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Montanha Lodge Barra Beach Mozambique
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A warm welcome to Montanha Lodge Barra Mozambique, Montanha Lodge offers a choice of comfortable fully equipped chalets. Perfect for a beach family vacation or holiday. Activities include horse riding and quad biking as well as snorkeling and scuba diving.
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Montanha Lodge is positioned atop the tall dunes which line the turquoise patterned waters of the warm Indian Ocean in the trendy Mozambique resort destination of Barra which is situated in Inhambane, Mozambique.
The district boasts one of the largest plantations of palm trees worldwide and this vegetation combined with the endless pristine beaches, soft sea breezes and sparkling clear ocean give this stretch of the peninsula a rare taste of that balmy island fever.
Originally named Terra de Boa Gente or ‘Land of the Gentle People’ by Vasco da Gama in the late 1400’s, the sheltered, scenic bay of Inhambane is one of the oldest settlements on the East Coast and was, in its heyday, a significant port. Today, the district still houses the largest fleet of working dhows in Mozambique.
Accommodation at Montanha Lodge, Barra Beach
Montanha Lodge Accommodation:
The casitas comprise an en-suite bedroom, open plan kitchen/lounge with 2 sleeper beds and a patio for dining.
The 4-6 sleeper timber chalets comprise 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan kitchen/lounge with 2 sleeper couches for the extra guests and a patio.
The casitas and 4-6 sleeper timber chalets are nestled under the shady palms in the hollow of the dunes, alongside the restaurant, bar and swimming pool.
The double-storey 6-8 sleeper timber chalets comprise 3 bedrooms, 2 separate bathrooms with a shower, wc and vanity, 2 decks, dining area and a lounge which has 2 sleeper couches. Each unit has a braai (barbeque) area and a carport.
The 6-8 sleeper chalets are situated on the secondary dune amongst a plantation of palm trees. Cool breezes add relief from the hot, sultry days. Although the chalets are situated a mere 200m from the beach, (steep walk back up from the beach) - sea views are visible from the upper deck only.
Guests are advised that 4x4 or 2x4 vehicles (bakkies) with diff lock are required as we are situated along 2.5km of very sandy road. Normal passenger vehicles with a low ground clearance will get stuck!
The units are serviced daily and have drinkable borehole water, gas and 24 hour electricity. A security guard patrols the lodge in the evening.
Local vendors visit the lodge daily with a supply of produce and curios on offer – these range from fresh fruits of the sea (prawns, crayfish, fish, calamari) as well as freshly baked bread & rolls and seasonal fruits & vegetables, sarongs, artwork and carvings. We do advise visitors to help protect the ocean and not to purchase the shells.
English is widely spoken in public places
Inhambane is world-renowned for its spectacular dive sites, scuba-divers from far and wide explore the continuous wonder of the numerous reefs which are alive with a profusion of sea life – from manta-rays to pansy shells. A number of resorts in the area offer resort dive courses – for those who prefer to stay on top of the water – the snorkeling is outstanding!
The Ocean Safari adventure on offer by various outfits in the area is a truly memorable experience – especially if you are able to spot and swim with whale sharks – the gentle giants of the sea. For the jet-ski enthusiasts, you have a choice of riding the calm bay waters or tearing across the ocean swells.
Go for pure nostalgia reminiscent of ancient times – hire a dhow and sail across the bay to Maxixe where the skipper will wait while you dine at the popular harbour restaurant in Maxixe. The numerous restaurants in the vicinity all offer a wide selection of the freshest seafood cooked in the traditional Portuguese fashion – or buy your own succulent seafood straight from the dhow fisherman when the fleet lands on the beach.
For the less energetic, while away your days strolling on the soft, white sands, collecting seashells or hop aboard the catamaran cruise and sail away into the sunset!
From Maputo, follow the EN1 to Xai-Xai. This is the main road heading North. It is recommended that you re-fuel in Xai-Xai. Once in Inhambane, with the bay on your left turn right at the main road (Broad Road – DA Independencia) – continue to the circle and turn right (going around the back of the circle). Cross over a derelict railway line and continue with this road which will eventually bear right (Inhambane airport will be sign-posted straight-ahead). Continue with this road for approximately 20kms until you reach the cross-road with Babalaza Restaurant on your right. Continue straight ahead with the hard sand road (approximately 5-7kms) and turn right at Montanha Lodge sign-board which is situated with various signboards on right-hand side of road.
We recommend that you deflate your tyres to approximately 1 bar at this point as the road to Montanha Lodge is very sandy – suitable for 4x4 or all-wheel drive vehicles which have sufficient road clearance. Passenger vehicles will get stuck! Montanha Lodge is situated approximately 1½ km along this lighthouse road on the left hand side – shortly after the Vodacom aerial.
Direct flights from Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo Airport on LAM are available as well as from Lanseria Airport on Travelmax.
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