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Zona Braza Lodge Xai-Xai Mozambique

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Zona Braza Lodge is a quiet, exclusive, self catering beach lodge, with a la carte restaurant overlooking the Indian ocean. Situated 40km north of Xai-Xai.

email: xaixai@go.mozbookings.com

The lodge is between a bird loving freshwater lake and the Indian ocean and 100 meters from the beach on a coastal forest dune, ensuring a natural cool environment with beautiful beach- and sea views.

All our buildings are build with cement, ensuring cool natural surroundings, finished off with reeds around the building for that rustic natural look. The lodge is fumigated regularly to ensure a mosquito free environment.

No credit card facilities available at Zona Braza. You can reach us with a normal car. Refundable breakage deposit may be charged on arrival at establishment.

Zona Braza Lodge's accommodation consists of 5 casas sleeping 4 persons, 1 casa sleeping 6 persons, 1 casa sleeping 8 persons and 8 barracas sleeping 2 persons.

The casas are ideal for a family of 4. The casa have one bedroom, bathroom with toilet, basin and shower, fully equipped kitchen (crockery, cutlery, pots/pans, fridge/freezer and gas stove) and the loft. The stairs to the loft is quite steep and is not recommended for elderly people or people with strains/disabilities.

There is a “stoep” with a built-in-braai and all casas have seaview. The casas have outdoor showers. All beds can be kingsize or single beds with white linen and square mosquito nets. This units are serviced daily by our trustworthy and friendly staff.

Luxury Camping, the 8 barracas are suitable for a group of 2-16 people. There are 4 separate fully equipped outdoor kitchens/lapa's (crockery, cutlery, pots/ pans, fridge/freezer and gas stove for the big kitchen and 2 plate stoves for the 3 smaller kitchens).

The big kitchen is equipped with 20 water/wine glasses, cups, plates, etc and with 2 fridge/ freezers, 2 chest freezers and 2 fridges as well as a Built-in-braai.

The 3 smaller kitchens have each their own fridge/ freezer facilities and including all crockery and cutlery with two plate stove and built-in-braai. All these kitchens are allocated as per booking – no sharing.

The barracas does not have their own bathrooms and must use the centrally located ablution, which are very clean and spacious. (4 toilets, 4 basin, 4 showers). All barracas, kitchens and bathrooms are fully serviced daily by our trustworthy and friendly staff. Outdoor shower is centrally situated for all to use.

Rock and surf fishing – bring your own gear and bait
Dropshot and Flyfishing – bring your own gear
Snorkeling – bring your own gear or available to rent
Swimming on our safe beaches
Birdwatching 100 + species identified
Swimming Pool
Fully equipped Bar and Pool Room
DSTV and big screen in restaurant
Conference Fascilities
Cell phone reception
Exploring nearby towns and attractions
You can buy fresh bread daily at a shop less than 1km from Zona Braza Lodge.
Shoprite in Xai-Xai
Ice and charcoal available.
We have borehole water, but it is advisable to bring your own drinking water.
Hot and cold water
24 hour electricity
Quad bike rides (40km from Zona Braza)
Kite surfing, paragliding (30km from Zona Braza)

GPS Co-ordinates
25° 0'43.67"S
34° 2'10.26"E

Take the N4 towards Komatiepoort (Witbank, Nelspruit, Malelane, Komatipoort). Lebombo border into Mozambique. EN4 towards Maputo.
1st Tollgate, Moamba Plaza
On the double road towards Maputo you will get the first robot, turn left. (On your lefthandside SHOPRITE).
2nd Tollgate, Maputo Plaza, don't take tag only lane at the tollgates.
After this tollgate you take the Xai Xai off ramp to the left.
You are on the EN1 North (Xai Xai road). You will drive through various small towns: Marraquenne, Manica, Palmeiras, 3 de Feverreiras, Magul, Mimbiri, Macia, Incaia, Chucumbane, Xai Xai.
When driving through Xai Xai town, you will get the last petrol garage (Petro Moc) on your Left handside/ Right handside. From this point it is ± 40km to the turn off.
You will drive through Chongoene, Nhamavilla and the last town, Chizavane.
After ± 1km out of the town Chizavane, you will reach a dirt road. On the right, a ZONA BRAZA SIGN – 10KM.
Turn right at this sign into the dirt road. You will drive ± 10km straight on this dirt road.
When you reach the sign: Zona Braza 700m. turn Right at this sign and left to the next Zona Braza sign – 700m
Follow this road straight until you get our gate entrance.

