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Villa Espanhola Bilene Mozambique
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A warm welcome to Villa Espanhola Bilene Mozambique,here you will find affordable accommodation in tuscan style studio units or chalets. Self catering is available as well as breakfast and dinner. Enjoy a wonderful beach holiday or vacation.
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Villa Espanhola offers stylish, but affordable accommodation in 8 Tuscan style studio units. Our open plan thatch dining area creates a homely atmosphere which overlooks Bilene’s lagoon with warm crystal clear water, a mini-Mediterranean in Africa. Breakfast is offered daily and a set dinner menu is available on request. Exclusive use of the lodge allows for self-catering accommodation.
Villa Espanhola is your choice holiday destination when it comes to location, perfectly situated away from the noisy town, but a stone’s throw away from the lagoon. The semi private beach is a mere 50m from the lodge offering safe swimming along the shallow calm shores.
The lagoon offers perfect conditions for any water sport and boating activities. We warmly invite you to come and enjoy our majestic sunsets, beautiful stars and tranquil beaches. We also offer self-catering accommodation in houses located in Bilene, away from the lodge.
Accommodation at Villa Espanhola, Bilene
A lovely holiday awaits you at Villa Espanhola, under the accommodating and friendly supervision of Murray and Michele Edgar.
The Villa is situated in spacious gardens with easy access to the calm and clear-water lagoon, only 2km from Bilene main village. The Villa offers 8 bedrooms and an open air dining room with a small lounge (with television), and kitchen.
The bedroom-units are built in a X-shape, with 4 bedrooms per building, which are serviced daily by our friendly staff. The two buildings are next to the dining area (all within walking distance).
The lodge offers 2 bedrooms with an interlinking door to the adjacent bedroom. Room 2 interlinks with room 3, and room 6 interlinks with room 7. These rooms are ideal for families with children.
Secure parking is available, suitable for buses and large coaches. The facilities are for the sole use of lodge guests and their visitors only.
Unfortunately credit cards are not accepted.
8 Stylishly decorated studios offer:
About the Semi- Private Beach
The lagoon is a paradise for water sports enthusiast, whether motorized or non-motorised sports. This mini-Mediterranean in Africa sets the perfect playground.
A set dinner menu is available on prior request, but Bilene village offers a variety of Portugese and seafood restaurants. Health-conscious guests or special dietary requirements are catered for by prior request.
No wine list is available. Guests are welcome to bring their own liquor. No corkage fee charged.
Standard meal times:
These can be changed by prior request.
The fully equipped kitchen can be used by self-catering groups that booked the lodge for exclusive use.
South African 3 pin plugs (2 small circular metal pins above one large circular grounding pin) requires an adapter. Gratuities Gratuities are not added automatically or included on the reservation account. It is not compulsory to give gratuities as well; but any contributions would be highly appreciated and may be given to the manager directly or to the staff individually.
Safety - beach All swimmers and beach goers are for your own safety. No lifeguards are available on the beach or lagoon
Mozambique has a state owned cell phone provider, Mcel and the South African owned Vodacom Mozambique. Telephone facilities are available at the local post office in Bilene, open from 7am – 7pm, where international call can be made.
Things to remember to bring along:
Although Bilene is an ideal Mozambique holiday destination on its own, it also serves as a good stop over point for those travelling to destinations such as Xai Xai, Inhambane and the Bazaruto Archipelago. The town has numerous restaurants and bars as well as a weekend disco. Petrol and diesel are both available at Praia do Bilene. There are also various simple shops and a small colourful market where very basic products can be bought.
Things to Do
The mouth of the lagoon, usually blocked by a massive sand bank, is best reached by boat but a long difficult 4X4 track does allow access to the beach. Yearly the mouth is opened manually by 300 locals, preceded by a ceremony where the chief of the area bless the ritual.
Other popular activities in Bilene include decent fishing, sailing, diving both in the lagoon and the open ocean, kayaking, hiking, canoeing, wake boarding, snorkeling as well as whale watching and boat rides. There are some lovely off road routes around the lake system as well, with great quad bike trails. A 35 km ride through villages and inland lakes go as far as the Limpopo River Mouth. Birders also enjoy the birdlife, with large populations of flamingos and various other water birds visiting the area in the summer months searching the shallow fringes of the water for food, adding a true tropical paradise feel to the region.
We will gladly provide information and maps to assist in planning and organizing your activities, but strongly advise to bring your own equipment for motorized sports.
Birding: November to February
Botany: January to December
However, Mozambique is a third world African country and time is generally on a different wavelength to what most westerners are accustomed.
If you approach the country for what it is, you will love …..the land of smiles!
Mozambique (Moçambique) was named after Muça Alebique,
a sultan, and is a country in southeastern Africa. Mozambique is bordered
It is a member of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries and the Commonwealth of Nations, and an observer of the Francophonie. The capital city is Maputo (formerly Lourenco Marques).
Mozambique has many beautiful, pristine beaches along its 2.700Km coastline.
Top Cities in Mozambique are:
About Maputo (formerly known as Lourenco Marques)
Hop-on-hop-off City Tours are available to explore the architecture, history, culture and cuisine. (Railway station, Steel House, Natural History Museum,Municipal Building, Natural History, Wooden Arts, Central Market, Seafood.
DIRECTIONS FROM JOHANNESBURGH
Just past Komatipoort is the Lebombo/Ressano Garcia Border Post. Once you are on the Mozambique side, follow the N4 (now called the EN4) for another 100 km (62.1 miles) to the capital city of Maputo. 35km’s after the border you will come to the 1st Mozambique toll road (95 Mts /R 25/5$). +/- 45 km after the tollgate you should turn left at a set of traffic lights in Matola (Shoprite on left-hand side).
To shop at Shoprite or eat at the restaurant, you will have to turn left into the parking before the traffic lights, no entrance after traffic lights to Shoprite/ toilets /restaurant.)
After you turned left at traffic lights, travel 6km to another tollgate (19 Mts/R 5.5). Through tollgate (only Mts change). After 3kms you will see a sign to Xai-Xai (EN 1), just before you cross over a large bridge. Turn left to take Xai-Xai off ramp. (Turning right will take you to Maputo.)
Follow directions to Xai-Xai for 165 km to a town called Macia. You
will be going through a lot of robots, traffic circles and
• After about 15 km on EN1you will pass a weighbridge (Traffic cops/inspectors).
• After about 50 km on EN1 you will get the first and only Ultra
City. (Good stop for clean toilets and food - no fuel). On route to Bilene
you will go through the following towns: Maluana, Manhica, Machia, Palmeira,
Mimbini, Magul, Mauzir, Traffic control center, Macia. +/- 165 km from
Maputo at Macia (BP fuel station on left) turn right off the main road
to Bilene (R453).
Travel+/- 33 km to Bilene, you will see a river on the left and reach a traffic circle. Leave the traffic circle (3:00 position) so that the Hotel (yellow building) is on your left hand side. Follow road for 2km to the T-junction and turn right. After 500m the tar ends and becomes a sand road.
After 500m take the 1st road left (at grass island with tree stumps). Follow the road, it will turn to the right. Villa Espanhola’s gate will be on your left hand side.
GPS coordinates: S25’ 17.436, E 033’ 14.305’
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