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Bartolomeu Dias Point Mozambique

Learn more about the beach getaway of Bartolomeu Dias Point in Mozambique


Welcome to one of Mozambique's most stunning holiday paradises, so much that we've decided to handpick Bartolomeu Dias Point as a "Hidden Gem" of magical places people aren't too familiar about.

Bartolomeu Dias Point Accommodation

80km north of Vilanculos, the exquisit beauty of this location is absolutely remarkable, perfect for honeymoons or for a romantic getaway. Bartolomeu Dias Point can really be described as an island holiday retreat, connected to mainland by a 6km narrow dune beach separating the azure blue ocean and the stunnning Govuro River delta lush in mangrove forests with tropical islands and river systems to endlessly explore.

Glorious deserted beaches stretch for miles and miles, perfect for taking long leisurely walks where one can see dolphins and whales breach nearby between June and November as they migrate to warmer waters. The quiet, tranquility and island-style remoteness of your surroundings will leave you feeling rejuvenated! And is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Explore one of Mozambique's largest and most beautiful estuaries

The massive Govuro River delta offers visitors a myriad of fun activities and sight seeing opportunities from snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, island hopping, mangroves, bird watching to glorious boat excursions up the delta's intertwining river system past tiny estuary villages. Boat excursions are available on the island using "tinnies" (small motorized boats) or larger luxury charter boats. Otherwise, if you happen to own a boat, then this is definitely a holiday destination worth hauling a boat to.


Kayak around the stunnning Govuro River delta estuary in Bartolomeu Dias Point is where one can explore numerous mangroves and tropical islands. Read more about Bartolomeu Dias Point

A Fishermen's Paradise

The estuary and ocean allows fishing enthusiasts the best of both worlds for all levels of experience, all year round. From offshore deep sea fishing, surf fishing, kayak fishing, estuary fishing and fly fishing. Fishing charters are available on the island otherwise don't forget to pack all your fishing gear.

Popular big game fishing catches include marlin, giant trevally, barracuda, dorado, kingfish, queenfish tuna to name a few. Please note that there are ongoing efforts to reestablish the marine life within these waters so most if not all lodges who offer fishing charter services have strict catch and release policies.

Scuba Diving

The Bazaruto Islands south east of Bartolomeu Dias Point is a hotspot for divers with over 18 dive sites to explore a remarkable biodiversity of marine life, anemones, illuminating soft and hard corals, overhangs, drop-offs with dive sightings of humpback whales (between July & September), whale sharks (between April & July), dolphins and the rare dugong.

Island Hop to Nearby Islands

13km north by boat from Bartolomeu Dias Point is a deserted beach sand island with beautiful shells such as the pansy shell to collect. The uninhabited island boasts amazing ocean views, surrounded by crystal clear and shallow turquoise waters. From Inhassoro 35km south, you can also explore Santa Carolina (known as "Paradise Island") which once hosted the popular tv show "Survivor" in 2010 and the rest of the Bazaruto Archipelago Islands.

Bird Watching

The coast and river delta estuary attracts an amazing diversity of birdlife for all those bird watching and photography enthusiasts from a variety of waders including the terek sandpiper, grey plover, mongolian plover, ringed plover, bar-tailed godwit, crab plover to kingfishers, goliath heron, woolly necked stork, yellow billed stork, osprey, pelicans and flocks of flamingo's.

Other bird species to encounter include:

  • Grey Sunbird
  • Olive Headed Weaver
  • Green Coucal
  • Pied Mannikin
  • Mozambique Batis
  • Yellow Spotted Nicator
  • White Throated Robin
  • Lemon Breasted Canary

Cultural Experiences

Enjoy the sights of locals going about their day, launching their hand crafted dhows to go fishing to sell their daily catch at local markets, villages and to holiday makers visiting the island. Inhassoro has a vibrant market where you can by all sorts of groceries and produce from the locals as well as interesting crafted curios, arts, clothes and a variety of other items to buy and take home.

The "Beach Highway"

As locals refer it to. This is the only way to reach Bartolomeu Dias Point - yup, on the beach but can only be driven on during low tide. So check the tidal times before you embark your travels or once you've reached Inhassoro where you'll branch onto this "highway" north. Just follow the trail tracks ahead of you and admire the pristine beaches before your eyes.

Bartolomeu Dias Point Accommodation
The area of Bartolomeu Dias Point is characterized under: Beach Getaways Diving & Snorkeling Island Style Peace & Tranquillity

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Bartolomeu Dias Point

80km north of Vilanculos, the exquisit beauty of this location is absolutely remarkable, perfect for honeymoons or for a romantic getaway. Bartolomeu Dias Point can really be described as an island holiday retreat ...

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Other Places of Interest:

Bazaruto Islands

Southern Mozambique

Santa Carolina (One of the Bazaruto Islands) hosted the popular and well known TV Show 'Survivor South Africa' in 2010.


Southern Mozambique

Visitors will be pleasantly treated with a game drive through the Maputo Special Reserve before reaching the Machangulo Peninsula. Spot various wildlife from elephants to giraffes, zebra, antelope, flamingos, crocodiles, hippos, birdlife among others ...


Southern Mozambique

Zavora is a beautiful beach renowned for its huge protective reef running 2km parallel and close to the shoreline. This reef acts as a natural tidal pool with shallow, calm waters, perfect for activities such as snorkeling, swimming and fishing

Island of Mozambique

Northern Mozambique

The Island of Mozambique has played an important role since the 10th century in intercontinental trade to the East, in the 16th century is was an established and wealthy trading port for ships sailing on monsoon winds and where cargoes of ivory, gold and slaves were traded for fabrics and spices from India and Arabia.


Southern Mozambique

Tofo Bay is ideally situated along the well renowned Manta Coast - a popular dive site region for all levels of diving experience with over 30 dive sites to explore.

