The Best (Last Minute) Mozambique December Accommodation Specials

The summer holidays are knocking and if you are looking to make this December as laid back as possible, a holiday in Mozambique will definitely tick all the boxes. Some downtime at the beach, sitting on the shimmering sands and enjoying the cool ocean waters will wash away a year of work and stress, and have you ready to face the new year.

To help you out with your last minute holiday planning, this is our quick and easy guide to Mozambique December Accommodation Specials:

1. Guinjane Lodge

The utterly gorgeous Guinjane Lodge is found in the beautiful Guinjata Bay which is a short 30Km drive from Inhambane. The lodge is known for offering superior accommodation, and warm hospitality, all while being situated just a short walk from the beach. The activities at the lodge are almost endless, and guests can look forward to fishing, kayaking, snorkelling, and so much more.

Year round, Guinjane provides great Mozambique accommodation at the lowest possible prices, making it the perfect holiday destination, whether you are travelling in December or not.

Prices start from R 500 Per night, Per person.

Guinjane Lodge Chalet facing the beach - Guinjane Lodge

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2. Barra Beach Resort

The perfect slice of tropical paradise, Barra Beach has the dreamy beaches, swaying palm trees and refreshing ocean breezes that characterise the Mozambique holiday. The lodge was built on the southern shores of Inhambane and offers guests an almost luxurious stay as well as various fun activities.

Prices start from R 590 Per Unit.

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3. Travessia Beach Lodge

Found in the lush Mozambique coastal forests, surrounded by trees and sand dunes, Travessia Beach Lodge is a place made for relaxation and lazy days. At the lodge you can explore the palm grove, paddle in the ocean, and slow down with walks on the beach. The lodge is completely eco-friendly and secluded enough to allow guests to enjoy plenty of privacy.

Prices start from R 1950 Per Person Sharing.

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4. Nkwichi Lodge

The breath taking Nkiwichi Lodge is Mozambique’s best kept secret. Situated on the shores of Lake Malawi, this destination is so much more than just a lodge; it is an African paradise. The area offers unique lakeside scenery, and because it is a more secluded destination, guests staying here can spend their days undisturbed while taking a dip in the pristine lake waters, exploring the untouched nature, embarking on a fishing trip, or canoeing along the shores of the magnificent Rift Valley.

For general rates, send an email to info@nkwichi.com.

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5. asDunas

Located close to Vilanculo, asDunas is a more modern holiday destination, but still a beach lodge at heart. The lodge is surrounded by beautiful sand dunes and coastal vegetation, with views overlooking the ocean. For those in search of a more exclusive holiday, one away from the crowds, a few days spent here will deliver the relaxation you are looking for. Along with doing all of the usual beach activities, guests at the lodge can also enjoy a safari drive, and time wandering through the lush plants that surround the area.

Prices start from R 4162 a night, during the peak season, with long term stays offered a special rate.

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6. Casa Rex

Casa Rex is a boutique 4 star hotel close to Vilanculos. The hotel was built to look out over the Indian Ocean and the Bazaruto Archipelago. With only 15 rooms, it is the kind of lodge made for those in search of a quiet, tranquil holiday. As for activities, if you choose to make this your Mozambique December holiday destination, you can look forward to scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing, whale watching, and kite surfing, as well as trips to the local market, hiking, and game drives, although these are conducted across the border in the Kruger National Park.

For general rates and special offers, you can email reservations@casmaratrading.com

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7. Sentidos Beach Retreat

A luxury lodge with that unforgettable Mozambique beach vibe, Sentidos Beach Retreat is the ideal place to have a Mozambique December holiday. The villas at Sentidos are designed to be airy, with lots of natural light and all of the creature comforts you’d expect from such a luxury stay. While there are a few activities to take part in, it is just as easy to spend the whole day in the villa, with a cocktail in hand.

For general rates and special offers, it is best to send an email to info@sentidosbeachretreat.com

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8. Rio Azul

On many a Mozambique December holiday list, Rio Azul comes up as a top hotel. With its high-end, rather fashionable aesthetic and its tasty cuisine, this eco-lodge which overlooks a gorgeous turquoise lagoon, is the perfect option for a restful break. The lodge has some of the best accommodation in the area and offers guests a wonderful range of activities, to keep them busy throughout their stay.

Prices start from around R 4 900 during the December peak season.

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9. Massinga Beach Lodge

A lodge built on the vibrant Inhambane coastline, Massinga boasts a number of fun holiday packages and absolutely exquisite ocean views. The lodge has its own swimming pool which also overlooks the beach, and breakfast is included in the stay. On the lodge grounds there is a bar and restaurant as well as a laundry service.

Prices start from around R 8000 during the peak season December holiday.

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10. Coconut Bay Cabanas

For larger groups and guests travelling on a budget, the Coconut Bay Cabanas are a basic but budget friendly accommodation option. The cabanas are completely self-catered, sleep up to 35 people at a time, and can be booked separately. The area overlooks the Indian Ocean and there are plenty of fun things to do when staying here such as whale watching, kayaking, rock fishing, and snorkelling.

Prices start from R 380 Per Unit.

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Quick considerations to make before you book your Last Minute December Accommodation trip

A last minute holiday still needs some thinking, especially when Mozambique is your holiday destination. When planning your December trip, you should consider the following:

  • Self-catered or not?

Most Mozambique accommodation is self-catered, which essentially means you will have to prepare for and make your own meals. Unlike South Africa, the shops are few and far between the destinations, because the country is so big. The remote nature of these holiday destinations means you have to bring along everything, for every meal, and so you will have to do plenty of planning.

  • Long distance or not?

As this is a big country, some destinations are a little more out of the way than others. You will have to factor in the extra time on the road, as you could spend up to a day reaching some places and that can cut your holiday short.

  • Social or not?

December is one time of the year that South Africans flock to Mozambique for their annual beach break. This means some destinations are going to be more people-packed than others. This kind of holiday experience is not for everyone, so if you’d like a more private holiday, make sure you book your stay in a place that is not as popular with the tourist crowds.