nestles in a natural and unspoilt paradise on the edge of the Limpopo River at the estuary where it flows into the Indian Ocean. It is situated approximately 192 km from Maputo just south of Xai Xai, and 36 km from Chicumbane in the province of Gaza. This unique lodge provides guests with a comfortable, friendly and romantic atmosphere with picturesque views of the gardens and swimming pools.
Breakfast is served on the spectacular terrace with sweeping views of the gardens and oceanic scenery beyond. Cool refreshments and light lunches are available at the bar and the pool area during the day. Sip a refreshing and exotic cocktail whilst the sun colours the sky in hues of the African sunset. Listen to the sounds of the Mozambican coastline as the velvety black tropical night sets in and becomes the perfect setting for exquisite gourmet dinners served by candle light in the restaurant or opt for casual dining from the bar. The restaurant boasts with freshly caught seafood and is renowned for having the best beef in Mozambique.
Guests can laze around and relax next to one of the sparkling swimming pools or opt for some fun-filled action to make their Mozambican escape more memorable – drift down the estuary in your canoe, explore the coastal forests on a quad bike or treat yourself to an exhilarating deep sea fishing trip or whale watching adventure. Fishing charters are available on request and anglers can choose whether to explore the tidal estuary’s fishing opportunities, the surf and reefs or the open waters of the Indian Ocean. Avid bird watchers will be impressed by the array of birdlife in this vast ecosystem. Young guests will be spoilt for choice with swimming pools, sweeping play areas and exploring the unspoiled dunes. The quad bike tours are a great family outing and promises ample adventure and excitement. Catching fish from the beach promised to keep them occupied and entertained.
If you are in search of an idyllic beach wedding venue or a place to host your next conference, team building event, strategic planning session or product launch, look no further. The facilities are unique and offer guests state-of-the-art conferencing equipment whilst the function coordinator will expertly help you plan every detail of your event and advise you along the way.
Accommodation at Zongoene Lodge:
Zongoene Lodge offers various accommodation options to suit guest’s individual needs – whether you require something intimate, or something for the whole family, Zongoene offers it all. Chalets, bungalows, houses or camping, guests are spoilt for choice. Ranging from bed and breakfast options to self-catering preferences, Zongoene presents guests with choices galore. Our units are fitted with mosquito nets and air-conditioning or ceiling fan alternatives. To decide on your preferred place to stay, consider the unit features of each of the available options.
Casa Madeira is a two-bedroom wooden house situated close to the Zongoene Lodge main building. This is the ideal accommodation choice for four adults and two children.
Casa Madeira has one bedroom on the ground floor and the other is a loft bedroom. The bedroom on the ground floor is fitted with twin beds and the loft room fitted with a double bed. In addition, two children can be accommodated in the lounge area on a double sleeper couch – linen will be provided. The bathroom is spacious and fitted with a large corner shower, toilet and basin. The chalet offers guests an open plan lounge, dining area and kitchenette as well as a spectacular outdoor wooden deck with a private barbeque area.
Casarao is ideal for guests looking for comfort and luxury. This unit boasts two air conditioned en-suite bedrooms fitted with twin beds and mosquito nets. Both the en-suite bathrooms are fitted with a corner bath, shower, toilet, basin and fluffy imported towels. Two double sleeper couches with linen and mosquito nets can accommodate 4 young children in the lounge.
The open plan lounge with its flat screen television, DSTV and DVD player is the perfect spot to unwind after an action-packed day. The kitchenette is fitted with a fridge/freezer and a 2 plate stove with an oven. Guests can unwind on the veranda or around the private barbeque area while taking in the spectacular views of the ocean and pristine coastal forest.
The picturesque pool chalets are occupied on a bed and breakfast basis. These one bedroom air-conditioned chalets nestle between towering cycads and palm trees and offer guests en suite bathrooms fitted with a bath, shower, basin, toilet and fluffy imported towels. All pool chalets are equipped with either double beds or twin beds, mosquito nets, air conditioners as well as coffee and tea stations. Watch the early morning sunrise from your private veranda while enjoying an early cup of coffee.
The double story, self-catering family units consist of 2 bedrooms and one bathroom. The bedrooms are both fitted with twin beds and mosquito nets. The bathroom is fitted with a bath, toilet and basin. The downstairs bedroom offers air-conditioning while the loft is fitted with a roof fan. The kitchenette is equipped with utensils, glassware and crockery for four guests. A two plate gas stove is situated in the kitchenette on the open veranda, adjacent to the unit’s barbeque area.