Santa Maria

Southern Mozambique

Find beautiful pansy shells off the beaches of Santa Maria during a spring low tide, full or new moon.


Southern Mozambique

Ponta Falsa (the tip of Pomene beach) has some great rocky cliff features including the "whole in the wall" and a huge blowhole. Explore the ruins of the Old Pomene Hotel which was once the holiday home of Samora Machel where one can admire beautiful bay views

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Categories Explained

For better understanding, we have put together a brief summary guide of what each category means and to also give you an idea of what each associated icon refers to when you see them on listings & adverts.

Listed in alphabetical order

Backpackers Lodge:

Those who are on a tight budget should keep a lookout for this category icon. This type of establishment offers dormitory (shared) bedroom accommodation with other "Backpackers" generally using either single beds or bunk beds with a communal kitchen and shared ablutions.

Bar On-Site:

Meaning the venue has its own bar on-site with staff serving alcohol/non-alcohol beverages and perhaps "pub-grub" included. They may offer satellite TV for bar patrons to follow the latest sporting fixtures live and may also host live music on certain days / evenings.

Bed & Breakfast:

If an establishment has this icon, this means they either include breakfast in their rates or offer the opportunity for you to choose to include breakfast during your stay which is usually served to guests in an on-site breakfast room dinette or restaurant. Some B&B's offer basic / light (continental) breakfasts, Full English breakfasts or buffet style breakfast options.

Campsite / Glamping:

Either they offer camping grounds for you to pitch your own tent if on a tight budget and / or they have their own pre-setup tents for you to camp in, some offering private facilities (aka "Glamping") within their tents such as beds, a fridge, sofa and bathroom.

Conference Venue:

This means the establishment has a dedicated hall room specially arranged and equipped with most facilities to host important business meetings, teambuilding events or any other occasion alike.

Disabled Friendly Accommodation:

Goes without saying. Any establishment marked with this icon and listed under this category offers facilities for those who have reduced mobility. They may have basic facilities for these conditions or advanced. Kindly enquire with them directly for more information and/or specific requirements you may need.

Dive Charter:

These are dive centres who are a team of qualified dive instructors (PADI which means Professional Association of Diving Instructors) offering SCUBA diving lessons for clients and excursions to some of the best dive sites in the region for an unforgettable underwater adventure.

Eco Lodges:

Environmentally friendly establishments built by local communities using naturally sourced / non-toxic materials with the objective of protecting the surrounding habitat. These types of lodges range from rustic bush and beach to luxury accommodation. Not only does this movement protect the environment, but it also helps support local families.

Fishing Charter:

This means the associated business offers professional paid-for deep sea fishing charters / outings and excursions for those fishing enthusiasts (and for newbies). They generally have a fully equipped fishing boat and all the fishing gear ready for clients to bait up and cast a line. Their expertize, knowledge and experience will reward you with some of the best fishing spots for an action packed deep sea fishing experience.

For Sale:

If you're looking to invest or buy property in Mozambique, keep an eye out for this category for the latest in the property market.

Full Board Accommodation:

Full Board means breakfast, lunch and dinner (also known as "All Inclusive"). If a venue is listed under this category, then they either offer guests the choice of a full board meal plan during their stay or their rates by default include full board meals. a lot of these establishments will have private personal chefs serving guests top class cuisine.

Group Accommodation:

Because this is a popular search and request amongst many, we have created this specific category for exactly that - group accommodation which is very much the same as our Holiday Homes category. These are establishments that can cater and accommodate for large groups of 8 people and up in the same house / unit offering most self catering facilities as if you are "home away from home".

Guest House:

Similar to a typical B&B, a Guest House is usually a private house offering very few accommodation units all within the main building structure (or some seperately). Some serve home cooked meals within their in-house dining room specially catered to seat all their guests and offer a lounge area where fellow travellers can interact, socialize and share stories.

Holiday Home:

This type of accommodation is usually ideal for large groups of people going on holiday being a "home away from home" with numerous bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen for your self catering needs, lounge, toilets, braai/BBQ area, some with a swimming pool and some offering exclusive privacy.

Honeymoon / Romantic Accommodation:

Very self-explanatory. A venue will be listed under this category if they offer a specific luxury, private honeymoon suite or because our admin has "hand-picked" the establishment to be perfect for such an occasion based on their location and facilities offered. However, you are the best judge when it comes to planning that special getaway with your loved one anyway. Pssst ... and it doesn't have to be expensive either to enjoy, right?!


A hotel is generally a large premises that can accommodate a large amount of guests in many adjacent rooms grading from standard 2 sleeper units to "executive" luxury suites offering more in-room space and facilities. They generally have a restaurant and bar on-site for all day meals and drinks (quite often offered on a buffet dining basis). Other on-site facilities may include a swimming pool, gym, spa, in/outdoor entertainment area for kids, a conference / wedding room for meetings / ceremonies and a small shop.

Restaurant / Personal Chef(s) On-Site:

This indicates that the establishment has a small / large restaurant on-site for their guests (they may also accept walk-ins for non-guests) or they have on-board catering staff serving guests in their own private space or in a designated dining area.

Self Catering:

This type of establishment offers guests facilities required to cater / cook on their own terms whether it be within a holiday home for example or on communal grounds.


This means the establishment has spa facilities and services offered to guests who are looking for personal treatments during their vacation.

Tours & Safaris:

These business services can range from swimming with dolphins, horse riding, city tours, boat tours, island tours, dhow tours to game drives and more. You'll have to click on their advert to find out more and what they have to offer.

Wedding Venue:

This means, the venue has all the on-site facilities and catering services to host large or small weddings and ceremonies. Depending on the size of the wedding, some may have enough units to accommodate all wedding guests.