Karula Sands Villa


Accommodation Overview

Karula Sands Villa is a magnificent Self-Catering House on Barra Beach. Rates from R1,900 per night. Private Pool, Direct Beach Access
Modified: 2018-10-31 11:36:33


Karula Sands Villa is a magnificent Self-Catering House on Barra Beach. Rates from R1,900 per night. Private Pool, Direct Beach Access




Karula Sands Villa is a magnificent self-catering house on Barra Beach, situated within the secure and upmarket Karula Sands Estate.

This dreamy beach holiday house is located on a secluded stretch of the Barra peninsula, surrounded by the mesmerizing scenery of endless turquoise waters dotted with quaint sailing dhows and silky white sand.

This beautifully styled villa has tall thatched ceilings, allowing the cool salty breezes to flow through the house.

Accommodating a total of 6 guests (two on sleeper couches in lounge), there are 2 en-suite bedrooms separate from the main house - linked by a wooden walkway.

The living area comprises a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, guest loo and living room with DSTV and blissful ocean views. The living room has 2 comfortable sleeper beds.

Glass sliders lead from the living area to a spacious wooden deck enclosing a sparkling pool. The deck is equipped with built in seating and a gas braai/barbeque.

Each of the houses on the estate are positioned for privacy and to maximise the ocean views. The roads to and within the estate have been laid with coral sand – no need for a 4x4 vehicle!

Karula Sands is the perfect setting for a refined yet relaxed coastal holiday.



The rates are as advised by Karula Sands Villa – no additional costs when booking with Up And Go

Rates are a guide price and will be confirmed when making your reservation

Rates are subject to change without notice

Low Season

R1 900.00 per house per night (6 sleeper)


R2 500.00 per house per night (6 sleeper)

High Season

R3 950.00 per house per night (6 sleeper)


R1 000.00 refundable key deposit is required when making your reservation



Private Pool


Air-Conditioning in Main Bedroom

Ceiling Fans

Gas Braai

Serviced Daily

Secure on-site Parking

Controlled Access

Walkway to Beach



Scuba Diving



Boat Trips to Pansy Island

Fishing Charters

Dhow Trips to Maxixe

Quad Bike Hire

Ocean Safaris

Whale Watching (seasonal)

Local Craft Markets

Restaurants, Bars & Cafes

Arts & Crafts

Local Markets



No 4x4 Vehicle Required

Guests required to bring own Bath and Beach Towels


Service: Average

Friendliness: Average

Cleanliness: Average

Facilities: Average

Overall: Average

The cleaning lady was average, she only worked for about 3 hours per day, never greeted us unless we greeted her and never offered to do anything extra.

We got a huge amount of bug bites after the first night, the caretaker said that it was palm flies and that there was nothing we could do. That was the worst aspect of the house, as we were constantly being bitten throughout the two weeks.

There was no constant flow of warm water when showering and the pool pump was never switched on, however general maintenance that we required was attended to.

The Mosquito nets had many holes in.

The caretaker told our guests that they were not allowed in the estate and we were not made aware of such policy. There was no regulation i.e. stickers etc. as to who is staying in the estate and we were asked to pay to use the bridge almost every time. However, the caretaker told us we would not need to pay to use the bridge.

There was not a single hook to hang towels or anything in the bathrooms, nor any form of wash line to hang wet towels in the sun.

P. Deppe (January 2018)


Specific details

Area Activities: Bar, Beach, Bird Watching, Boat trips, Fishing, Jet Ski, Quad Bikes, Restaurant, Scuba / Snorkeling, Shopping / Markets, Surfing, Swimming Pool, Whale Watching, Arts & Crafts
Facilities: Air Conditioning, Fans, DSTV, Television, Housekeeping, Swimming Pool
Star Grading: Not Rated
Accommodation Type Luxury, Self-Catering


Barra, Inhambane, Mozambique
Barra, Inhambane Province, Mozambique