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Travessia Beach Lodge Inhambane Mozambique

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Travessia is an Eco Beach Lodge that is all about understated barefoot-luxury. Our secluded casas have 180° sea views, spacious decks, a hammock and en-suite outdoor showers.


The lodge is built on raised wooden decks with timber or roll-up canvas walls under a thatched roof. The lodge is entirely solar powered – ensuring a light environmental foot print. Take a walk on our endless beach, relax in the shade of our palm grove, paddle out or gaze at the sea from our rimflow pool or accept an invite from the neighboring community. Sophisticated whilst down to earth, with no-one around for miles, Travessia is for families, individual travelers and couples alike.


Accommodation at Travessia Beach Lodge Inhambane


All rooms are located on raised wooden decks with either timber or canvas walls under a
thatched roof. Three of our secluded casas have King or Twin beds with mosquito nets, 180° sea
views, spacious decks with a hammock, en-suite bathrooms, separate toilets and outdoor

Our wooden house, Casa Madeira, has a Queen bed with Mosquito nets, 360° views, a spacious
deck with hammock, and en-suite bathroom with separate shower and toilet.

All houses, except for Casa Madeira, have space for an extra bed for a child. Casa Madeira can
accommodate a baby travel cot.

Casa de Mel, Casa Tartaruga, Casa Baleia:
Located on raised wooden decks with canvas walls under a thatched roof
King or Twin beds with mosquito nets
Sweeping 180° sea views
Spacious private decks with a hammock
En-suite bathrooms, separate toilets and outdoor shower

Casa Madeira
Located on raised wooden deck with timber walls under a thatched roof
Queen bed with mosquito net
360° views with sweeping seaviews
Private deck with hammock
En-suite bathroom with separate shower and toilet

Features of Travessia Beach Lodge

Endless Beach
Travessia Beach Lodge is situated between coastal forest and palm trees on the dunes along an endless beach. At low tide, the surf is perfect to take the canoe for a paddle and both children and adults will enjoy boogie boarding whilst the little ones love the small natural “pools” that are created when the tide goes out. We are not in a protected bay with flat water like Vilankulos or Tofo. This means that there is always a bit of a surf and at low tide you don't have to walk for miles to get to the water. You will have the beach almost entirely to yourself, except for our local fishermen and the occasional children or women from the neighboring village. There are no hawkers trying to sell you local curios. Depending on the weather offshore, you will find plenty of different shells and bleached coral on your beach walk. The Travessia team keeps our beach clean by regularly collecting all waste that gets washed up on the beach a few hundred meters up and down our property.

Wild Romance
There is a definition of romance that describes it as a “quality or feeling of mystery, excitement, and remoteness from everyday life”. For couples seeking out that level of romance, Travessia might well be the ideal spot. Leaving the tar road and making your way along a sandy track that winds itself through the coastal palm forest, you get that sense of being cast-away. At some point you will think you must be lost until eventually you catch the first glimpse of the sea. Minutes later you will reach Travessia Beach Lodge. Our elevated casas have been carefully positioned to maximize views and privacy. If you are craving solitude, dinner on your own deck, under the stars, breakfast in bed or a beach picnic for two are all ideas which we will happily turn into reality for you.

Family friendly
Our open plan family room sleeps four people in King or Twin beds and there is even room for a third bed or baby cot to accommodate families of five. There is lots of space for children to roam around without getting in the way of those seeking tranquility. Being a small lodge allows us to be flexible most of the time. If the kids don’t want to leave the beach for lunch, then lunch comes to the beach as a picnic with sandwiches, fruit or other finger food. Talking about food, we also think our food is family friendly. We usually serve a fusion of Southern African – European comfort food with as much fresh fish, seasonal fruit and veggies as we can source.

Digital Detox
If you absolutely have to check your emails, we recommend buying a local Sim card with mobile data. It will still not be a 100% fast and reliable connection, however we highly recommend a digital detox for the period of your stay and using our remoteness as an excuse to your work colleagues for being offline for a few days. You may soon find yourself adapting to the Mozambican time schedule: Follow the sun.

