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“Holiday in Barra beach”
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Bay View Lodge
Stockholm, Sweden
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“Holiday in Barra beach”
Reviewed 21 April 2013

Nice familybusiness just by the beach. As they said in the description it is possible to drive there without a 4 wheel drive, we managed well. The room was very nice and tidy and the staff was very friendly. It was already dark when we arrived but the staff kept the restaurant open for us to have dinner, after had called from the way. We booked through Kilroytravels and the only phonenumber there for the place was South-African which of course then costs more to call. The room included a kitchen area so it would be easy to have a self catering holiday as well. In the morning I woke up at sunrise and walked the short way to the beach, lovely :) I highly recommend this place for your holiday!


-Merja Suomesta

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Richards Bay, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

Our family of four stayed here in the big house with another family of four for five nights. The kids could walk to the beach or ride their bikes down the road. All the staff were fantastic and friendly and the lady selling bread and fruit in the morning made us very welcome ensuring we had all we needed including privacy, the guards also helped us find and bargain for some fabulous prawns and lobster to braai. The house had all you needed for a self contained stay and the restaurants and bars close by made it easy to go out too. The Green Turtle restaurant was lovely. A lovely break from Maputo city for these two beach loving Australian families.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 7 April 2013 via mobile

Thank you Catharina for being tentative to the small little extra things, mentioned during our telephone conversations, it impressed, e.g. the coffee plunger and ample supply of fresh towels. You made doing business with Bay view lodge very easy! Your advice and suggestions positively influenced our decision to visit Mozambique. Bay view lodge offers the opportunity to enjoy a quiet and peaceful getaway or if being surrounded by other holiday makers float your boat just wait outside Bay View's gate, Barra lodge's shuttle passes every hour enabling you to visit either Flamingo lodge or Barra Lodge, of which the latter offers various excursions and activities. Dinner at the Green Turtle, 2 minutes from the lodge, is a must, the owner is a great hostess and her stuffed Lulas (calamari) to die for! Once again the small little extra things that contributes to a guest's experience and feeling that she must have expected her customers! Locals come around every morning, accompanied by a guard from the lodge, to sell fresh sea food, freshly baked bread, fruit and veggies!

Stayed March 2013
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Roodepoort, South Africa
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Reviewed 21 January 2013

We had a awesome 10 days holiday at Bayview Lodge in Moz in December. The friendlyness from the security at the gate to the cleaning staff really made a difference in having a joyfull holiday vs a frustrating holiday. Management were really going out there way to accomodate us where ever possible. We thank Dianne & John for the excellent service we got when visiting Bayview Lodge. Will definately be back. The only other posibility my husband would have loved is if John put a fish at the end of his line when he reelled it in. (He was trying to catch fish from the surf but was not very sucessfull. He did manage to catch a crab though LOL)

Room Tip: We were only 2 people and stayed in Chalet no 4. For us the chalet were spacious enough and was lit...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Krugersdorp, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 January 2013

What a joyful experience. The little touches really made us felt welcomed. The advert mentioned the mosquito nets and for the first time it was true and not only a promise. The high security that you guys ensure was making us feel safe and added to the relaxation of the holiday. My husband even created a new name due to the wonderful beach calling it whispering sands. We will visit again.
Kobus and Meisie Swanepoel

Room Tip: All units are well situated. We stayed in no 3, that was close to everything.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 October 2012

This was the third time we have stayed at Bay View Lodge, and we will be going agian next year. The location is superb right on the beach. The chalets are well equiped and serviced daily. The restaurant that has opened there on the beach is fabulos. Well run with the extra little touchs that make it stand out from the others. Furthermore the French couple running it are truly professional and the food amazing, highly recomend.

All in all from the booking stage, Catharina, is so fantastic and helpful an abouslute gem, to the people at the resort we are truly happy.

I am passing the word on and hope to bring more people there.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Vaalwater, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 August 2012

Truely unspoilt paradise in a remote undeveloped part of the world - Cannot get any better than this!!!! Every aspect perfect - from location, to hospitality, to value for money. Nothing else in this area even comes close!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Bay View Lodge
Address: Barra Road | Praia da Barra, 1300, Mozambique
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Region: Mozambique > Inhambane Province
Amenities:
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 #22 of 109 Speciality Lodging in Inhambane Province
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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. 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. ... more   less 
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