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Reviewed 3 September 2015

We spent our honeymoon (Aug '15) at Bayview, what an amazing experience! Right from the start Catharina was so helpful and friendly, Sharon and Gideon were incredible, always willing to go out of their way to ensure we had a good holiday, and the guards and cleaners were always smiling and friendly. Our unit was 70 steps (we counted) from an unbelievable swimming beach (long, flat, no rocks, warm water) and maybe 100 more from Neptunes beach bar (cold R&R's and good food). One evening as we reached the beach (60 steps in) we were greated by two hump back whales breaching and hitting the water with their tales! The unit was incredibly well maintained and kitted out (gas stove, stainless steel pots, aircon, fluffy towels and comfortable bed). As for Barra the area it is heaven on earth, the most incredible beach and estuary I have ever seen (we spent one day watching flamingos and the other swimming with dolphins and whale sharks), the people are friendly and welcoming, and the we couldn't have asked for better weather. We can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: All rooms are literally on the beach but unit 5 is something special!
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  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 May 2015

Sharon and Gideon provided us with superb service, accommodation and facilities.
The beach was honestly 100m from our door which made the only morning traffic
a beetle building his home. One of the best swimming beaches i have encountered with many
restaurants available for lazy days relaxing and tanning. Neptunes, a beach bar was also amazing if you are looking for a lounger cocktail or two just 2 minutes walk.

Room Tip: Ask for the units closer to the beach although all are amazing!
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  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

Stayed there during the long weekend,very pleasant and calm. We had a wonderfull time. We just got a little uoset because after the reception is closed you cannot get any assistence... I found out that the oven wasnt working after 6pm and there was no place I could go for assistance because the reception was closed. So if you going there, you better make sure everything is in good working order before 6pm. And I also wished there was a swimming pool... :(
But appart from that, it is great! :)

Stayed: May 2015, travelled as a couple
Thank Ana Patrícia M
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Catharina W, Public Relations Manager at Bay View Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2015

Dear Ana Patricia

Thank you for posting a review and apology for the problem with the oven. The house to the right of our reception is where one of the owners of Bayview Lodge stay - permanently. We'll make a point of informing all guests in future that they're welcome to ask Sharon or Gideon for their assistance after hours.
If for any reason they are not available, the guards at the entrance will know who to contact for assistance.
Appreciate that you pointed this out to us and hope to welcome you back soon :)

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Reviewed 11 March 2015

We had cause to spend a few days in Inhambane in October 2014 after a glorious trip further north, and chose Bayview Lodge at Barra Beach to stay. Expecting it to be a let down after our stay at Pomene Lodge, it was a real highlight. The secret weapon was the absolutely fabulous restaurant there - called the Green Turtle - and run by French couple Joelle and Francois from Montpellier in France. It was astonishingly classy! Locally sourced fare, beautifully prepared and presented in a stunning setting on the beach. The waitresses were utterly charming too and Joelle and Francois are training up some local staff too. Such a pleasure! This is a real gem of a restaurant and I would have been blown away if it was in the middle of Cape Town but to encounter it here in the wilds of Mozambique was just so special.
From the start our stay in Bayview Lodge was good. Diane Bishop picked us up in her comfy car from the ferry and took us back to our cottage at Bayview Lodge which was a clean and spacious bungalow with the beach just a short stroll through some coastal bush. John and Diane were attentive hosts, and our stay was without incident. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Ask for one on the beach front.
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  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 January 2015

We stayed in Bay View Lodge over Christmas time and enjoyed the lodge a lot! Cleaned chalets, friendly and helpful management and staff, Fantastic position and Beautiful view on the ocean! It is not first time when we come with family and friends to spend holiday time in Bay View and will definitely recommend to everybody! Fantastic place!

  • Stayed: December 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Ludmilla G
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Additional Information about Bay View Lodge

Address: Barra Road | Praia da Barra, 1300, Mozambique
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Region: Mozambique > Inhambane Province
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 111 Speciality Lodging in Inhambane Province
Price Range: R747 - R3 337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bay View Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bay View Lodge is situated on Barra beach (Praia da Barra) on the northeastern tip of Inhambane peninsula with a long, sandy beach in front and an estuary behind the lodge. All units are within 50 m of the beach, offering self-catering or catered (full or half board) accommodation. The area is famous for snorkeling and scuba diving, and world famous for diving with whale sharks and manta rays. Inhambane town is one of the oldest trading centres on the east African coast, with one of the largest number of dhows (local fishing boats)occuring in the area. Guests can arrive over land - NO 4x4 vehicle needed - or can fly in to the lodge, with daily flights between Johannesburg, South Africa and Inhambane, via Maputo. ... more   less 
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