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Carioca Inn Bilene Mozambique

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Carioca Inn is situated on Bilene Beach and offers guests a choice of five rooms or a Flat which enjoy lovely views of the sea.

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Accommodation at Carioca Inn, Bilene

Carioca Lodge is situated on the beach and each unit has an open un spoiled view of the bay in which it is situated.

All the units are equipped with mosquito nets, but they need to be kept closed at all times. It is also highly recommended that guests use personal protection against malaria.

We have 5 units that sleep two people. All units have en-suite bathrooms with showers. The rooms are furnished with comfortable single and double beds or a combination of a double bed, bunk bed and couch. (Two units can sleep 2 additional people, ideal for children)

A Flat which is ideal for a group or family and has two bedrooms with double beds and couches in the sitting room that can convert into beds. The unit also has a kitchen, a private splash pool and braai area. Bed and breakfast or dinner bed and breakfast options are available on request. Dedicated staff members will clean your rooms on request.

Laundry service available on request.

Guests can relax at the martini pool or enjoy meals and drinks in the restaurant and bar where one can sit and enjoy the beach views. DStv as well as credit card facilities are available at the reception and bar area, but please note there will be an additional 3% charge on all card transactions.

Guests can spend days relaxing on the beach, play beach volley ball or rent the motorized boat with a skipper and do some lake exploring. Guests can also go deep sea fishing, scuba diving and much more. Please feel free to bring your boats, water toys, quads and off road bikes, but all boats and water toys need permits. Beach transfers to the Channel Mouth can also be arranged.


Beach volley ball
Pool table
Martini pools (Small sit in pool with bar service)

We have an in house library that range from fiction to kiddies with couches where you can relax and read while overlooking the beach. In the library there is a DVD section where guests can take a DVD at a cost and watch it in the library.

As we own our own boat we can take you to the mouth of the lagoon or sunset cruises on the lagoon.

Around town:
Deep see fishing
Scuba diving
Sunset cruise on the lake
4 X 4 trails
Bird watching

Quad bikes although regulated between 16H00 and 7H00 have free range on the back part of town and routes to be taken could be acquired at reception when you book in.

Kite Sailing (The wind has proofed itself to pick up late afternoons on the length of the lagoon over 30 km)

Walk through the colonial part of town and continue to the informal markets in town, continue along the river and enjoy fishermen coming in with the days catch and the warm happy people of Bilene. The light pollution is low and star gazing is a must.

We have a breeding ground of sea turtle a short hop per boat on our doorstep so if the season is right you may have the honor of seeing the massive majestical animals up close.

The local markets offer the most unique and artistic hand craft imaginable, from guitars made from coke and beer tins to carved shells. (Remember you must negotiate to get a bargain)

During the colonial period the lagoon was used by both the Portuguese and the South Africans for training of ski participants for world level competitions, the reason is that the edge of the lake is very shallow and thus ideal for playing with your kids or sitting 20 odd meters in the water with a drink in the hand.

Please feel free to bring your boats, water toys, quads and off road bikes with.

For the daredevil in you we now also have on offer Flyboard?
One thing we can promise is it will make your heart rate go sky high even if you just sit and look. This now available from us.

From Johannesburg:

Travel to Nelspruit and then on to the Komatipoort border post. Once through the Komatipoort border post follow the road +/-100km towards Maputo. You will go through 2 tollgates, the first is +/-50km from Komatipoort, payment can be made in Meticais, Rands or US$. The second, Motola toll plaza is just before you enter Maputo and payment is preferred in Meticais.

Follow directions from Matola toll plaza below.

Directions From Durban (via Swaziland):
From Durban, take the main N2 highway north to Zululand, past Richards Bay to Mkuze. Keep an eye for a road on the right marked Golela, this being the border post into Swaziland. From the Golela border post follow the road past Big Bend. Take the right turnoff to Siteki/Lomahasha border post. Once through the border head towards Maputo and you will go through the Motola toll plaza.

Directions From Motola Toll Plaza:
A couple of kms after the tollgate you will get a slipway to turn left, saying Xai Xai. Turn left and keep on this road following the signs to Xai Xai - Route EN1. The route will lead past the main towns of: Marracuene, Manhica for ±165Km to a town called Macia (BP on left). At Macia turn right off the main road, travel ± 32km to Bilene.

On entering the town there is a traffic circle, directly across the circle is Motel Bilene continue around the circle and pass this motel on the right. (Motel must be on your left hand side)

This road leads directly to Carioca.

Note: the speed limit in Mozambique is 80Km between towns and 60Km through towns take this in consideration when planning your trip.

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Carioca Inn Prices

Prices are per

Room Type


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Type of Accommodation at Carioca Inn

Bed & Breakfast/Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Room/Chalet equipment

Ensuite Bathroom
Cutlery & Crockery
Braai Facilities
Fridge/ Freezer
Mosquito nets
Laundry facility



Towels Provided


Distance from beach


Road Access


Collect from Border


Collect from Airport


Nearest Border

Komatipoort 277km

Airport Nearby

Yes / Maputo 180Km

Credit cards accepted


Pet Policy




Local Mobile Phone coverage


Power supply


Plug points

Mozambique electricity plug 2 Pin round

Activities/dive centre

Deep see fishing
Scuba diving
Sunset cruise on the lake
4 X 4 trails
Bird watching
Quad biking
Kite sailing
Turtle viewing



Shops nearby


Drinking Water


Mosquito nets provided



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