Mozambique Pomene Lodge

Mozambique Pomene Self-Catering Lodge

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Portuguese is the official language in Mozambique, however, there are many national languages spoken throughout the country. Many of the people at Pomene can speak and understand English to a certain extent.


Metical (Mt.) is the national currency, however, US Dollars, Euro, South African Rand and Pounds are all widely accepted. The rate changes, so it’s best to check the exchange rate before your visit to Mozambique. There are ATM machines in all the larger towns (the closest one to Pomene is 64km) so it’s best to draw cash before leaving the larger towns (There are safes at the lodge).


We have signal boosters at The Shipwreck Lodge which gives Vodacom signal (Roaming) or you can purchase a starter pack in Mozambique (preferable considering costs of roaming). Even though the internet is very slow, you are still able to make phone calls and keep in touch with friends and family back home.


There is a first aid kit at The Shipwreck Lodge but if you take any regular medication or have a chronic illness then we strongly advise that you bring enough to last your trip. There are pharmacists in the larger towns if any other medication is needed.

Mozambique is a known malaria area, speak to your doctor about taking the medication. If you develop symptoms suggestive of malaria after you have returned home such as fever, chills, headaches and muscle aches (symptoms often described as similar to having flue) then you should get tested immediately and inform your doctor of having visited a malaria area.

IMPORTANT: Please provide information regarding food preferences or food allergies well in advance. State these clearly to Hannes or Madelein when making your booking so that arrangements can be made. Certain substitutes, like soy milk for lactose intolerance, are hard to come by in Mozambique so they are brought in from South Africa on request. Special meals are also prepared to accommodate guests with any allergies.

Information for Pomene:

See the price list for Pomene nature reserve fees (you have to pay these fees once you enter the Pomene nature reserve boom gate) – cash payment upon entry (valid for 30 days).

Frans “Sathane” is the local chief. Please say hello to him and visit his shop at Pomene City. You can also report any bad experiences to him.

Anisio is the local baker “WE BAKER BETTER BREAD” is his bakery.

Dox is the local artist he has a curio shop and restaurant with great curry crab. “Just use all the negotiating skills you have“.

Boris Becker runs a courier service from Massinga and also supplies fresh prawns.

Manito is the “go to” guy in Massinga; he can help you with spares or anything you need.