The SpaceTravessia Beach Lodge has been built with the open minded, experienced traveller in mind, who values authenticity over exclusivity. Our definition of luxury is abundance of space, authenticity of people and the availability of time to take it all in. Maintaining professional building standards is as important to us as keeping a healthy relationship with the surrounding community that has, indeed, become part of the Travessia family over the past few years. Guest AccessThe lodge comprises of three Casas that sleep two each and one Family Casa that sleeps four people, a restaurant and lounge area, beach bar with plunge pool and an endless beach. Interaction with GuestsTo those, who just want to relax we recommend long walks on our endless beach, a lazy afternoon at the pool or simply taking a snooze in the hammock on your private deck with sea views.
Those who want to be a bit more active, we invite to explore the bush and our neighbourhood on foot with of our guides and perhaps receive an invite for tea or lunch.
We’ll happily organise snorkelling or diving day trips for you to Tofu or Inhambane. Or perhaps you just want to join us on one of our weekly shopping trips to Maxixe and browse the maze of the local market. You are unlikely to meet another tourist here.
We also recommend a day trip to the city of Inhambane, which is just 20 minutes by ferry across the lagoon from Maxixe. The boat ride in itself is an experience.
Transfers from and to Inhambane can be arranged on request. The NeighborhoodTravessia Beach Lodge is about 6km from the EN1, Mozambique's National Road that leads from Maputo all the way up to Pemba. The surrounding villages on the way to the lodge are known as Cumbana Agricola. Morrumbene is approximately 24km to the South, Massinga is approximately 28km to the North. Maxixe, the Capital of the province Inhambane and an ideal place to stock up on supplies, is about 55km to the South of us on the EN1. Getting AroundTravessia Beach Lodge is about 90minutes drive from Inhambane Airport. A shorter and definitely more interesting way of transfer would be taking the short cut over the lagoon by ferry to Maxixe from where it is a mere 40 minutes drive to us, of which 15 minutes are off road through a sea of palm trees and smaller local communities. Other Things to NoteMozambique is Malaria country and suitable precautions are advisable. With or without Malaria prophylaxis, we recommend covering up as soon as the sun sets, particularly when travelling in more populated areas. All our beds have mosquito nets. In general, you might find less mosquitos at Travessia than elsewhere, because of regular treatments of our drainages and the soft breeze we enjoy most of our evenings. Malaria can be treated well if detected early but obviously, avoidance is key. Speak to us if you need more insider’s information.
Visitors to Mozambique require a Visa, unless they come from one of the Visa exempt countries, such as most of the countries from Southern Africa. Visas are no longer available on entry at the border. Please enquire at your local Mozambican embassy for more information.