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About Via Africa

Via Africa is an informal self-catering lodge designed for large groups or families, comprising a large communal area with a fully-equipped kitchen, two toilets, a bar and dining room. The area is surrounded by six double rooms, each with air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms ensuring total privacy. A large wooden deck with three barbecues and a large swimming pool complete the picture.

The lodge is a mere two-minute walk from the world-famous Bilene Blue Lagoon and a 10-minute boat ride to the mouth, opening up to the fully stocked Indian Ocean with average water temperatures of 26 degrees Celsius. The town of Bilene offers two petrol stations, a bakery, informal market, bottle store, restaurants, a clinic, and pharmacy.

Beach: Located just a two-minute walk from the world-famous Bilene Blue Lagoon.

Golf: xinavane sugar mill 6 greens with shared tee boxes. clubhouse with bar,swimming pool, restaurant and braai facilties

Wedding Venues: various surrounding wedding venues on the beach fully catered for

Conference Venues: conference venues 2 minutes away with varying packages

Family friendly: communal entertainment area with private suites located away from pool/braai area. Large garden

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 2 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 18
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 5 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Parking on Premises
  • Beach
  • Cosy
  • Romantic

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

A 50% deposit is required to secure booking, with full payment due 90 days prior to arrival.

Via Africa Rooms

Reviews for Via Africa

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Palesa Leboto
25 September 2017

I loved everything about Via Africa, the warm welcome that we received even though we got there at 01:00, the staff is very friendly and helpful. Our room was very neat and nice, and very comfortable and catered for our needs as we travelled with a baby. We are definitely going to stay over again in the near future and I recommend it

Comfort ndzumeni, South Africa
31 December 2016

It was excellent and homely. It is home away from home. The owner Rui and the staff were first class.

Juan Victor, South Africa
11 January 2012

The rooms were very nice with air-conditioning and coffee-making facilities. There is a large clean pool, a very nice kitchen and a braai area. We would stay here again. The only problem we had is that the owner was not there, and none of the staff can speak English. It took us about three hours to check-in, after we had to drive to one of the villages to collect the key from the cleaning lady. They should get staff that can communicate with their guests!

Michaela Le Roux, South Africa
23 December 2011

Via Africa offered more then what we expected. It was clean and neat, a place to relax and just enjoy yourself. It's affordable and a must stay!

Chris Souter, United Kingdom
10 May 2011

Stayed at Via Africa in Bilene for the first time at Easter 2011. Simple and nice complex close to the main centre of Bilene. Room was spacious and clean with good en-suite facilities. The swimming pool was of a high standard and cleaned daily to maintain this. Kitchen block was adequate with a spacious fridge to share. Set in lovely grounds that are well maintained.

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Via Africa Map

Via Africa is 1.9km from the centre of Bilene , the nearest airport 103.1km (Maputo International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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