If you have questions, we may have answered them here already, otherwise you can send us a mail for more detail.
When traveling to Mozambique you need to have your passport at hand and it will need to have an expiry that is more than 6 months. You will also need to apply for your VISA, this is strictly controlled on entry into the country. South African Passport holders fortunately do not require Visas when visiting Mozambique for tourism!
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Terms of Payment and Cancellation Policy?
A 50% is needed to confirm all bookings and balance needed 30 Days prior to arrival.
Should a cancellation be received 60 days prior to arrival, you will forfeit 50% of the monies paid to date.
Should a cancellation be received less than 60 days prior to arrival, you will forfeit 100% of the amounts paid to date.
No refunds will be given on early departures
RIGHT OF ADMISSION IS RESERVED
Management is not responsible for any fines to be paid to police for not going by the rules of Mozambique.
Management will not be held responsible for any THEFT/DAMAGE of property whatsoever OR any injury that may occur
Arrival and Departure Times?
Departure times 10h00
You can arrive anytime during the day but if the tent is not ready, you can have something to drink in our bar while you wait.
If the tent wasn’t occupied before, you can move in.
Whats unique about Bilene ?
The lagoon’s calm waters make it safe for swimming and ideal for a variety of watersports, such as Windsurfing, Kitesurfing, wake boading, Jet Skiing, kayaking and much more.
A 4×4 is required to tackle sandbanks that lead to ocean facing beaches.
Bilene village also offers a few restaurants, a bakery, cafe, curio shops and markets that will provide the basic needs for visitors. Beach bars have a great vibe and get festive on the weekend with good music and Mozambican drinks to enjoy.
Petrol and Diesel are both Available in Bilene. Lots of restaurants and little shops is in Bilene.
In Mozambique we have a problem with electricity so we ask everyone please do not bring electric stoves and kettles as the electricity might not be able to carry the load.
Gas is available in Bilene.
Our drinking water comes from a borehole and we had it tested in November 2016. It is a little bit salty – not much, (you don’t taste it)and has little alkaline in it which is very good for acidity in the blood.
No driving on beaches except where boards specify.
A quad area is set out for quad fun.
4×4 Excitement and competing is set out on the dune at the beach.
No driving on the beach as maritime is ready to give you a huge fine.
Just ask and we will tell you where you can and where you cannot
How Save Is it in Mozambique?
Do I need a 4x4 to get to your resort?
Do you only offer Tent Accommodation?
How do I handle a road block with?
Is it save to drive the local Taxi's for transport?
How is your weather?
Mozambique weather and climate
We’re often asked “When is the best time to go to Mozambique?”, and the answer is sometimes complex. It depends on many things including your interests, exactly where you want to visit and why you’re going. One person’s best time can be another’s worst!
However, often a concern about the weather underlies the question of ‘the best time to go’.
So below is a broad guide to the climate of Mozambique. Please remember that this comes from records and our experience, not from a crystal ball. Weather patterns across Africa are becoming increasingly unpredictable, probably due to global warming; we’re seeing downpours in the middle of deserts and damaging droughts when rains should be falling.
The Mozambique coastline stretches for almost 2,000km, covering latitudes from about 11° to 27° South, and has a tropical ocean current running north to south along its length for the whole year.
Despite this range of latitudes, the whole country broadly follows a southern African weather pattern, with the rains falling largely between December and March.
This does vary a little between the north and south of the country, with the rains lasting a few weeks longer in the north than the south, but the pattern is the same. Humidity can be uncomfortably high during this period.
Most of Mozambique’s rain arrives on moist southeast trade winds, but glance at a map to see that it lies in the rainshadow of Madagascar. This gives Mozambique a relatively low annual rainfall – and a great deal of protection from the tropical storms and the occasional cyclone which head towards it during this period.
By around April or May the rains subside, the sun comes out and the humidity drops – better weather spreads gradually from the south to the north.
June to October is the dry season, with often perfect tropical weather: clear skies, plenty of sun and almost no rain. This is the best time for most people to visit Mozambique. Although still tropical, June, July and August are Mozambique’s coolest months; you’ll need a light duvet at night, even though the temperature reaches over 30°C by day. During September and October it remains dry as daytime temperatures climb, though it cools down a lot at night.
November is a less predictable month of transition. Sometimes the rains start, although many days remain sunny and hot. The rains generally start earlier in the north of the country.
What do I need at the border?
At the South African side you do not need a vendor. You get a gate pass at the gate to say how many people are in the car. New rules for South Africa is that you need to have your car papers to be signed and stamped by a Police officer.
When you go in, have the gate pass stamped at the first counters and walk through to the next counters. There, you need your passport and the stamped pass.
DO NOT…DO NOT give your gate pass or anything to the runners at the Moz side. Either do it yourselves or ask for Ivo or Big boy.
Now, drive through to the Mozambique side. Get a gate pass again. Here, you need your passports, you car papers, a bank approval letter if your car is still on instalments and a Insurance letter from your broker to say your car is insured and they know where you are going. If you have someone elses car, you need a letter from the owner.
Let nobody help you with your papers but ask for Ivo s‘people. Go straight to the Global alliance office and someone there will take your papers and do everything for you. While you wait, they GA will write out you insurance.
See that you get your papers back and see that your passports are stamped.
At the gate, you will give the gatepass to the police at the gate.
Going through the speed limit is 60 … strictly 60 on your speedometer, not 60 on your gps. If it says 40 –n you go 40.The Chinese gave them the cameras so they set them and give no grace.
Just go slow, and enjoy the ride.
If not in built up areas you can drive 120 but safest is 100km p h