Pomene

Pomene Bay is situated about 150km north of the city of Inhambane. The area is sparsely populated and is part of the 200km² Pomene Nature Reserve. Because of its remote location and the low local population, the natural environment is virtually undisturbed. Pomene is an ideal destination for travellers looking to visit beautiful deserted beaches, and get in touch with nature.

 

Where to stay

Pomene Lodge

Pomene Lodge offers guests an idyllic location, based on a narrow peninsula in between the ocean on one side and a spectacular mangrove estuary lapping on the other side. Accommodation at Pomene Lodge features luxurious water chalets overlooking the estuary. Pomene Lodge also hosts a PADI dive centre, a restaurant and bar; making it an ideal place for divers to stay. Because of its remote location and the low local population, the natural environment is virtually undisturbed.

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Things to Do

For the Dive Adventurers

Scuba diving is probably one of the main attractions of Pomene, and the area has built quite a reputation for excellent sightings of a huge variety of marine life. Whale sharks and manta rays can be spotted, but sightings are less frequent than in Tofo. But, one can expect a wider variety of corals and more regular sightings of sharks. Pomene offers approximately 12 dive spots shared between 2 reef systems, namely Zambia Shoal in the north and Pomene Point in the south. Dive sites range from deep sites on the outer reefs where ‘big’ things can be spotted, to fascinating macro encounters in the estuary where photographers can get great macro shots of seahorses, pipefish, razorfish and small frogfish.

 

For the Colourful Mixtures

Pomene is a unique and amazing location, with the turquoise blue Indian Ocean on one side, and a fascinating mangrove estuary on the other side. This provides visitors with many options when it comes to activities, such as snorkelling, fishing or surfing on the ocean side, to navigating the mangroves in a boat or kayak, or touring the area on a quad bike or on horseback. For the more laidback, you won’t find a more beautiful stretch of beach to walk along.

Did you Know?

There are also the fascinating ruins of a 5 star colonial hotel to explore, or one can visit the lighthouse.