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Nhambavale Lodge

Xai Xai

| 4 Very Good 16 reviews
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About Nhambavale Lodge

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About Nhambavale Lodge

 Sleeps 132
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM

Basking on the tranquil shores of Lake Nhambavale, just 1,2 km from the beach, Nhambavale Lodge offers fully serviced and fully catered, airy Machop-style chalets, rondavels, and 12 spacious campsites. The restaurant and bar area is situated on the lake itself, and offers a menu of seafood, special local dishes, traditional favourites and our famous peri-peri chicken.

The rondavels, built in a local straw-roof style sleep two guests and have either en-suite or private bathroom facilities. The other four units are chalets and can sleep up to four guests in two rooms. The chalets are equipped with en-suite bathrooms as well as a fully fitted kitchen for self-catering. Lastly, the Casa Grande, our largest chalet, offers four double bedrooms, a dining area, and a kitchen with a fridge, cooker, cutlery and crockery. All the units are also equipped with mosquito nets for guests' convenience. The campsites, each accommodating up to eight people, are located in the spacious and trim garden area, complete with bricked barbecue areas, water taps, electric power points, and shady straw roof areas.

Whether you fish rock and surf, elegantly cast flies for the elusive kingfish, or take to deeper water in a ski-boat, the exciting Chidenguele coast has it all. For the rock and surf enthusiast, our waters are renowned for kingfish, stumpnose, pompano and bonefish. There are also a number of unbelievable deep water ledges to fish off where king mackerel, ignobilis kingfish and giant barracuda are frequently caught, while fly-fishers will find some of the best fly-fishing in Mozambique, off our beaches and rock ledges.

Other activities include snorkelling and spear-fishing, whale watching, swimming, bronzing on the beach, bird watching, and visiting the large swamplands. If you would rather stay on the lake, the lodge has canoes and kayaks for hire. There is also a beach-volleyball court on the mini lakeside beach. The bar area offers a variety of board games, books and darts, as well as a TV with satellite to watch the rugby, and for the kids, there are a variety of animals at the lodge.

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  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Beach
  • Satellite TV*

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Portuguese
* Please enquire for further details.

Beach: Located within walking distance to the beach.

Important Information

Accommodation in the chalets include cereal, tea and coffee in the the restaurant for breakfast.
Please note a 4x2 is required.

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Guest Reviews

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vaughan leech
March 2018
Fantastic place. We felt write at home. Bar and restaurant was relaxing and well stocked,great food as well. Accommodation was basic but clean. Needs fans in the rooms for those hot Mozanbique nights.
queen mangwane
January 2018
The camping site size.
rhian twine
May 2017
Very very relaxing place. good restaurant if you don't feel like cooking, noone bothers you at all (this was great), canoe was fun, loved being visited by chickens
mike harrison, south africa
January 2017
Fantastic hospitality and service! An absolute gem of a find in such a picturesque location. We were well received and when we requested to change our accommodation from camping to a chalet, the staff were very accommodating. The food served was superb and we were very comfortable with our stay there. Will definitely return.
natasha erasmus, south africa
October 2016
Nhambavale Lodge definitely has our vote of excellence!! Easily accessible, the accommodation has a true holiday flavour to it, the owners made us feel right at home, and were very friendly and helpful. Our stay was shorter than we would've wanted to, but we really enjoyed what Nhambavale had to offer. The food was brilliant, and excellent value for money. The camp site and ablution facilities... Read more

Nhambavale Lodge location

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Nhambavale Lodge is 67.3km from the centre of Xai Xai , the nearest airport 173.5km (Inhambane Airport).
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