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Guiquindo Lodge Guinjata Mozambique

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Guiquindo Lodge Mozambique Inhambane - Guinjata Under huge palms with 180 degree sea view from inside your unit to enjoy Sunrise and Whales.

Guiquindo Lodge is a up market lodge in Guinjata with separate self standing double bed units, all en-suite.
Romantic setting - under huge palm trees with 180 degree sea view from inside your unit.

Wake up to enjoy Sunrise and Whales from your bed. Corner bath with an indoor and outdoor shower. A huge central main complex with kitchen, dining and games area.


The chalets are exclusively built on the model of the private game reserves. Designer fittings face brick, huge sliding doors and windows for the perfect view of the sea complete the luxury units.

Main Complex:
A huge central main complex with fill kitchen with stove, fridge cutlery and crockery.
Pool Table and Dart Board Braai / Barbecue and boxed games.


Guiquindo Lodge - means “the sweet flower of the Palm tree” Guinjata Bay is where the newly discovered Manta Ray is found.

The diving here in Mozambique compares with some of the best in the world from the awesome sightings of Manta Rays that come in to give birth,hundreds of reef fish, lion fish, stone fish, a multitude of eels, shrimps, crayfish, cuttle fish, star fish, octopus, nudibranches and a garden of soft and hard corals.

Restaurant's close by:
- Rosa’s Portuguese Restaurant & Beach Bar on the beach exquisite seafood
- Guinjata Beach On the beach Pricey but good
- Lighthouse Reef On the beach Great bar
- Pandanie On the beach Great prego's
- Jeffs On the Beach DSTV

Things to do:
A trip on a traditional dhow from Inhambane to Maxixe and return. Sea safari for 2 hours at low tide where you snorkel and then go out to sea to search for Whalesharks, Turtles and Whales. (Pao reef is directly in front of Guiquindo Lodge).

Day trips to Inhambane to see the fascinating colonial architecture. There are many old buildings in the city,including the 200-year old Our Lady of the Conception Catholic Cathedral.

Scuba diving in Inhambane is amongst the best in the world, with reefs close to every beach, including the world famous Manta Reef and Gallaria.

Regular sightings of Whales, Giant Manta Rays, Whale Sharks, Turtles and is teeming with marine life .

Snorkeling is excellent. – glorious beaches, fantastic weather, splendid seafood and friendly locals all make a holiday in Mozambique an unforgettable experience.

There is an Airport in Inhambane with flights from South Africa. From Kruger National Park into Mozambique border post and up to Inhambane.
From South Africa 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 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 a sign Guiquindo lodge. Turn left here and travel for a further 2 km (4x4 might be necessary) until you see the ocean and Guiquindo lodge in front of you.

Coral Gardens:
This has got to be one of the best Snorkeling spots in Mozambique. The lighthouse reef, running at an angle from the shore for about 400m, offers calm and protected water on the inner edge, suitable for kids and beginners. The depth ranges from 1m down to 5m and offers pool-like conditions.
The reef is home to hundreds of reef fish, lion fish, stone fish, a multitude of eels, shrimps, crayfish, cuttle fish, star fish, octopus, nudibranches and a garden of soft and hard corals. Even the majestic mantas come in to this protected area to give birth.

Jangamo Reef & Kingfisher Reef (Directly in front of Guiquindo Lodge is Pao Reef ):
Jangamo Reef. A large reef about 600m long offering caves, gullies and drop-offs with several dive sites. Pao Rock, Nemo’s, Caves, Lobsterpot and Batfish Point to mention but a few. Depths range from 8-22m on the outer edge. The place to see nudibranches, small fry, cuttle-fish, mantis shrimp, pipe fish, cleaner shrimp, crocodile fish, scorpion fish, leaf fish, sea moths, frog fish, stone fish, turtles, white-tip reef sharks and a multitude of reef fish plus cowries and cone shells. Don’t rush these dive sites, the smaller creatures are hard to find! Common to see a manta ,whale shark or moray.

Paindane Express Reef:
Paindane Reef

Average depth 18m - Maximum depth 35m
The strong current around the reef has earned its nickname "Paindane express". The reef starts close to shore in about 18m of water and runs rapidly down to 35m. brilliantly coloured Corals, Gorgonian Sea Fans, fast moving game fish occasional sightings of reef sharks make for a particularly interesting dive.

