Esperanza is a beautiful beach resort situated in Inhambane Province of Mozambique. It is approximately 485 km north of the Maputo capital...
Esperanza is a beautiful beach resort situated in Inhambane Province of Mozambique. It is approximately 485 km north of the Maputo capital and 26 km south of the Inhambane town. Esperanza is Portuguese for ‘hope’. The natural beauty of the surroundings, the wide open Indian Ocean and the famous Paindane Bay with its magical underwater world, ensure an unforgettable family holiday.
The lodge is situated between the very upmarket Lighthouse Reef Resort and the well-known Paindane Beach Resort. The chalets are built on high dunes overlooking the ocean and the Paindane Bay, which ensures a constant breeze from the ocean and a virtually mosquito-free environment. The 26 km red-sand road from Inhambane to Esperanza is well-maintained and the last 5 km is a sand road which requires a 4x4 or a LDV equipped with a diff lock.
The lodge is situated opposite the Paindane Bay. This bay is protected by the Paindane Reef, which creates a safe swimming area and unique snorkelling opportunities. The bay also ensures a safe platform from which to launch boats, both at high and low tides. Game fishing with kayaks is therefore also a great attraction.
The natural bay, protected by the Paindane Reef, is a playground for all types of watersports. The beach bar, Cantina Esperanza, is situated right on the beach, and traditional Mozambican meals can be enjoyed while watching the whales and dolphins from the deck. Adjacent to Esperanza Cantina is a fully equipped Dive Centre run by a private operator.