TRAVESSIA BEACH LODGE

Travessia is an beautiful Eco Beach Lodge that is all about understated barefoot-luxury.

Located one and a half hours drive from the airport of Inhambane, and just six kilometre of sand track away from the main road, the lodge is accessible enough for a long weekend break and yet remotely enough still to give you an instant cast-away feeling.

The lodge is built among the dunes along the beach, nestled between bush and palm trees and with carefully chosen spots to maximize privacy and seaviews whilst maintaining proximity of the rooms to the lounge, restaurant and the beach. The buildings are constructed on elevated wooden decks with timber and roll-up canvas walls under a roof thatched with local makuti. Wooden walkways lead from the rooms to the lodge’s reception area and restaurant, with a lounge, bar and spacious deck, overlooking the palm grove and the sea.

The lodge is entirely solar powered –ensuring a light environmental footprint.

Accomodation

All rooms at Travessia Lodge are exclusive and special;

Casa de Mel

is the most secluded of all our rooms, approximately 150m away from the restaurant and lounge. It is a double room with king size or twin beds, mosquito nets, ensuite bathroom with separate toilet and outdoor shower, large deck with hammock and sea views. The room can accommodate one extra bed for an accompanying child.

Casa Tartaruga

is our family room that can accommodate four people in either two king size or twin beds. The room is open plan with a canvas screen between the beds as a visual seperation, but otherwise open. It is therefore ideal for a family with children or a group of four really good friends who don’t mind sleeping dorm-style. It is equipped with mosquito nets, ensuite bathroom facilities with separate toilet and outdoor shower, large deck with hammock and 180 degree sea views. A fifth bed could be accommodated for a family of five.

Casa Baleia

is a double room with king size or twin beds, mosquito nets, ensuite bathroom with separate toilet and outdoor shower, large deck with hammock and sea views. The room is approximately 80m from the main house and restaurant.

Casa Madeira

is our friendly wooden house, perched on top of a dune with 360° views. It comes with queen size bed, mosquito net, ensuite bathroom with separate toilet and shower, as well as a wooden deck with hammock and sea views.

Casa Mavimbi

is a double room with king size or twin beds, mosquito nets, ensuite bathroom with shower and separate toilet and outdoor shower, large deck with hammock and sea views. The room is  just a short walk away from the pool deck and has its private walkway from the deck into the palmgrove to the beach.

 

 

Facilities

The Restaurant

Our menu is inspired by what is in season and available at the local markets and shops. For fresh fish or crayfish we like to rely on the local spear-fishermen. Whilst mango, pawpaw or avocado are seasonal, our coconuts are available all year round!
For breakfast we serve cereal, yoghurt and fruit, rolls or home-baked bread with honey, jam, peanut butter, marmite or cheese. Order your English breakfast with eggs, bacon, beans and tomato. For lunch we go light, usually with a salad, sandwiches or a burger. Dinner is served plated as a set menu. We usually prepare a fish or meat dish with different side servings and salad, followed by desert. Our home-made pineapple or mango ice creme is legend! We strive to accommodate special dietary requirements as good as we can with groceries available.

The Beach Bar & Pool

A short walk from the restaurant takes you to our beach bar and pool deck. Here, you can stretch out on our locally made loungers whilst enjoying 360 degree views over the endless coastline and a sea of palm trees of the hinterland.
If the weather is right, we invite for an early afternoon braai on the pool deck. Our bar is stocked with local beers, soft drinks, a selection of South African wines and spirits, and everything you need for the good old G&T for when the sun sets…

 

Entertainment and Sports

  • Whale sharks, manta rays or dolphins being a common sight in the bay of Inhambane
  • Snorkelling
  • Scuba Diving
  • Kayaks
  • Walk on the endless beach
  • Pay a visit to the neighbours for the Sunday soccer match or just to say hello and possibly score an invite to their small but creatively decorated and furnished houses, most of them made of woven palm fronds.
  • Single gear bikes designed especially for the conditions of Mozambique, are great for a casual cycle along the beach at low tide
  • Weekly shopping trips to Maxixe Take you on a tour through the communities and introduce you to some of the projects we are involved in

 

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