Tropical Holiday Holdings

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Barra

The lodge can accommodate 200 guests, that add to the holiday feeling. It is a wonderful relaxing holiday lodge, nestled between the beautiful palm grees and white, sandy beaches, close to the city of Inhambane, approximately 525 km from Komatiepoort Border.

There are various activities to keep you busy like Quads, Sightseing tours, lagoon activities, Pansy Trips, Paintball and Voleyball to name a few.

Barra also offer activities like a Catamaran and Horse-riding nearby

Sea activities can be arranged through the lodge, though we do not have a dive centre on the lodge anymore 

Accommodation consists of Casas and Casita's, traditional Mozambican reed houses built with the hot weather in mind.

Each cottage has its own open plan lounge/kitchen/dining room, and a patio with a braai. All the basic amenities are supplied including a fridge, Gas stove with an oven, cutlery, crockery, pots, pans, utensils, linen and mosquito netting. All the living areas are equipped with Ceiling Fans

12 Sleeper Unit:
5 bedrooms - on suite
3 double beds, 2 single beds, 2x2 bunkbeds

10 Sleeper Unit:
4 bedooms, two bathrooms
2 double beds,2 single beds, 2x2 bunkbeds

8 sleeper Unit:
3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
2 double beds, 2 single beds and two beds in the open plan living area.

6 sleeper Unit:
2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
2 double beds, 2 single beds in open plan living area

4 Sleeper Unit:
1 bedroom, one bathroom
1 double bed, 2 single beds in the open plan living area.

2 Sleeper Unit:
1 bedroom, 1 bathroom
One double bed

24-hour Security guards are on duty in the lodge.

Cleaners are available from 07H00 to 16H00, except on Public holidays. The Lodge also has a restaurant and a communal braai area with a bar on the beach. This is usually the GtoG (get together) during Peak Season.


Diving - Inflatable 8 ½ meter super duck, X2 Yamaha 85 engines
Wet and dry deck
18 Dive rack
We cater for small as well as large groups
Comfortable pontoons
All our dives launch from the beach at PALM GROVE .
Divers meet at the activity centre for a pre-dive briefing.
We are fully equipped to cater for all gear requirements. ( Wetsuits, Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Buoyancy Compensator, Weight belt, Cylinders)
Contact Allan at +258 825 767948

Snorkeling - Snorkel along the vibrant reefs and enjoy the intriguing marine life that Mozambique has to offer

Deep sea fishing - Experienced local skipper, Gilly service, Bait up, Assist,
Bait: Local popular carapal or ripalas
Boat fully equipped with rods, tackle and extra requirements.
You need to bring - snacks and beverages – hat and sun screen

Kayaking - Equipped with comfortable seating, tie downs to secure rods and paddles, and a dry compartment.
Enjoy paddling the calm waters of Mozambique.
Go fishing with the local fisher men.
Ideal for exploring the mangroves on either a self paddle trip or a guided tour.
Available in doubles and singles.

Mangrove guided Hiking trails:
Explore the undiscovered mangrove swamps
Embark on an informative leisurely guided walk through the mangroves.
Discover the undercover life / eco system of this unique mangrove swamp and leave with respect and in awe of all creatures small.
Bring your binocs, comfy shoes, sunscreen, hat, water bottle but most important, leave your watches and cell phones at home.
The only time restriction for this hike is set by the tides, remember here nature prevails.

Sea safaris:
A sea safari is so aptly named after its land bound alter ego.
We embark on a scenic trip to find the whale sharks, whales and dolphins with the shore constantly in sight.
Masks and fins are at hand for the ultimate experience when the opportunity avails to join these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.
These trips are made on our super inflatable double hull duck.
The boat launches from the beach at Palm Grove. With families on board this only gets undertaken on perfect sea conditions.
The pontoons ensure comfortable seating.

Family fun trips
Design a fun trip to your requirements
Book the super duck exclusively for your family.
Start with a sea safari where you amble on, view the light house from the sea, watch the local fishing boats, admire the primal skills of luring and hauling a catch onto these minute boats with shear manpower. These skilled fishermen have the knack to fish successfully where all motor and modern technology fails. It forces one to realise that there is a difference in fishing for fun or out of necessity to provide for the pot.
Enjoy an encounter with the whales. Admire the playful grace of dolphins. Don mask and fins and swim with these beautiful creations.
Take your family to Pansy Island, pack sun screen and lunch and watch young and old find their inner child in pure enjoyment of what stark nature has to offer.
Body boards available to use in the small shore breaks and amuse onlookers.

Quad bikes - Guided tours
Visit the Light house, drive through the back of Praia de Barra and view all the private inland lodges and private dwellings.
Pass local dwellings and view very interesting explicit hand painted stores.
Admire hard at work local inhabitants tending their land.
Reach Tofo – a cosmopolitan town with a quaint market.
Visit the slave freedom monument and execution hole.

Discover the hidden treasures that Inhambane has to offer.
Inhambane is a 20 minute drive from Palm Grove, this makes it an excellent past time should the weather be foul, or a break from our golden sun is called for.
Join us on a historical tour through this architectural rich town.
• View the churches
• Visit the open air market where you barter for fresh produce.
• Purchase fresh seafood for your supper.
• Purchase unique local art work.
• Take a dhow or ferry trip to our neighbour town Maxixe.

Getting married on a warm tropical beach with the waves crashing on the shore metres away, is a dream many people have and it is a stunning one too.

Your wedding day ... It's more than a day – so much more. Although - it does not have to be a dream, it can be reality. Palmgrove lodge, an ideal venue for a Mozambique beach wedding with a difference, is located on the waters edge where romantic dhows sail out to sea on each high tide, and Palm trees set the atmosphere. Embrace the tropical ambiance and celebrate your dream day. Palmgrove lodge makes every moment unforgettable.

• A Beach Wedding is absolutely exquisite. It offers the opportunity for fabulous photographs.
• Your guests will be at ease, and be able to enjoy themselves, and just partake in the breathtaking moments of the newly wed couple.
• The ceremony and the reception can take place on the beach so that no one will have to travel to another location for the reception. The fun can start on the beach and it can proceed throughout the evening. The kids will have a great time - with so much space to play.
• You can be as creative as you like; create your own isle using weaved palm leaves, flowers, or rocks; this is truly the time to create a fairytale illusion.

The Restaurant can accommodate 200 guests. Round tables (seats 10) and square tables (seats 4) are available, and we provide white underlays and chair covers.

Enough waiters and a bar service will be available to serve your guests. A cork-fee is applicable if you choose to bring your own wine and champagne. A sound-system and microphones are available on request.

The restaurant has a fully equipped kitchen for catering. Menus are designed around your preferences, as well as availability in Mozambique.

The following are provided for the honeymoon couple: Flowers in room, champagne breakfast on the beach, towels and sweets.

Additional charges:

A Marimba band can be hired on your request.

A South African Priest is available on request - to make your special day legal.

Airport pick-up if your guests who choose to fly-in

If transport is needed, a bus-service is available at a reasonable tariff departing from Rustenburg, Pretoria and Nelspruit directly to our loge. 

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