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4 Star

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5

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YES

Internet

NO

5 star dive center

Offsite (Free pickup)

House reef

NO

Resort Highlights

  • Exclusive remote location, on a breathtaking beach
  • A maximum of 10 guests at a time means service is genuinely personal
  • Unobstructed views of migrating humpback whales from July to September
  • Swim up to the poolside bar to be handed a cold beer while waist-deep in water
  • Bamboo straws in your Mozambican Mojito are just the start of the lodge's impressive eco-credentials
  • Free pick-ups to the 5* PADI dive center, where whale sharks are abundant

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1. BOOKING

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2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

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  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 25% (downpayment)
  • 44 days before trip start: 75% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 25% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 7 days prior to arrival
  • 85% will be charged if you cancel less than 7 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

Sava Dunes is an isolated, boutique eco-lodge that is fully off-grid and wholly spectacular.

Set upon the dunes of a remote stretch of the Barra Peninsula, the lodge and its five villas feel exclusively secluded. You'll have no more than eight neigbours at a time and the personal sevice and intimate atmosphere reflect just that.

The villas have that coveted balance of rustic and luxury and all come with a private deck, daybed and outdoor shower. Off-grid means no air conditioning, but the rooms are crafted to catch the fresh sea breezes.

Local produce and seafood is brought in from fishermen and green grocers for varied and delicious suppers overlooking the ocean. From July to September, quietly observe humpback whales as they migrate up the Mozambique coastline or dive year-round at the nearby 5* PADI dive center.

Explore diving around the Sava Dunes Lodge

What to see

The Agulhas Current passes through the coast off Inhambane and Tofo and this brings about plankton rich waters. As such, whale shark and manta ray sightings are almost guaranteed here and you might even spot the great oceanic manta rays which come by to feed and clean. Cleaning stations are filled with lyretail anthias, cleaner wrasse and butterflyfish. Migrating whales also travel along the Agulhas Current which is why there are chances to see the likes of humpback whales off the coast from June to November.

At the outer reefs, sharks are quite plentiful with whitetip sharks, blacktip sharks, leopard sharks and if you are lucky, hammerhead sharks. Besides that, consider it a lifetime opportunity if you manage to dive with a dugong but otherwise the reefs and walls have plenty to offer. These include great personalities of the humphead wrasse, giant grouper and potato cod. There are also green sea turtles and the rare loggerhead sea turtles. Smaller critters like moray eels, seahorses, garden eels, and scorpionfish are also a delight to find.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Beachfront PADI dive center in Tofo
  • Chance to spot the ‘Big Stuff’- whale sharks, mantas, humpback whales
  • All dives led by experienced divemasters and instructors
  • 15 local blue water drop dive sites, more further afield 
  • Bottled water, coconuts, cashews aboard
  • 3 x 8m Superduck dive boats
  • PADI recreational courses & spacious classrooms
  • Specialities including Nitrox, Shark Conservation, Manta Awareness
  • 100% AWARE partner and Green Star Award Dive Center

Description

Liquid Dive Adventures offers exciting blue water diving a chance to spot the ‘Big Stuff’.

Morning and afternoon dive trips to 15+ blue water drop dive sites depart daily. All fun dives are led by instructors or experienced divemasters who carry a reel and surface marker for safety. A full briefing is given before each dive covering safety procedures and boat launch. 

Bottled water, coconuts and cashews are served during surface intervals. Whale sharks are often sighted, affording you the chance to snorkel with them. 

Dive center facilities include shaded space, classrooms, storage, rental gear, fish ID books, a training pool, purpose built dive vessels and a shop. A range of PADI recreational courses are available. 

Water temperature is slightly cooler in the winter than the summer, ranging from 22-28°C, and visibility is 10m+. 

DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Free-Diving Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Drift Diving
  • Other Specialties

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front Location

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Finnish
  • Portuguese

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc Resort
  • Padi 100% Aware
  • Padi Green Star Award

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc/Idc

Resort Amenities

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge

Activities

  • Sandbank
  • Island Hopping
  • Cultural Excursions

Food & drink

  • Alcohol

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Spa Facility
  • Massage Services

How to get there

Arrival

  • The closet airport is Inhambane Airport.
  • The lodge is 25km from the arport, the last 4 km of which is a sand track and only accessible with 4×4 vehicles.
  • There are direct LAM flights available from Johannesburg Airport (O.R Tambo) in South Africa, as well as from Maputo to Inhambane, Mozambique LAM and SA Airlink offer flights to Vilanculos which is located 4 hours away from Inhambane.
  • A transfer from Inhambane or Vilanculos airport can be organized for an additional charge (advance notice required).
  • The lodge is not sign-posted.

Departure

  • The resort can organise onward transfers for you, providing you give advance notice (additional cost). 

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