Sunset Lodge, Barra Accommodation, Mozambique

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Sunset Lodge

Sunset Lodge is a Self Catering Lodge in Barra, Southern Mozambique

Highlights Facilities & what to expect at Sunset Lodge

Sunset Lodge

The 7 Sunset cottages are 1,5km up from the Barra beach, near the private swimming pool and The Thirsty Parrot. The setting is idyllic and each accommodation unit enjoys the most spectacular 180 view of the beach, salt water mangroves and the second largest coconut plantation in the world.

Whilst the cottages are self-catering, meals can be taken at The Thirsty Parrot, a popular social venue within Sunset Lodge famous for exotic cocktails and hearty meals.

The Thirsty Parrot

The Thirsty Parrot pool bar & restaurant serves exotic cocktails and hearty meals. It is not only favoured by guests of Sunset Lodge, it attracts holiday makers and residents from all of Ponta da Barra

The Thirsty Parrot is the central meeting place. Here, memories are shared and made over magnificent sunsets and the near 360 majestic views of the peninsula - the warm Indian Ocean on one side and beautiful salt water mangrove swamps on the other.

DSTV at the bar is provided for sporting events.

Fresh Water Pool

The weather is always sunny and warm with hot summers and slightly cooler winters.
The private pool is refreshingly glorious and lures guests to enjoy an early morning dip, an evening cocktail, or a whole day relaxing in its unique surrounds.

Situated 485 km north of Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique, Sunset Lodge welcomes you to the serene beaches of Barra.

Comfortable, fully-equipped, self-catering cottages sleep up to 10 people and the resort caters for every need - the family holiday, a tranquil get-away, or an action packed experience of a life time.

Days can be spent enjoying the untouched, secluded beaches of Ponta da Barra; bathing in the warm Indian Ocean all year round; relaxing at the refreshing pool; snorkelling the vibrant reefs; or scuba diving magnificent corals that are home to intriguing marine life including the very rare dugong. Horse rides, dhow trips to neighbouring villages, game fishing, and the eco-adventure of salt water mangroves and flocks of flamingos add to the splendour. Sunset Lodge has it all! Breath-taking Mozambican sunsets bring closure to idyllic days and The Thirsty Parrot is the ideal venue to reflect on it all, over exotic cocktails and hearty meals - Sunset Lodge. Welcome to Parrotdise!


8 & 10 Sleeper Cottages:

Accommodation in the larger units is offered in cool, tiled chalets with thatched roofs. These 8 and 10 sleeper spacious units are fully equipped for self-catering and comprise of 3 bedrooms (Main en-suite with queen bed, 2nd bedroom with queen bed, 3rd bedroom has queen bed and a bunk - 10 sleeper has 2 sets of bunks).

Bedrooms 2 & 3 share a toilet & shower. Large open plan kitchen (with a pantry) /lounge/dining area. Situated approximately 1,5km off the beach on tall dunes, they offer grand views of both beach and bay from their individual patio and braai (barbeque) areas.

All the basic amenities are supplied including a gas stove, electric fridge, a chest freezer, toaster, kettle, pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, utensils and linen. All rooms are fitted with mosquito nets and fans.

The cottages are serviced once a day. A wash & dry laundry service is available at no extra charge.

4 & 6 Sleeper Units (no sea views):

The "Reed Cottage" which sleeps up to 6 guests is fully equipped for self-catering purposes & consists of 2 bedrooms (1 DOUBLE BED & 2 SETS OF BUNKS), shower & toilet, open plan kitchen, lounge & dining area. This unit is cool & airy in the hot summers. It also has its own braai area. Please note that this unit is not situated close to the main units & does not have sea views.

The "Little Brick Cottage" is our latest addition to our accommodation selection. This unit sleeps up to 4 guests in one bedroom with sturdy bunk beds equipped for adult use. It has one toilet & shower, open plan kitchen, a lounge area & dining area & a lovely braai area with under cover seating. All linen, utensils & appliances are provided, however, please bring your own towels.

Amenities are supplied including a gas stove, electric fridge, a chest freezer, toaster, kettle, pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, utensils and linen. All rooms are fitted with mosquito nets & fans. Please note that there are no safes fitted in the 4 & 6 sleeper units.

Sunset Lodge Activities:

Scuba Diving in Barra

Various courses are available and conditions are perfect for both beginner and experienced divers. There are 15 reefs within easy reach and some of the best scuba diving in the world is possible. Whale sharks, manta rays and dolphins are all common sights and the world famous Manta Reef is a must on any dive list.

Snorkeling in Barra

Snorkel along the vibrant reefs and enjoy the intriguing marine life that Mozambique has to offer.

Deep sea Fishing in Barra

Tremendous game fish can be found in the area. Conditions are perfect for both skilled and less experienced fishermen. All deep sea tackle is provided.

Ocean Adventures in Barra

Trips to Pansy Island, pleasure cruises, deep-sea fishing, scuba and snorkelling can be booked nearby.

Horse Riding in Barra

Thunder along the beach or take it at a more leisurely pace. Either way, the experience is exhilarating.

Dhow Trips near Barra

Dhow rides are available to neighbouring towns or pleasure trips.

Surf Fishing in Barra

Surf fishing is always rewarding. Bring your own equipment and tackle.


Large natural salt water mangroves are situated within 1km of Sunset Lodge and flocks of pelican frequent the Barra Bay.

Sunset Lodge 2020 Rates:*Rates are subject to change without prior notice

From R134 Per Person Sharing: This calculation is based on the 6 Sleeper Cottage unit when booked at maximum occupancy (Sleeps 6) @ R800 per unit = R134 Per Person Sharing. See rates for more information

10 Sleeper Cottage

Rates are unit per night

High Season:
(April, Easter and December Holidays)
R3200 per night
Low Season:
(Any other date)
R1800 per night

8 Sleeper Cottage

Rates are unit per night

High Season:
(April, Easter and December Holidays)
R2900 per night
Low Season:
(Any other date)
R1500 per night

6 Sleeper Cottage (no sea views)

Rates are unit per night

High Season:
(April, Easter and December Holidays)
R1300 per night
Low Season:
(Any other date)
R800 per night

4/5 Sleeper Cottage

Rates are unit per night

High Season:
(April, Easter and December Holidays)
R2000 per night
Low Season:
(Any other date)
R900 per night

2 Sleeper Brick Cottage (no sea views)

Rates are unit per night

High Season:
(April, Easter and December Holidays)
R900 per night
Low Season:
(Any other date)
R600 per night

Please Note:

Our Minimum Stay period during the Dec/Jan Season is as follows:

  1. Booking falling ONLY over Christmas: Minimum 10 nights
  2. Booking falling ONLY over New Year: Minimum 10 nights
  3. Booking over Christmas & New Year: Minimum of 14 nights

Our Location Map Location of Sunset Lodge


-23.798635, 35.519105

Fly direct to the historical village of Inhambane or via Maputo from O.R. Tambo Airport in Johannesburg. Access by road is pleasant and scenic and the 485Km drive from Maputo to Inhambane takes about 6 hours. The roads are tarred and suitable for normal vehicles, although a 4x4 vehicle is recommended for easy access to the lodge and to explore the surrounding area, which is situated in soft beach sand.

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From R134 Per Person Sharing
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Barra, Inhambane Province, Mozambique
Cell: +27 82 372 9841
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