Casa Rei Beach Lodge
About Casa Rei Beach Lodge
Wake up to where dolphins come to play. Casa Rei is a beach lodge situated on the north shore of the Pomene Estuary, approximately 650 km north of Maputo and 50 km off the main road between Maxixe and Vilonculos.
The estuary is nursery to an abundance of sea life, flamingos and the occasional sighting of very rare dugong with kilometers of tidal water washing through untouched mangrove swamps. There is access to 30 km of uninhabited coastline stretching to the north. A multitude of fishing sites within an easy cast from the shore are available, where game fish are regularly caught including the warrior ignoblis kingfish and the feisty king mackerel, also known as cuta.
If ski-boat fishing is your passion or scuba diving your pleasure, all reefs are within a 20-minute boat ride. Depths can start from 6 m and drop to 200 m and beyond; this only miles off the coastline. Billfish, wahoo and dorado will challenge your angling skills and whale shark, grouper, manta ray and turtle please the eye at world-class dive sites.
Between all the fishing and diving you may choose to partake in the more surreal activity of birding. Spot flocks of flamingo, lilac breasted rollers in the woodland, crested guinea fowl foraging around the coastal bush, sightings of saddlebilled stork in the shallows and the familiar cry of the fish eagle out of the blue yonder above. Many a lifer have been claimed to be seen here.
Should you fancy yourself as a wax foot or merely a sponger, Pomene Point offers one of the longest sand-bottom right-hand point waves you will ever experience, or if you prefer the A-frame wedges in board shorts and no one hustling you other than your fellow rent a crowd, enjoy.
If all this is too busy for you, maybe you are one of us who just wants to get away from it all and experience Africa the way it should be. Pop in for a visit.
Guests must provide their own towels and gas (SA standard fittings) for the freezer and stove. We recommend that you bring extra bedding in the colder months. Guests will have the service of one of our dedicated staff members to do all their chores, but we ask that for groups of four or more to consider employing a second cleaning lady for... Guests must provide their own towels and gas (SA standard fittings) for the freezer and stove. We recommend that you bring extra bedding in the colder months. Guests will have the service of one of our dedicated staff members to do all their chores, but we ask that for groups of four or more to consider employing a second cleaning lady for approximately R35 a day. see more
Casa Rei Beach Lodge Map
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Things to do in and around Pomene Bay
(1.8 km from Pomene Bay)
Visit the ruins of the vibrant and once-famous Pomene Hotel. You can almost feel the vibes from past holidaymakers, although the area subsequently became a Renamo stronghold during the 20-year civil war. Built in 1964, the hotel had impressive...
(4.2 km from Pomene Bay)
Pomene Nature Reserve is a tiny marine reserve incorporating a narrow sandy peninsula, beautiful lagoon and mangrove estuary. The remote location and small local population has kept Pomene Bay’s environment pristine. Here the resorts and locals...
(9.7 km from Pomene Bay)
Scuba dive or snorkel with numerous tropical fish in the protected waters of the Pomene estuary. At depths of 3 to 5 meters you will find a wonderful variety of sea life ranging from potato bass to eels. It’s easy to spend an hour or more finning...
(10.7 km from Pomene Bay)
Pomene Bay boasts miles of soft white sandy beaches and a large estuary with crystal clear salt water, home to a magnificent diversity of fish, dolphins and flamingos. Leather back turtles, sailfish and manta rays frequent the shallow and deep-water...