Carioca Lodge is situated on the beach and each unit has an open un spoiled view of the bay in which it is situated. We have 4 self catering units that sleep two people & two units can sleep an additional 2 ideal for children.
The unit is fully equipped and there is a braai area in front overlooking the bay and a mere 20 meter to the water. Room 5 is the only non self catering unit with 2 single beds but has the best view of all the units, and also the unit with the most privacy as it is the only unit on the second floor.
The flat is our 2 bedroom 2 bathroom self catering unit sleeps 6 people and has its own private courtyard with splash pool and braai area. Laundry service available on request.
We have an in house library that range from fiction to kiddies. As we own our own boat we can take you to the mouth of the lagoon or sunset cruises on the lagoon. We also have adventure tour guides that can assist you with info or guide you to various places like Turtle Bay where the turtles yearly come and lay eggs.
Walk through the colonial part of town and continue to the informal markets in town, continue along the lake and enjoy fishermen coming in with the days catch and the warm happy people of Bilene.
The light pollution is low and star gazing is a must.
We have a breeding ground of sea turtle a short hop per boat on our doorstep so if the season is right you may have the honor of seeing the massive majestical animals up close.
The local markets offer the most unique and artistic hand craft imaginable, from guitars made from coke and beer tins to carved shells. (Remember you must negotiate to get a bargain).
During the colonial period the lagoon was used by both the Portuguese and the South Africans for training. of ski participants for world level competitions, the reason is that the edge of the lake is very shallow and thus ideal for playing with your kids or sitting 20 odd meters in the water with a drink in the hand.
Please feel free to bring your boats, water toys, quads and off road bikes with.
Self Catering Units Room 2 and 4 5 Sleeps two people each. Room 1 and 3 can sleep additional 2 persons on bunk beds - ideal for children. The flat has 2 double bed bedrooms each with a bathroom en suite and is a self catering unit that sleeps 6.
Room 5 (non self catering)
Laundry Service On request
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Very good value for the price of the room, the nice situation in front and very near of the lake and all the possibilities of adventure trips with the owners.
We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights and I could not be more pleased. Before we even left on the trip, the owners provided us with information on travelling to and in Mozambique which was very helpful. The hotel was clean, very close to the beach, and had all the necessities for an enjoyable stay. The food in the restaurant was good and the owners were glad to provide us with information on things to do and other places to eat. It was a great stay on a beautiful beach!