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Cumbini Resort Guinjata Mozambique

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Welcome to Cumbini Resort self catering accommodation.
We offer spacious and atmospheric self catering accommodation in a rustic, quiet and safe environment.

The resort is located in the beautiful and unspoilt Guinjata Bay, the jewel of the Inhambane province of Mozambique.

Perfect if you want to relax and enjoy your holiday swimming, fishing, surfing or diving on one of the beautiful reefs along the coast of Mozambique.

Our self catering accommodation consists of:
- Seafront luxury Villa
- Seafront Villa
- Luxury Chalet
- Cabana
- Camping Baraccas (luxury)


General services Cumbini Resort:
•Restaurants within 500 meters from Cumbini
•Private reliable servants available (approx. R30 per day)
•Shuttle service from Inhambane Airport (approx. R300 pp retour)
•Security (alarm systems and security guards 24 hours)
•Booking services (diving & fishing etc.)
•Basic supermarket nearby (incl. bakery and butchery)
•Border assistance available (approx. R100 per vehicle)
•Cell phone coverage: Vodacom en M cell, international roaming
•Internet access (laptop computer with modem required)
•Anti Malaria spray program (all buildings)

What to bring yourself:
•Food (Meat from South Africa has to be sealed!)
•Sun cream
•If you come with small children you have to bring a child cot or child chair yourself

Cumbini Resort Accommodation:
Seafront luxury Villa:

A beautiful brick built Villa for 8 persons, located on top of a dune with full sea view.
The Villa has four bedrooms en suite and a fully equipped open plan kitchen/dining room with gas stove/oven, refrigerator and freezer. All bedrooms are seafront facing.
The thatched roof and the local made wooden furniture give the Villa the real Mozambican touch.
The veranda and wooden deck, probably the most used area of the house, gives you enough space to relax and enjoy the beautiful view on Guinjata bay.

The beach is only 200 meters from the villa at the foot of the dune.

Facilities - Seafront luxury Villa:
•Private braai (charcoal at reception)
•Guest toilet in living area
•Under roof double parking
•Mosquito nets and all bedding included (towels not supplied)
•Hot and cold water, suitable for drinking
•Outdoor shower (cold)
•24h Electricity (standby generator)
•Washing lines

Seafront Villa:
A beautiful brick built Villa for 8 to 10 people with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, located near the beach (100 meters),. This Villa has a fully equipped open plan kitchen/ dining room with gas stove/ oven, refrigerator and freezer. Two bedrooms are seafront facing, opening out onto the veranda.
The thatched roof and the local made wooden furniture, creates a rustic atmosphere. The veranda and paved area, overlooking the beach, gives you enough space to relax and enjoy the beautiful view on Guinjata bay.

High Season*(prices ranging from): R1995 per night
Low Season (prices ranging from): R1250
* South African School holidays

Facilities - Seafront Villa
•Private braai (charcoal at reception)
•Under roofed double parking
•Mosquito nets and all bedding included (towels not supplied)
•Hot and cold water, suitable for drinking
•Outdoor shower (cold)
•24h Electricity (standby generator)
•Small electronic safe
•Alarm system
•Washing lines

Luxury Chalet:
We have 1 x 3-bedroom Chalet for 6 people and 3 x 2-bedroom Chalets for 4 people. All bedrooms are en suite and seafront facing, adjacent to both sides of the living area.
All these thatch roofed Chalets have a fully equipped open plan kitchen/dining room, leading out onto the veranda. They are fully equipped with a gas stove/ oven, refrigerator/ freezer, all kitchen commodities and linen. (towels are not supplied)

You are only 350 meter away from the beach.

High Season*(prices ranging from): R1520 (3 b/room) R1010 (2 b/room) per night
Low Season (prices ranging from): R1060 (3 b/room) R750 (2 b/room)
* South African School holidays

Our atmospheric Cabana’s accommodates 4 persons and has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. The thatched roof Cabana has an open plan kitchen/ dining room area, leading out onto the veranda with a good sea view. They are fully equipped with a gas stove/oven, refrigerator/ freezer, all kitchen commodities and linen. ( towels are not supplied)

Only 200 meters to the beach.

