Tofo Beach Cottages offers a selection of 4 self-catering cottages, spread throughout Tofo and Tofinho. The cottages offer rustic-styled basic accommodation.
Tofo is a small beach town, with a hotel and other accommodation, a lovely open beach, nice reefs for fishing and snorkling, spazas, beach bars and dive schools, where you can slow down your pace of life, do nothing, relax and just leave your footprints.
The only task they are not allowed to do is washing and ironing of clothes, for which they can assist in finding you someone who could do that at a modest fee.
The cottages are also serviced by a group of guards, whose job it is to keep a watchful eye during night-time and to ensure that your privacy is not compromised. Guards are normally on duty between 22:00 and 06:00.
Accommodation at Tofo Beach Cottages: The cottages are equipped and serviced with a view to cater for typical South African families, ranging in size between 4 and 8 persons. Each of the respective cottages is uniquely (basic) styled and offers a rustic and home-like atmosphere where you can do your own thing.
The cottages offer the basic facilities, as would be expected when going self-catering, e.g. cutlery, crockery, bedding and furnishing - nothing extravagant - just typical South African home-like where you can wear shorts, go bear feet and have supper when you feel like it. Unfortunately, no television.
The 7 cottages share a group of 5 cleaners (cum butlers) whos job it is to make your stay as memorable as possible, e.g. makes the beds, does the dishes, sweeps the floors, assists you in negotiating the best buy of fresh fish, prawns, calamari and crayfish from the beach and also cleans the fish, helps prepare food, even join you as guide to town (Inhambane) and nearby places of interest (e.g. Barra, Paindane, Praia da Roche, Coconut Bay), etc. His salary is included in your daily fee.
Access to the cottage by motor vehicle was recently destroyed by cyclones. Your motor vehicle needs to be parked some 50 meters from the cottage. The night guard also keeps an eye on your car.
Beautiful beaches, diving, snorkeling, fishing, deep sea fishing, surfing, kayaking, whale watching, birding, restaurants, horse riding, and many more.
Clothing and Accessories:
Tofo is a Malaria area.
Health and Climate:
The climate is hot and humid all year round, although evenings can become cold enough for a light jersey. February is the hottest month with an average daily maximum temperature of 30°C and the humidity can exceed 80%, making the gentle sea breezes that usually blow particularly welcome.
The wettest months are January and February when afternoon thunderstorms are a regular occurrence. The area receives about 850 mm of rain a year, most of it falling during the summer months. The cooler, dry season (April to October) is recommended as a more comfortable period to visit.
Rooms and Units Available:
Casa Gideon enjoys breath-taking views over Tofinho bay with frequent sightings of dolphins and whales. Located right on Tofinho’s main beach it takes less than 100m to experience the hot waters of the Mozambique Channel.
Sleeps 8 Adults
A cosy cottage located right above Tofinho’s main beach it takes less than 150m to experience the hot waters of the Mozambique Channel.
Sleeps 5 Adults
Casa Quentin enjoys breath-taking views over Tofinho bay with frequent sightings of dolphins and whales. Located right on Tofinho’s main beach it takes less than 100m to experience the hot waters of the Mozambique Channel.
Sleeps 7 Adults
A Mozambique styled reed house with all modern amenities.
Sleeps 2 Adults
Facilities & Services available:
Children under 12 Self-Braai / Barbecue
Curio Shop Parking (off-street - open)
Other Language Horse Riding
Cancellations made more than 2 months before the date of stay - 100% refund. Cancellations made more than 1 month before date of stay - 50% refund. Cancellations made less than 1 month before date of stay - 0 refund.
Directions: From Maputo, follow the signs to Xai Xai (EN1). We recommend that you fill up your vehicle at Xai Xai and continue north. At Lindela the road splits, turn right on the Inhambane road. Drive through the city of Inhambane and follow the signboards to Tofo.
Continue with this road for approximately 15 minutes (potholed) until you reach Bar Babalaza on your right hand side. Turn to the right to Tofo. About 6 Kms, just before entering Tofo, at the TOFO BEACH COTTAGES signboard, turn to the right and continue for some 1,5 km on the dirt road, following the signboards up to casa 3, where our Reception is located. The keys will be there. There are no street names in Tofo and Tofino