Casa Ray is a self catering resort of rustic houses positioned on the north bank of the Pomene estuary. It has fantastic panoramic views of the estuary and surrounds. It offers Mozambique tourists a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets.
The camps conform to two basic designs, either 3 bed-roomed reed and concrete fishing lodges or 5 barraca style camps situated right on the edge of the estuary water. Each camp is located such that it provides complete privacy for the guests, separate from any other camp.
All lodges offer freezers and fridges and gas stoves. The houses are fully furnished with kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery. Bed linen, towels and mosquito nets are provided. Beach towels are not provided. The local community supply a range of products including seafoods, bait, fruit and vegetables in season, fresh bread, curios etc. Guests should bring their own consumables.
Pomene is an unspoilt paradise situated on the Mozambique coast half way between Vilanculos and Inhambane. It offers world class fishing and diving as well as miles of pristine beaches.
Layout: 4 Stand alone bungalows, Separate ablutions, central and kitchen area
Beds: Sleeps 8 Adults
Description: 4 X Rustic self-catering bungalows directly on the estuary. Fully equipped, inc bedding fridges, etc. Beautiful views, birds & awesome braai area. This is rustic beauty and simple living, built in traditional Baraka style with lots of airflow and lovely views.
Layout: Single unit with Four bedrooms, inside and outside bathrooms, lounge and kitchen. Outside has a storeroom, Lapa and braai area.
Beds: sleeps 8 (2 double beds and 4 single beds that can be pushed together)
Description: Situated at the Northern End of the Pomene Estuary, 20m away from the waters edge at high tide. There is everything you need in terms of a stove, deep freeze, cutlery, beds, mosquito nets etc to make this a piece of paradise.
Layout: Reed and Thatch houses situated up on a ridge on the North bank of the Pomene Estuary Sanctuary looking over the Indian Ocean.
Beds: Sleeps 6 people per house
Description: Kingfish Cabin and Casa Baccalhau are two self-catering, reed and thatch houses situated up on a ridge on the North bank of the Pomene Estuary Sanctuary looking over the Indian Ocean
Layout: Single unit with three bedrooms, spacious bathroom with shower, toilet and basin, living area and kitchen. Outside is a storeroom and braai area.
Beds: sleeps 6 (2 double beds and 2 single beds that can be pushed together).
Description: Situated on the Ridge with wondrous views over the ocean and Pomene Estuary, 4 minutes walk down the slope to the estuary.
Layout: 5 separate luxury bedroom chalets (all en-suite), large general living area with fully equipped kitchen with smeg oven and gas weber, Lounge, dining room and covered patio meters from the waters edge. Solar powered with generator backup
Beds: Can accommodate 10-15 people.
Description: We offer luxury self-catering accommodation in 5 en-suite chalets. The Lodge is designed to allow big or small families to holiday together comfortably, without feeling cramped or crowded. The lodge is build on wooden decking throughout
Layout: 4 rooms each with their own bathroom ( toilet, basin & shower)
Beds: 2 single beds in each room & space for extra mattresses if necessary.
Fishing at Pomene is very good and offers easy access by boat from Casa Ray. On a receding spring tide at dawn or dusk, excellent surf fishing can be had at the mouth of the estuary. Pomene is one of the prime fishing venues on the Mozambique coast. Species frequently taken are King Mackerel, Queen Mackerel, Tuna (several species), Kingfish (several species) and Wahoo. Assist us to preserve Pomene as a world class angling venue by limiting your catch to what you can eat during your stay. Catch and release whenever possible.
Zambia South reef is a famous dive site as is Raapies Playstation off the point of the old hotel. Bring your own equipment or visit the dive centres in the vicinty. Snorkelers, don't miss the downed timber in the estuary where an impressive variety of reef dwellers can be seen. There is an accessible reef for snorkelling on the North Beach.
Take a boat ride or kayak up the estuary into the mangroves. Dolphins are often seen inside the estuary as well as the rare dugong. Fishing from fishing skiis is also done in the estuary and a number of good sized fish have been caught here.
A holiday to Mozambique means getting to know an authentic part of Africa which also has a strong Portuguese influence.It is a land which can mutate in just a few kilometres, from its white sands with the coral reef of the Indian Ocean, to its plateaus and mountains which almost reach 3000 metres, or to the legendary Rift Valley, the cradle of the human race, which lies in the center of the country. Here, the population is cheerful and hospitable. The territory is shared by colonial cities and villages made up of huts and mangrove forests, unspoilt archipelagos and great natural reserves.
There are lots of A frame beach breaks, rock and clay points along the coast at Pomene. The wave is fun and maneuverable, lots of dolphins in the water, beaches are deserted so great for exploring as well as awesome footage opportunities available. The water is ALWAYS warm so bring boards shorts.
The broad range of habitats in the vicinity of the Ridge makes this an exciting (and hitherto unexplored) venue for birders.
Based per person sharing (approximately) depending on unit and number of beds. See rates for more information.
From R1800 per day to R3000 per day depending on unit and number of beds.
Approximately R250 per person per day.
Santa Carolina (One of the Bazaruto Islands) hosted the popular and well known TV Show 'Survivor South Africa' in 2010.
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
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.
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.
Find beautiful pansy shells off the beaches of Santa Maria during a spring low tide, full or new moon.
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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Imagine an unspoilt island within a Marine National Park, deserted beaches of pure white sand that extend for miles, sparkling turquoise seas criss-crossed by local dhows plying their trade, sunny days and star-studded nights. This is the enchanting island escape you always imagined ...View Accommodation
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.