Montanha Lodge is situated in Ponte de Barra, Inhambane, Mozambique approximately 480 kilometers (6 to 7 hours drive) from Maputo. The road from Maputo to Xai-Xai is good and has recently been re-surfaced. However, heading North after leaving Xai-Xai (re-fuel at this point) the road has not yet been upgraded and is badly potholed for approximately 60-80kms. Speed limits are enforced in the numerous towns and speed traps by radar are frequent and are payable in cash immediately. Avoid driving at night on these roads, besides the potholes, many local vehicles do not have front or rear lights.
Once in Inhambane, with the bay on your left turn right at the main road (Broad Road – DA Independecia) continue to the circle and turn right (going around the back of the circle). Cross over a derelict railway line and continue with this road which will eventually bear right (Inhambane airport will be sign-posted straight-ahead). Continue with this road for approximately 20kms until you reach the cross-road with Babalaza Restaurant on your right. Continue straight ahead with the hard sand road (approximately 5km-7kms) and turn right at Montanha Lodge sign-board which is situated with various signboards on right-hand side of road. We recommend that you deflate your tyres to approximately 1 bar at this point as the road to Montanha Lodge is very sandy. Montanha Lodge is situated approximately 1½ km along this lighthouse road on the left hand side – shortly after the Vodacom aerial.
Direct flights from Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo Airport on LAM are available as well as from Lanseria Airport on Travelmax.