Culla Lodge, Barra Accommodation, Mozambique

Culla Lodge

Culla Lodge is a Bed & Breakfast Guest House in Barra, Southern Mozambique

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Per Person Sharing: From R300
Units 8
Max Per Unit 4
Max Occupancy 24
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From R300 Per Person Sharing

Fact Sheet Facilities & what to expect at Culla Lodge

  • Comfortable Rooms - There is a variety of rooms available with all the comfort our guests deserve
  • Culinary / Gastronomy - We strive to treat our guests with delicious traditional Mozambican cuisine so that our visitors can enjoy a different dining experience to the norm
  • Culla 1974's Bar - We offer a wide range of ice cold drinks, wines & cocktails at the lodge's bar
  • Swimming Pool - We have two swimming pools on the premises. One for adults and one for children
  • Welcome Drinks - Guests will be treated with a welcome drink on arrival. *Subject to Christmas, special weekends and / or season
  • Curiosities - Barra and Tofo beaches are a global access points for divers to see whale sharks, sea turtles, rays and lots more. The wreckage of the SS Inharrime, an Italian cargo ship built which ran aground back in 1949 can be witnessed nearby
  • Diving - Snorkeling is a popular activity below Farol da Barra during low tide where there is a natural tidal pool to explore
  • Explore Beyond - Enjoy regular excursions to nearby Islands to learn about the local culture and indulge in native cuisine with the "land of good people". *Subject to reservation
  • Rent Services - Our partners offer vehicle, motorcycle and boat rental services for sightseeing around the beaches of Barra and Tofo (*available upon request)

We have the right combination to make your stay enjoyable. Culla Lodge aims to be an example of African originality, promoting the native habits and customs for community development and mutual benefit of tourism.

The Lodge consists of rooms between semi-family chalets, suite rooms and a simple room for those who like camping.

The Culla Lodge is an accommodation space located on Barra beach, 450 kilometers from Maputo. It can be accessed by road, and by air. Guests flying to Barra can land at the Inhambane City airfield, which is about 23 km from Culla Lodge. There are also a public transport service from Monday to Friday, and private services and / or taxi every day.

Our Facilities and Services

Culla Lodge offers a wide range of services designed solely to meet the needs of guests. Culla Lodge is located along the R901 road, 500 meters from Barra Beach, presents a privileged view for contemplating the sunset across the beautiful Bay surrounded by palm trees, mangrove trees inhabited by birds, exotic, monkeys and bathed in the deep blue of the Indian Ocean, a unique place where the singing of birds, the breeze of the Indian Ocean and the tranquility makes it really a paradise.

Welcome Drink: We offer welcome Drink services for our guests during the festive season.

Best Dishes: We have the best traditional dishes from the Province of Inhambane and a wide range of different options from the regions of the Country.

Quality Services: We always seek to guarantee above-average quality services for our guests so that they have a peaceful and safe stay.


The Lodge consists of rooms between semi-family chalets, suite rooms and a simple room for those who like camping. It also has a garden for relaxing, two swimming pools, one for adults and one for children, restaurant, bar and barbecues for guests self-grilling.

The Culla Lodge offers a wide range of services, designed solely to meet the needs of guests. We make the following infrastructures available to our guests:

Suite Rooms - Double Bed

Rooms with bed specially designed to make your stay comfortable in a traditional African environment. It has couple and double bed with luxury design made from local material and with mosquito net, private bathroom, hot water and TV.

  • Breakfast
  • Double Bed
  • Welcome Drink
  • VIP Service

Suite Rooms - Single Beds

Rooms with beds specially designed to make you feel comfortable in a traditional African environment. It has two single bed with luxury design from local material and mosquito net, private bathroom, hot water and TV

  • Breakfast
  • Single Beds
  • Welcome Drink

Semi-Family Chalet, With View Of The Pool & The Bay

For 2 Adults + 2 Children: This Chalet is specially designed to make you and your family feel comfortable in traditional African surroundings.


If you are looking for leisure and relax enjoying the local culture and landscape, watching the sunset across the Indian Ocean tasting prawns and fish of the day, Culla Lodge is recommended BAR 1974's.

Restaurant & Cuisine

We have a well-equipped space for your meals to be healthy and peaceful, we offer varieties of local and international food dishes.

Social Responsibility

Culla Lodge develops social responsibility activities with the community supporting development of sport and culture.