Zona Braza Lodge is situated at Praia de Chizavane, Mocambique. We are ± 800km from Pretoria/Johannesburg, 380km from the Lebombo border (Komatipoort) – 5 hours drive and 280km from Maputo – 4 hours drive. The road is very good up to Xai Xai. We advice you not to drive at night.

What to bring

All units are self catering, bring your own food for the duration of your stay
Meat is scarce – vacuum pack and freeze before departure
Xai Xai have a Shoprite, Super Mercado and Pereira & Santos, where you can do some food and drinks shopping
You can draw money at ATM’s in Xai Xai
Please remember we do not have creditcard facilities
Dishcloths, tablecloths and dishwashing liquid – selfcatering units
Braai-rooster and firelighters
Bath and beach towels (towels are not supplied by us)
Mosquito repellent
Sandals and ‘rock-shoes’ (hot sand and rocks)
A light windbreaker or sweatshirt for the occasional chilly evenings
Snorkel, mask and fins
Medical aid kit
Camera & dubble point plugs for charging
Gas bottle with skottel and gas light for emergencies
Torch – we have 24 hours electricity but anything can happen in Mozambique, be prepared
Optional items: a beach umbrella, ly-lo’s for lazing in the sun
Sun block is a must

Crossing the border
Komatipoort Border Post(Lebombo) to Mozambique
Enter the gate and you will be given your gate pass which includes: your car registration and
number of people in your vehicle
Park your vehicle in the designated parking areas and enter the building, complete a vehicle
temporary export document and gate pass, have them both stamped.
If you have any questions go to the Customer Services Help Desk.
Proceed to immigration, with your passports, where they will be stamped.
If you have any export goods to declare, go to the Customs desk where your original invoices
must be stamped
Proceed to the Vehicle Registration desk (You should have all your vehicle registration
documents) and collect the DA341
Complete the DA341 form and have it stamped with your gate pass by the official.
Proceed to Immigration desk along with your passport and gate pass and have your passport
If you are not a South African citizen and want to reclaim VAT, present the goods and original
invoices at the VAT counter for a VAT refund
Return to your vehicle and give your gate pass to the official at the gate, at this stage a Customs
Official may ask to search your car.
Proceed to the Mozambique border post

At Mozambique Border:
You will receive a gate pass on entering Mozambique, make sure that you obey the directions
and signals of the border officers and that you stop or park where they show you. Proceed to the immigration
Do NOT to let the locals, help you, with the paperwork. Customs officials are not allowed to
receive money, but helpers are, so they work together.
This means that together they will go through your belongings, to find something, to make you
pay for, where as the customs officials on his own is less likely to go through your belongings.

Before You Leave
Ensure that all passports are valid for at least six months (visas are not required for South African citizens)
Copy of your vehicle registration papers
If your car is being financed, you will have to get a letter from the bank/insurance stating that you have permission to take the car across the border
Ensure that license discs are current and visible
Two red triangles are compulsory to have with you in vehicle
One safety vest compulsory in your vehicle (available from Chamberlains / Builders warehouse)
If you are using a trailer, it is compulsory for standard yellow/blue triangle stickers on the front and back of vehicles and trailers/boat
All trailers must have reflective tape on the sides and back.
ZA-sticker is also compulsory. All these stickers are available from AA Auto Shops, camping / outdoor
shops and license plate suppliers and
A Compulsory Third Party Insurance that can be obtained from border posts or at the SASOL
garage before entering the border post or at outdoor shops and is valid for thirty days
It is imperative to adhere to the speed limits in Mozambique. Always be on the lookout for the road sign
Always be on the lookout for pedestrians, goats, cattle and un-roadworthy vehicles.


Zona Braza Lodge Prices

Prices are per

Room Type


Mid Season

Low Season





















email: xaixai@go.mozbookings.com

Type of Accommodation at Zona Braza Lodge

Self Catering

Room/Chalet equipment

Ensuite Bathroom
Cutlery & Crockery
Pots & Pans
Braai Facilities
Gas stove



Towels Provided


Distance from beach

Approx. 100 meters

Road Access

Can reach lodge with a normal car

Collect from Border


Collect from Airport


Nearest Border

Komatipoort 380km

Airport Nearby

Maputo 280Km

Credit cards accepted


Pet Policy

No Pets



Local Mobile Phone coverage


Power supply


Plug points

Mozambique electricity plug 2 Pin round

Activities/dive centre

Fly fishing
Bird watching


Bread Stall

Shops nearby


Drinking Water

Bring own drinking water

Mosquito nets provided



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