Privately nestled in the surrounding bush area you will find two exquisite en suite, thatched chalets for either couples or singles. Both chalets have access to a further bed in which two children or an extra adult could also be accommodated.
The entertainment area at Nahyeeni Lodge consists of a very large and refreshing fresh water swimming pool with bar, braai, serving area and open fire facilities with a cosy boma area located alongside, all conveniently overlooking the magnificent Indian Ocean. Charcoal and firewood / logs are complimentary for evening braais and log fires.
Nahyeeni Lodge has a full DSTV bouquet with flat screen LCD and we offer a continuous supply of ice, fresh drinking water, tea, coffee and a limited assortment of condiments.
The Lodge boasts an impressive wooden deck directly in front of the main house, stretching out over the edge of the hill – here you can enjoy lazy lunches or relax on the plush sun loungers soaking up the sun whilst marvelling at unspoiled views of the magnificent Indian Ocean. An alternate and more private deck area leads you to either a hammock for your relaxation or affords incredible panoramic views and sunsets set amongst the tree tops teeming with birdlife that will remain imbedded on the memory for years to come.
For your convenience we have 3 permanent maids available on duty every day, whilst our night guards oversee the property during the evening hours.
Self Catering or Full Board option available.
Self Catering option -
Fully equipped modern kitchen.
Fresh drinking water dispenser.
Fresh ice from our ice making machine.
Full DSTV satellite package with large LCD flat screen.
Bath towels, Pool towels and Beach towels.
Coffee and tea making facilities (plunger/coffee machine) with a selection of coffees and teas.
Limited variety of condiments and peri peri.
Complimentary charcoal and wood for evening fires and braais.
A selection of games (children and adult).
Marine and fiction/non-fiction library.
Poolside sun loungers.
Hairdryers in the rooms.
Small Safe in each room for your valuables.
Small private fridges and coffee facilities in each of the Chalets.
Full Laundry service (prices available in rooms or requested from the maid).
Masks, snorkels and fins for your snorkelling excursions.
Activities & Excursions at Nahyeeni Lodge - Their experienced boat skipper runs their 31 foot W31 Yamaha vessel which can be chartered any time at your leisure for excursions to the various breathtaking destinations Inhaca has to offer.
Ponta Torres (Santa Maria) -
Located on the Southern point of Inhaca Island, and sometimes mistakenly named as Santa Maria (which is actually the name of the village located on the inner bay side of Machangulo Peninsula), Ponta Torres is an excursion that MUST NOT be missed!
Whale Watching - During the months of July through to the end of November, migrating Humpback Whales and the occasional Southern Right Whale frequent the shores of Inhaca to mate, give birth and nurture their offspring before making their long and arduous journey back to the Antarctic to feed.
Sea Kayak - Nahyeeni has 2 sea kayaks available for usage at your leisure, single and double skull and we highly recommend an early morning paddle on the serene, clear, turquoise waters as the sun slowly rises over the Island from the east.
Water Sports - Water skiing can be enjoyed directly in front of the Lodge where conditions are normally ideal – skis are readily available at the Lodge for your convenience.
Lighthouse Trip (via boat) - When the incoming tide is high enough, the boat will take you between Inhaca and Portuguese Island to a deserted part of beach close to the northern tip of the Island – from here, for those who are adventurous to try, a +/- 3km return walk across the sands and through tropical forest areas will take you to the Inhaca Lighthouse (Farol) where the light keeper will allow you, for a small donation, to climb to the top of the tower and marvel at the truly breathtaking expanse and beauty of both Inhaca Island and the Great Indian Ocean.
Fishing charters - Fishing opportunities abound around Inhaca Island for every type of enthusiast with a number of world class spots to choose from. Enjoy either a full or half day charter with a limited amount of fishing tackle available on request.
Scuba Diving in the Indian Ocean - Scuba diving off Inhaca is truly inspirational and is one of the best kept secrets along the eastern coast! Nahyeeni Lodge have linked up with Carlos Neill Borges a certified PADI instructor who resides on the Island (MSDT152857), and who is able to offer full open water, advanced, specialist and refresher courses within the comfort of our Lodge as well as accompany you on any of the incredibly diverse and spectacular dives available around the Island.
Sunset Cruise - Whilst the sun is setting in the western skies over the distant silhouetted shapes of Maputo City, pamper yourselves with a sunset cruise and maximize the tranquillity of the moment! The cruise will take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, excluding drinks.
Coral Gardens / Barreira Vermelha - On the incoming tide, a short boat ride south will take you to Barreira Vermelha, more commonly known as Coral Gardens, where you can jump into the warm, shallow waters of the Indian Ocean and enjoy some incredible snorkelling opportunities where coral growth, due to the shallowness and protection of the waters in this area, continues to thrive – marvel at the size of the Plate and Brain Corals and spot the juvenile damsels and Chocolate Dips hiding in between Stag Corals. You may even see the occasional Loggerheads Turtle!
Google GPS: -26.008673, 32.914020
How to get to Nahyeeni Lodge - Nahyeeni Lodge offers client transfers from Maputo Marina in Maputo City to Inhaca Island with a maximum of 9 people per trip (weather dependent). On arrival at the Island our staff will take care of logistics with regards to the delivery of your baggage whilst you enjoy the leisurely stroll up the hill. The crossing to Inhaca takes approximately one hour – please contact us for rates and further information.
Alternatively you may catch the Government run ferry (Nyaleti) which runs on the weekends and on alternate days (Tuesday and Thursday) during the week or the privately run Vodacom ferry which is quicker and more secure than the Nyaleti but only offers crossings on Saturday and Sunday. Both ferry boats leave from Porto de Pesca (Maputo small fishing harbour) from approximately 7.30am (crossing times – Nyaleti 2.5 hours / Vodacom 2 hours). Kindly note that due to both Ferry boats having to anchor closer to the main Inhaca port area, a further cost of transport from the beach to the Lodge would be applicable.
Flights in smaller fixed wing airplanes are also available from the Maputo International Airport with a regular service running most afternoons (flights take approximately 10 to 15 minutes) – a transport fee would also be charged to collect and deliver clients from the airport.
Should you be arriving at the Maputo International Airport, please make arrangements beforehand so we may organize to collect you from the airport should this be so required.
|Low Season||High Season|
|Full Board||R 1600.00 pp/pn||R 1750.00 pp/pn|
|Self Catering||R 1050.00 pp/pn||R 1200.00 pp/pn|
Rates are per person per night sharing -
Full board Includes Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Self Catering - You will have to take own food supplies etc.
We offer Group discounts – the bigger the group,
the bigger the discount! Please contact us.
Children from 3 to 12 years –
half price per child per night.
Children up to 3 years old free of charge.
|Inhaca Island Reserve taxes are paid for by
Nahyeeni Lodge on behalf of the client –
please note however that snorkelling and diving
fees applicable at Ponta Torres
are payable by the client as an additional fee levied by the Reserve.
Boat Transfers from Maputo/ Inhaca/ Maputo.
High season: 21st March – 07th April 2013.
14th December 2013 – 12th January 2014.