The town of Vilanculos lies on the Mozambique coast about 750km north of Maputo. With an international airport receiving daily flights from Johannesburg, Maputo and the Kruger National Park, the town is the gateway to the popular islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago. However, it is not necessary to leave the mainland to discover excellent beaches to the north and south of Vilanculos itself.
If your budget doesn’t stretch to the luxury resorts on the islands, then Casa Rex offers a superb beach retreat on the coast. The upmarket lodge overlooks the southern-central section of Vilankulo Bay, with its own swimming pool and access to the beach.
Rooms at Casa Rex
Case Rex has just fifteen rooms, each individually decorated with mosquito nets, fans and commanding views of the bay. All of the en suite bedrooms are sea facing with easy beach access, incredible ocean views and a cool breeze filtering through. Rooms are also air-conditioned, with wireless internet access available throughout the hotel & satellite TV in the lounge area.
Meals are served on an outside terrace with a spectacular view of the bay & lush gardens. The A la Carte restaurant is renowned in the area for its delectable Portuguese dishes including freshly-sourced seafood specialties paired with imported wines, or the popular local Mozambican beer.
It’s prime location, as the gateway to Bazaruto Archipelago, provides access to superb beaches, lagoons and coral reefs. Activities on offer at Casa Rex include diving, snorkelling, underwater photography, deep sea fishing, surfing, wind-surfing, yachting & dhow excursions. Activities can be booked through the Casa Rex Concierge.
A sparkling swimming pool complements the setting where guests can cool down and relax whilst enjoying the impressive ocean views and sunsets.
In our opinion: This is a superb honeymoon destination, and is the perfect location to combinewith a safari holiday in neighbouring South Africa.
For more information about staying at Casa Rex, or safari and beach holidays, contact us here or call our Africa holiday’s team on +44 208 249 5919 (UK) or +65 919 412 56 (Asia).
Facilities at Casa Rex
- Air Conditioning
- A la Carte Dining
- Fan & Mosquito Nets
- Water sports available nearby
- Vilanculos is reached by daily flights from Johannesburg or Maputo. It is also served with direct flights from the Kruger on certain days of the week.