there to do at Pebane?
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There are many things to do -
the main activity is deep-sea fishing.
Beach & Ocean: Relaxing on the
beach, island trips with snorkelling, and diving for the
Scuba Diving & Snorkelling:
There are four islands close to Pebane. Fantastic dive and snorkelling sites
can be found
around the surrounding atolls.
landscapes, 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 photographic requirements.
Town trips; authentic African culture; local fisherman with
their Dhows and Makoros
(sea-going canoes); local market
where you can barter for everything, from cashew nuts to the catch of
Historical Trips: To see
an Old Catholic church, the lighthouse which has been renovated
old Portuguese cemetery with wonderful old
tomb stones dating back hundreds of years.
Wrecks: There are many
wrecks from the old Portuguese trading days around the Mozambique coastline.
About 62 kilometers from Pebane, a container
ship sank in the pristine reef, creating a gathering and
meeting place for extraordinary reef fish.
chalumnae) was an exciting discovery - this species evolved
ago and was thought to be extinct. Specimens were
caught at depths of more than 200 metres in Madagascar
and at Pebane, Mozambique.
What is the local language?
Mozambique is a
former Portuguese colony and the majority of the people
speak Portuguese. Dialects of “Chichewa,” which is a Malawian
language, and “Chuwabu” are spoken but “Makhuwa-Moniga”
is the main language spoken by the local people. English
is widely used, particularly in the south of Mozambique,
but is fairly uncommon in Pebane.
Do I need to take Anti
Yes – please
make absolutely sure that you take all precautions.
Mozambique is a Malaria Zone. Consult your doctor as to
which medicines to take. Measures are taken to reduce
the mosquitoes; however this does not eradicate them
entirely. Please make sure you take preventative steps.
All beds have mosquito nets covering the sleeping
What health-care facilities
There is a small
local clinic / hospital, which provides good care for
minor problems. Antibiotics and malaria cures 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 needed prior to arrival at Pebane.
insurance is IMPERATIVE as well as for your own peace of
Do we need Innoculations?
required, save for malaria tablets.
Is there electricity? What
Eskom power, 220V. There is also a generator for
Can I use my mobile there?
As a rule, reception is good. There is also a satellite
Can I drink the water?
bottled water only.
What sort of clothing
should I bring?
Lightweight clothing is suitable year-round. Hats and
caps are vital for sun protection as well as a good sun
All visitors require a valid passport and visa for entry
to Mozambique. Visas can now be purchased at any of the
mentioned customs (Quellimane, Beira, Vilanculo’s, Pemba
If you are aware of being
prone to motion sickness, or if you are
not sure if you are, please take the precaution of getting
something from your chemist or doctor. If you are not
accustomed to boats, this is advisable to ensure motion
does not spoil your experience.
Is there TV?
Yes, there is a TV set with ample channels to surf in
February is the rainy season. We would suggest that you
look at a weather long-term forecast (link below) when
planning you trip. In case of bad weather, we would
suggest you bring some form of entertainment in the form
of books and games.
ALSO CHECK THE WEATHER AND TIDES HERE..
and view the lodge at the following GPS co-ordinates: S14
79 335 / E036 58 405