Trips:
These trips can add to your Mozambique experience; travel to Pansy Island and Maxixe and with a good chance of spotting dolphins en-route it is a trip well worth taking.

The Barra area is noted for the whale sharks and manta ray species that can be found in its ocean twelve months of the year and beside these magnificent creatures the waters teem with life.

Apart from diving for the pleasure and sport Tofu has a research centre, where research is aimed at studying specifically the whale sharks and manta rays that are found in these waters. If you are interested in learning more or want to offer support, contact us for details.

Dr. Andrea Marshall, the senior resident marine scientist, has discovered a new species of manta ray along the coast of Tofu in 2009. This species has never before been recorded anywhere else in the world and seem to be endemic to these shores. Join Dr. Marshall and her team for a dive with the manta rays or whale sharks and make this an experience of a lifetime!

Some say that this area is the best diving spot in the world… come and find out for yourself.

Snorkeling among the reefs close to the beach is a blast; Barra beach holds a lot of excitement beneath the surf for the snorkeling enthusiast!

If you decide to use the Komatipoort border:-

The male version:
From Gauteng take the N4. In Maputo, turn left at the robot. Just after the next tollgate you turn left again towards Xai-xai. After about 400 k’s keep right at the split in the road. That’s it!

The other version:
The Mozambican side of this border is called Ressano Garcia. Maputo city centre is 120 km from Ressano Garcia and there are two tollgates along this well maintained road. If you got through the border quite late and need to sleep over, there is a guesthouse about 6 km from Ressano Garcia on the left.

33 km after the first toll road you will come to a set of traffic lights – turn left and follow the road up to the next toll gate 10 km further. About three km after this second toll gate is a sign just before a bridge – over that shows Xai-xai. Take this turnoff left and keep straight.

Once through Maputo, Xai- xai is 200 km further. You will pass Maraquene, (buy some honey) Manhica, (a woven reed mat is essential when camping or on the beach) Macia (R20 for Macadamia nuts) and Chisano (More curios). We recommend filling up with fuel in Xai-xai.

A good view is to be had towards the lakes as you come through Quissico a well as over the bridge at Inharime. About 40 km further you will find a sign reading LINDELA. This is about 240 km after Xai-xa.To the left will lead to Maxixe and is the road north. For Inhambane you turn right and follow for 40 km into Inhambane.

As you enter Inhambane, carry on in Avenida (road) Marginal, until you reach the concrete jetty and turn right into Avenida Republica. It’s a main road and there’s probably not a sign marking it. You will pass some banks and a filling station. Carry on up to the circle. Keep straight and turn right at the opposite side off the circle. 500m up the road a sign leads to the airport and then follow the tar up to a pub called Babalaza on the right. Keep left at the fork (the road gravel road). 9 km down this road you will find a major gravel/sand road on the right at a big tree leading to the lighthouse and lodges. Lot’s of signposts here. Carry on with this road towards the cell phone tower, the first lodge on the left hand side JUST after the cell tower is FARAWAY.


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Faraway Lodge Prices

Prices are per

Room Type


Mid Season

Low Season






















Type of Accommodation at Faraway Lodge

Self Catering

Room/Chalet equipment

Ensuite Bathroom
Cutlery & Crockery
Braai Facilities
Gas cooker



Towels Provided

Yes / No

Distance from beach


Road Access


Collect from Border


Collect from Airport


Nearest Border

Komatipoort 605km

Airport Nearby

Inhambane approx. 40km

Credit cards accepted


Pet Policy

No Pets



Local Mobile Phone coverage


Power supply


Plug points

Mozambique electricity plug 2 Pin round

Activities/dive centre

Whale Watching
Dolphin Watching
Dhow Trips



Shops nearby


Drinking Water


Mosquito nets provided


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