4* Casa Rex, Vilanculos - 5 night special

R 7,830

per person sharing

plus taxes of R 2340 pp*

05-Feb-2014 and 30-Sep-2014
22-Sep-2014
5 Nights
AMZ189
Mozambique

4* Casa Rex, Vilanculous

Located in Vilanculos, the Gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago, Casa Rex is a beautiful small lodge nestled amongst pristine gardens, with spectacular beach views. This lodge also has one of the best and most popular restaurants in town.

Casa Rex consists of Acacia Rooms, Courtyard Suites, Premium Rooms and a honeymoon suite. All rooms at Casa Rex have ensuite bathrooms and mosquito nets, as well as fans, and internet points.

Located conveniently near numerous activity centres, the lodge is a good base to explore the Archipelago or to explore Vilanculos.

Facilities:

  • Standard Rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Wifi
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool 
  • Bar

Included

  • Return flights from Johannesburg
  • Return airport to resort transfers
  • Five nights accommodation at 4* Casa Rex
  • Breakfast daily

 

Excluded

  • Airport taxes of approximately R 2340 per person (subject to daily change)
  • All meals not specified
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Visa services
  • All items of a personal nature

Conditions:

  • Prices are from a starting price and per person sharing, and subject to change due to airfare increases, currency fluctuations and availability
  • Valid for dates specified.
  • Operator terms & conditions apply.

Mozambique

Mozambique is located on the south-eastern coast of Africa and has incredibly diverse and scenic landscapes. The country is a tropical paradise with stunning natural attractions and all the intrinsic characteristics of an idyllic holiday destination. There is 2,400km of coastline, with palm-lined beaches, tropical islands, crumbling forts, delicious seafood and world class diving, which is complemented by unspoiled bush, unique wildlife and an enchanting history and culture.

You can go snorkeling around the Bazaruto Archipelago or experience the mangrove channels on a dhow, or just relax under the palms in the Quirimbas Archipelago. You can also enjoy a safari at Gorongosa National Park, or simply wander along Ilha de Moçambique’s cobbled streets while enjoying the stately colonial-era architecture. Alternatively sip a café espresso at a lively sidewalk café in Maputo, take an afternoon to watch silversmiths at work on Ibo Island or dance to the country’s trademark marrabenta music.

Getting around Mozambique may take some time, but what makes the journey well worthwhile are the phenomenal coastal panoramas, the sense of space and the sheer sense of adventure travelling into the “Pearl of Africa”.

Mozambique Demographic

Culture

Mozambique is home to eight dominant tribal groups, namely Tsonga, Shona, Chuabo, Sena, Nyungwe, Yao and Makua-Lomwe. Portuguese is the official language, but there are more than 60 different African dialects across the country.

There is a unique African blend in Mozambique, with a rich Arabic and hence Muslim influence in the north, to a predominately Catholic orientation elsewhere. As a result of the lucrative trade routes, the interior of the country held little interest. This explains the lack of Portuguese or Arabic influences in the interior. Local cultures have survived and emerging Mozambican artists, musicians and sculptors are fast gaining international recognition.

Shopping

In every town in Mozambique you will find an official Mercado (market). These frantic markets are a real treat and insight into the life of Mozambique and its friendly people. Everything you would like to buy is available, from second hand clothing, to fresh fruit, African vegetables, dried fish, tailors touting printed cloth and even shoes made from recycled car tires.

Traveler are encouraged to be responsible shoppers by not buying ivory, rare shells, seahorses, pansy shells, giant turtle shells, tiny birds in cages and live tortoises along the roadside. These and other animal products are obtained illegally and have a great impact on the already dwindling numbers of African animals remaining in previously war ravaged Mozambique.

Money

The unit of currency in Mozambique is the metical (M), comprising 100 centavos.
Notes: 1 000, 5 000, 10 000, 20 000, 50 000 and 100 000.
Credit cards and traveler’s cheques are not widely accepted. You can withdraw money from ATMs or banks in the capital, Maputo. Exchange currency at an official Bureau de Change, but remember that US dollars and SA Rands are widely accepted. If you’re only visiting the south, you don’t need to exchange South African Rands, as it’s accepted in southern parts of the country.

Health requirements

Visitors are advised to take necessary precautions against malaria, including malaria prophylaxis, using insect repellents and wearing long-sleeved shirts, trousers and socks in the evenings.

Vaccinations against yellow fever are not required except for travelers over a year old originating from yellow fever endemic areas.

Mozambique Visa requirements

Nationality Requires Visa
American No
British No
European Union No
South African No

Should your nationality not be listed above, kindly contact our dedicated consultants for assistance.

Mozambique Weather

Mozambique has a warm, tropical climate. There are two seasons, summer and winter. The average temperature is around 28°C and the weather along the coast is sunny and warm, even in midwinter. Summer is from October to April and is rainy, humid and very hot. Winter is from April to September and is drier and cooler than summer.

Best time to visit

The perfect island getaway, Mozambique enjoys average temperatures that range between 24°C and 27°C along its shoreline, except in the rainy season when temperatures and humidity noticeably increase. Taking that, and the summer rainy season into consideration, the logical deduction would be that May to November is the best and driest time to visit this gorgeous country.

During peak season, December to January, as well as over the Easter period in March/April, prices can increase, while South African visitors tend to flock to the south of the country. If you do want to visit during high season, it’s advisable to go more to the north as the crowds tend to be prevalent mostly in the south.

* Please note that taxes are approximate and subject to daily fluctuation