Zongoene Lodge is situated at the mouth of the Limpopo River approximately 225km north of Maputo Mozambique and approximately 8km by sea from Praia de Xai Xai. The Lodge is situated on 7 ha, which is surrounded by pristine coastal forests, dunes and beaches. These forests, dunes and beaches stretch for miles on either side of the mouth of the river. The Former President of Mozambique, His Excellency Joaquim Chissano, officially opened the Lodge in October 1997.
Every effort was made to construct the Lodge from local materials using local labour. Chamfuti (Pod Mahogany) wood was processed on site to construct finishings and furniture, while the majority of the roofs are thatched. During the course of construction more than 300 artisans like bricklayers, carpenters, thatchers, wood carvers etc from the surrounding villages were trained.
The local fauna and flora was carefully considered when planning and laying out the Lodge. As many of the trees and palms were retained as was possible. More than 1000 palms and other indigenous plants were planted creating a wonderful and lush garden.
The Lodge skippers are trained in tag and release techniques and we encourage our guests to adopt this practice. The Lodge supplies the Oceanographic Research Institute in Durban with valuable data concerning the sea life around the Lodge.
Activities at Zongoene Lodge Swimming and snorkelling
Fishing in the tidal estuary and the reefs
Deep sea fishing
Sand dunes on 4 wheel motorbikes
Whale and dolphin watching
General Policies & Disclaimers
A 24 hour cancellation policy applies. Your credit card number serves as guarantee that you will arrive. Should you not arrive and not cancel within 24 hours, one nights accommodation will be charged to your credit card. During periods of high demand the hotel may require full pre-payment. This would be non-refundable in the event of cancellation. The hotel will contact you should this be a requirement for your reservation.