It is that time of year again. The festive season is peeking around the corner and the time for relaxation is almost here. But with the noise, the hustle and the bustle of the city feeling like it is closing in around you, you should be considering getting away from it all and enjoying some time in a paradise holiday place: Guinjane Lodge. Guinjane Lodge has the best and most affordable accommodation in Mozambique.
World class accommodation in Mozambique is hard to come by and finding affordable accommodation in one of the most beautiful places in the world is no easy task. We here at Guinjane Lodge make it our duty to ensure that our accommodation packages are made available for all income types.
Perhaps you are a family of 5, a party of 10 friends or a couple wanting to have a romantic holiday, Guinjane Lodge has the facilities to provide for your accommodation in Mozambique no matter what the occasion. All of the accommodation is self-catering so remember to bring food along and you will also need to bring your own towels. The rooms are rustic and open plan, giving you the feeling of freedom.Â Don’t for a moment think that once you have explored all of the activities Guinjane Lodge has to offer you that you will be bored. Guinjane Lodge is outside of Inhambane, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mozambique.
History of Inhambane
The town is one of Mozambique’s oldest settlements with a history dating back to the 11th century. The town traded in cotton and was popular amongst the Muslim and Persian traders. On Vasco da Gama’s trip around Africa he stopped in the coastal town to resupply his ship and while there he fell in love with the town. He named it “Land of the Good People”. In 1534 the Portuguese set up a trading post in the town and it continued to grow.
Today this rustic, former colonial town is famous for its clear seas and pristine beaches, bringing flocks of tourists to the town every year. The last census count estimated Inhambane to have around 66Â 000 residents. Inhambane is around 470KM from Mozambique’s capital Maputo.
When planning your day’s adventures after arriving at Guinjane Lodge you should take the short 30KM drive to the historic town. You can not only take in the magnificent historical sites, but you can also stock up on any food or other supplies you might need. Â
With just over a month until the start of the festive season be sure to make Guinjane Lodge your first choice in accommodation in Mozambique. Book early to avoid disappointment.Â
Self catering accommodation units on Â Beach Front of Mozambique
The beautiful, tranquil Guinjane Lodge is situated more or less 30km from the Imhanbane Province in Mozambique. Luxurious self catering units and activities such as fly-fishing, deep-sea angling, rock and surf fishing, snorkelling and scuba diving awaits guests who book accommodation in Mozambique with the “jewel of Inhambane”.
Our lovely self-catering resort accommodation include:
1. five bedroom, two bathroom, ten sleeper unit
2. two bedroom, two bathroom, six sleeper unit
3. three bedroom, two bathroom, eight sleeper unit
For the scuba divers among us Guinjane Lodge is definitely the place to be – there are more than 18 different diving spots where you can explore the magic and mystery of the Indian Ocean.
For prospective guests who choose Guinjane as their preferred spot in Mozambique accommodation for the first time, we provide the following tips when travelling to Mozambique:
Visa requirements in Mozambique
We recommend that guests obtain their visas prior to travelling to Mozambique. If you are a South Africans citizen, a visa is not required when you go on holiday in Mozambique. Business and Â Tourist visas are normally valid for 2 months only which means that your visa has to be used within 2 months of the date of being issued (with stays between 30 to 90 days). A passport must still be valid 6 months after the date of your return with at least 2 blank pages in it.
The authorities will accept EU emergency passports (ETD). Visas for a 30 day period and entry can be obtained upon arrival at the international airports in Mozambique, including Vilankulo and Maputo as well as when you cross the border into Mozambique from the neighbouring countries. You can pay for visas in South African Rand or US Dollar (in cash) It is recommended that children travel on their own passports.
Â Malaria precaution
Please note that Mozambique is a country where you run the Â a risk of contracting Malaria and because there is no vaccine against malaria we recommend that you take the necessary precaution and speak to your doctor about taking malaria pills before entering the country. Don’t forget to bring along mosquito repellents,
If you are flying to Mozambique from other countries – we recommend that you get the necessary holiday travel insurance to cover you in case of any emergency.
Drinking water on your holiday in Mozambique
It is always safer to drink bottled water.
