Carioca Lodge is situated on the beach and each unit has an open un spoiled view of the bay in which it is situated. We have 4 self catering units that sleep two people & two units can sleep an additional 2 ideal for children.
The unit is fully equipped and there is a braai area in front overlooking the bay and a mere 20 meter to the water. The honeymoon suite is a non self catering unit but has the best view of all the units, and also the unit with the most privacy as it is the only unit on the second floor.
Our 2 bedroom self catering unit sleeps 6 people and has its own private courtyard with splash pool and braai area. Laundry service available on request.
We have an in house library that range from fiction to kiddies with couches where you can relax and read while overlooking the beach. In the library there is a DVD section where guests can take a DVD at a cost and watch it in the library. As we own our own boat we can take you to the mouth of the lagoon or sunset cruises on the lagoon.
Walk through the colonial part of town and continue to the informal markets in town, continue along the river and enjoy fishermen coming in with the days catch and the warm happy people of Bilene.
The light pollution is low and star gazing is a must.
We have a breeding ground of sea turtle a short hop per boat on our doorstep so if the season is right you may have the honor of seeing the massive majestical animals up close.
The local markets offer the most unique and artistic hand craft imaginable, from guitars made from coke and beer tins to carved shells. (Remember you must negotiate to get a bargain).
During the colonial period the lagoon was used by both the Portuguese and the South Africans for training.
of ski participants for world level competitions, the reason is that the edge of the lake is very shallow and thus ideal for playing with your kids or sitting 20 odd meters in the water with a drink in the hand.
Please feel free to bring your boats, water toys, quads and off road bikes with.