Xai Xai Eco Estate

Xai Xai Eco Estate

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#2 of 2 villas in Xai-Xai
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Rua de Marginal, Xai-Xai 1200 Mozambique
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Nexus C wrote a review Jun 2022
Alberton, South Africa
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely gorgeous place, and such beautiful views!
Across the road from the beach with amazing restaurants along the road as well.
Staff are so friendly and helpful!
The accommodation is self catering, and has absolutely everything you need.
Home away from home.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Prepare for beach sand road! Sort out a sim as there is no WiFi at the accommodation
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Khayem150 wrote a review Dec 2015
Ladysmith, South Africa
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First of, we broke all wisdom about driving at night in Mozambique. Through ill-discipline and general 'holiday mode' we left Joburg on a Thursday morning around 9 (our friends who hired a taxi left at 5am) for the 700kms to Xai-Xai driving in a small car. Sure we read all reviews and stories concerning Mozambique. At 12:45 we were in Nelspruit, changed tires as was feeling guilty and they were due. Between madam and I, stocking the goodies for destination resulted in us leaving Nelspruit at 15:30, still not sure how that happened in a city without traffic. Passed Maputo, long story involving missing the exit, getting into wrong neighbourhood, to being stuck in traffic while it is raining till 20:30 where the 200km drive to Xai-Xai actually started. The road was clear, but the speed signs of 80 to 60 and sometimes 30 suggested possibility of livestock and or people in the vicinity, thus we slowed down. Between fighting urge to sleep and getting to destination during this lifetime, speed was slightly above 100km/h.