Activities and Facilities at Travessia Beach Lodge

• On sea: Boogie boards and canoes on site. We also arrange snorkelling, dive or dhow trips (for sundowners)
from Linga Linga, Tofu or Guinjata Bay (Transfer fees apply)
• On foot: A variety of guided bush walks to explore the communities in our neighborhood,
visit the local bakery, babobab trees and meeting the locals. An uncontrived experience
• On wheels: Day trips to Inhambane or Tofu. Half-day trips to the markets of Maxixe,
Massinga or Morrumbene. Scenic drives through the coastal palm forest around Travessia in
our historic Landrover 3 Series. (Transfer fees may apply)
• On fat wheels: Two fatbikes are available for rides along the beach or through the coastal
• Soccer on Sundays: Visit of the local Sunday Soccer Match at the Cumbana Agricola Pitch
• Beach picnics
• If a game of Rugby or Cricket has to be watched: 30 minute bush drive to our neighbours Morrumbene Holiday Resort: Satellite TV! J
• Snorkel trips or ocean Safaris from Linga Linga (just over one hour drive through
the bush and along the beach)

Best Parts

• Location: Off-the-beaten-track and at the same time easily accessible and close to
Inhambane Airport
• Endless, unspoilt beach
• Responsible Tourism through creation of jobs, sourcing of local building material,
training and social development initiatives. 80% of Travessia’s staff stems from the
neighbouring communities.
• Authentic experiences: Thanks to excellent community relations, bushwalks and
casual visits to the village make for uncontrived experiences.
• Pricing: With half-board rates from R 1200 pp/sharing or R 3600/room for a family
of four, Travessia Beach Lodge makes beach holidays of understated barefoot
luxury in Southern Africa more accessible.


Where is Travessia Beach Lodge?

Travel by Air
Daily flights from Johannesburg with LAM, Mozambique’s local air carrier get you to Inhambane in less than two hours, non-stop or with a touch-down in Maputo.

International travelers may also fly to Maputo and take a LAM connection to Inhambane from there. We provide transfers from Inhambane Airport to Travessia which takes approximately one and a half hours or less, if you take the ferry across the lagoon.

Transfers from Vilankulos can be arranged and need to be booked a minimum of one month in advance due to the logistics involved. Transfer cost vary due to fuel price fluctuations. We strive to provide realistic transfer fees based on cost to company and offer special transfer fees for bookings of 5 days or more.

Guests arriving from the South via the EN1: Carry on through Maxixe, from Morrumbene follow the road for another approximately 18km.

After crossing the Panga River, just after the road goes uphill again, look out for signs for Morrumbene Beach Resort and Travessia.

Turn right onto a narrow dirt/sand road and follow the arrows to Travessia.

From the tar road it’s approximately another 6km until you get to us. Guests arriving from the North via the EN1: Approximately 25km after Massinga, watch out for a sign for Travessia Beach Lodge.

The sign will be on the right-hand side of the road. Turn left onto
a narrow dirt/sand road and follow the arrows to Travessia. From the tar road it’s approximately another 6km until you get to us.

Some section of the off-road track to Travessia are quite sandy and require 4x4 (or superior driving skills and a vehicle with sufficient clearance). Guest are advised to inform our lodge managers about their approximate arrival time.

Cell phone reception might be patchy or nonexistent once guests have left the main road. On prior arrangement, we can also pick-up customers at the main road and have their car parked safely elsewhere.

Guests shall not attempt to try and reach Travessia via GPS co-ordinates as the off-road track to Travessia is not registered on Google maps and they will get lost when attempting to turn-off the main road anywhere else other than at the Travessia Beach Lodge sign.



Travessia Beach Lodge Prices

Prices are given as a guide only and are subject to change

Room Type


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Type of Accommodation at Travessia Beach Lodge


Room/Chalet equipment

Ensuite Bathroom



Towels Provided


Distance from beach


Road Access

Some sections on road to lodge are quite sandy and require 4x4

Collect from Border


Collect from Airport


Nearest Border


Airport Nearby

Yes Inhambane

Credit cards accepted


Pet Policy




Local Mobile Phone coverage


Power supply


Plug points

Mozambique electricity plug 2 Pin round

Activities/dive centre

Dhow Trips
Game Drives


Yes / No
Info on shop type

Shops nearby


Drinking Water

Tap / Bottled

Mosquito nets provided

Yes / No


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