This newly built house offers comfortable and relaxed accommodation for six people offering two en suite bedrooms and one twin bedded room with a separate bathroom. The spacious lounge and veranda provides guests with the ideal venue to relax after a day’s activities whilst basking in the beautiful views of the coastline and the indigenous forest.
This 4-bedroom house, with its spacious living area and veranda, is the ideal choice for larger groups. Three of the four bedrooms boast with en-suite bathrooms which are complete with fluffy towels and personalised bath amenities.
Enjoy a cool outdoor shower after a long day on the beach before retreating to the veranda for a relaxing evening filled with the sights and sounds of Mozambique.
The camping facilities at Zongoene Lodge consist of 21 secluded sites of varying sizes. There is one ablution block with hot and cold water, showers, a bath and toilets. Every site has an electrical point for a fridge/freezer with standard South African fittings. Only one fridge/freezer is allowed per camp site. The camp sites can accommodate up to 6 people per site. The camp sites are on sand and easily accessible for guests traveling with trailers and camper vans.
Conferencing at Zongoene Lodge:
When organising a function, you will be confronted by many decisions, but selecting a venue will have the largest impact on the success of your event. If you are looking for something extraordinary, you should place Zongoene Lodge on the top of your shortlist.
At Zongoene Lodge, every conference is treated with absolute attention to detail – we pride ourselves in providing mouth-watering cuisine and exceptional service in one of the most beautiful settings in Mozambique.
Escape from the usual muffins and sandwich breaks and offer your delegates our special energy or chocolate snack breaks, designed to make conferencing at Zongoene Lodge a fun and distinctive experience. Our qualified staff compliment will gladly assist you with your every request to ensure a flawless event.
The conferencing venue with its natural lighting, quiet location and breath-taking views make this venue the perfect setting for successful conferencing, team building and corporate strategy meetings. The venue is fitted with state-of-the-art conferencing equipment such as a data projector, screen and flipchart with markers and can accommodate up to 150 delegates, depending on the chosen setup. As the sun sets after a long day of conferencing, your delegates will enjoy spectacular views of the stars while sipping on a refreshing cocktail.
Our events coordinators are professional, experienced and efficient. Zongoene Lodge commits to making your corporate function an occasion that will be remembered for years to come. No request is too big and no detail too small for the Zongoene team.
Dining at Zongoene Lodge:
Dining at Zongoene Lodge promises an extraordinary affair as the chef’s creative combinations of local ingredients make each meal a memorable event. The friendly and attentive staff are available to assist you with any request – from cocktails and snacks around the pool to a romantic 3-course candlelit dinner in the boma. If you have an appreciation for good food and exceptional service, you will not leave without a compliment lingering on your lips.
The restaurant at Zongoene Lodge provides guests with a warm, friendly and romantic atmosphere with picturesque views of the gardens and swimming pool. Inspired by the Portuguese, with a local Mozambican flair, the restaurant boasts with freshly caught seafood and is also renowned for serving the best beef cuts in Mozambique.
Enjoy a delectable feast served by candle light in the restaurant or opt for casual dining from the bar. The wide variety of South African and local wines offered at the restaurant prove to be the perfect complement to the array of dishes served. Listen to the sounds of the Indian Ocean as the velvety black tropical night sets in and becomes the perfect setting for speciality coffees and exotic cocktails.
Enjoy the morning sunshine on the spectacular terrace with a cup of coffee and a sumptuous breakfast. The continental breakfast promises homemade muffins, fresh croissants, and a selection of cheeses, cold meats and fresh fruit with yoghurt. The hot menu offers a selection of eggs to order, gourmet omelettes and hearty sausages.
Cool refreshments are available at the bar and the pool area during the day.
If you have any special requests, food allergies or intolerances, please let us know in advance and we will do our utmost to accommodate your needs.
Activities at Zongoene Lodge:
Zongoene Lodge offers a host of attractions to entertain young and old and is ideal for couples or larger groups.
Whether you are seeking relaxation and tranquillity, opt to relax alongside one of the swimming pools while sipping on a tall, refreshing cocktail or discover the estuary on our relaxing river cruise at sunset. Those seeking thrill and adventure, explore the coastal forests on a quad bike, treat yourself to an exhilarating deep sea fishing trip or discover the surrounding areas such as Chicumbane, Bilene and Xai Xai with a self-drive excursion.
Young guests will be spoilt for choice with swimming pools, sweeping play areas and exploring the unspoiled dunes. The quad bike tours are a great family outing and promises ample adventure and excitement. Catching fish from the beach promised to keep them occupied and entertained.