The 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodation Mozambique

Finding the right self-catering Accommodation Mozambique can be tricky sometimes. You don’t want to go with the cheapest place and find out on arrival they don’t even have mosquito nets. Your choice of accommodation when on going on holiday can either make or break your entire trip. We want you to experience the true beauty of Mozambique, the culture, the ocean and the hospitality. In this article, we will be going through the Top 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodation Mozambique. Making use of this list when deciding where to stay will give you a better chance to secure that experience of a lifetime. So, without further ado, Guinjane Lodge presents to you:

The Best Self Catering Accommodation Mozambique

(In no Specific Order)

1. Guinjane Lodge

30km south of Inhambane, in Guinjata Bay lies Guinjane Lodge. Surrounded by wide beautiful sandy white beaches and clear blue seas. Known as “The Jewel of Inhambane”, Guinjane Lodge will steal your heart with their stunning beach location, warm waters perfect for swimming all day long, and the most charming local hospitality. The ease of access to the beach makes it extremely easy to launch boats and jetski’s for the thrill seekers. After a long fun-filled day you can make use of their boat bays and washing facilities. Guinjane Lodge boasts twelve 2-bedroom units, three 3-bedroom units, and five 5-bedroom units all equipped with everyday essentials. All the units have ceiling fans and mosquito nets, although it is still advised to take your own mosquito repellent. There is also a 24-hour security service as Guinjane Lodge takes the safety of their guests extremely seriously. A snorkeling beach like Paindane is also just a quick drive away. Guests also have the choice of 3 different restaurants located within a km from Guinjane Lodge. Book your Stay at Guinjane, click here.

A Recent Review of Guinjane Lodge:

“Guinjane Lodge is the best place to stay in Guinjata Bay. Everything works and everything is clean. Service with a smile every day. You will not be disappointed. Easy access, close to the main beach and dive center. Generator on site for those powerless days. Stunning views. Great hosts, will support them going forward with a smile. The tan might fade but the memories will last a lifetime!”

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2. Paradise Beach Lodge

Paradise Beach Lodge is situated 650km north of Maputo between Inhambane and Vilanculos. The Pomene coastline is a stretch of unspoilt crystal blue Indian Ocean. Pomene Bay and Estuary are home to an abundance of sea life, starfish and seahorses are sure to be spotted when snorkelling. Paradise Beach Lodge boasts a full restaurant and bar, set on the edge of the water. Guests can enjoy grabbing lunch while watching the children play in the water. This restaurant also makes for the perfect romantic night out, enjoying exquisite cuisine while the water lapses against the edge of the deck. The baker ensures guests get the best hot pão delivered each morning in true Mozambican fashion. Paradise Beach Lodge is known as the go-to spot for water sport enthusiasts, having the perfect location for wind surfing, kite surfing, kayaking and snorkelling. The thatch roof chalets of Paradise Beach lodge are only 20 meters from the water at high tide and around 30 meters at low tide. Staying that close to the water offer guests ever changing and breath-taking views that will have you taking pictures every 5 minutes.

A Recent Review of Paradise Beach Lodge:

“We stayed at paradise for 12 days!! Was the most relaxing holiday I think I’ve ever had. The setting is spectacular with sunrises to die for. The accommodation is basic but clean and comfortable. Is lacking in a few basic necessities eg a shelf to unpack your clothes as we were staying there a while and maybe a table or 2. The staff were wonderful.”

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3. Macachula Beach Lodge

Situated on a 4-Hectare secluded portion on the northern bank off the Pomene Lagoon. Experience the endless white beaches under your feet with the crystal blue water washing up next to you as you take a stroll. The lagoon is tidal salt water and grants permanent access to the sea via the mouth (even at low tide). All chalets are self-catering and en-suite equipped with linen, towels and mosquito nets. Macachula requests that guests bring their own bottle off gas (Gas stove provided) and a camping fridge if possible. There is 24-hour on-premises security and all chalets are serviced daily. Experience the Mozambican culture to the maximum with fresh Portuguese rolls and fruits and veg delivered to your doorstep every morning.

A Recent Review of Macachula Beach Lodge:

“Stunning & so remote. Amazing experience. 5 🌟 for destination. Manager Martin & night watchman Eric just great. If you’re towing it’s a 3-hour trip – no kidding!!!!”

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4. Catalina Lodge

Overlooking some of the finest coastline in the whole of Africa, Catalina is located between Paindane and Guinjata Bay. The crystal-clear warm waters ensure spectacular all-year-round diving and fishing. While the close proximity of Paindane reef offers excellent inshore snorkelling and safe swimming for the whole family. This luxury lodge is set on high sand dunes and is sure to satisfy your craving for the sea, with 180-degree ocean views to the east and majestically swaying palm trees and coastal forests to the west. One of our favourite features of this lodge is their ocean view showers, ensuring an unforgettable experience.

A Recent Review of Catalina Lodge:

“Paradise is now spelled with a C! Catalina lodge is an exceptional facility with excellent staff, magnificent views and superb accommodation. Fresh seafood on your doorstep and amenities in wonderful condition. We hope to be back very soon!”

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5. Archipelago Resort

The Archipelago Resort is known as one of the most amazing beachfront accommodation properties in Vilanculos. It boasts 18 Indonesian styled casas which offer spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. Each of these chalets are fully equipped and can comfortably sleep 6 people. All of the accommodation options are self-catering but for those who prefer, the resort offers a restaurant with a tasty menu. Here you can find the freshest fish, prawns and calamari, straight from the sea. Meals from the restaurant can also be delivered to the casas and pool and beach braais can be arranged. Each casa has ceiling fans throughout and consists of 2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1 mezzanine bedroom with 2 single beds, a large living and dining area, open plan kitchen, separate spare room and a walk-in pantry.

