Travessia Beach Lodge

Travessia is an Eco Beach Lodge that is all about understated barefoot-luxury. A mere one and a half hours drive from the airport of Inhambane, and just six kilometre of sand track away from the main road, the lodge is accessible enough for a long weekend break and yet remotely enough still to give you an instant cast-away feeling.

Take a walk on the endless beach, relax in the shade of palm groves, paddle out or gaze at the sea from the rim-flow pool, or accept an invite from the neighbouring community. Sophisticated whilst down to earth, with no-one around for miles, Travessia is for families, individual travellers and couples alike.

There is a definition of romance that describes it as a “quality or feeling of mystery, excitement, and remoteness from everyday life”. Leaving the tar road and making your way along a sandy track that winds itself through the coastal palm forest, you get that sense of being cast-away.
From R 17 689
For 7 Nights
Half Board
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Description
Accommodation

All rooms are located on raised wooden decks with either timber or canvas walls under a thatched roof. Three of the secluded casas have King or Twin beds with mosquito nets, 180° sea views, spacious decks with a hammock, en-suite bathrooms, separate toilets and outdoor showers. Their wooden house, Casa Madeira, has a Queen bed with Mosquito nets, 360° views, a spacious deck with hammock, and en-suite bathroom with separate shower and toilet.

Dining & Entertainment

The menu is inspired by what is in season and available at the local markets and shops. For fresh fish or crayfish they like to rely on the local spear-fishermen. Whilst mango, pawpaw or avocado are seasonal, coconuts are available all year round!

For breakfast they serve cereal, yoghurt and fruit, rolls or home-baked bread with honey, jam, peanut butter, marmite or cheese. Order your English breakfast with eggs, bacon, beans and tomato. For lunch go light, usually with a salad, sandwiches or a burger. Dinner is served family style at their large communal table or as a buffet. They usually prepare a fish or meat dish with different side servings and salad.

A short walk from the restaurant will take you to the beach bar and rim-flow plunge pool. Here, you can stretch out on the locally made loungers whilst enjoying 360 degree views over the endless coastline and a sea of palm trees of the hinterland. If the weather is right, they might invite you for an early afternoon braai on the pool deck. The bar is stocked with local beers, soft drinks, a selection of South African wines and spirits, and everything you need for the good old G&T for when the sun sets…

Surroundings

Travessia Beach Lodge is situated between coastal forest and palm trees on the dunes along an endless beach. At low tide, the surf is perfect to take the canoe for a paddle and both children and adults will enjoy boogie boarding whilst the little ones love the small natural “pools” that are created when the tide goes out.

They are not in a protected bay with flat water like Vilankulos or Tofo. This means that there is always a bit of a surf and at low tide you don’t have to walk for miles to get to the water. You will have the beach almost entirely to yourself, except for the local fishermen and the occasional children or women from the neighboring village.

There are no hawkers trying to sell you local curios. Depending on the weather offshore, you will find plenty of different shells and bleached coral on your beach walk. The Travessia team keeps the beach clean by regularly collecting all waste that gets washed up on the beach a few hundred meters up and down their property.

Activities
  • On sea: Boogie boards and canoes on site. We also arrange snorkelling or dive trips to Tofu or Guinjata Bay
  • On foot: A variety of guided bush walks to explore the communities in our neighbourhood, an uncontrived experience (no charge)
  • On wheels: Day trips to Inhambane or Tofu. Half‐day trips to Maxixe, Massinga or Morrumbene. Scenic drives through the coastal palm forest around Travessia.
  • Stepping into the village: Soccer on Sundays. Visiting of local bakery.
  • Private Beach Picnic

Packages
Total package price from: R 17 689

Packages are priced per person sharing, inclusive of:

  • Accommodation in sea-facing casita for indicated number of nights
  • Welcome drink
  • Early morning tea/coffee
  • Full breakfast (continental buffet)
  • 2-course dinner (free water at table)
  • Use of coffee & tea station throughout the day
  • Boogie boards, canoes, bikes, beach games & archery
  • Guided bush & village walk
  • Romantic Candlelit Beach Dinner

Prices are a guideline and may vary depending on date, time and class of travel, final rates would be confirmed at time of booking.

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R 17 689
For 7 Nights
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