Pebane Beach Lodge


Pebane Beach Lodge is the exoticadventure getaway you’ve been looking for.

This 3-Star Lodge and fishing camp is situated 200 km north of the mighty Zambezi River on the East Coast of Mozambique.

At just 100 meters from an unspoiled beach, it provides guests access to incredible big game fishing.

Pebane is the nearest town and is the perfect way to experience the culture of Mozambique by engaging with the local fishermen and farmers.

This pristine, unspoiled coastline boasts some of the largest reefs in the Indian Ocean between Durban and Dar-es-Salaam and offers spectacular big game fishing opportunities.

Pebane Beach lodge

Pebane Fishing Lodge
received a Best Value Award
for Mozambique


  • Mangroves: explore the rich biodiversity and beautiful scenery of the massive mangrove forest.
  • Photography: Beautiful landscapes and scenery for the keen photographer. Note: bring along sufficient film or cards and batteries, etc., as there are no shops in Pebane that cater for this hobby.
  • Local Attractions: Town trips; authentic African culture; local fisherman with their Dhows and Makoros (sea-going canoes) and the local market where you can barter for everything, from cashew nuts to the catch of the day!
  • Historical Trips: Pebane has a rich history, which is prevalent in the buildings, cemeteries, churches and lighthouses.
  • Our staff wear masks at all times.
  • Sanitising stations are available at all entry points to the property.
  • Your temperature will be taken upon arrival at our lodge and upon entry into a vehicle.
Mozambique is a former Portuguese colony and the majority speak Portuguese. Makhuwa-Moniga is the main language spoken by the locals, but you can also expect to hear dialects of Chichewa, which is a Malawian language, and Chuwabu. English is widely used in the south of Mozambique but is fairly uncommon in Pebane.
Malaria medication is non-negotiable. We recommend you speak to your GP to organise a malaria prescription before you leave, and bring enough of the medication with you for the length of your trip. We have taken measures to reduce the mosquitoes; however, this does not eradicate them entirely. Please make sure you take all preventative steps. All beds have mosquito nets covering the sleeping area.
No inoculations are required.
There is a small local clinic/hospital, for minor illnesses and injuries. Antibiotics and malaria medications are inexpensive and available over the counter. In the event of a major medical emergency, the hospital will stabilise and perform first-aid procedures while air rescue services are called. Please be aware that proof of comprehensive medical insurance is required prior to arrival at Pebane.
Travel insurance is imperative and non-negotiable.
  • At Pebane Beach Lodge, there i9s Eskom power, 220V and a generator on standby.
  • On Fire Island, there is 220V electricity via generator only.
  • At Pebane Beach Lodge, the reception is good. There is also a satellite telephone and free WiFi available. Just confirm international roaming charges with your service provider.
  • On Fire Island, there is no mobile reception, but a satellite phone is available.
  • You can only drink bottled water. The lodge will supply all fresh drinking water.
  • Sundome Project: read about our innovative project to bring fresh water to Pebane Beach Lodge and Fire Island, as well as the other lodges and perhaps even the local villages!
  • At Pebane Beach Lodge, there is a TV set up in the bar and in the lounge at Fire Tree Lodge.
  • On Fire Island, there is no TV.
  • Visitors fly to Quelimane and then transfer by road (362km). Groups of four or less will be collected from Quelimane with a vehicle and trailer, while bigger groups will be transferred by air-conditioned minibus. Road transfers will take approximately 8 hours, depending on the condition of the dirt road.
  • At present, there is one flight a day from Maputo, which lands either late afternoon or early evening, leaving too little daylight for a journey to Pebane. We use two hotels in Quelimane: Millennium and Flamingo. The layover allows visitors to acclimatise, and shop for luxuries that are not available in Pebane, or on the island.
  • Pebane Airfield: we have established a project to restore the disused airfield in Pebane. A Beach 18 plane has already successfully landed and taken off from the airstrip. Our goal is to have the airfield available for the transfer of our guests.
  • Fire Island: accessible only via boat. The boat ride is approximately 2-3 hours.
If you are prone to motion sickness, or if you are not sure if you are, please take the precaution of getting anti-sickness medication from your chemist or doctor. If you are not accustomed to boats, this is advisable to ensure motion sickness does not spoil your experience. Furthermore, if you do require to take this medication, it should be administered at least 45 minutes prior to departure, to ensure it takes effect first.
All visitors are required to hold a valid passport and visa for entry into Mozambique, unless you’re travelling from a SADC country. The following countries can visit without a Visa:
  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Eswatini
  • Malawi
  • Mauritius
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • All other visitors require a visa.
Visas can now be purchased on arrival at customs (Quelimane, Beira, Vilanculos, Pemba or Maputo), so there is no need to pre-purchase visas.

Please refer to our explore page for a list of things to do in the area.

Lightweight clothing is recommended all year round. Mozambique, and Pebane specifically, has high humidity and summers are especially warm. Hats and caps are vital for sun protection as well as a good sun protection lotion, SPF 50.
April to December is our dry season, with tropical weather, clear skies, lots of sun, and rarely any rain.


Getting here is already an adventure


    Jan van Deventer


    Lynette Whittaker