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Sunset Lodge Barra Beach Mozambique
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A warm welcome to Sunset Lodge, Barra Mozambique. Sunset Lodge has it all, from breathtaking Mozambique sunsets that bring closure to idyllic days and The Thirsty Parrot is the ideal venue to reflect on it all, over exotic cocktails and hearty meals. Sunset Lodge welcomes you to Paradise! Sunset lodge is situated on the lovely Barra beach with plenty of things to keep everyone occupied, either at Sunset Lodge or at an activity centre on Barra beach.
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Embraced by lush tropical trees and the rushing waters of the Indian Ocean Sunset Lodge in Barra, Inhambane, Mozambique offers guests a true beach experience. Sunset Lodge's location presents dozens of exhilarating pursuits to enjoy during your stay. Activities like swimming, game fishing, snorkelling, sightseeing, and scuba diving excursions make up this unforgettable destination.
Situated 485km North of Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique, Sunset Lodge welcomes you to the serene beaches of Barra.
Located near the shores of Praia de Barra, the lodge features a variety of self-catering cottages - an ideal choice for families and large groups. As it welcomes guests to the locale's colourful, relaxed, and simple way of life, the accommodation at Sunset Lodge matches every need with homey amenities and coupled with a lovely patio and braai area. Comfortable, fully-equipped, self-catering cottages that can sleep up to 10 people.
The cottages are 1,5km up from the Barra beach, near the private swimming pool and The Thirsty Parrot Bar & Restaurant. The setting is idyllic and most of the units enjoys the most spectacular view of the beach and salt water mangroves.
Whilst the cottages are self-catering, meals can be taken at The Thirsty Parrot, a popular social venue within Sunset Lodge famous for exotic cocktails and hearty meals.
Accommodation at Sunset Lodge , Barra Beach
Accommodation is offered in cool, stylish, tiled chalets with thatched roofs. These 8 and 10 sleeper spacious units are fully equipped for self-catering and comprise of 3 or 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one of which is en-suite), large open plan kitchen/lounge/dining area.
Situated approximately 1500m on tall dunes, they offer grand views of both the beach and the bay, from their individual patio and braai (barbeque) areas.
The “Reed Cottage” which sleeps up to 6 guests if fully equipped for self-catering purposes & consists of 2 bedrooms, shower & toilet, open plan kitchen, lounge & dining area. This unit is cool & airy in the hot summers. It also has its own braai area.
The “Brick Cottage” sleeps up to 4 guests in one bedroom & has the same features as the “Reed Cottage” Please note that these units are not situated close to the main units & do not have sea views.
All the basic amenities are supplied including a gas stove, electric fridge, a chest freezer, 4 slice toaster, a kettle, pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, utensils and linen. All rooms are fitted with mosquito nets.
The cottages are serviced once a day. A wash & dry laundry service is available at no extra charge.
The Thirsty Parrot is the central meeting place. Here, memories are shared and made over magnificent sunsets and the near 360° majestic views of the peninsula - the warm Indian Ocean on one side and beautiful salt water mangrove swamps on the other.
Come & enjoy one of our exotic cocktails as you cool down in our well known "bar in the pool" or take in the magnificent sunset from the deck. Our menu offers hearty meals & our seafood platter is a must!
Television and DSTV are provided in the bar for those sporting events and when guests would prefer to relax indoors.
Boats can only be launched from access roads. Noise should be minimised and care must be shown for the safety of other people on the beaches (maximum speed of 15 km/h).
Please do not interfere with the activities of the local fishermen that depend on fishing for their livelihoods.
SCUBA DIVING & SNORKELLING:
Whale sharks, manta rays and dolphins are all common sights and the world famous Manta Reef is a must on any dive list.
Snorkelling is a wonderful activity that can be enjoyed by almost anyone. Bring along a pair of goggles & snorkels & explore one of the nearby vibrant reefs in the calm waters
SIGHTSEEING IN INHAMBANE & BARRA AREA:
Vasco da Gama sailed around the southern tip of Africa, taking on fresh water at this locality towards the end of the 15th century. He subsequently created a Portuguese trading station at what is now known as Inhambane.
In later years Inhambane also became prominent as an exit port for the slave trade until this practice was eventually abolished in the 19th century. Inhambane was dubbed by Vasco da Gama as "Terra da Boa Gente" - the land of the Gentle People!
The little town of Inhambane has a distinct Afro-Portuguese-Arabic flavour about it and has a number of interesting buildings dating back to the era's explained above. The town is very clean and safe and much investment / construction is currently happening to enhance Inhambane as a tourist attraction. Most of the shops are still owned by descendants of those first Arabic traders.
There town is small enough to see all the attractions in a day, including a quaint but very interesting museum. The local Mercado (Market) offers a vast array of fresh fruit & vegetables, locally made garments, fabrics, jewellery, paintings & carvings to name but a few. There are also many restaurants and bistro's where you can enjoy the local cuisine.
There is also the opportunity to sail across the bay in a Dhow sailing boat, still built according to the ancient Arabic design. You can either hop on a dhow ferrying locals between Inhambane and Maxixe or you can rent one for your own use at very affordable rates. You may even choose to visit a little island for the day.
Part of the Inhambane / Barra experience is also to travel through the coconut palm forests to visit the nearby coastal holiday destinations such as Tofo & the Lighthouse. Establishments in the Barra area also offer activities such as quad bike tours, horse riding and especially the scuba and snorkelling trips to various spectacular reefs around the peninsula.
There are also opportunities to swim with the giant Whale Sharks or to dive with enormous Manta Rays. The vast beaches also provide very safe bathing in the warm Indian Ocean. In addition there are also opportunities to discover the local culture and there are many little restaurants offering tasty local and seafood dishes.
Dhow boats feature prominently throughout Mozambique. The locals use them as a fishing vessel and to ferry passengers from town to town.
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