Barra Lake and Sea

16 Guest Reviews
16 Customer Reviews
  • Private swimming pool
  • Sunset at low tide
  • Family room
  • Living area
  • Bathroom
  • Kitchen area
  • View from patio
  • Visit the Inhambane market
  • Beach
  • The development at Barra Lake and Sea
  • Barra Lake and Sea do the wedding for Vicky and Stephan from Windhoek
  • Guests before the ceremony.
  • Description
  • Facilities
Barra Lake and Sea Resort is situated on the banks of the Inhambane Estuary and has got perfect views and sunsets . The Resort is not on the beach , but surrounded by Mangrove forests that covers the banks of the Estuary . Our wooden walkways onto the water leads to endless experiences into the water , with higher tides, and onto the estuary floor with lower tides .

Mozambique , Inhambane , Barra Lake and Sea Resort is situated on the periphery of the Inhambane estuary . Quiet surrounding , comfortable accommodation , picturesque views and friendly people . New we also now offer Romantic weddings at affordable prices . Make your stay fun filled with the lots of activities that we offer . Swimming , Sea-horse snorkeling , Dhow trips , Foefie-slide , paddling , wind surfing ,walking trials and much more.

We offer a relaxing atmosphere and a paradise for nature-lovers who want to share in all the excitement that the area offers, and want to relax with perfect views and surroundings back at the resort. Accommodation is offered in self-catering chalets, above the normal standards for the area, and well-built with tiled floors and glass showers.

The roads leading to the area are of a high standard . The last 3 km to the Resort is still a sand road and you would need assistance when you drive this road for the first time .

  • Type: Lodge, Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 26
  • Check-in: 01:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 16
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • On-site Parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Afrikaans
  • Portuguese
* Please enquire for further details.

16 Reviews on Barra Lake and Sea

The pictures tell a different story. Their is trees in front of the whole lake with no view what so ever. The owner said the kids can canoe in the lake yes and fall in the lake with all the water snakes I think not !! The house inside is horrible old and outdated not the picture you see with the 2 chairs nicely looking over the lake:( They have generators and no electricity we paid R3000 and when we arrived and viewed the place we phoned the owner later that afternoon and decided this is not the holiday place we wanted to stay at we phoned the owner and told him the story and he said they don't refund accommodation bookings even though they lied on their pictures. We didn't sleep their and booked the rest of our holiday at Bay view estate. What a disappointment!

Establishment's response


I read your review on SafariNow and just want to reply on that.

It is a pity that you didn’t speak to Abrie before you left the premises and only phoned after you already left. Children as little as 3 years old snorkel and swim in the lake, and row on the boards or in the canoe’s without anyone ever been “attacked by a snake”! The Snake Sea Cucumber that you find in the lake is harmless. When we take people to the reef for snorkeling we do a thorough session where we inform them on the do’s and don’ts. You were informed by Abrie that you are the first guests to have electricity for your full time of stay(the guests before you only had 3 days out of their 8 days of stay), on your arrival.

And still you mentioned in your review that there is no electricity! The unit you were suppose to stay in was build after the advertisement was placed and therefore the 16-sleeper appears on the photo’s. The view is as mentioned in the advertisement, I’m afraid you didn’t stay long enough to appreciate it!

You didn’t react on the e-mail which asked for full payment to be done before arrival(as most places do) and didn’t read the conditions of cancellation as stipulated.

If you were not satisfied with what you received for what you paid, then it is a matter of preference! The house that was next to you belongs to a person from Austria, who stayed at Bay View the first time he visited Barra. When he came to Barra Lake and Sea for the first time, he fell in love with the place and decided to invest in a place for himself. He stayed in the same 6-sleeper that you were suppose to stay in for a few times while building his own place, and never complained although he is a world traveler and has no shortage as far as money is concerned. That’s why I say- a matter of preference!

My I please request that in future, before you get in your vehicle and drive away from a place of accommodation if you are not pleased(and then phone after you left to insist for a refund of your deposit), to rather go to the owner/manager and sort things out face to face. That is the right thing to do!



Barra Lake and Sea

PS. As we could have rent out the place a few times for the period that you booked, it is unfortunate that you deposit is not refundable.

29 September 2013

The accommodation was quaint and just what we needed. The view was breath taking, those who assisted us were friendly and helpful. Met the owner briefly on our last day - seemed like a friendly person. The only suggestion, is to have MUCH more clear signage on the sand road leading to the accommodation. It was our first trip to Mozambique and we arrived late and nearly missed the sign on the tree. All in all, enjoyed our stay.

21 August 2013

It was a wonderful 8 days that we spend at Barra Lake and Sea. The owner and Host Abrie was very kind and his hospitality was magnificent! The accommodation, atmosphere, view and there seafood meal at the restaurant was excellent! I will certainly recommend the place and will go back there to stay even longer as soon as possible!

21 July 2013

What an awesome experience. The most magic couple who own/run this resort. Felt like we were with family - the kind that bends over backwards! We thought, after taking a day trip to check out the other resorts, that BARRA LAKE AND SEA had much more to offer than some of the "fancier" resorts. The view, the snorkelling, dhow trip and friendly attention! I have already recommended the venue.

08 April 2013

We had a wonderful stay at Barra Lake and Sea!Nice view of the Lake! The hosts Abrie and Irma went the extra mile! Nice comfortable beds! Maybe you can add a microwave, fryingpan steakknives and Casserole for the "Braaivleis" to the kitchen! We enjoyed every minute and will visit yu again!

05 April 2013
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Room information

16-sleeper Chalet x 1

Includes: Self-catering

Family unit sleeping a maximum of eight adults and eight children. Each of the four family rooms features a private entrance from the outside walk-way and is equipped with a double bed and a bunk bed, sleeping a family of four. The two kitchens and very large living area are well-equipped for a long holiday, while the outside barbecue area and lapa around the private swimming pool are ideal for relaxed entertaining.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Shower only
Beds Bunk beds, Double beds
Other No Smoking in Rooms

Six-sleeper Chalet x 1

Includes: Self-catering

Self-catering family unit sleeping a maximum of four adults and two children. The two rooms form a unit together with a kitchen and small living area. The first room has a double bed and the second room has a double bed and a bunk bed. Entrances to the rooms are from the living area. These units do not offer a private swimming pool as with the Eight-sleeper Chalets.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Shower only
Beds Bunk beds, Double beds
Views Lagoon

Two-sleeper Chalet x 2

Includes: Self-catering

Self-catering unit sleeping two guests in one double bed, suitable for a couple only. The unit comprises an open-plan room with a kitchen and en-suite bathroom, with features including an outside deck and barbecue.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Shower only
Beds Double beds

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Special Offer

Wedding Special

Wedding special for 30 guests .The special includes: Self-catering accommodation for 30 guests for 4 nights , airport transfer for 30 guests, Dhow trip to Estuary Islands for 30 guests, Snorkelling at the Seahorse Reef for 30 guests , wedding catering for 30 guests may differ according to specific menu required , one breakfast for 30 guests and the Venue . All for R 60 000.
Quotations available for up to 60 guests. Terms and conditions apply.

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