Cowrie Lodge


Accommodation Overview

Cowrie Lodge in Barra, Mozamique has the most spectacular views over Barra Beach. Charming Self-Catering units from R300.00 pp sharing.
Modified: 2022-05-23 14:49:32


Cowrie Lodge in Barra, Mozamique has the most spectacular views over Barra Beach. Charming Self-Catering units from R300.00 pp sharing.


Type: Self-Catering (Main House and Chalet)

Capacity: 12 people (entire lodge)

Features: Seaviews, Privacy

Rates:  From R2,000 per night

Cowrie Lodge is a very quaint, privately owned holiday home situated above Barra Beach with the most jaw-dropping views over the pristine Mozambique coastline below.

The sandy pathway to the beach is approximately 200m down the dune.  The lodge is serviced daily by our friendly local staff and is very private and secure - a wonderful holiday hideaway!

The accommodation at Cowrie Lodge comprises two quaint, authentic reed and grass self-catering chalets which are rented out as separate units. 

The main house comprises 2 bedrooms, bathroom with shower, scullery, kitchen and a large deck with lounge chairs, dining room table and awesome sea views. The main house has a separate cabana which has a bedroom with a double bed and bunk bed and a separate bathroom with shower.

The separate self-catering chalet comprises a bedroom with en-suite bathroom (with shower), open area with a kitchenette and a living area with a single bed and a bunk bed (maximum 4 people). There is a small deck with stunning seaviews.

Guests are well looked after by our friendly, local Mozambique staff members and return time and again for their Cowrie Lodge 'fix'!

Put your feet up and gaze at the endless sea view, grab the freshest catch of the day as the local fishermen land on shore – and don't forget your binoculars for close up viewing of the whales - frequently spotted between July and November each year!


Main House and Adjoining Casita Combined (10 sleeper)

2 x Bedrooms in Main House (2 x double beds and 1 x single bed)

1 x L-Shaped Bedroom in Casita (1 x double bed, 1 x single bed and 1 x bunk bed)

2 x Bathrooms (1 in Main House and 1 in Casita)



Large Deck with Dining Table and Lounge Chairs

Braai (barbeque)

Chalet (4 sleeper)

1 x Bedroom with Double Bed and en-suite bathroom with shower

Open plan kitchen and sitting area with 1 x single bed and 1 x bunk bed

Deck with awesome seaviews

Weber Braai


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

Rates are subject to change without notice


2022 RATES

Low Season Special (Minimum 3 Night Stay)

R2 000.00 per night for maximum 8 people

R300.00 per extra person per day

High Season - School Holidays, except 16 December to 7 January

R2 400.00 per day (entire 12 sleeper lodge to be booked during high season)

Peak Season (16th December - 7 January) - Minimum 10 night stay

R3 500.00 per night (12 sleeper lodge)


An additional surcharge of R300.00 per person per day will apply for each guest exceeding the maximum bed allocation per unit.

A refundable R2 000.00 breakage deposit per unit is required.




Braai Facilities

Fans and Mosquito Nets


Scuba Diving

Quad Bike Hire

Boat Trips to Pansy Island

Ocean Safaris


Sunset Cruises

Dhow Rides across Inhambane Bay




Arts & Crafts

Fishing Charters


Guests are required to bring own bath and beach towels

No candles, mosquito coils, fireworks, or wood fires permitted.

4x4 or 2x4 vehicle with diff lock and sufficient ground clearance required.

No braais/fires permitted on the deck or near the thatched buildings

GPS Co-Ordinates for Cowrie Lodge in Barra, Mozambique

S23 47.726 

E034 31.694


Service: Excellent

Friendliness: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Overall: Excellent

Was a great pleasure to include Cowrie lodge into our travelling plans. With a beautiful sea view from the front stoep, together with friendly and hardworking staff, this accommodation was more than we asked for.

L. de Villiers (January 2019)

We had the most amazing time.  We would have to rate it as a 5/5

Service: Excellent

Friendliness: Excellent

Cleanliness:  Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Overall:    Excellent

We will definitely and have already recommended it to friends and family. We will definitely be going back soon. Thank you for the kind service.

D. Delpaul (January 2017)

Once again we had a wonderful time at Cowrie Lodge. It truly is a little bit of heaven and amazing value for money. Laura and Manual and staff looked after us so well......what a treat to have all your washing up and laundry done for you on holiday in a self-catering establishment. I would rate everything at Cowrie a 5/5 within its self-catering's very well equipped and has a wonderful private position overlooking the Ocean. If I was fussy I would ask for updated linen etc. but at the price charged it's perfectly acceptable.

L. de la Hunt (July 2016)

Thank you for such a great time! The house was perfect and we had an amazing time.

Service: Excellent

Friendliness: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Overall: Excellent

Going to Mozambique is always a treat and such a good experience. But in all honesty this was the best time we have spent in Barra since we started going to Mozambique for holidays back in 2008.

This is largely because of the great facility at Cowrie Lodge and also for the service we have received. Thanks to all Members and staff of Cowrie Lodge for the time we spent there!

Most amazing sunsets and sunrises with a great view. Privacy was also a factor which played a part in making our stay worthwhile. It is a perfect house for the full Mozambique vibe with the facilities being in great touch. 

Thanks for the amazing time we spent at Cowrie Lodge.

R. Kruger (January 2016)

We had the most amazing time and the best holiday ever. The house is wonderful and the view to die for! Short walk to the beach also great. We can truly give 5 stars to every category. Laura and Manuel are great and their help was much appreciated.

H. Sutherland (April 2013)

We had a great stay at Cowrie, even more memorable than our previous stay.

R. Stander (December 2012)

We really enjoyed the simplicity of the establishment…. Keep it that way please!  Once does not want to feel as if you are in your own home. The design and layout of the accommodation, the view and the low key setting make it feel like a holiday in Mozambique.. not Umhlanga Rocks! That is what we travelled to experience. The staff esp Manuel were very friendly and helpful.

D. du Toit (October 2012)

Service Good

Friendliness: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Facilities: Good (hot water sometimes a problem)

Overall: Excellent

Our favourite place on Mozambique !!!!!!!!!

E. Barnard (May 2012)

Specific details

Star Grading: Not Rated
Accommodation Type Self-Catering


Barra, Inhambane, Mozambique
Barra, Inhambane, Mozambique