This is about our destination, we must have gotten there at 00:45, now the struggle to find this place in a dark (no sigh boards). Google maps did a fantastic job earlier in atleast showing that the estate is at the very end of a beach road. It wasn't tarred. It was raining and dark. Luckily, when we were driving in that dark road, with the fear of 'tsunami' (sea was that loud) and remembering that Moz was once at war; we bumped to our friends from Swaziland who were driving the same road also trying to find it. Bravery resurfaced, we actively searched, but the pools of water on the road kept us worried, atleast it wasn't muddy. Finally, found the place. We got there and there was 'load-shedding', it was pitch dark. But what awaited us was priceless, atleast for the amount paid. Am not too privy on arrangement, I remember that for 4 day people paid R500 each, it must have been off season. All decent amenities were there, tv dstv (but you don't drive 700kms to watch tv) and all. It was self-catering. It more than enough fridges for 15 people. Overall, safe, decent, secluded, and with view of the ocean. I need to say something about leaving the tar to the estate. The road is sandy, that means, if you drive, do so with determination not to get stuck. But that determination is shared by other drivers and motorcycles, we avoided some few potential head-ons in that sand. If you have time, I recommend this place quite highly. It is not 5-star but it is worth it.
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Date of stay: November 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: It is a house, so all houses were overlooking the ocean, so really wherever you are placed, you...
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Luyanda N wrote a review May 2019
Durban, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I can't remember exactly what our Villa number was but we actually enjoyed our stay there. It was pretty nice and neat and very spacious. Their staff are not very helpful and you have to go through a rough road before getting here. Otherwise their Villa was really nice and very clean
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Date of stay: December 2018
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Eloize M wrote a review Aug 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were lucky enough to get a weeknon an RCI booking at the resort. There are about 17 houses. Each owned by individuals or trusts. The house are built wit dramatic ocean views and some with small splash pools on ghe outside decks. There is a central swimming pool that rouns off paradise. Please check with the resort as to the state of the allocated unit and whether it has bats in the roof.. our only glitch in paradise was the smell of the house... the ownerof yhe particular unit is apparently aware and this will apparently be rectified soon... let's hope
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dawie G wrote a review Dec 2016
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in unit 5 for our annual holiday. The unit have 3 bedrooms with beds for 8 people, 3 bathrooms, living area and kitchen. There is also a private pool on the deck and good views of the ocean. The unit have 4 aircons and the kitchen is fully equipped. The fridge took a long time to cool and the gas stove looks a bit old and the door handle was missing. The estate is about 3km away from the main swimming beach. The beach in front of the estate is not recommended for swimming due to rough sea and strong currents. During our stay of 10 days we had constant problems with electricity supply. We did not have electricity for half of the time we were here. Most of the times it was just a couple of the units. We also struggled to get it resolved with the estate manager and house manager as we always had to wait for answers that we felt we never received. It was very frustrating as we struggled to sleep due to the heat during the nights we did not have electricity. Although the said the problem was due to something the Mozambique electricity company needed to fix, we thought they could have done more to help out. Overall we had a pleasant stay, but the electricity problems took some of the shine away. I will think twice before staying here again.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nelisa S wrote a review Feb 2017
Table View, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Unit 2, which had the most amazing sea views and private pool. The house is big enough to fit about 8 people or even more. All rooms have en-suite. There is a big kitchen with 2 fridges and is ideal if you are travelling as a big group or staying for longer. the place is safe with security patrols all day and night. It has braai facilities and we had a cleaning lady come in to clean the place daily. Ideal for large family, looking for a home away from home. All beds are supplied with mosquito nets, which is important. Do bring own inspect repellent.
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Date of stay: January 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Best views but the drive to the Eco estate is bumpy and inside the eco estate, there are some...
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Gretchen V wrote a review Mar 2019
Somerset West, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a superb 4 night stay in Unit 5; house is in a very good condition and super comfortable. The staff were super friendly and efficient; thanks again Benny for keeping our unit clean and comfy! We enjoyed the sparkling pool, enormous stoep and braai area to the max.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Livhu wrote a review Jan 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa
+1
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at Villa 21. No TV connection, old furniture, dirty uncomfortable couches. Torn and bloodied mosquito nets. Fridge door opens and closes with an attached hinge. Overall the estate is beautiful and has amazing views. Villa 21 needs maintenance before it tarnishes the image of the beautiful estate. Our friends stayed at Villa 16 and was okay.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ashika R wrote a review Nov 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Hidden over a hill, overlooking the beach is a strip of paradise, that is lucky enough to have been left alone, somewhat by man. The road to the estate is actually a sand path carved over time by other vehicles, so in rainy weather, small cars would probably not be able to make it through. We stayed in Casa A in the Eco Estate, which is quite luckily, the first property on the estate. This means we did not have to negotiate the steep uphill, which the other units are situated on. So we were able to, quite easily walk to the beach, whenever we wanted. The beach is literally two minutes away. The house itself was a pleasure to stay in. It had everything we needed, including a splash pool on the deck and our very own bar! Airconditioners in almost every room, and some rooms had a fan also. Deck chairs and a braai were also provided so we could watch the waves all day... we also had the help of David and Sergio! Thank God for them. They were employed by the estate to clean the house. However, they helped us buy fresh seafood every day from the locals, went with us to the local market so we didnt get ripped off as tourists normally do. Most helpful and friendly guys we could have met. The house itself could do with a little updating but i guess with the high humidity levels, things are bound to rust a lot faster than normal. DSTV was provided so the kids could be entertained on the rainy days. The kitchen had all the required crockery and cutlery, as well two fridges and chest freezers. Candles were also in full supply for when the power went out, which was almost every day. However, the estate manager would always update us as to how long it would be gone for, if he knew. There were five bedrooms, so as a group of 10, we were very very comfortable, and we would love to come back again!
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Date of stay: November 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Nexus C wrote a tip Jun 2022
Alberton, South Africa9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Prepare for beach sand road! Sort out a sim as there is no WiFi at the accommodation"
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Nelisa S wrote a tip Feb 2017
Table View, South Africa37 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Best views but the drive to the Eco estate is bumpy and inside the eco estate, there are some interesting hills but manageable."
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Khayem150 wrote a tip Dec 2015
Ladysmith, South Africa93 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It is a house, so all houses were overlooking the ocean, so really wherever you are placed, you will wake up to a lovely view"
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