Casa Karibu is an idyllic beach house accommodation on the edge of the water in a remote marine reserve on the beautiful Santa Maria Peninsula in Mozambique. It's all ocean, beach and bush.
With spectacular, panoramic views from the upper and lower decks, prolific birdlife, and the ever-present sound of the surf, it's heaven for nature lovers, a playground for outdoor enthusiasts, and a perfect holiday destination for families and groups of friends. A tranquil coastal paradise to relax in and restore your soul.
Book your stay at Casa Karibu beach accomodation, the perfect getaway for a heavenly escape on the Santa Maria Peninsula in Mozambique!
Immerse yourself in the beauty of the warm Indian Ocean, where an abundance of natural beauty awaits you. Enjoy the absolute tranquility of the isolated sandy beaches and warm waters, which offer numerous opportunities for exploration and adventure. Relax in the comfortable and spacious double-storey guest house, with open plan patios and stunning views of the ocean. Spend your days soaking up the warm sunshine, savoring delicious seafood, and experiencing the vibrant culture of Mozambique.
Bring your family or friends and come and experience the ultimate beach holiday at Casa Karibu, where memories are made to last a lifetime!
In Swahili, Karibu means "Welcome". The double-storey home sleeps 8 - 10 people in 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, plus guest toilet. An open-plan fully equipped self-catering kitchen and living area, which opens to sea-facing decks with outdoor furniture and braai facilities.
Although just across the bay from Mozambique’s capital, Santa Maria remains a remote rural area. We’ll take you on a comfortable boat trip across Maputo Bay to our doorstep on the beach. Alternatively, you can drive your 4x4 vehicle through the Maputo Special Reserve.
From the beach, our ramp leads up through the indigenous garden into the heart of our double-storey home. A large, open-plan lounge with comfortable sofas and a full self-catering kitchen make up the spacious living area, from which a service counter and tall glass sliders open out onto a large, covered deck with breath-taking views of the sea.
From there, steps lead down to a sparkling pool and deck beneath an ancient Milkwood tree. The wind-protected deck at the back of the house has a peaceful view of the garden, pond and dune forest.
There are four spacious, light and airy bedrooms – all with magnificent sea views, and beautifully styled in cool, summery hues.
Downstairs, the Kingfisher (king-size bed) and Bush Baby (twin single beds and a queen-size bed) rooms lead off the lounge area, with a full bathroom next to them. The guest toilet is beside the lounge, underneath the stairs.
Upstairs, you’ll find an office area with twin beds adjoining the Fish Eagle master bedroom en suite, with a bath, shower, toilet and bidet.
We hope your stay at Casa Karibu will include plenty of time to simply enjoy the day and nature as it comes, and absorb the beauty you're in. Some of the things you can experience in our area are listed below, and some are seasonal or tide dependent.
Please book these activities in advance through Clive and Laurie, to ensure fair prices and the right service providers.
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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.
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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.