Tenda Tora Lodge, Praia do Bilene, Mozambique


About us

Tenda Tora Lodge was established in 2005 by owners Rory & Tanja Donaldson, together with local ex Governor Eugenio Numaio.  The Lodge was rated as one of the top 100 places to visit in Mozambique by the Weg & Go Magazine in 2012.  This stylish, yet affordable lodge has added a trendy restaurant & bar to the mix, serving up mouth-watering Portuguese cuisine and very colourful cocktails.  See below why Tenda Tora Lodge & Bilene should be your next destination of choice:

  • 13 x fully equipped stylish, modern, clean chalets sleeping 60 guests maximum(Great for individuals, couples, small to large families and groups.)
  • 4 x 4 not required and only 275 kms from the border by good tar road (Lebombo border post, Komatipoort, SA)
  • Private plunge pool and charcoal braai (BBQ) at every unit. 
  • All bedrooms are air conditioned.
  • Comfortable beds, clean fresh linen, towels & luxury square mosquito nets.  (All beds are fitted with mozzi nets for peace of mind)
  • All chalets are serviced daily at no additional cost (including Sundays and public holidays)
  • DSTV bouquet in all chalets - Channels included are: M-Net, all Super sport channels, most movie channels, Disney Jnr, Disney, Disney XD, Kyknet, sky news, some popular radio channels and lots more.
  • All chalets are fully equipped for self-catering.
  • Breathtaking views of the warm Indian ocean & placid salt water lagoon. (Due to it's perfect geographical position, Tenda Tora is one of the only lodges with a view of the ocean and lagoon)
  • 24 hour security guards on duty for your peace of mind, safe tranquil area, crime free lodge since inception, safe parking right at your chalet.
  • Upmarket, trendy & fairly priced Restaurant & Bar on premises.  Enjoy our famous "Saboroso Hurricanes" and freshly prepared mouth-watering Portuguese cuisine, prawns, crayfish, peri peri or lemon & herb chicken, lamb curry, spare ribs, pizzas, hamburgers, prawn spring rolls,deserts... 
  • Centrally located - Only 3-8 minutes walk down to ATM, shops, beach, arts & crafts market stalls, fish market, fruit & veg stalls, restaurants, bars...
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi is available at the restaurant / reception area. Terms & conditions apply.
  • Great cellular signal at lodge. (especially on the Mozambique Vodacom network)
  • Friendly and helpful management and staff. (Great reviews from past guests)
  • Languages spoken by staff / management include - English, Portuguese, Changana & Afrikaans.
  • The Town boasts two filling stations (diesel, petrol & unleaded), a private clinic, pharmacy, shops, banks, 3 x ATM points, numerous other restaurants & bars...
  • Calm saltwater lagoon with white beach sand, very affordable boat trips & fantastic for water sport enthusiasts. Shallow, safe swimming for the whole family.  Variety of things to do.
  • The Ocean's beach - shore or deep sea fishing, diving with turtles, whale watching....
  • Wide, paved public boat Launching ramp - opposite the two filling stations  only 1 km by road from Tenda Tora Lodge.
  • Ice cold 2M (Dois M) great, popular local beer.
  • Landing strip (tarred) less than 5 km away for choppers, microlights and small air crafts.  Not long enough for a King air.

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