The Shipwreck Lodge, Pomene Accommodation, Mozambique

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The Shipwreck Lodge

The Shipwreck Lodge is a Self Catering Lodge in Pomene, Southern Mozambique

The luxurious self-catering lodge consists of two levels. The top level has an open plan fully equipped kitchen, dining table and a lounge suite. Outside is a large deck with 2 deck chairs, a deck outlook with 6 chairs and a coffee table. 2 large double rooms with en-suite bathrooms are situated next to the deck area.

Going down to the bottom level we offer you a massage room and at an extra small fee a massage by one of the local ladies

On the bottom Level is a large entertainment area with a bar area, DSTV, dart board and lounge suite. Adjacent to this area is a single bedroom sharing a bathroom with the entertainment area.

Outside the entertainment area, under the deck, is a braai or second open entertainment area. There is a 7 burner elite jet master gas braai, a small splash pool "drink gat", outside open shower and a bar counter with chairs. Leading from the splash pool is a 40m walkway to the beach.

Next to this open entertainment area there are two bed rooms each with a ¾ bunk bed inside and a shared bathroom. During your stay the local ladies supply fresh Pows/Bread rolls (Kat koppe), Coconut bread and in-season fruit and vegetables on a daily basis. Depending on weather conditions the local fisherman supply fresh fish, Cray fish, crabs prawns and other seafood on request.

Activities & Attractions:

Somewhere around 1960, a ship called the Berea was shipwrecked on the South Beach of Pomene. Parts of the ship were still on the beach when The Shipwreck Lodge was being built a few years ago. Pomene was initially discovered when a road was built to recover the valuable sugar cargo on the Berea. This event in turn led to the development of the Old Pomene Hotel, also once known as the holiday home of Samora Machel.

This remote location on the east coast of Africa is the perfect place for keen fishermen, eco-tourists and divers to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Also known as the Jewel of Mozambique, these parts of Mozambique are hidden away and undoubtedly hold some of the most diverse and unspoilt waters along the east coast of Africa. Through sustainable utilisation, community development and conservation we are able to hold on to the natural heritage and invite people from around the world to experience the ultimate adventure. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy everything from the coastal dune forests, the estuary, the mangroves, to the rocky shores and silver beaches.

The wide range of activities in the area will keep you busy and leave you satisfied after every day. There is something for everybody whether it's bird watching, photography, water sports (you are welcome to bring your jet ski, kites or whatever you like), spearfishing, snorkelling and scuba.

The point of the bay is ideal for fishing off of the rocks, the old ruins of the once vibrant and popular "Old Hotel" is also on this point. The hotel was abandoned in 1974 during the civil war in Mozambique, only 6 years after it was built and it has never been rebuilt or used since. Legend has it that on the very point of the rocks, there was once a fighting chair bolted into the rocks where fishermen could fight large fish from, including marlin.

Deep Sea Fishing Charter:

Fishing in these parts proves to be quite the challenge, we therefore invite any fellow adventure seekers to come and hunt the deep sea with us in Pomene, Mozambique. World class big game fishing is renowned in Pomene, common catches include: Wahoo, Kingfish, Tuna, Blue and Black Marlin, Sail fish, Couta, Green Job fish, Rainbow runner, Bonito, Dorado and many more.

In this particular area, the launch method most commonly used is called a "DROP"; it is very practical and also very exciting. After everybody gets onto the boat (while the boat is still on the trailer and the Land Cruiser is hooked on facing the boat), the Land Cruiser drives the boat and trailer into the water whereby the boat will slip off of the trailer and drop into to water. After dropping we do a quick turnaround either by hand or by using the motors, we will then find a gully and move towards the open sea.

When fishing we must keep one thing in mind: "A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work " Enjoy the ocean, have a good sense of humour, and just have a great time even if the fish are less active that day.

Upon our exit from the sea, we use another exciting method called a "BEACH"; here we find a suitable wave to ride on the back of, after reaching the shallower waters through the gully. It's very important for the captain not to overshoot the wave and he must also take care that the following wave does not catch up and dump into the boat. The boat is equipped with a beaching kit that makes the engines lift up as soon as they hit the sand, so the captain gains enough speed and drives the boat right onto the beach.

The Captain will give a few commands to ensure a safe beach, the most important of them being that the crew hold on tight and also to make sure that the deck is cleared of all objects that might fall around or get stepped on, particularly sharp objects.

The Shipwreck Lodge 2017 Rates:*Rates are subject to change without prior notice

In Season Rates

Rates are per unit per night

Maximum 9 people: R2500 per night
More than 9 Guests: R2500 + R100 per person extra for guests more than 9 (Mattresses will be supplied)

Out of Season Rates

Rates are per unit per night

Maximum 9 people: R1750 per night
More than 9 Guests: R1750 + R75 per person extra for guests more than 9 (Mattresses will be supplied)

Smaller Groups (Out of Season Only)

Rates are per person per night

Maximum 6 people: R250 per night per person

Rates Include:

  • Solar system operated power
  • Emergency generator
  • 4 deep freezers
  • 2 Fridges
  • Bar Fridge
  • Washing machine  (only to be operated by guests)
  • DSTV
  • 1 House keeper
  • 1 Outside cleaner
  • Gas

Rates Exclude:

  • Bedding
  • Towels

Payments:

A Deposit of 25% to confirm booking. If by unforeseen circumstances the deposit can be carried over for not longer than 6 months of intended stay. The balance before commencement of stay.

FacilitiesOn-site facilities at The Shipwreck Lodge

  • luxurious self-catering lodge consists of two levels
  • Open plan fully equipped kitchen
  • Dining table and a lounge suite
  • Large deck with 2 deck chairs
  • A deck outlook with 6 chairs and a coffee table
  • 2 large double rooms with en-suite bathrooms
  • Massage room
  • Large entertainment area with a bar area, DSTV, dart board and lounge suite
  • Single bedroom sharing a bathroom with the entertainment area
  • 7 burner elite jet master gas braai
  • Small splash pool "drink gat"
  • Outside open shower
  • Bar counter with chairs
  • Two bed rooms each with a ¾ bunk bed inside and a shared bathroom
  • Solar system operated power
  • Emergency generator
  • 4 deep freezers
  • 2 Fridges
  • Bar Fridge
  • Washing machine  (only to be operated by guests)
  • DSTV
  • 1 House keeper
  • 1 Outside cleaner
  • Gas
  • Fishing Charter

Our LocationDirections and Map of The Shipwreck Lodge

Co-ordinates:

-22.923777, 35.601730

Directions:

  • Enter your town and then enter Pomene, Mozambique as the destination
  • When arriving at Pomene nature reserve boom gate, please deflate tyres to 1.0 Bar and let the games begin!
  • Continue straight, you will reach the estuary on your left, continue straight for about 2.4 km on the winding adventurous sand track. Also take note of the Signal Crabs in the mud of the estuary.
  • You will reach a Zink shack on your right and then Anisio’s “we baker better bread” also on you right. Continue straight through the old hotel entrance gate - Painted in a sand stone colour.
  • Just follow signboards. If you haven’t deflated your tyres, even if you drive a Land CRUISER VX you are going to get stuck

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