Barra Lodge is set in one of the most picturesque areas in Mozambique, with spectacular views of pristine beaches and the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Situated 485km north of Maputo, access by road is a pleasant drive by tarred road which is suitable for the passage of a normal vehicle. However, the last 7km’s leading to the lodge is a dirt road. One may fly to Inhambane, the tarred runways and airports are well serviced. Customs and immigration are available. Barra has secluded, unspoilt beaches, bordered by the Inhambane estuary on one side and the sea on the other.
Accommodation at Barra Lodge
The lodge is nestled among groves of coconut trees, all rooms have exquisite beach and sea views. The accommodation at Barra Lodge is comfortable. There are various options of accommodation that meet each individual’s needs. Barra has 16 Twin bedded Casitas, 4 Family Casitas, 20 Self catering cottages, 2 Bunk Houses. Our traditional Casitas made of thatch, brick and reeds creating a charming atmosphere. The Casitas are fitted with two beds, a shower and toilet, en suite. The family rooms have two extra beds for children under the age of 12. All have sea views and are a stones throw from the beach.
The tropical beach bar creates an atmosphere of relaxation where the best fisherman’s yarns are heard. Here you are invited to gather in the evenings to watch the beautiful sunsets, participate in beach volley ball, pub games or simply sip and enjoy exotic cocktails. Pub lunches and pizzas are on sale.
Activities at Barra Lodge
For a well balanced and memorable African vacation,mask, snorkel and fins are available for hire at the dive centre. Snorkel along the reef and enjoy the myriad of colourful reef fish, fascinating corals, and other marine life. Take a trip on a dhow, and feel a great sense of history as the dhows are still built as in ancient times. This is something that must be experienced before this age old art dies out. Using the Scuba Diving boats, we offer to our clients an Ocean Safari. During this trip one is almost guaranteed to see Humpback Whales, Whale sharks and a possibility of seeing Mantarays and the elusive Dugong between the months of June to October. The nearby Inhambane city is steeped in history. First founded by Vasco da Gama in 1534 it was the most southerly slave port used by the Arabs. The cathedrals, the old colonial Portuguese architecture, the African culture and local market places all make it a fascinating town to browse around. A number of restaurants in and around Inhambane give a variety of options.