# 1 Accommodation in Mozambique
Looking for accommodation in Inhambane Mozambique for this school holiday, look no further than Guinjane Lodge.
With luxurious self-catering chalets which can sleep two people, five people, three people, six people, eight people and ten people they are bound to have a chalet which is just right for you and your family.
Each self-catering chalet is equip with cutlery, fridge, crockery, deep freeze, gas geyser, gas stove, linen, mosquito nets, private braai, private washing line, ceiling fans & built in cupboards. 24 Hour security is also provided as well as boat bays and washing facilities.
Not only is Guinjane Lodge the perfect accommodation in Inhambane Mozambique it also has quite a few activities available such as,
- Deep-sea angling
- Fly Fishing
- Rock & Surf Fishing
- Local Dive Sites and Deep Dive Sites
- Local markets
- Beach bars & Restaurants
- Nearby Superette
- Or just being Lazy on the beach.
Guinjane Lodge is located in one of Mozambique’s most beautiful areas with breathtaking sunrises and sunsets.
Guinjane Lodge can most definitely be your holiday home away from home.Â
Around 30 km from Inhambane in Mozambique is a little piece of heaven called Guinjane Lodge.
This beautiful, tranquil lodge is situated at the white beaches and clear blue sea of Guinjata Bay. With its luxurious self-catering units and various activities such as deep-sea angling, fly-fishing, snorkeling, rock and surf fishing, scuba diving in the world-renowned such as famous Manta Reef, kayaking, swimming. There friendly service and great location is reason as why this place is also known as the Jewel of Inhambane.
There lovely self-catering units offer various options such as:
- five bedroom, two bathroom, ten sleeper unit
- two bedroom, two bathroom, six sleeper unit
- three bedroom, two bathroom, eight sleeper unit
Each unit is equipped with:
- Cutlery, crockery, fridge, deep freeze, kettle, gas stove and gas geyser.
- Mosquito nets and linen.Â No towels supplied.
- Each unit has ceiling fans, a private braai & private washing line.
- Best quality finishes include brick walls, floor tiles, wall tiles and built in cupboards.
If you have a passion for diver then Guinjane Lodge is most definitely the place for you, with over 18 different diving spots, they will most definitely have a spot for you.
The activities for the family is endless and the sites are breathtaking, Guinjane Lodge is definitely a Jewel in the water.Â
One of the main attractions to Mozambique apart from the beauty, diving, gorgeous beaches, amazing weather and clear blue sea, is the fishing! Mozambique offers some of the most prestigious fishing competitions and spots in the world! These competitions include bill & game fish! To name a few, the Marlin competition in Bazaruto Island, Guinjata Sports Fishing Club Bonanza, the Yamaha Jet Ski fishing in Ponta do Oura and Inhassoro hosts the Central African Deep Sea Angling Society (CADSAS) Mozambique fishing tournament. The list continues and the anglers plan there year around these!
Mozambique offers a variety of accommodation from fully catered for to self-catering accommodation. The various competitions in the areas offer various types of accommodation. On Bazaruto Island you will probably be enjoying a fullboard package whilst at the Guinjata Sports Fishing Club Bonanza a self-catering unit at Guinjane Lodge where you will have the freedom to all get together around the fire at night after a few sundowners and discuss the stories of the day will most likely suit the needs of the anglers better! With the units being serviced daily, well built with tiled floors, brick walls and offering a box freezer for all the fish, who wouldn’t want to opt for this option?!
Be sure to check out the fishing competitions in Mozambique to ensure you don’t miss out on these exciting opportunities and fun on the open blue waters!
What comes to mind when you hear these two words: Mozambique beaches? Uninterrupted stretches of beach, turquoise water, sunshine, hot weather, majestic sea-world, cocktails, 2M, Tipo Tinto, umbrellas, beach loungers, sunscreen, bathing costumes, beach towels, sunglasses… and the list goes on! A list filled with ‘awesome ingredients’ ensuring smiles and happiness!
If the above interests you, we would like to invite you to Guinjane Lodge for an unforgettable experience!
Guinjane Lodge, situated at Guinjata Bay just south of Inhambane on the coast is a luxurious self-catering accommodation lodge offering the best quality units at affordable rates! Our aim is to make guests feel at home in a foreign country!We thrive on customer satisfaction and strive to reach it at all times!
