Pomene View Lodge, family owned and operated, is situated on
a high ridge offering unique panoramic views of a pristine mangrove
estuary and the warm Indian Ocean beyond.
Situated in the Province of Inhambane, half way between Vilanculos
and Inhambane, accommodation is in the comfort of brick and imported
South African thatch chalets which are fully equipped for self catering
and serviced daily.
Surf, rock and estuary fishing can be done, while the rest of the
family enjoys snorkelling in protected pools, relaxing on the beach
or enjoying themselves around the freshwater swimming pool.
Pomene was initially discovered when a ship carrying a valuable cargo
of sugar was shipwrecked here and subsequently a road was built to recover
the cargo. Remnants of the wreck can still be seen on the beach. There
is the ruin of 'The Old Pomene Hotel' on the point of the bay which only
ran for 6 years and was abandoned in 1974 during the civil war in Mozambique.
It has never been rebuilt.
Pomene is one of the few places in Mozambique where you can see Whale
Sharks, manta rays and a number of turtle species right off the point
of the Old Hotel. The chalets are comfortable and spacious with the added
bonus of being fully equipped and serviced providing a stress-free and
homely experience. Being a family run lodge, the service is very personal
and hands-on. Pomene is still an untouched piece of paradise – the
perfect holiday destination for family and friends to enjoy.
Pomene is renowned for it's outstanding fishing, deep sea, rock &
surf and estuarine. There are pristine beaches with safe swimming and
snorkelling for the whole family as well as world classed dive sites.
There is also a prolific bird life for avid bird watchers.
Accommodation available at Pomene View Lodge:
There is a double bed bedroom in each chalet with a large four-poster
style mosquito net. There are bed side tables and built in cupboards.
There are then 3 single open-plan beds, also with mosquito nets. There
is a spacious kitchenette with a standing fridge/deep freeze and two-plate
stove as well as all the cutlery and crockery you should need. The windows
are made with gauze in order to provide a cool breeze in the hot summer
months and the chalets are surrounded by beautiful msasa trees providing
shade for outdoor barbecues. The chalets are serviced daily and Bath Towels
are available on request.
Ice and cold drinks are available from the bar, which is situated at
the main complex. Here you will find an entertainment room with satellite
TV. Pomene View Lodge does have access to running hot and cold, fresh
water, which is safe to consume. The generator runs twice a day. Generator
hours are 8am to 12 noon; 5pm to 10pm. There is full Vodacom phone coverage.
Some ideas of what to do in Pomene
Sheltered Swimming Beach for Children
Two Swimming Pools
Estuary Launch for Off-shore Boats
Bar and Restaurant
Surf, Rock and Estuary Fishing
Quad Bike Trails
Features of Pomene View Lodge
Smoking Rooms Available
No Pets Allowed
Braai / Barbeque Facilities
Fans in Room
Bar on Premises
Remember to Pack
Headlamps or torches for when the generator goes off;
Plug adaptors for your cell phones, laptops etc (ours are round into the
Mosquito spray, coils, creams;
Basic medications, headache tablets, re hydrate etc;
All your own toiletries;
Matches for the gas stove and paraffin lamps;
Cool boxes and beach chairs for trips down to the beach;
Please speak to your doctor about malaria prophylactics – you can
buy Coartem (the cure for Malaria) over the counter as almost any pharmacy
in Mozambique. Malaria is not bad in Pomene but if you are sleeping over
on your way to or from us, then you may be at risk.
GPS Co-ordinates: S 22 56 15/E 035 34 13.1
Directions from Johannesburg, South Africa.
• Take the N4 - past Witbank, Mbombela(Nelspruit) and all the way
to the Komatipoort border.
• Once through the Ressano Garcia border post, follow the main toll
road to Maputo
• As you enter Maputo proceed through the toll gate and shortly
after take a left turn onto EN1 to Xai-Xai. This is the main coastal road
• Pass Villages of Maracuene (28km), Manhica (75km), Macia (143km)
and Chissano to the town of Xai-Xai 204km North of Maputo, this is a good
place to re-fuel.
• Continue on the North Coastal Road passing smaller villages and
towns,including Chidenguele (262km), Quissico (392km) and Inharrime (372km).
• From Inharrime continue for approximately 45km passing Cumbano
which has a large radio mast on the left side of the road to LINDELA
• Keep a look out for a sign board on your left saying LINDELA.
• continue straight up the EN1 past the Lindela turnoff and pass
• Massinga and continue for approximately10km.
• Turnoff to Pomene is on right side. Pomene View Lodge is 50km
from the main road (EN1).
• Dirt road and passes through the town of Rio das Pedros (keep
right), then through the small village of Teveli
After this you will come to the Pomene Reserve boom gate – here
you will be asked to pay 200mets per vehicle and 200 mts per person. This
is a one off payment and it is suggested you try pay in Mets as they may
not give you a good rate for Rands or US$. From the boom gate, it is advisable
to deflate your tyres as there is now 12kms or so of thick sand.
It is also suggested that you use a 4X4.
Pomene View Lodge enquiries and reservations: email@example.com