Zona Braza Beach lodge

Zona Braza Beach lodge

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4.5
#1 of 1 apartment in Xai-Xai
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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Welcome to Zona Braza Beach Lodge and Resort, the idyllic holiday destination where comfort and affordability meet. We are conveniently situated 480km from Mbombela, and approximately 800km from Pretoria and Johannesburg. We are only 280 km from Maputo, Mozambique’s capital city. Zona Braza is easily accessible and can be reached with ANY CAR, meaning you DO NOT NEED a 4x4 vehicle.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing
Conference facilities
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Secured parking
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Game room
Hiking
Mini golf
Snorkelling
Billiards
Darts
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Room features
Housekeeping
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Portuguese

Location

Praia de Chizavane, Xai-Xai 1200 Mozambique
Getting there
Maputo Intl Airport
178.7 km
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1 Restaurant
within 10 kilometers
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Ryno wrote a review Jan 2020
Centurion, South Africa
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely wonderful and worth the visit. Basically on the beach, you have a small walk using stairs down to the beach. They put out umbrellas and beach chairs in the morning so if you early you can get a nice spot in the morning. Basically on the beach they have a beach bar with excellent service. There are three small swimming pools each on its own deck with umbrellas and chairs. The restaurant is absolutely excellent with excellent service and excellent food. Wifi is available at the restaurant area only. The gravel road to Zona Braza is about 10km once you take the turnoff from the tar road and a 4x4 is not required to get to the lodge. We stayed in the Vitamin Sea Unit, two separate rooms with a double bed, shower, toilet and fan, in between the units is the Kitchen, table and chairs and braai area.

It is advisable to ensure you have everything you require for your self catering needs. Xai Xai which is close by do have a Shoprite etc. but this town becomes extremely busy and a trip to the shops might easily result in a half day trip.

This was our second visit and we enjoyed every second and cant complain and will recommend this lodge to anyone.

Traveling in Mozambique can be quite long as you can only drive 60 and 80km/h in most cases, people drive recklessly and the drive can take quite long. For example upon our return from the lodge to the Lebombo border it was about 300km and we drove 7.5 hours as we went through Maputo, take note the ring road is almost complete which means you will no longer have to drive through Maputo, driving through Maputo on our return delayed us with 2.5 hours. Also make sure you plan your trip properly because some days during December the Lebombo border can be very very busy which may lead to hours delays.

Traveling in Mozambique requires a lot of patience but once you get to the lodge everything will be worth it.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Elna B, Owner at Zona Braza Beach lodge
Responded 08 Jan 2020
Thank you for your great feedback, hope to see you again.
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suretha wrote a review Aug 2022
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Zona Braza is one of those rare places where you feel the care and attention to detail from the moment you enter the resort. With beautiful gardens manicured to ensure you have privacy while maximising the breathtaking sea views. The staff can’t do enough to ensure your stay and experience is exceptional. They have also added a Spa to enhance your experience and get rid of the stress of the outside world you left behind at the turnoff. We have visited this paradise multiple times over the years and every time the experience is just better. Go and enjoy the great food and cocktails while watching the waves from the deck or the Beach Bar.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Elna Badenhorst, Owner at Zona Braza Beach lodge
Responded 12 Dec 2022
Thank you for your positive review, Suretha. This meant a lot for all of us here at Zona Braza. We hope you guys will visit us again.
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Elrie wrote a review Apr 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Highly recommend Zona Braza for a family holiday or even halfway travel sleep-over. Accommodation has everything you need for self-catering, spectacular ocean views, low tide is perfect for kids swimming & rock-pool exploring. Enjoyed every meal at the restaurant, they've outdone themselves with the overall decor (real holiday vibe), little lola (craft) shop for your Moz souvenirs and most of all best and friendliest staff! We were absolutely stunned with this gem of a place, only regret is that we have not been there sooner. Next holiday willl definitely be booked at Zona Braza again.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Elna Badenhorst, Owner at Zona Braza Beach lodge
Responded 29 Apr 2021
Thank you for your feedback Elrie, hope to see you and your family soon.
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carmen c wrote a review Feb 2021
Maputo, Mozambique
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Hello . I want to say that this hotel is beautiful alil old but beautiful. I loved the rooms and the view most wonderful place I have ever been to. Love the food , you should improve on the breakfast and make it buffet. Very nice hotel. Your workers at the restaurant very nice people but I think they are abit to friendly and end but forgetting that their supposed to be working and not making fun o a client or saying things that will offend the client. You must not forget what you are their for, so basically I was offended by one of your workers at the hotel at the restaurant he kept pushing me to the edge and speaking to me unprofessionally. You must train your team so that they don’t think that they should speak anyhow they feel like to a client, we are not family . But other than that everything was okay. Except I would wake up and think this guys gonna say something stupid again . You need to improve on your stuff. De a eles formação do atendimento ao client . Para melhorar .
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Elna Badenhorst, Owner at Zona Braza Beach lodge
Responded 30 Apr 2021
Hi Carmen Thank you for your feedback. I sincerely apologies if my staff was unprofessional towards you. This is not acceptable and I has already had a meeting with them. Hope that you will visit us soon again.
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Moritz G wrote a review Jul 2023
Berlin, Germany
2.0 of 5 bubbles
It is a really nice place with great views. The houses are clean and nicely designed. OK food. We were just really annoyed by the manager: we had found a good price on booking.com, showed it to the clerk in order to give them the opportunity to avoid the fees that come with external booking sites. Instead of giving us a good offer, he took the available house out of booking and offered us a price that was 30€ higher than the original one. So if you find a good price online, book it there and don't let the staff know.
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Date of stay: July 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lichucha J wrote a review Oct 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Unforgettably place, facilities a kid friendly with the different small pools, the beach area was peaceful.

