Paradise Beach Lodge is owned by France and Carol who are property developers from Ballito. 4 years ago they were looking for a change of pace and so developed Paradise Beach Lodge on the shores of the remote and untouched estuary at Pomene.Paradise Beach Lodge are now going to offer an opportunity to buy your own piece of paradise with 4 sleeper houses at R390000 or R190000 for a stand on the estuary!
France advises that the Best time of year to visit for fishing is November to August with excellent sailfish and marlin fishing. France offers 4hr packages at R2000 on his boat or alternatively bring your own boat and the Paradise staff will sort out everything, clean gear, tackle and sort our your fuel etc. Although for a beach holiday, from as early as October, you will find good warm water and weather for windsurfing and kitesurfing.The weather is best in the windy season from October to November with the estuary offering a safe environment for beginners. Other activities include hikes on the shore of the estuary to the mangroves on the southern point as well as bird watching around the lodge and waters edge. Diving at Pomene lodge can be arranged with a boat shuttle from paradise to Pomene Lodge which is only about a 20 minute transfer. You can also bring along your own jet-skis to use on the far estuary banks but unfortunately no quadbikes due to the noise and interruption for other guests.
Accommodation is self catering so guests should be self sufficient. There is a supermarket at Messinga and it is advisable to full up with fuel at this point as the thick-sand driving can play with your normal fuel economy. The water at Paradise is also drinkable from the tap which is refreshing in Mozambique! There is also a restaurant at Paradise where the in-house chef is an expert at anything from fresh seafood dishes to the biggest and fullest pizzas you have ever seen! We had a seafood pizza that fed the two of of for two meals!
For those wanting to fly in, there is an airstrip at Inhambane in the south or Vilancoulos in the north, about 200km and a four hour transfer that can be arranged.