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Barra Road, 1300, Mozambique
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My husband and I had a horrible experience at this lodge. When we first got there the personal touch we were expecting which attracted us to the lodge wasn't there. We were given our keys to the lodge on which when we first opened the door we were greeted by a stinky toilet which smelt like it hadn't been cleaned.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The cottages at Bay View Lodge are spacious, clean and air-conditioned, with comfortable beds and mosquitoe nets. Accessibility to the beach is excellent for families with all their beach paraphernalia and for fisherman who need to launch their boats. The family who run the lodge, especially John and Sharon are extremely helpful and friendly. Definitely worth a stay!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We are a young couple that stayed at Bayview Lodge during the Dec 2013/Jan 2014 period. Accomodation although slighly outdated in styling, was spacious, comfortable and our home away from home for the week we spent in Moz. We especially appreciated our cleaning services who made sure our place was in top notch (no beach sand :) or dishes )... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

A large group of us (adults and children) stayed at Bayview Lodge (in the 'Dive House') during December 2013/January 2014 and found the accommodation to be excellent! The house was exactly what we needed, especially with aircon, which you don't ordinarily find in Moz and very close to the beach where we could launch our boat and jetski. Management at... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Although we have been to Mozambique before, the accommodation at Bay View is a few notches up from our previous trips. Very comfortable (mozzie nets and aircon!), spacious living areas and right on the most fantastic beaches! The daily cleaning service afforded us more time to spend doing nothing. Chalets are well equipped to make self catering a pleasure. although... More

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Hoedspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

What a wonderful resort. Eight days of bliss. Great chalet, great staff, great situation and excellent management. If a beach holiday is what one wants you couldn't find better. Really everything one could want and more. We will certainly be back for more of this perfection!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Bayview Lodge was the perfect accommodation for our fist holiday to Mozambique. Located in the Barra area, Bayview provided easy access to the beach, to water activities and to some lovely reasonably priced restaurants. Barra Reef Divers and Walk on Water (WOW) provided numerous water activities and they were located a few minutes walk from Bayview along the beach at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Our daughter was married nearby in Inhambane Province, and the bride and groom's families spent the week following the wedding at Bay View Lodge. The bride and groom had visited once before so they knew the property. What a terrific spot! The location is excellent. It takes a bit of driving to get there, but it is worth every km.... More

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Catharina W, Public Relations Manager at Bay View Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the very positive review. Working on your comments re. a few kitchen items and hope you'll return soon to inspect the replacements :) Will also keep a few beach towels on hand for guests that fly-in. More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Bayview Lodge is the perfect place to stay in Barra. Much quieter and more relaxed than some of the nearby lodges with a great attention to detail. In the mornings the security guards bring the fishermen and villagers to your lodge selling fresh crayfish, prawns, calamari, bread and vegetables. Dianne and John are fantastic hosts (loaned us beach towels, recommended... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Bay View was a great place to stay in Barra. Catharina was very helpful with the booking, getting visas, and any other questions I had. The only thing was the terrible palm flies that attack at night but they were kind enough to give me some ointment for the bites. The air con was a little loud but worked nicely... More

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Address: Barra Road, 1300, Mozambique
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Location: Mozambique > Inhambane Province
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Bay View Lodge is situated on Barra beach (Praia da Barra) on the northeastern tip of Inhambane peninsula with a long, sandy beach in front and an estuary behind. All units are within 90 m from the beach, offering self-catering or catered (full or half board) accommodation. The area is famous for snorkeling and scuba diving, and world famous for diving with whale sharks and manta rays. Inhambane town is one of the oldest trading centres on the east African coast, with one of the largest number of dhows (local fishing boats)occuring in the area. Guests can arrive over land - NO 4x4 vehicle needed - or can fly in to the lodge, with daily flights between Johannesburg, South Africa and Inhambane. ... more   less 
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