Activities


There is something for everyone!

Water Sports


For water lovers a host of activities are available. The bay is ideal for hobie-cat and laser dingy sailing. Snake rides, paddle ski’s, surfboards, kayaks and boogie boards are just some of the activities available. Jet skis, wakeboarding and water skiing are also available in the area.

Scuba Diving

In close proximity to Areia Branca Lodge, there are some fully equipped Padi Dive centres with all the necessary facilities including kitting-up rooms, filling station, rest areas, kit storage, lecture and first-aid areas.

REEF DISTANCE DEPTH
The Creche 800m 10m
Buddles 900m 10m
Light House 2km 15m
Grotto 4km 15m
Mike’s Cupboard 4.5km 15m
Salon 5km 15m
Giants’s Castle 8km 30-35m
Office 10km 25-30m
Colisium 11km 21-26m
Stalin 14km 30-35m
Amazon 15km 30-35km
Manta Reef 26km 21-26m

 Island Trips


Catamaran, rubber ducks and other craft offer day trips to Pansy Island where you can snorkel and take in the beauty of our estuary.

 

Charter Boat Fishing


Prices vary and usually include all equipment and bait. A packed meal per person can be arranged.  Experienced resident fishermen are on hand to introduce you to our excellent fishing waters.

A large number of game fish abound in these waters including sail fish and pelagic species. This makes this area a prime destination for fishing competitions.Ski boats offer the latest equipment and tackle to give you the edge on catching the big one.

We do encourage tag and release.

 Mangrove


The saltwater Mangrove with crystal clear waters can be explored by boat, kayak or on foot. This ecosystem is made up of a fascinating chain of pioneering and sacrificial plants together with a huge array of crustaceans.

Flocks of flamingo’s, local fish traps and stunning sunsets over the estuary make this a photographers dream.

Dhow Trips


Take a trip on a dhow and feel a great sense of history as the dhows are still built as they were in ancient times. This is something that must be experienced before this age old tradition dies out.

Quad Bikes


20 km guided trail offered by Barra Lodge. Quad biking through the coconut plantations opens new vistas and following the tracks and paths through these areas allows one to experience the real Mozambique while riding through local villages and into the heart of the country.

These are guided and managed by Barra staff. Quad bikes and vehicles are prohibited from the beaches as we wish to preserve the rich and unspoilt marine life.

Horse Riding


A guided horse ride on the beach is a once in a lifetime experience. The romance of riding along the beach with the sea and sand and wind in your face is an unforgettable experience.

Beginners are welcome.

Site-seeing


Inhambane City is steeped in history. This was the southerly most trading port in Africa used by the Arabs. Vasco Da Gama landed here in 1534.

The cathedrals, old colonial Portuguese architecture, African culture and local markets make this a fascinating town to browse around.

A number of restaurants in and around Inhambane offer a variety of meal options.

Bars, Restaurants and Night life


There are numerous places in the immediate vicinity of Areia Branca Lodge where you can eat, drink and be merry!