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Bay View Lodge
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I absolutely loved staying at Bay View Lodge for my first trip to Mozambique. The lodge was huge even though we only came as a party of 3. The house can easily hold a big family or a larger party. They have everything you need from braai stand, to fully equipped kitchen etc. The rooms were clean, the nets had very small holes but nothing a plaster or tap can't fix. The sheets and towels were clean. It is right by the beach which was amazing and brings in a breeze against the heat. Restaurants were in walking distance and local clubs/music/bars and markets were just a 10 min drive out to Tofo. The staff are just unbelievably amazing. We got there a day late because we took the "Short cut" (don't do this, do not follow gps ask Bayview lodge if coming from JHB and driving) so they accommodated us to stay a day after our initial booking. The security washed our totally wrecked car to perfection as if nothing ever happened. They even washed our sneakers.

All around I am definitely coming back to Bay view lodge on my next trip

Tip: A can of Doom and a stick of peaceful sleep in each room would be helpful since we finished ours in just 2 days. The Mosquitos ARE REAL OUT HERE!

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

we had the most relaxing holiday, coupled with great diving. the room had a brand new aircon which came in handy. simple décor but the room had everything we needed. the management , Sharon and hubby were very helpful and we look forward to returning this year

Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Self catering but the 2 beach bars are both very good so we always ate there. Beach is great. Facility is clean, secure, friendly and well run. Only negative is not being near a supermarket or ATM onsite, the beach at nearby Tofo is amazing and there's a small town market and ATM there, 500 M in a taxi each way. ($5 US). So worth spending some days over there. Dive shop here (Barra Reef) is good, did a nice shallow reef dive, good fun.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

An affordable yet amazing accommodation right on the beach.
The room is self catering and fully equipped to your basic needs, but since the lodge is steps away from the amazing restaurant Green Turtle, do stop by and try the octopus thai curry !!!!

Will definitely return to Bay View, Couldnt have asked for better !!!

Stayed: September 2016
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

We stayed at Bayview for 12 days in August. We were in number 5 which is 30meters to the beach with a nice garden. All the units are very close to the beach.
The units are a little old but clean and more than adequate. The domestic staff come every day to keep the unit clean and were all very pleasant.
The unit has a bedroom with double bed and mozzie net. A lounge / kitchen with decent fridge and gas cooker. A nice deck with a braai and a couple of deck chairs for lounging around.
Its a two minute walk to the Green Turtle ( a really nice restaurant ) and Neptune's beach bar, very informal and reasonably priced for food and drink.
The management at Bayview were super helpful and nothing was to much trouble for them.
The internet is a bit slow but hey ..... are you coming all the way to the back of beyond to sit on your IPad ????

Room Tip: Number 4 and 5 are nearest the sea but they are all OK the farthest room is 100m to the beach so no...
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Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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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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