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Castelo Do Mar

Inhambane

Castelo Do Mar

Castelo Do Mar is located in the beautiful Linga Linga peninsula in the Inhambane province,
The peninsula fairly unknown and although it is accessible by 4×4 on rough road, it is easier by boat from Inhambane or Maxixe.The Linga Linga area has much to offer in addition to the world class fishing and diving, including excellent birding in the mangroves, a resident dugong “sirenian”, pristine tidal islets and long stretches of deserted beach. The peninsula is often referred to by the locals as an island because waters can rise over the sands at high tides, making access by road impossible. Castelo do Mar, the Lodge, is of historical significance and has preserved remains of a Norwegian whaling station that dates back to around 1911 to 1915.

Activities at Castelo Do Mar

  • Pansy Island
  • Mangrove swamp
  • Sunset cruise by Cat or Dhow
  • Bird watching incl. flamingos
  • Shopping at Inhambane market
  • Canoeing
  • Walking
  • Water Skiing & Tubing
  • Dolphin and Dugong spotting

Non-motorised watersports complimentary including kayaking and gypsy sailing.
Diving ; A qualified divers’ paradise; dive instructor on request; all equipment available to rent
Snorkelling ;Whale boat wreck on the beach, nearby tidal islands and dive sites
Deep Sea Fishing ;Castelo do Mar Lodge is heading up a conservation initiative in the Linga Linga Peninsula which is being heavily netted, promoting Tag and Release of Billfish and accordingly, is IGFA registered.
2 x 28ft Nova Cats powered by 2 x 150 hp Yamaha outboards and fully rigged to suit the most serious angler including well maintained communication systems, fish finders, GPS and radar, Penn International Marlin reels, out riggers, down riggers, fighting chair, rods, lures and live bait.

Boats available at Castelo Do Mar
Mallard Swift, mono hull powered by 2 x 75 hp Mariner outboards is available for diving and other excursions.
40ft luxury catamaran for scuba and sun downer excursions.
4.5 m rubber duck available for snorkelling and island excursions.
Authentic Mozambique dhow for cruises to Pansy Island.

Accommodation at Castelo Do Mar

  • The Castle Rooms 6 x rooms each with en suite shower/WC.( no under 12′s)
  • The Manor House 4 x en suite rooms. Children welcome ,Ideal for incentive or leisure groups.All rooms with shower, one with bath
  • Beachfront Deluxe Rooms 8x luxury rooms. Children Welcome. A max of two children sharing room with parents. En suite with shower and WC.

All rooms can be twin or double and are air-conditioned with ceiling fan, en suite shower and separate toilet, king-size beds, hairdryer, luxury linen and guest amenities. Coffee/Tea tray delivered on request.

Facilities at castelo Do Mar

  • Bar Air-conditioned with a lounge area includes a long table for board games, two pool-tables and two black jack/poker tables
  • Library & Lounge An air-conditioned quiet area with an extensive and varied selection of books and magazines
  • Swimming pool & Deck With direct access on to the beach
  • Dining Room Suitable for 40 people
  • Meals are served with passion and flair and décor is in keeping with the whale station history. An excellent wine selection is offered.