High Season*(prices ranging from): R 890 per night
Low Season (prices ranging from): R 630
* South African School holidays

Facilities - Cabana:
•Private braai (charcoal at reception)
•Open parking and private washing lines
•Mosquito nets and all bedding included
•Hot and cold water, suitable for drinking
•24h Electricity (standby generator)
•Small electronic safe

Camping Baracas (luxury):
You can camp comfortably in our baracas enjoying the sea view. This is a spacious area, (7m x 12m), with its own shower and toilet inside.
The baracas has a small kitchen including a sink with hot and cold water, and working surface. There is also a storeroom and a power point. The Barracas are large enough to pitch two big dome tents inside on a sand floor, under the thatched roof and enough space outside for vehicles, caravans and more tents. Can accommodate up to ten people per unit.

The sea is close by, only 200m to the beach.

High Season*(prices ranging from): R 210 + R 95 pp per night
Low Season (prices ranging from): R 175 + R 80 pp
* South African School holidays

Facilities - Camping Baracas (luxury):
•Private braai (charcoal at reception)
•Hot and cold water, suitable for drinking
•Covered with thatch and surrounding walls (ideal for bad weather conditions).
•24h Electricity (standby generator)
•Washing lines

Cumbini Resort, named after a local family named ‘Cumbi”, is only 6 years young and uniquely located amongst an array of more than 500 coconut palms. The resort is situated in a quiet part, north of the Guinjata bay area, with its own almost private beach without vehicles parked on it.
A five minute beach walk away, brings you to a busy beach with some nice restaurants, bars, dive centres, dive shop and curio stalls, offering local arts and crafts for sale.
Paddle ski’s and surf boards are available to rent at the dive shop.

Fishing & Diving holiday:
Diving and fishing are of the most popular things to do in Guinjata bay. We can assist you with organising your diving or fishing trip, as we are working in close relationship with experienced local fishing and diving operators. It’s advised that reservations are made for these activities well in advance because of the popularity of these charters. Pleasure trips and whale watching safaris are also available

Easy to access:
4X4 vehicles can comfortably reach our resort. Other vehicles with rear “diff-lock” configuration and well deflated tyres, can also reach us. Safe parking for smaller 2-wheel drive bakkies and passenger cars, are available within 1.5 kilometres from our resort. In these cases, we offer free assistance to our guests for the transportation of camping gear, luggage etc. to the resort.

Route description from Nelspruit
•Follow EN1 till Maputo
•Continue on the EN1 in the direction of XAI XAI/BEIRA
•Take turn off to Inhambane
•Follow road for 27.5 km
•Take turn off at the signboards indicating to Guinjata bay and other resorts. (dirt road)
•Follow the dirt road for 16 km until you reach a junction (small shopping area). Keep left here and travel for a further 2 km (4x4 will be necessary) until you reach Cumbini on your left.
•Here you will find the entrance of Cumbini Resort

GPS co-ordinates:
S 24’03.825’
E 035’29.443’

Estimated travel time from Johannesburg 17 hours (including border).

Overnight facilities:
Take your time and make from the trip already a holiday. Most people stay over half way. Popular are the Blue Anchor and Casa Lisa which are located 45km north of Maputo. Another overnight by the name Honey Pot is situated near Xai-xai, (approximately 200 km north of Maputo). We can assist you with the bookings for all of these facilities.

Drive safely:
The road via Nelspruit and Maputo to the north is a good and safe road to travel. Road construction is however in process for approximately 100 km north of Xai-xai. Always wear safety belts and do not exceed speed limits (100 km/h on the open road and 60km/h through villages).

Be sure that you have:
•Two triangles in your car
•A reflector vest
•In case of a boat or trailer: A triangle sticker on the front of your car and on the back of your trailer.
•A letter of authority if the driver of a vehicle is not the registered owner of it, e.g. company vehicle or still on HP?
•Your vehicle registration documents, temporary import and insurance papers and your driver’s licence available for inspection.

Diesel and petrol is generally available in most of the bigger towns, but make sure to fill up in Maputo and Xai-xai. The nearest filling station to the resort is in Inhambane town, 24 km north.

Malaria precautions:
The resort is situated in a malaria low risk area. The accommodation is situated near to the beach, experiencing a light breeze from the ocean most of the time, and the fact that there are no swamps nearby, the occurrence of malaria cases is very low. However, minor precautions are advised. The use of mosquito repellents and nets are recommended throughout the year.

We have a spray program for the buildings which is based on the guidelines of the National Department of Health. All the accommodation units have mosquito nets.