Manta Reef
Average depth 18m - Maximum depth 24m
Experienced Dive Masters will introduce you to the reef's inquisitive Manta Rays and diving protocols to interact with them. Manta Reef is one of the most pristine dive sites in the world and is only 10km away from Guinjata being one of the only two registered Manta-Cleaning stations makes this reef known world wide !

Average depth 9m - Maximum depth 12m
Cave is an amphitheatre with a swim through cave that features a resident Dragon Moray, Puffer Fish, miniature Tobies as well as Murex and Conch Shell.

Devils peak
Average depth 12m - Maximum depth 18m
Devils Peak is an almost free standing rock with a swim through and is home to Potato Bass, banded Cleaner Shrimp and frogfish.

Average depth 22m - Maximum depth 38m
A perfect spot for the adventure seeker! This new dive site has a ledge on 20m and drops straight down to 45m. On the way down, keep your eyes to the open waters to see if you can spot the huge schools of game fish prowling along. Named after the abundance of Marine life, one feels like you are in the middle of Disneyland with so much to see.

Hard Rock
Average depth 15m - maximum depth 22m
Situated only 850m from shore it is a very short boat ride. As you ascend to about 15m you get to the top of the wall and then pass along a table like surface gradually descending to a depth of 18m. keep your eyes open for the most spectacular and interesting creatures you have ever seen! The reefs main attractions are Cleaning Shrimp found at the end of the dive.

Average depth 18m - Maximum depth 24m
This new dive site has been recently found near Guinjata. legoland is located just minutes away from our launching spot at the resort. This abundant reef can be found at 16m and drops to a further 24m very interesting and unique.

Pao Rock (In front of Guiquindo Lodge)
Average depth 12m - Maximum depth 18m
Pao Rock and the Pinnacles are a macro photographer's first choice with brightly coloured Nudibranches, well-camouflaged Leaf fish and a variety of Shrimp.

Turtle Creek
Average depth 18m -Maximum depth 24m
Experience the amazing feeling when descending onto a reef between families of Green Turtles, which do not even seem bothered by the divers presence. The depths range from 14m to 20m and is situated only minutes away from Guinjata.

Average depth 20m - Maximum depth 30m
This reef has a plateau with steep ledges and deep crevices, ass well as scattered rock formations and arches that form great swim troughs. This is home to Manta Rays with small cleaning stations on the Northern Pinnacle of the reef. Extacy Reef is truly justified by its name and you can expect a great amount of excitement throughout the whole dive.

Green Tree
Average depth 22m - Maximum depth 35m
Green Tree is one of Guinjata spectacular wall dives. Located only 8km from Guinjata, awaits the most amazing experience. There you will find 14 Green Tree Corals reaching up to 6m in height and 5m in diameter. This reef has many different species of marine life on the reef.

Average depth 27m - Maximum depth 40m
This is one of Guinjata's most recently discovered dive spots. An amazing wall dive site with untouched aquatic life at its best. This reef has a sheer drop of 28m and reached depths of 40m.

Island Rock
Average depth 12m - Maximum depth 14m
Island Rock is another one of Guinjata’s dive sites. Depths range from 6m to 14 m. This reef has a great wall like topography and lots of swim through ledges that range from 12m in length. Canyons are on both sides and there is fantastic abundance of aquatic life everywhere. This dive is great for divers that enjoy swim throughs and caves.

Watch out for Whale Sharks
It is the biggest fish in the sea and it looks like a shark but is the size of a whale. They can reach up to 12m in length and can weigh around 20 tons! Inhambane is on their migratory route and the best time to see them is between November and May when sightings are pretty much guaranteed, the rest of the year they are still present, just fewer in number. The thrill of swimming with a Whale Shark is an unforgettable experience.

Bottlenose and Humpback dolphins are the most commonly sighted species along our stretch of coastline. They can be incredibly playful and often surf the bow waves of our diving boat. Depending on what mood they are in, they sometimes allow us the opportunity to get into the water with them.

Manta Rays
These huge, flying creatures are almost a guaranteed sighting off this part of the Mozambique coastline because of the abundance of Manta cleaning stations in this area. We have cleaning stations at Manta reef, Office and Giants Castle, and sometimes on clear sunny days they can be seen feeding on the surface when the plankton rises in the afternoon.

