Leisure & Dive Centre includes:
•Bar with satellite TV
•Lounge with satellite TV
•Dive Pool & deck
•Pool & games Room
•Power supplied daily by generator from 06h00 – 22h00
•Standard South African power points – 3 prong round
•Special occasion beach picnics and in room dining
•Rooms fully serviced including evening turndown
•No credit card facilities at Massinga Beach. Moz Meticais,
SA Rand and US Dollars are accepted.
•No cell phone signal at the Lodge but contact is possible
through the Administration office located nearby
•Board games; table tennis; darts; pool table; DSTV; DVD selection
•Beach games & walks
•Body Massage and relaxation therapy in the privacy of the
•Stargazing – telescope is provided on the Leisure Centre
•Quad bikes off-site through 100ha estate
•Day tours to historic city of Inhambane
•Swimming in the warm Indian Ocean (unprotected but shallow
and little backwash)
•Surfing (bring your own surfboard)
•Snorkelling (Duration 1 – 1 ½ hours)
Includes snorkeling kit, drinking water, cashew nuts and coconut.
•Sea safari (Duration 2 ½ to 3 hours)
Offered all year round. The boat is a super duck; easy to get on
and off. Possible sightings include whales, whale shark, dolphins
and manta rays, depending on the season. After the safari, a stop-off
with a snorkel with guide is offered.
Whale Sharks - Generally all year round, but mainly in summer.
Turtles - Hawks Beak, Green and Logger Head. All year round. Lay
eggs in November & December with hatchlings coming out in March
Humpback Whales -Heading North with calves to feed in the nutrient
rich Mozambique Channel around October and head South in May/June.
Manta’s - All year round, but also mainly summer months.
•PADI registered Scuba diving.
Diving is offered off numerous reefs featuring soft and hard corals
including Sylvia Shoal, New Year’s and Tokyo D frequented
by rays, sharks, turtles, and game fish.
Temperature: Summer 26-30 degrees Winter 20-23 degrees
Visibility: Average 10-15m, but can be as good as 30m.
20 minutes north by boat, a 14km reef system ranging from 10m to
25m at its maximum depth. An abundance of reef fish, hard and soft
corals, many game fish, a vast variety of Nudibranchs as well as
the beautiful Djibouti Giants and Spanish Dancers. Also, turtles,
mantas, eels, sharks the endless list ensures every second of the
diving in this area is truly fantastic.
New York City
A long ridge that runs in a SW to NE direction. The top of the ridge
sits at a depth of 12-15m with a max depth of 25m. This area is
full of soft corals for the first 15m and in deeper sections there
is whip and green tree corals. Lots of schools of reef fish.
A very easy and interesting dive. Max depth of 12m with plenty of
swim through's, coral gardens, anemones and reef fish
Sherwood North and South
A deep dive to a max depth of 32m. A central ridge running North
to South with lots of green tree corals. Large schools of Big eye
kingfish, giant groupers and crayfish, turtles and white tip reef
New Years Reef
Another ridge running SW to NE and the top of the ridge is 10m dropping
to 25m on the sides. An abundance of soft and hard coral, Turtles,
sharks, moray eels and different rays.
A shallower section of Sylvia’s reef. The top sits at 8m with
it dropping to 20m on the outside. Heaps of table corals, anemones
and soft corals. Full of crevices that have crayfish and all types
of eels as well as small groupers and turtles and often, dolphins.
A great dive for beginners to a max depth 14m. The reef is full
of giant clams and anemones. Sweepers, damselfish and crocodile
Perfect for training dives. Top of the reef is 5m dropping to 12m
on the sand. Contains coral gardens and it is a nursery for juvenile
Consists mainly of sandy channels amongst ocean floor bed rock.
The top sits at 7m dropping to 12m with overhangs and lots of sting
rays. Also great for training.
The most southerly part of Sylvia’s shoal and another ridge
that runs SW to NE. Top of the reefs sits at 12m, dropping to 25m.
Huge schools of Surgeons, kingfish, fusiliers and snappers all hunting
on the edges. Moray eels, nudibranchs, Spanish dancers, white tip
sharks, turtles and manta’s.
Another section of Sylvia’s Shoal. The top sits at 10m and
drops of to 25m. Manta rays, job fish, kingfish, turtles, moray
eels, cleaner wrasses and shrimps.
Middle part of Sylvia Shoal and a ridge running SW to NE. The top
sits at 12m dropping to 25m. Schools of Fusiliers, surgeon and kingfish,
rays, crayfish, nudibranchs, turtles and sharks (mainly white tips)
Top of the reef sits at 8m, max depth 25m on the sides. Soft corals,
sponges and green tree corals, also lots of sweepers and glassfish.
With cleaning stations for moray eels and groupers; Durban dancing
and boxer cleaner shrimps; Turtles and often leafy scorpion fish.
In the centre of Sylvia Shoal has a flat top at 6m. Table corals
and huge crevices which are home to moray eels, groupers, rays and
white tip reef sharks.
16.5 kms out in the ocean so, warmer and clearer waters of the Mozambique
Channel. An amazing dive for all big game fish, sharks, large rays
and the smaller reef fish.
•PADI registered diving courses ranging from beginner to
Bubble maker (8-10yr olds)
Holidays are about doing as little or as much as your heart desires,
Massinga Beach obliges.
A leisurely stroll to your concealed picnic spot along the unspoiled
beach; in season you may spot whales in the distance from the raised
decks whilst being served your favourite cocktail.
At night the wonders at the galaxy will enthral you.
For the more energetic; hike through the sprawling palm groves,
take the quad bikes on a trail; enjoy the thrill of fishing or diving
nearby; get involved in the local community school project.
Photographic opportunities abound.
The well appointed facilities are complimented by friendly attentive
service and truly scrumptious cuisine. Fresh coconut cocktails and
local seafood are prepared and served with a friendly Mozambican
Massinga Beach is accessible by self-drive, 568 kilometers north
of Maputo or LAM Mozambique Airlines flying between OR Tambo and
Inhambane. The Lodge offers air conditioned transfers from Inhambane
Airport to the town of Massinga and Lodge 13kms off the main road.
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