Bilene FAQ, Mozambique

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Bilene FAQ

Frequently asked questions about Bilene in Mozambique

  • Is there a petrol station in Bilene?

    Yes, Petrol is available in Bilene where you can fuel up with Diesel, Leaded and Unleaded Fuel. Petrol Prices are approx. R8.20 per litre and Diesel is approx R8.50 per litre (prices are subject to change).

    Keep in mind that it's best to pay for petrol in local currency (Meticais) as it is more expensive to pay for petrol in Rands or Dollars. Petrol is more expensive the further north you travel!

  • Do I need a 4x4 to get to Bilene?

    No, You can drive a normal sedan car to Bilene, though you may require a 4x4 from the Bilene village to some of the resorts which are located on either the Bilene Lagoon or Bilene Beach (Praia do Bilene). Though, some resorts DO require ONLY a 4x4 to get to their lodge, but if you are travelling in a normal Sedan Vehicle, lodges offer a transfer / Shuttle service from Bilene (at a price) to take you to their lodge. Please contact the resort / lodge that you are interested in, for more information regarding this.

    We always recommend that you do take a 4x4, because you won't be limited to exploration and you will be able to get around much easier without the possibility of getting stuck.

    Tyres should be deflated to -800 bar to be able to drive on the soft sand.

  • Is there a safe place to park my car in Bilene?

    Yes, there is safe parking available in Bilene if you are not travelling in a 4x4. Please contact the resort / lodge that you are interested in, for more information regarding this.

  • Can I hire a 4x4 in Bilene?

    No, but you can Hire a 4x4 in Maputo. Contact Euro Rent / Imperial or Expresso Rent a Car for more information

  • Are there Banks or ATMS in Bilene?

    Yes, 2 new banks have opened up in Bilene, that accept Visa & Master Card. There are no Credit Card Facilities in Bilene though.

    Be prepared and draw more than enough money in South Africa to avoid inconveniences. Keep the money in a safe / discreet place.

  • Are there credit card facilities in Bilene?

    You will have to check with the lodge that you are staying at if they have credit card facilities.

    Best to check first to avoid dissapointment.

  • Is Bilene a Malaria area? Do I need to take Malaria Tablets?

    Yes, Mozambique as a whole is a Malaria risk Area / Country. We recommend you take precautions and visit your nearest Doctor (you now need a prescription for Malaria Tablets) to prescribe you with what's recommended.

    Be prepared and take other Prophylactics like Insect Repellent sprays, Mosquito Coils, light long sleeve tops and bottoms to further prevent bites.

Interesting Note:

Bilene is well known for its close proximity to Johannesburg and is very popular with South Africans due to the leisure options that the lagoon offers.

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