Activities around Paraiso de Chidenguele

Enjoy game fishing, shoreline fishing, snorkeling, walks along the pristine beaches


Snorkelling is wonderful at low tide - perfect for beginners or children.

Explore the numerous, magnificent rock pools, shallows and gullies teeming with sea life. Marvel at the incredible diversity of shape, form and colour in the underwater world.

Jogging or walking

Jog the endless beaches or stroll or along searching for the perfect cowrie shell.

Take walks through unexplored sand forest to one of the freshwater lakes covered with water lilies and fringed with emerald palms.


The area has a wide variety of birds due to its varied eco-systems - beach, thick primary dune forest, savanna and freshwater lakes.

Birders, please help us compile a bird list by recording your sightings in our Bird Sightings Log in the bar.

A seafood snack The bar and restaurant

The Bar and Restaurant are legendary. Well stocked, a stunning ocean view and open till late.

Sports lovers have access to DSTV. Enjoy fabulous seafood dinners or light meals ('a la Portuguese) in the open-air restaurant.

Lake Inhambavale

Ancient and steeped in history, this freshwater lake is 23 km long, clear and lukewarm. The lake is only minutes away by vehicle.

Perfect for safe swimming and fun filled time away from the beach in non-motorised vessels.

Views from Boa Paz lighthouse Boa Paz Lighthouse

It is a short drive or brisk walk through African savanna and past three lakes to the keeper's shack.

Take a walk to the top of the highest dune in the area, or climb to the top of the lighthouse itself - either way the view is well worth the effort.

Worldsview Viewsite

Worldsview, one of the highest dunes in the area, offers spectacular views over unspoiled inland Mozambique and the Indian Ocean.

The epitome of tranquillity - especially recommended with ice cold drinks just before sunset.


Xai-Xai was submerged during the devastating floods of 2000.

Take a day trip to town and visit the local markets where fresh seafood, fruit and vegetables are available. The beach, Praia de Xai-Xai, is 10 km from the town.