In relation to sport, it promotes the development of athletics and recreational football for young people, through support for schools, provincial authorities and sponsorship of Associação Clube Desportivo Abelhas. Regarding culture, Culla Lodge intend to support development of Timbila, an Inhambane cultural heritage recognized by UNESCO.
Culla Lodge aims to be an example of African originality, promoting local habits and customs for the development of the community and in mutual benefit of tourism.

History - Marks On Genesis

In the last decade of the eighteenth century (1890) a LORD was born, Zefanias Chivambo, from Massinga district in Inhambane, who became a Christian, and married for the Church United Methodist in Mozambique, at the Cambine mission in Morrumbene, province of Inhambane. Like many other young people from then he worked in South Africa, and soon left, returning to Massinga, where he invested his income in acquisition of several properties. He did developed extensive areas planting coconut trees, cashew trees and sugar cane, and implemented a artisanal industry of brandy production from sugar cane and cashew, and that earned him recognition for his work culture and vision for the entrepreneurship, at that time when native Mozambicans had serious limitation.

The austerity of this LORD left marks still prominent in the 21st century, being a living inspiration to their parents and beyond. That was how he educated his children, of which Manuel Zefanias Chivambo, his older son, which although in a period when the colonial government limited the education of native Mozambicans, educated him in Christian mission schools of Cambine and Inhamussua, and later in formal training centers in the city of Beira and Tete. He obtained several degrees and training. With the death of the LORD, his son Manuel and wife Arminda had the arduous task of educate their numerous siblings, and their own children, following the same work culture and entrepreneurship with a Christian education and training pillar academic. Already grown and with a university degree, inspired by the values instilled by the parents, enlightened by the designs of the independent state and in the international gifts that his profession offers him, the grandchildren Cula and wife Gilda, who lived in Maputo, made the decision to tone the entrepreneurial spirit of family in their homeland, Inhambene.

In this way, the Culla Lodge accommodation space was created, whose designation was inspired in the name. Cula, from the mentors, which means to grow. The Culla Lodge aims to be a place of stay with tranquility, where the local charms of nature, culture and the excellence of services are the reasons for your choice as a preferred place for a dream vacation, living up to its Barra Nature slogan

Culla Lodge 2023 Rates:*Rates are subject to change without prior notice

From R300 Per Person Sharing:

Based on the Simple Room / Unit per person per night including breakfast during Low Season. See rates for more details.

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Low Season

10th January ➜ 15th December (Excluding Easter)

(Sleeps 4 to 6 people)
Per Person Sharing: From R400 per night
Two persons or couple: From R700 per unit per night
3rd & 4th Additional person: 50% Discount
Children 5 - 12 years: 50% Discount
0 - 5 years: Stays Free
Suit Room
(Sleeps 2 people)
Per Person Sharing: From R450 per night
Two persons or couple: From R800 per unit per night
Children 5 - 12 years: 50% Discount
0 - 5 years: Stays Free
Simple Room
(Sleeps 2 people)
Per Person Sharing: From R300 per night
Two persons or couple: From R500 per unit per night
Children 5 - 12 years: 50% Discount
0 - 5 years: Stays Free

High Season

15th December ➜ 10th January, Easter & Public Holidays

(Sleeps 4 to 6 people)
Per Person Sharing: From R500 per night
Two persons or couple: From R1000 per unit per night
3rd & 4th Additional person: 50% Discount
Children 5 - 12 years: 50% Discount
0 - 5 years: Stays Free
Suit Room
(Sleeps 2 people)
Per Person Sharing: From R600 per night
Two persons or couple: From R1200 per unit per night
Children 5 - 12 years: 50% Discount
0 - 5 years: Stays Free
Simple Room
(Sleeps 2 people)
Per Person Sharing: From R400 per night
Two persons or couple: From R800 per unit per night
Children 5 - 12 years: 50% Discount
0 - 5 years: Stays Free

Additional Information:

(1) Breakfast Included
(2) No smoking Rooms
(3) Price VAT inclusive
(4) Culla Lodge reserves the right to change any price above without prior notice.

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-23.79794, 35.51764

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Culla Lodge
Per Person Sharing from R300/night
  • 24
Units 8
Max Per Unit 4
Max Occupancy 24
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Road R901, 500 Meters From Praia Da Barra, Inhambane Province, Mozambique
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