Houses ,well kept and maintained. Staff well mannered and friendly

We got to see a few whales from our rooms balcony

We recommend, Specially for families.
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Date of stay: September 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Elna Badenhorst, Owner at Zona Braza Beach lodge
Responded 12 Dec 2022
Thank you for your positive review, this is great for all the workers moral. Looking forward to your next visit.
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1961Nonnie wrote a review Feb 2020
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had to spend the night at Zona Braza before continuing on to Farol da Barra. Zona Braza was fabulous. The couple that run the place are super accommodating. Our room (3) had such a beautiful view of the sea. The staff were so friendly. The only draw back was that there was quite a bit of litter on the beach! Otherwise lovely place to stay!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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AndreK.ZA wrote a review Mar 2024
Roodepoort, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a lovely place to visit, such nice people and the best lunches. Definitely a must visit and even better place to stay over spot with lovely decor and finishing.

Several swimming pools and a bar on the beach. Offering a fantastic swimming area to enjoy the warm ocean water.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Wikus D wrote a review May 2014
Johannesburg, South Africa
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in one of the villas. Closest to the main lodge, bar and. It's an easy 700m walk to the free-standing house that was serviced and cleaned very day. We really had a great time. The lodge was easily reached with a sedan car. Staff were great and the owners helped us out when we left but found our car battery dead! They were extremely friendly.

A lot of care and love has been out into this lodge and it shows.

Beach is in pristine condition with miles of secluded white sand. We catered for ourselves so never ate at the restaurant. Pool area is beautiful. Excellent views from the restaurant deck.Was worth the drive from Maputo through and through.

We will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: April 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Elna B, Owner at Zona Braza Beach lodge
Responded 02 Jun 2014
Thank's Wikus, hope to see all of you soon here at Zona Braza Lodge. Just one thing, the villa is about 70m walk from the restaurant. Looking forward to your next visit.
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Carla T wrote a review Feb 2014
Pretoria, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This lodge is really a great destination. The access road to the lodge (10km sand road) is extremely well maintained, and you do not require a 4x4 to reach the lodge like you do with some other lodges in the area. The accommodation is serviced daily, and it is clearly well maintained. The kitchen is well stocked, and the private braai area was used often. Every Casa has an amazing sea view that is so breathtaking, I ended up taking a photograph of it everytime I came out of my door or went to the room to fetch something.
The restaurant has quite a wide variety, and caters for kids specifically. The restaurant and bar staff are friendly and well trained, which is a rare find compared to some of the other restaurants we visited during our stay. The sea view from the restaurant is just as breathtaking, and it can be enjoyed from the restaurant deck, or from either of the two swimmingpool decks next to the restaurant.
They also have a separate entertainment area with a pool table and dartboard. This is great entertainment for the whole family, while it does not disturb the relaxing atmosphere of the restaurant area.
My kids ( 5 & 10) really enjoyed the beach. The tide pools are great for snorkling and just general swimming. My husband was also very happy with the >40kg sandshark that he caught from the rocks with the guidance and advice he received from the lodge owner and his son, who are extremely knowledgable about beach and rock fishing.
I cannot wait to return, especially seeing that they are in the process of building a beach bar!
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Date of stay: December 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If you are a family of 4, then any of the Casa's will do. (There is of course the 6 sleeper...
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Answer from Elna B
Xai-Xai, Mozambique4 contributions1 helpful vote
Apologies for the late reply. Yes, we do allow day visitors.
Ant0ra asked a question Sept 2016
Maputo, Mozambique4 contributions2 helpful votes
Hi, do you have 2 rooms free on the 24th and 25th?
Yuran E asked a question Jun 2020
Maputo, Mozambique
Boa tarde está disponível?
Answer from Elna B
Xai-Xai, Mozambique4 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi, we are unfortunately already fully booked for this period. Best regards. Elna
Navigate507272 wrote a tip Nov 2019
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Units 3, 4, and 5 all have great views."
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EDB wrote a tip Oct 2019
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Request one of the casas with the great views"
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MozEcoTours wrote a tip Jan 2019
Buxton, United Kingdom162 contributions79 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go for the self-catering cottages on the dunes."
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Edeni wrote a tip Jan 2019
Epsom, United Kingdom16 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose Casa 5 for gorgeous sea views"
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candyb861 wrote a tip Sept 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa19 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Most of the rooms have excellent views. We normally stay close the the main dining and pool area so we can walk back to our room."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,279 - R 1,444 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MozambiqueGaza ProvinceXai-Xai
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zona Braza Beach lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Zona Braza Beach lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Zona Braza Beach lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Zona Braza Beach lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Zona Braza Beach lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Zona Braza Beach lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Zona Braza Beach lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Portuguese.
Does Zona Braza Beach lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.