A Recent Review of Archipelago Resort:

“I have been going to Archipelago Resort for years now, and I love it more every time. Spacious and fully furnished casas with spectacular views, a sparkling pool, amazing restaurant with fresh seafood, tons of fun and entertainment options (diving, snorkelling, fishing, volleyball etc), direct access to the private beach and a wonderful management make Archipelago my home away from home! Time and again!”

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6. Casa Rex

Casa Rex is the perfect location for a honeymoon. Overlooking the clear blue tranquil waters of the Indian Ocean and Bazaruto Archipelago. Casa Rex is renowned for its superior location, personal service and excellent a la carte restaurant. An unforgettable experience is assured from the moment you arrive. The accommodation is wonderfully decorated and features exceptionally custom crafted wooden furniture and fittings. All rooms are fully equipped with mosquito nets, air-condition, Internet access and a TV. Guests have to opportunity to go snorkelling in the pristine reefs, kite board in the warm waters or horse riding along the picturesque beach. After an activity-filled day, end it off at the world class restaurant sipping sundowners on the terrace over looking the bay.

A Recent Review of Casa Rex:

“The best Tiger Prawns and Lobster ever!!!!!! A memory that will last. Exceptional service, fresh salads, crusty garlic breads. Just everything from start to finish made us feel extremely special and immensely satisfied!”

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7. Vista Bonita

Vista Bonita specialises in tranquillity and privacy, with each unit featuring breath-taking sea views. Vista Bonita either has a lot to do or nothing at all, the choice is yours. The aim at this resort is to help you escape from the busyness of our everyday lives. Units are serviced daily and are equipped with mosquito nets, fridge & deep freeze and ceiling fan’s in each room. Majority of activities are in walking distance from your doorstep but not close enough to compromise your privacy. Each unit has it own private braai facility and a large open veranda to enjoy the spectacular view. Vista Bonita currently have 4 Casa’s: 2 of which can accommodation 8-9 people and the other 2 can accommodate 4-5 people.

A Recent Review of Vista Bonita:

“I have been to many destinations in the world; however, Vista Bonita have made a massive impact on me as this is the second time that I am visiting them in a 2-year period. Paul and Sheenaaz is the best hosts and have a team of very friendly and helpful staff. I will recommend Vista Bonita to anyone that want to enjoy a good holiday and relax. I can guarantee that I will visit Vista Bonita again with more family and friends”

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8. Tofo Beach Accommodation

550km North of Maputo lies Tofo Beach accommodation. Which is a small beach town, with nice reefs, fishing spots and a lovely open beach. Tofo Beach Accommodation consist of 3 self-catering sea front and sea viewed cottages. All 3 cottages are fully equipped with your basic self-catering facilities such as cutlery, crockery, bedding and furniture. There are no TV’s in the cottages (who needs a TV when the beach is right there anyway) or aircons, although the cottages do have ceiling fans. The 3 cottages share a group of helpers who’s job it is your stay as memorable as possible. Not only do they service the house, they also assist you in negotiating the best buy of fresh fish, calamari, prawns and crayfish from the beach. Tofo also has a security guard at night and both groups of workers’ salaries are included in your daily fee.

A Recent Review of Tofo Beach Accommodaion:

“A wonderful family holiday! Clean soft sand beach! Decent swimming for all ages. Everything is close and walking distance. restaurants, accommodation, small grocery shop. etc. This is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy”

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9. Casa Chibububo Lodge

Casa Chibububo Lodge is somewhat of a “hidden gem”, situated on the stunning coastline of Vilanculos. Offering affordable, family friendly accommodation in elevated wooden houses, only a few steps from the water’s edge. All houses are fully equipped for self-catering with a relaxing deck to enjoy the exceptional view. Some of the bedrooms are en-suite and the rest of the bedrooms share bathrooms. All houses also come with your basic everyday Mozambique needs such as linen, bath towels and mosquito nets. The houses are kept cool by ceiling fans in all of the rooms as well as through the unique design of the local thatched roof. Casa Chibububo offer guests a restaurant, bar, crystal clear swimming pool and a braai area under the swaying green palm trees. Housekeeping is included and laundry services are available at an extra cost.

A Recent Review of Casa Chibububo Lodge:

“I booked all my Vilanculos activities through Casa Chibububo Lodge. They arranged for transportation, meals, and activities. I actually extended my stay in order to capture more beauty of the beach and tours. The lodges are located in a private area overlooking the ocean. Its tropical vibe was accompanied with coconut drinks and seafood dishes. The staff are accommodating and attentive to each guest’s vacation needs. Why not stay in a luxury hut while venturing around Vilanculos! This place makes is a great spot to stay and experience the local beauty.”

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10. Paz do Pai Lodge

The end this list of on a high note, we have chosen Paz do Pai Lodge – Where luxury is certainly present in every aspect of your experience. All with spectacular sea views the luxurious self-catering villas vary in size. Each villa offers guests safe and secure parking, own private pool, a daily clean and a braai area with a pizza oven. Paz Do Pai is marine-life conscious, environmentally friendly and caters for all ages. Getting bored will be a challenge here with swimming, surf fishing, snorkelling and kayaking all offered at the Lodge. There is also a good variety of restaurants, pubs, 2 scuba diving centres, charter companies, sea safaris and a well-stocked supermarket within a 2km radius of the Lodge.

A Recent Review of Paz Do Pai Lodge:

“We had an amazing week long stay at Paz do Pai! The location is perfect set amidst palm trees, golden sand and warm waters! The staff are phenomenal- always going the extra mile to make your stay comfortable; this extended to cleaning seafood, helping unpack and even washing our car for the return journey! The owners of the lodge are super hospitable as are their beautiful pups who often venture down to the beach with you! We had a joyous stay and will definitely be back!”

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