At Guinjane Lodge you will have the freedom to design your own holiday, with the Guinjane Lodge Management team always available to assist!
Bring your snorkeling gear, scuba diving card, fishing rods, jet skis, kayaks and much more and enjoy the majestic sea world of Guinjata Bay!
Guinjata Dive Centre is on our doorstep offering dives that will leave you in awe! Manta Rays & Whale Sharks swim the ocean and seeing these would be unforgettable!
Fishing in this area has been a favorite for years!GT’s, Amberjack, Sailfish, Prodical Son, Cuta, Yellowfin, Wahoo & Dorado’s are only a few of the fish that will brace you with their presence!
Laze in the sun, play a round of beach bats, stop for a refreshment at one of the local beach bars… holiday, isn’t it amazing?!
Many people are still wondering what they should do over the festive period… 2013 is rapidly drawing towards an end and the time to finalize holiday plans is now!
Guinjane Lodge situated 30km south of Inhambane in Mozambique offers luxurious self-catering accommodation at an affordable rate! The chalets have been built with brick walls, tiled floors and built in cupboards. Ceiling fans ensure a cool breeze throughout the unit making it a pleasure to spend time in the chalet overlooking the ocean.
About 800m from the lodge, at Cumbini a New Year’s Eve party will be hosted by Kurt Darren & Arno Jordaan taking you into 2014 with a vibe!
Along the beach, you will find numerous beach bars & restaurants to choose from, offering lovely meals & the best sundowners!
Kayaks can be hired, boats & jet skis are welcome, snorkeling gear is a necessity for the amazing snorkeling at Paindane Reef & then scuba diving with Guinjata Dive Centre at some of the world’s most renowned reefs is an experience of a lifetime!
The festive season is around the corner! Many holiday goers are finalizing their Christmas & New Year plans whilst some others have just started planning! The New Year’s eve party at Guinjata Bay hosted by MozMag & Cumbini will welcome Kurt Darren & Arno Jordaan on 31 December 2013!! Be sure not to miss this event with your feet in the sand and your favorite music entertaining you all night long! What better way to enter the new year?!
Guinjane Lodge’s luxurious self-catering accommodation is situated 1km from the New Year’s eve party venue!! What makes Guinjane Lodge ideal is that you can join the party for as long as you want, but once you decide it’s time to call it a night, you’ll be able to head back and sleep comfortably without party vibes disturbing the peacefulness we offer!
Guinjane Lodge offers well built, well finished self-catering units with brick walls, tiled floors & built in cupboards. The unit’s unique design combined with the finishes allows the fresh sea air breeze to cool the unit at all times. The ceiling fans in each room and living area ad to the comfort of the unit. Walk or drive down to the beach, relax, play beach bats, build sand castles, do some fishing, go kayaking or snorkeling or for the more adventurous book a deep or local reef dive at Guinjata Dive Centre!!
The past weekend 16 – 18 August 2013, we exhibited at the Dive Expo at the Coca Cola dome in Johannesburg.
For us at Guinjane Lodge it was wonderful to be amongst all the passionate scuba divers all buzzing with excitement to share their experiences! Experienced scuba divers provided unending knowledge and information, and we discovered all the breathtaking Scuba Diving spots Africa has to offer! Once again, we realized that Guinjane Lodge situated at Guinjata Bay is definitely situated in the hub of the scuba diving excitement with direct access to local & deep dive sites! Guinjata Dive Centre venture out daily to a few of these reefs. The daily 6pm meeting at the Guinjata Dive Centre sets out the planning for the following day and the decisions are made in terms of which of the majestic reefs will be visited the following day! Decisions are made between the local dive sites featuring Paindane Xpress, Turtle Creek, Egypt, Hard Rock, Devils Peak, Caves, Pao, Batfish, Coral Gardens and Fishbowl or alternatively deeper sites are visit including options between Barnicle, KK Zee, Green Tree, Manta Canyon, X-Tacy, Pixies, Manta Pinnacles. The world renowned Manta Reef is always a favorite and guests are left in awe after experiencing a dive amongst the famous Manta Rays.
