On the magnificent coast of Mozambique, about 180km north of Maputo, you will find Bilene, home of Nhabanga Paradise. If you are looking for a relaxed beach holiday, Bilene is the place to be.

The seawater in the lagoon offers calm and often shallow spaces where holidaymakers can relax and soak up the sun. Unspoiled beaches, 15km of lagoon, forests and bush trails are just waiting to be explored.

The view from Nhabanga Paradise is one of peace and tranquillity with lush vegetation and endless beaches white sand to feast your eyes on.


From Pretoria, Take the N4 east towards Witbank.

From Witbank continue on the N4 towards Nelspruit.

After reaching Nelspruit continue on the N4 towards Komatipoort.

Once Mozambique has been entered through the border post at Komatipoort continue along the N4 (becomes EN4) towards Maputo.

After passing the tollgate at Maputo take the Xia Xia turn off (EN1) to the left.

When reaching Marcia (Approximately 190km from Maputo) take the Bilene turn off to the right.

When reaching Bilene (34 km from Marcia) take the first exit to the left of the circle.

Turn left at the T-junction next to the flee market and turn left at the first road, at the Millennium bank.

(Deflate tires to 1bar)

Continue along the unpaved sandy road around the lake for ?19km.

Look for the Nhabanga paradise sign on the left.

When not driving a 4×4 it is recommended to store your vehicle at the available 24hr secured facility in Bilene and crossing the lake by ferry to Nhabanga paradise.

Pre-arrangement is required.

  • All visitors are required to have a visa except those from the following countries: Swaziland, South Africa, Botswana, and Zambia.
  • A single visitor’s visa for 30 days can be obtained at arrival, however, it is highly recommended to get a visa from a Mozambican embassy or consulate.
  • During your stay, you are required to carry identification with you at all times, under the Mozambican law.
  • However, we advise that instead of the original document that you carry a certified copy, which is also acceptable.
  • The Mozambican currency is the Metical (MZN).
  • Exchange is easily done in the many exchange agencies and banks.
  • US Dollars and Rands (South African currency) are accepted in most places, as well as Credit Cards.


  • Upon entry a temporary import license is required, this is acquired at the border.
  • The temporarily imported vehicle cannot be sold or lent, and the documentation must be present at all times.
  • Documentation required when driving a foreign vehicle in Mozambique Before going on a trip to Mozambique: Apply for a border letter from your insurance company to allow the use of the vehicle outside of SA.
  • Also, make a copy of Registration paper of the vehicle/trailer/boat. If the vehicle is financed/leased, apply for a border letter from the financing company/bank. (Process takes 3-4 days)

At border post:

  • Obtain third-party insurance at the border. R220 per vehicle for 30 days. R110 for trailer/boat.
  • Get the temporary import document at the border for the relevant vehicles.

In Mozambique driving is on the left-hand side.

Drivers must carry: Identification, driver`s license, copy of car registration paper, border letter, insurance border letter, third party insurance letter and temporary import license, which is also applicable for caravans, boats, etc.

Follow the speed limit strictly – in Mozambique, they do not allow for a 10km grace over the speed limit.

When stopped by Police be polite and provide certified copies of documents requested.

Don’t feel intimidated and refrain from paying bribes.

1. You are not allowed to have your arm resting on the door with the window open.
2. You are not allowed to stow baggage on the back seat.
3. You are not allowed to drive with flip-flops or bare feet.
4. You have to have two Emergency Triangles in the vehicle.
5. You have to have a reflective vest within reach in the vehicle.
6. When smoking, it is required that the vehicle is fitted with a fire extinguisher.
7. No alcohol is allowed in the passenger part of the vehicle.
8. Underage children must be in child seat with a seat belt.

  • Ressano Garcia: 06H00 – 22H00 – Peak Season 24 Hours
  • Namaacha: 06H00 – 20H00
  • Goba: 06H00 – 20H00 – Peak Season 24 Hours
  • Ponta d’Ouro: 06H30 – 17H30
  • Visitors have to have been vaccinated against yellow fever and be in possession of the certificate.
  • While in Mozambique precautions to avoid mosquito bites should be taken.
  • Even though many areas are not high-risk areas, when queuing at border control points and shops you can risk coming into contact with mosquitos carrying malaria.
  • In case of medical assistance is required, clinics are available in the main cities.

Local water at the lodge is safe however, bottled water is readily available if you prefer to buy mineral water.

  • From Mozambique, an international direct connection is available through the international code or telephone operator.
  • From abroad dial 00 258 followed by the number required.
  • There are three mobile operators, Mcel (Mozambican operator) numbers start with 82, Vodacom Mozambique numbers start with 84 and Movitel numbers start with 86.
  • Internet is widely available.
  • The main method to connect is through mobile internet connections.

The local voltage is 220/240V 50Hz.

  • New Year’s Day: 1st January
  • Hero’s Day: 3rd February
  • Women’s Day: 7th April
  • Worker’s Day: 1st May
  • Independence Day: 25th June
  • Lusaka Agreement Day: 7th September
  • Armed Forces Day: 25th September
  • Peace Day: 4th October
  • Samora Machel’s Day: 19th October
  • Christmas Day: 25th December
  • Police: 119
  • Ambulance: 117


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