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South Africa
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We enjoyed the most fab family holiday at the lodge in their rustic very clean chalets on the beach. Lots of palm trees and the best place to charge your batteries after a busy year. Excellent value for money! A lot of activities available but we only wanted to sit, ponder and rest.... Staff are very friendly and helpful! Kudos...

5Thank The W
Joey B, Manager at Areia Branca Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive feedback, we strive to ensure that your precious holiday time is turned into memories that last a lifetime and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

What a great place ! We stayed 4 nights and enjoyed greatly the relax atmosphere with the beach at 2 minutes walk. The sea on one side and the bay on the other is just marvellous. Owner and staff really nice, common area gives great holiday feeling. If you want to be alone on the beach, that's the place. Best...

2Thank Louis-René B
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We stayed at Areia Branca Lodge for 3 nights camping, what a great pleasure. The lodge self are well situated with all the basic needs, the staff are friendly and the owners are very friendly and helpfull. Will definately go back to Areia Branca in future.

Thank Riaan P
Reviewed 23 August 2015

We stayed here for six nights in a chalet overlooking the lagoon. The lodge was comfortable with all basic facilities supplied. Oom Jan and Joey were good hosts. With it being low season the resort was almost empty and we had a lot of personal attention. We sat at the bar and chatted to Joey on many occasions. The locals...

Thank Adrian C
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 22 July 2015

After, due to the recent xenofobia threats we almost cancelled our Mozambique trip, it was decided to go ahead - thanks to positive reports received from other Areia Branca guests. What a great decision! We were five families travelling all the way form Cape Town - one family took the train and bus to Xai-Xai! The camping sites were perfect...

Thank Esme899
AreiaBrancaLodge, Owner at Areia Branca Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and photos. Fact is, that it is because we get such great guests that we cannot help but to try and make it the as pleasant as possible for you!

Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

The owners of areia branca are really friendly. Invited us for dinner. Drove us arround. Was surely due to the low season but really nice. The rooms are clean and big. The beach is directly next to the lodge on both sides. Really beautiful place. Keep in mind that you can just reach the place at LOW TIDE! So better...

Thank foxmarian
AreiaBrancaLodge, Owner at Areia Branca Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you to all of our clients for the reviews written; we do appreciate it. The most important of all; is that we get the BEST GUEST that any Lodge could wish for!

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Beautiful unspoilt beauty, stunning beach. Chalets are comfortable, they blend into stunning surroundings of Barra, in a coconut grove overlooking the estuary stunning sunsets and rises. You get the best of both worlds, a short walk over the dunes takes you to the most spectacular beaches. You can walk for km the sand squeaks beneath your feet it is so...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 April 2015

I am almost reluctant to give a review on Areia Branca because I would love to keep it as our own little bit of paradise and not let it get over run. We spent a week camping here and are already planning when we can get back. The locals come by selling fish, prawns, crays, bread, vegetables and fruit each...

Thank shangers4n
Hout Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Such a lovely campsite backing on to the sand dunes on the peninsular at Barra, surrounded by palm trees and minutes from the beach, with shade covers and power. Debbie and Louis are wonderful hosts, constantly checking we had everything we needed, lighting the donkey boiler, organising delicious fresh prawns from their local fixer, getting drinks from the bar -...

Thank Randomkat80
Coesfeld, Germany
Reviewed 11 July 2014

A secret getaway, nestled in between gorgeous untouched dunes, lies a lodge on the tip of an aqua bay of serenity in Inhambane. We were spoilt with the warmest welcome and a fantastic time spent with Debbie and Louis, who are managing this special getaway! They truly made all of our holiday dreams come true! Areia branca Lodge is the...

Thank Nielsandra

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Areia Branca Lodge is a very well established resort, having been founded by Jan and Joey Bean when they came to Mozambique in 1996. New owners took over (December 2016) and continued the hands-on management style, together with a terrific team of local assistants, ensures that you will have the very best service and an unforgettable stay at this stunning location. As well as being one of the most beautiful places on earth it also offers exceptional value for money. The location is such that at certain high tides, the resort is then on an island for a few hours which certainly adds a certain charm to the idea of an island holiday. The resort offers self-catering accommodation in traditional Mozambique "casitas"(chalets), camp-sites under a traditional "barracca" or executive camping in a casita and beach houses on the dune. All amenities are clean and very well-maintained. ... more   less 

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Address: | Praia da Barra, Inhambane, Mozambique
Region: Mozambique > Inhambane Province > Inhambane
Number of rooms: 17
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“Contact the new manager for tips before you drive there. He was very helpful!”
620thew, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“the waterfront Chalets seemed nicer to me as the tide comes in and you have the water 10m from your doorstep”
W2184RSLouis_F, 14 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Go to website or ask when you book.”
mwpelest, 6 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Any of the chalets are well placed although we initially had a front estuary facing chalet which was beautiful but it was quite windy, the wind blowing straight off the estuary so we moved to one of the middle chalets.”
joyr671, 4 Nov 2013 | Read review
“choose a chalet at the back, if the wind blows off the estuary it can be rather unpleasant.”
552beverleys, 19 Aug 2013 | Read review
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