Humpback Whales
These massive creatures can be spotted off our shores, on their migratory route from, June until November. Covering a distance of 16000km, it is the longest known migration on earth. We look for the tell tale sign of water spouting from their blowhole, and the huge splashing from their acrobatics.
These mammals can launch themselves completely out of the water (breaching), and engage in fluke (tail) and flipper slapping.
We also listen out for their haunting song while we dive, which can be heard from a distance of 2km away, each song usually lasts between 10 and 20 minutes, and is repeated continuously for hours. It is the males that sing and it is thought to be part of the mating ritual The females are with their calves and are the larger of the sexes, can reach lengths of over 15m They also weigh in at 40 tons.

Inhambane is in Southern Mozambique and is the country’s premier tourist destination. Stretching from Quissico in the South to Nova Mambone in the North, Inhambane has Indian Ocean holiday destinations of all types, Inhambane has such famous locations as Praia do Tofo, Praia dos Cocos, Ponto do Barra, Vilankulo, Ilha de Benquerra, Guinjata Bay and many more.

Scuba diving in Inhambane is amongst the best in the world, with reefs close to every beach, including the world famous Manta Reef and Gallaria.
Regular sightings of Giant Manta Rays, Whale Sharks, Turtles and other teeming marine life are the norm. There are many professional scuba diving operations throughout the province. Snorkeling is also excellent. Inhambane – glorious beaches, fantastic weather, splendid seafood and friendly locals all make a holiday in Mozambique an unforgettable experience.

Inhambane is one of the oldest settlements on the East Coast of Africa. Dhows traded at the place as early as the 11th century by Muslim and Persian traders. The Inhambane Bay was discovered by Vasco da Gama in 1498. The Europeans decided to stay on permanently and the Portuguese influence can be seen in the layout and architecture of the city.

As the city developed it became well known as a trading centre, especially for slaves and ivory. Today it is the provincial capital, an important port and an important agricultural region. Tourists to Inhambane are bound to find the colonial architecture quite fascinating.

There are many old buildings in the city, including the 200 year old Our Lady of the Conception Catholic Cathedral. Local arts and crafts can be viewed and bought at the charming market, with the woven straw baskets and mats being most notable.
Tourists will no doubt catch snatches of the local musical tradition, played persuasively on chopi xylophones . The city exudes a relaxed atmosphere and the cobbled streets and interesting buildings make this city a unique cultural experience.

Mozambique is a country of endless pristine palm-fringed beaches and superb, largely untouched dive sites. The exotic Portuguese-influenced culture and warm, friendly people make for a heady mix of culinary cultural experiences, not to mention undiscovered natural wonders just waiting for your visit.
The Republic of Mozambique stretches for 2 504 kilometres along the south-eastern coast of Africa, facing the Indian Ocean and occupies 799 384 square kilometres.

Wildlife South Africa have agreed to take down fences between Kruger and Mozambique's Limpopo National Park to create the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park. This unique political innovation is creating a colossal wilderness area which means Mozambique has its own park alongside the Kruger Park of the same size and types of wildlife.

Drive routes:
There are two routs to Inhambane One through the Kruger Park into Mozambique's Limpopo National Park.
This route is a great adventure and shorter but it's easy to get lost and time wise takes much longer.The gate at the southern end of kruger is very easy and has instant visa prosessing for international tourists.
From there it's an easy six hour trip up Mozambique. You will experience true Mozambique. Once you start to see the huge palmed beaches and little vilages of palm leaf houses with grand churches in the middle under massive palms you are getting close to the paradise of Inhambane and the idelic Manta coast.


Guiquindo Lodge Prices

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Type of Accommodation at Guiquindo Lodge


Room/Chalet equipment


tea/coffee facilities

mosquito nets

corner bath

indoor and outdoor shower

double bed


dark wood furnishings with designer touch



Towels Provided


Distance from beach


Road Access

2wd/4wd Tar/Sand/Gravel

Collect from Border


Collect from Airport


Nearest Border


Airport Nearby


Credit cards accepted


Pet Policy

No Pets



Local Mobile Phone coverage


Power supply


Plug points

Mozambique electricity plug 2 Pin round





Scuba Diving


Star Gazing



Whale Watching


Scuba Diving



Deep Sea Fishing

Saltwater Paddling

Sea Kayaking

Ocean Safaris

Horse riding



Shops nearby

Taurus shop - Bakery, Bottle store, Butchery and all general needed groceries - 3 kms away.

Inhambane town has got everything else

Drinking Water


Mosquito nets provided



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