Paindane (Praia de Paindane) is situated 28 km South of Inhambane
and is nestled amongst plantations of Coconut palms and miles of
The self catering basic rustic chalets and campsites on the dunes
are a stones throw from the beach. On selected campsites baraccas
are available for hire. The baraccas are cool traditional shelters
with modern clean ablutions and electrical plug points as well as
Accommodation at Paindane
· All campsites at Paindane can accommodate 12
· Our campsites are sand, as we are on the side of a dune. We cannot
plant grass as we do not have the fresh watersupply for this.
· The campsites are sloped and not terraced, as this will prevent
clients with trailers and campers to get on to the camp sites.
Baraccas are traditional shelters, available on selected
campsites. These shelters consist of a thatched structure with a concrete
floor and plugpoints
The casitas are large baraccas, each with its own ablution
facilities, and an adjoining kitchenette.
Casitas have ½ cement floor and ½ sand, as some clients
like to erect their tents under the roof.
The basic rustic Mozambique style chalets consist of one or two bedrooms,
a bathroom, a kitchen and a dining room
The large basic rustic Mozambique style chalets have
four separate bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen and a dining room.
· Electrical/gas geysers.· Please also note that most of
the chest freezers have been replaced by fridge/ freezer combinations.
Kindly contact the reservation office to find out what type (box freezer
or combo fridge freezer) the chalet has which you have booked.
You may bring your own fridge/freezer for your comfort.
· Gasstoves only have 3 burners. No ovens.
· The Chalets are fully equipped, but please ensure to bring your
own towels and mosquito nets as well as your own black rubbish bags.
· All boats must be left on the beach at the Dive Centre. Security
Guards will be available 24 hrs . All loose equipment must be removed.
· Kindly take note: only use the roads and the one foot path down
to the beach. Do not make paths down the dunes or cut any vegetation on
the dunes to make foot paths.
GOOD NEWS!!!!! We have electricity now for 24 hours!But
we are in Africa - you may bring your own generator as we do have power
failures from time to time.
The outstanding element of Paindane is the reef which protrudes north
approximately 800 meters parallel to the beach, which forms a natural
bay which is protected from the destruction of powerful ocean currents
and waves. This bay is ideal for the launching boats as well as bathing
Paindane bay is home to a coral garden, acclaimed to be one of the best
on the African coast. The variety of soft and hard coral boast an array
of colours that must be seen to be believed.
The abundance of hundreds of species of tropical fish that adorn this
coral reef makes Paindane unique, and a must for all snorklers and divers.
The natural bay is an ideal playground for all watersport enthusiasts.
Diving and snorkelling at Paindane
The Paindane Reef offers the best diving and snorkeling sites in Mozambique....
With many world renowned reefs within easy striking distance, Paindane
rates as one of the best dive spots on the African East Coast. Manta reef
is unique and has been rated as the best worldwide, with excellent visibility
and virtually hundreds of mantas that have made this reef their home.
The coral garden lies inside the Paindane reef in 2 - 3 meters of water,
and is rated by Mike Slater (Guide to Mozambique) as one of the very best
snorkeling spots of the African East Coast. On a good day, visibility
extends to as much as forty meters, with thousands of tropical species
to be viewed by the entire family.
Jetski, Hobbycat, Paddleski and boardsailing enthusiasts enjoy the safe
launch at Paindane and the fact that you sail directly into the backline
and deep waters of the Mozambique Channel, without any surf to contend
For those who are not into water activities, long walks along the pristine
sun bleached beaches, shell hunting, swimming in the warm tropical waters,
tanning in the basking sun, or sipping an ice cold beer in the beach bar
can all be enjoyed.
Scuba diving at its best, with world famous reefs such
as Manta, Kingfish, Lighthouse, Jangamo all close by. Dive with the graceful
manta rays, or take a ride on a 15m Whale shark, or play amongst schools
Campers using the well laid out campsites with their stunning view of
paindane bay, will have access to clean modern ablutions, electrical plug
points and clean water
Fishing at Piandane
Paindane is a paradise for all deep sea anglers with unrivaled catches
of gamefish and billfish with the ideal fishing area only 300 meters from
the launch. Pinnacles with shoals of monster kings, Cuta, Tuna and all
the other Pelagic species are waiting for you.
ROCK AND SURF
This facet brings you the best of both worlds. Land a 20Kg Cuta or King
from the Lighthouse reef at spring low tide, cast into 20 meters of deep
blue water where anything can happen... or take a drive on the beach and
choose a spot for yourself that will produce big Kings, Queens, Pompano
and Bonefish on light tackle.
Deep sea, rock, surf and fly fishing off the Paindane
reef is unrivalled on the east coast of Africa. An abundance of Kingfish,
Cuta, Natal Snoek, Wahoo, Dorado, Queenfish, Tuna and many other pelagic
species roam the reef. Billfish are also in abundance.
Sailfish and Marlin are regularly caught by those who target them. No
serious angler should miss the opportunity to fish this paradise.
Paindane Beach Resort Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org