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White Sands


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White Sands in Barra offers Affordable Accommodation in Self-Catering Chalets and Camp Sites. Restaurant, Bar and Pool on site. Camping from R100 pp
Modified: 2019-01-09 09:17:45


White Sands in Barra offers Affordable Accommodation in Self-Catering Chalets and Camp Sites. Restaurant, Bar and Pool on site. Camping from R100 pp


White Sands in Barra, Mozambique is positioned at the tip of the Barra peninsula which juts out into the Bay of Inhambane on the one side - and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean on the other.

At high tide, guests will be requied to cross over a small bridge in order to access White Sand, a small toll fee may be required.

The camp sites are nestled under a forest of coconut palms and have communal ablutions, braai facilities, power points and lighting throughout the camp. Baraccas (grass shelters) are also available for hire for protection from the sun and falling coconuts!

White Sands now has a few Baraccas which have private showers and toilets

White Sands also offers 2 x 4 sleeper and 2 x 6 sleeper self-catering cabins (a few metres from the water’s edge).  Both these cabins have 2 bedrooms with large loft rooms upstairs with single beds. The cabins are equipped with basic cooking utensils, gas stove, fridge/freezer and have braai facilities.  Bedding and mosquito nets are provided. Each chalet has a bathroom with a shower.

The 'island style' beach bar/restaurant and pool area is a popular meeting place for guests and visitors – a great spot to unwind with a refresher and watch the sun set in a ball of orange fire over the bay.



The rates are as advised by White Sands - no additional cost 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

R350.00 per person sharing log cabins (if less than 3 people)

R1 500.00 per night – 4 sleeper self-catering cabin (2 bedrooms)

R1 800.00 per night – 6 sleeper self-catering cabin (2 bedrooms)

R100.00 per person per night – camping

R90.00 per day for camp site (with  power point)

R50.00 per day for camp site (no power point)

R50.00 per day for children under 10 years of age camping

R120.00 – large baracca per night

R150.00 - large baracca per night with shower and toilet


High Season (RSA School Holidays, Easter and from 10 December to 10 January)

R1 800.00 per night – 4 sleeper self-catering cabin (2 bedrooms)

R2 200.00 per night – 6 sleeper self-catering cabin (2 bedrooms)

R150.00 per person per night – camping

R90.00 per camp site per day (with power point)

R50.00 per camp site per day (no power point)

R75.00 per child camping under 10 years of age camping

R150.00 – large baracca per night

R250.00 - large baracca with shower and toilet per night



Maximum 6 guests per camp site

The only electrical equipment permitted are deep freezers and fans.  Guests who do not comply with this requirement will be disconnected.

Guests may bring own generators which are permitted to run between 10h00 - 22h00

During high tide, guests will be required to cross a small bridge in order to access White Sands. A small toll fee will be required.




Bar with DSTV


Curio Shop

Back-up Generator

Braai/Barbeque Facilities

Swimming Pool




Scuba Diving

Deep Sea Fishing

Wind Surfing (bring your own equipment)

Jet Skiing (bring own equipment)

Trips to Pansy Island and Linga Linga

Quad Tours and Hire

Ocean Safaris

Sunset Cruises

Dhow Trips




A 4x4 or 2x4 vehicle with diff lock is required

The chalets are equipped with a deep freezer but not fridges (guests to make use of cooler bags with ice or bring mobile fridge)

Guests must please request a tide chart prior to arrival as the road to the lodge will be under water for 2 hours on either side of high tide

Guests are to bring own beach/bath towels, garbage bags, toilet paper, dish wash liquid and cleaning materials.

Guests are requested not to bring items/appliances which have an electrical element (see note above)

Mosquito/Insect repellent and Baby Oil for Palm Flies



Extension Leads

GPS Co-ordinates for White Sands in Barra, Mozambique

S23 46 58.74

E35 29 03.53




My husband advised that the gents toilets was a terrible experience – they can definitely clean the toilets more often.

It would be nice if you could share with all the clients going to White Sands that they should bring along Baby oil for all the Palm flies as Mozambique does not sell baby oil.

M. Pienaar (January 2019)

Service: Average
Friendliness: Good
Cleanliness: Average
Facilities: Average
Overall: Average   
It is a very nice location and very friendly people, but the palm flies is a problem. The ablution facilities could be cleaned more regularly,  the camping area is in dire need of repair/maintenance, especially the electrical side of it. Overall not a bad place to visit.

C. Van Heerden (April 2018)

Great Holiday thanks

Overall: Good - Would recommend to others and stay there again

Service: Great

Friendliness: Great

Cleanliness:  Fair, toilets often had no toilet paper and there was a continuous leak in the bathroom which flooded the toilets daily

Facilities: Good

D. Moynihan (January 2017)

Service: Good

Friendliness: Good

Cleanliness:  Fair

Facilities: Average

Overall: Average  

There were three days that we sit without water in the evenings in the beginning. We complain about that and since then there were water.

I get a feeling that the owners do not care about the camping facility they only care about the restaurant and Bar (Food is great)

The campsite was not even 30% occupied (estimate)

The owner told us that they will build new ablutions during the year hopefully they will keep it in a better condition.

Overall it is a very nice resort with great potential.

If you ask me if I will go back definitely, they only must sort out the water problem and focus on cleaning and maintaining the ablution.

K. Herselman (January 2017)

We loved our stay at White Sands - it is beautiful. The beach is clean and the sea is great to swim in, no huge waves. 

Service 5/5

Friendliness 5/5

Cleanliness 5/5

Facilities 4/5

Overall 5/5

We are so glad that we decided to stay at White Sands and we will definitely go their again.

K. Grabie (January 2013)



Specific details

Area Activities: Bar, Beach, Bird Watching, Boat trips, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Horse Riding, Quad Bikes, Restaurant, Scuba / Snorkeling, Shopping / Markets, Swimming Pool, Whale Watching, Arts & Crafts
Facilities: Housekeeping, Restaurant, Bar, Swimming Pool
Star Grading: Not Rated
Accommodation Type Camp Site, Chalet, Self-Catering


Barra, Inhambane, Mozambique
Barra, Inhambane, Mozambique

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