Set on the banks of the beautiful Lake Nhambavale, 70km up the coast from Xai Xai and just 1.2km from the beach, Nhambavale Lodge offers guests an unforgettable, African getaway. Look no further for accommodation in Mozambique. Guests can expect a relaxing, beach type vacation with welcoming and friendly staff, free wifi all round, great food and drink at our lakeside bar and restaurant, comfortable and clean rooms, many activities at the lodge and a whole lot more. Between the sheltered lake and the near private beach, Nhambavale Lodge offers the best of both worlds, no matter the weather. Keep scrolling down to see what else you're in for.
OUR RESTAURANT, BAR AND ACTIVITY MENUS
WHAT CAN WE DO AT NHAMBAVALE LODGE?
Whether you fish rock and surf or take to deeper water in a deep sea boat, the exciting Chidenguele coast has it all. Scroll down for more photos and info on the fishing at Nhambavale.
Free wifi will be available for guests in the common areas, bar and restaurant.
LAKESIDE BAR & RESTAURANT
Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. All overlooking the beautiful lake. Feel like a couple drinks? Grab a beer, cocktail, wine or the famous R&R.
Only 1.2km away, enjoy the almost private Mozambican beach. From swimming to snorkelling, it doesn't get better. Oh, and cars are allowed on the beach too.
All water sports are allowed on the lake. During peak seasons, our ski boat with skis/ tubes can be hired at an hourly rate or you may bring your own. Canoes and kayaks available too.
With all your basic needs taken care of, the kids way too busy having fun, you can relax, read a book and bask in the African sun.
Please enquire about out of season rates/specials
Casa Grande (Self catering)
10000MZN / 2400ZAR / 160USD per night
4 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit with a spacious open plan kitchen/ dining area. Suitable for 8 adults, beds can be added for children.
Two bedroom casa (Self catering).
5000MZN / 1200ZAR / 80USD per night
2 bedroom, 1 bathroom unit with fully kitted kitchen and a sitting area. suitable for 4 adults, beds can be added for children.
One bedroom casa (En-suite)
2500MZN / 600ZAR / 40USD per night
1 bedroom, 1 bathroom unit suitable for 2 adults. These units are not suitable for self catering.
One room casa (Room only)
1600MZN / 400ZAR / 30USD per night
1 bedroom unit, shared ablutions with campsite ablutions. Not suitable for self catering.
500MZN / 150ZAR / 10USD per person per night
8 sleeper campsites with a plug point, thatched rondavel, water tap and concrete table top. Spacious site with plenty of space.
FISHING AT NHAMBAVALE
Guests are welcome to bring their own ski boats or charter ours. Nhambavale resident skipper is Curtis Ludick with 15 years experience in Chidenguele alone, offering day charters or guided rock and surf fishing trips. Curtis has endless knowledge and is excellent with guided trips for the whole family. Check out the gallery below to see what you're in for.
The fishing along the Chidenguele coast is unmatched. For the rock and surf enthusiast, our waters are renowned for kingfish, stumpnose, pompano and bonefish. There are also a number of unbelievable deep water ledges to fish off where king mackerel, ignobilis kingfish and giant barracuda are frequently caught, while fly-fishers will find some of the best fly-fishing in Mozambique, off our beaches and rock ledges.
IMPORTANT AND HELPFUL TRAVEL INFO
Passport and Visa
South Africans are not required to have a visa. Just make sure your passport isn't near expiry and that all children travel with an unabridged birth certificate. Foreign passport holders- visa is required and obtainable at your nearest consulate.
The mozambican currency is Metical (plural: Meticais). 1 ZAR is equal to about 4 MZN. The rand is widely accepted in these areas but we do advise carrying some MZN for the smaller businesses and just in case.
Johannesburg > Lodge = 840 km
Durban > Lodge = 870 km
Maputo > Lodge = 270 km
Xai-Xai > Lodge = 70 km
Chidiguele > Lodge = 10 km
The Beach > Lodge = 1.8 km
Inhambane > Lodge = 200 km
Tar roads all the way to Chidenguele. For the last 10km, a 2 wheel drive bakkie or SUV should be ok. For small cars, you can park and leave your car in Chidenguele and we will fetch you from there (350mt per day parking fee, return trip for guests only 1200mt)
Mozambique does have Malaria. We provide mosquito netting around your chalet as well as over your bed. Bring some spray for added protection. With regards to Malaria tablets, please consult your doctor.
More travel info
For more information like which documents are required at the border, vehicle and trailer regulations, import restrictions and more, click below.
Nhambavale Lodge definitely has our vote of excellence!! Easily accessible, the accommodation has a true holiday flavour to it, the owners made us feel right at home, and were very friendly and helpful. The food was brilliant, and excellent value for money. Well done to the management and staff of Nhambavale lodge!! - Natasha Erasmus (South Africa)