We suggest an early morning dive, returning to Guinjane Lodge for a lovely self-catered brunch followed by relaxation on the beach and dive planning the evening for the following day. Alternatively visit one of the local beach bars and restaurants for a brunch served to you after a majestic dive.
Guinjata bay and the surrounding area offer anglers a unique and exciting spot for fishing! Guinjata bay has been well known for the famous and very popular Guinjata Sports Fishing Bonanza and this year the tradition continues with the exciting competion-taking place from 02 – 07 June 2013. Due to its popularity, you need to enter a.s.a.p. to avoid disappointment.
The ideal combination for anglers includes the beach bars, restaurants, and of course a good old braai! Guinjane Lodge offers upmarket yet affordable self-catering accommodation with built in braai areas in the hub of the vibe with beautiful sea view units! Finish off the successful day of fishing with a 2M in one hand and braai tongs in the other sharing the day’s excitement on the boat and the events that took place and of course, the big catch or hopefully a few!
At present, anglers can be on the lookout for GT’s, Amberjack, Sailfish, Prodical Son, Cuta, Yellowfin, Wahoo & Dorado’s at Guinjata Bay and the surrounding fishing spots. Get those rods oiled, the boat flushed and join us for an unforgettable trip and fishing bonanza in 2013!!
Guinjane Lodge is an upmarket self-catering lodge with mostly sea view units situated at Guinjata Bay, close to Jangamo Bay. Jeffs Palm Resort, Paindane, Pleasure Bay and Lighthouse Reef are a few of the resorts we surround ourselves with.
Guinjane Lodge’s ideal location offers scuba divers direct access to world renownd reefs, which will leave the scuba diver in awe...
There are many scuba diving centres in the area of which a few include Guinjata Dive Centre, Paindane Dive Centre & Jeffs Dive Centre and you will with no doubt enjoy the experience of a lifetime!
At Guinjane Lodge we will gladly assist you with the necessary information and details to make your diving experience effortless and magical!
All the dive centres are very close to Guinjane Lodge with Guinjata Dive Centre almost on the premises so there is no need to worry that it will be an effort to arrange or reach. Leave these details to us and come and enjoy the luxury of a self-catering holiday with scuba diving breaks awaiting you on your doorstep!
The self-catering units are fully equipped with a fridge, freezer, cutlery, crockery, mosquito nets, gas geyer, gas stove, kettle, ceiling fans and top quality finishes include brick walls and fully tiled floors.
This self-catering lodge also offers 24h security and even though we still ask guests not to leave valuables lying around, we go as far as possible to make it a worry free destination!
For more information on the local and deep dive sites, please visit our website here and enjoy a lovely tour of an upmarket self-catering lodge offering unforgettable memories and listing unending activities!
At Guinjane Lodge, we strive to offer the best self-catering accommodation to satisfy all groups from couples, singles, families and friends! Our low season tariff is so affordable that it will meet any budget and as soon as you hear the waves rumbling in the background whilst relaxing on the beach, you will get lost in a sea of happiness!
This upmarket self-catering lodge with top quality finishes situated on the coast of the Guinjata Bay area offers many sea view units. The units are fully equipped and include private braai areas & private washing lines.
For the ideal holiday, whether it being long-term or a short break, self-catering accommodation is the way to go especially in the Mozambican region, where fresh fish, prawns and crayfish is generously available and the best way to make it, is exploring different flavors in the comfort of your own self-catering unit!
Close to Guinjane Lodge lies the famous Manta Reef, featuring a huge diversity of marine life including numerous giant mantas, up to 6m in width. Scuba diving at the Manta Reef is an experience of a lifetime!
The top of the reef has beautiful soft corals and you will be dazzled with spanish dancers, green turtles, large trumpetfish, yellow snappers, large potato groupers, barracuda, scorpion fish, triggerfish, fairy basslets, tiny little goldies of only to name a few and then ofcourse, the famous Manta Rays!
This majestic reef is only accessible by boat and with the many dive centres surrounding Guinjane Lodge, you will be in the water ready to explore the sealife at this world renounced Manta Reef before you know it!
The Manta Reef is about 10km from Guinjata Bay, where Guinjane Lodge is situated. The average depth of the reef is about 25m and the maximum 30m.