Full Itinerary

Highlights:  Bilene Turtles, Barra Reef Beach, Tofo Beach, Ocean Safari, Quissico Inland Lakes, Marloth Park

Countries Visited:  South Africa, Mozambique


Day 1:  South Africa – Mozambique (Bilene)

Our tour starts off with a drive from the top of the plateau down to Nelspruit.  We will then drive to the border of Mozambique, passing the southern point of the Kruger National Park.  After the border formalities, we will make our way up to beautiful Bilene, a small town surrounded by inland lakes.

Meals:  Dinner (restaurant)

Budget tour:  Camping

Accommodated tour:  Lodge


Day 2:  Bilene

After an early morning swim in the clear waters of the inland lake that stretches for 27 kms, breakfast is served, after which you can relax on the beach at our campsite.  Your guide will organize you a boat trip across the inland lake to the beaches of the Indian Ocean after which your local guide will then take you for a walk along the beach to one of the spots where you might be lucky enough to observe the Hawksbill and Green Turtles which make the Bilene area their home.  The rest of the day can be spent relaxing, watching the fisherman at work, and chatting to the locals.  This is an excellent time to immerse yourself in their culture and to get to know how the locals live.  There is a local market where you can find an assortment of curios, and taking a walk around town is a must.
Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner (Fish BBQ)

Budget tour:  Camping

Accommodated tour:  Lodge


Days 3, 4:  Barra Reef Beach

After waking up to the sounds of the Indian Ocean, we will enjoy a hearty tropical breakfast before travelling north to the town of Inhambane, with one of the best curio markets in Mozambique.  After a visit to the market, we will head towards Barra Reef Beach.  The warm tropical waters of Barra attract many species of fish and other sea dwelling creatures such as Green and Leather-Back Turtles, Manta Rays and the Whale Shark, the majestic giant of the sea.  If you would like to learn how to surf, you will have the opportunity to take some classes.  The diving here is world-class; if you are not already a diver, why not try a resort course?

Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner

Budget tour:  Beach Chalets

Accommodated tour:  Beach Chalets


Days 5, 6:  Tofo Beach

Leaving Barra Reef a short drive takes us to Tofo Beach for the next 2 days.  The days here are spent lazing in the sun, swimming in the tropical sea, playing beach volleyball and walking down to the beach bar for sundowners.  The small town of Tofo also has its own small curio and food market, and one or two restaurants where they serve great seafood and other local dishes typical of Mozambique.  Your guide will organize your Ocean Safari whilst here, which is included in the tour.
Meals:  Breakfast, 1 x Dinner

Budget tour:  Backpackers

Accommodated tour:  Lodge


Day 7: Mozambique – South Africa (Marloth Park)

After time spent on the pristine beaches, our journey takes us back to South Africa, bypassing Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique.  Once across the border, it is just a short drive to Marloth Park, where we will spend the night.

Marloth Park is a wildlife sanctuary close to the Kruger National Park, where you are very likely to see animals such as warthog and impala in the streets and gardens.  This being the last night of the tour, we will go out for a meal at one of the local restaurants.

Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner

Budget tour:  Camping

Accommodated tour:  Lodge
Day 8: Return to Johannesburg

Leaving Marloth Park after breakfast we make our way back to Johannesburg, where the tour ends.

Meals:  Breakfast


What’s included in the price:

  • Transport
  • Services of a driver/guide
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Accommodation as per itinerary


What’s NOT included in the price:

  • Flights, visas (if required), personal travel insurance (compulsory when travelling with Bluechilli)
  • Meals & drinks not specified in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

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