We would advise you to consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure of the precautions you need to take.

Safety at the resort and on the Mozambican road:
The resort being situated in a quiet and tranquil environment with a population of friendly people in the neighboring area enables us to offer you a safe holiday. Our crime rate is almost nonexistent. Our units are equipped with alarm systems and small safes to ensure the safety of your valuables like money, cameras, cell phones and jewellery. Guards bearing two-way radios are present 24 hours.

Safe drinking water:
The tap water of the resort is safe to drink and it comes from our own borehole. It is advisable to take bottle water with you during your trip here.

Safety on the road:
The road via Nelspruit and Maputo is a good and safe road to travel. Improvements to the road surface are constantly in process.
Except for the last 18 km being dirt road, the whole route is tarred road. Always wear safety belts and do not exceed the speed limits of 100km/h on the open road, and 60 km/h in built-up areas. Speed traps are present especially in the cities and small towns. Traffic Police normally don’t hassle tourists, but will stop and fine you if traffic regulations are ignored. Keep vehicle papers and drivers licence at hand for inspection.

Sharks, safe swimming:
It is safe to swim. There have been no (known) shark attacks since resorts are based in the area. Local fisherman have been fishing and spear fishing here for many years from small rowing boats and truck inner tubes with their legs in the water and no injuries or deaths from shark attacks have occurred.

Money: Mozambique currency (Meticais):
It is possible to pay with Rands, Dollars and Euros but it’s advisable to change money to the local currency (Meticais) for petrol and the daily general purchases, as filling stations and shops don’t offer a good exchange rate. Money can be changed at the banks in the bigger towns like Xai-xai or Inhambane.

ATM’s are also available, but make sure that your card is compatible to the international banking systems. Visa and Master card in general seems to work well here. At the resort we offer the possibility to exchange small amounts of money against the daily exchange rate.

Be careful with changing money at the border, often people lose a lot of money due to “smart” exchange tricks. If you would like to change money at the border, your border assistant will arrange for a reliable person to deal with.

Groceries at local supermarket (500m):
Just 500 meter from the resort is situated a basic supermarket and bakery where you can buy the basic essential toiletries, foodstuffs, liquor, cold drinks, meat etc.

In the town of Inhambane (24km north), are many small Indian shops and a central market offering clothing, curios and a wide variety of vegetables and fruit.

We advise you to bring from South Africa things like meat (vacuum packed), Cheese, snacks, sweets etc. as just the basic foodstuffs are available here, nothing fancy.

Border Mozambique: make it hassle free
Passing the border does not have to be a hassle if you prepare yourself well for it. South African residents do not need a visa, overseas tourists do need one. They can get a visa at the border (also at the airport in Inhambane) but it is advisable to get it beforehand at the Mozambican embassy.

Take with:
•Vehicle registration documents (original or certified copy)
•A letter of authority from the owner if the driver of a vehicle is not the registered owner
•A letter and certified copy of registration documents from the bank, if the vehicle is on hire purchase
•Registration documents of trailer (where applicable)
•Passports and ID documents

Documentation at the border:
•Pay border duties (about R17 per person)
•Temporary Import Permit for your car
•Take out temporary third party insurance (valid for 30 days)
We advice you to buy the third party insurance at the border so that the date on all your documents are the same.

Border assistance:
We can offer a border assistance service on the Mozambican side. A competent and reliable person at the border assists you with all your paperwork and the procedures. It’s recommended that first time visitors to Mozambique make use of this service – it makes it just that much easier. This will cost plus minus R150 per vehicle. (An additional fee will be charged if assistance is required on the South African side of the border)


Cumbini Resort Prices

Prices are per

Room Type


Mid Season

Low Season






















Type of Accommodation at Cumbini Resort

Self Catering

Room/Chalet equipment

Ensuite Bathroom
Cutlery & Crockery
Braai Facilities
Gas cooker




Towels Provided


Distance from beach

Approx. 350 meters

Road Access


Collect from Border


Collect from Airport


Nearest Border

Komatipoort 587km

Airport Nearby

Inhambane 34Km

Credit cards accepted


Pet Policy

No Pets



Local Mobile Phone coverage


Power supply


Plug points

Mozambique electricity plug 2 Pin round

Activities/dive centre



Small Stalls

Shops nearby

Basic Supermaket

Drinking Water


Mosquito nets provided



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