Tucked behind shady casuarina trees on a magnificent stretch of serene coastline, White Pearl Resorts offers cool coastal suites nestled in a sheltered bay and raised among the dunes on timber stilts. Boasting spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, 22 stylish suites offer cool coastal comfort in a beautiful natural setting.
Here are the value adds of The White Pearl Resorts, if you book as Bateleur Club member:
- 15% off Spa packages
- Complimentary Cocktail in the Beach Bar on your first night
- Private Dinner for 2 set up in the Privacy of your suite
- R200 voucher per person to be used as a credit towards an activity of your choice
Situated in a sheltered bay shaded by casuarina pines, White Pearl Resorts boasts 22 stylish suites, each with spectacular views of the vastIndian Ocean. Raised among the dunes on timber stilts, the suites features clean lines, contemporary furniture and a palette inspired by the surroundings. The wide glass doors of each suite open up onto a spacious covered deck with a private plunge pool and comfortable day beds. Stylish bathrooms feature deep tubs and refreshing outdoor showers.
Guest areas make the most of the magnificent views, with a private lounge, as well as a vast pool deck with massive four-poster day beds. The White Pearl Restaurant serves up fine seafood and elegant beach chic. Guests in search of the night life can join the party at the Beach Bar, while those looking for tranquillity can relax in the Pool Bar with a cocktail and a fine cigar. Marine adventures include snorkelling, diving, kayaking, angling and even seasonal turtle watching. Horse riding, helicopter flights and indulgent massages complete an inspiring array of diversions that will thrill any guest.
Stretching 500 km upMozambique’s coast from Ponta Do Ouro in the south, theLagoonCoastis the name given to an extraordinarily beautiful region encompassing a series of serene coastal lagoons, a number of them cut off from the sea by some of the world’s highest forested sand dunes. The waters off the coast are home to various species of turtles, sharks and dolphins, while on land ancient elephant migration routes are protected in the Maputo Elephant Reserve, where mangroves and reed swamps give way to dense forests.
The town ofPonta Mamoli, with its untouched beaches voted among the top ten inAfrica, is situated just outside the Maputo Special Reserve. Rich and varied, the landscape here changes from sandy beach to rich grasslands and savannas to swamp forests, fresh water lakes and magnificently vegetated floodplains filled with bulrushes and papyrus.
Self-drive directions from Johannesburg – approximately 600 km by 4×4 only
- FromJohannesburg, take the N12 through Witbank and towards Middleburg.
- Take the Hendrina turnoff and turn right towards Ermelo.
- Follow the road through Piet Retief and to Pongola.
- Approximately 50 km after passing through Pongola, turn left to Jozini. You will see Jozini Dam on your left.
- Follow the road over the mountains and through Jozini.
- When the road forks, follow the left split over the dam wall.
- At the T-junction, turn right towards Kwa Ngwanase.
- Follow the road straight through Manguzi and to theKosiBayborder post.
- After clearing the border, follow the road to Zitundo for approximately 15 km.
- Turn right onto the tar road to Ponta Mamoli and travel approximately 10 km to the resort. Please note that this become a dirt road again in about 5 km.
Road transfer can be arranged from theKoziBayborder post for guests who do not have 4×4 vehicles.
The resort can also be reached by a 30-minute helicopter transfer from Maputo.
Weather & climate
Th eLagoon Coast boasts a sub-tropical climate with mild winters that rarely see temperatures dropping below 10°C. Summers are hot and humid and temperatures can reach 40°C. The water temperature ranges from 22°C in the winter to 28°C in the summer. Rainfall mainly occurs in the summer, although showers can happen throughout the year.
The currency is the meticais, which is divided into 100 centavos. Foreign currency is widely accepted and prices are usually also displayed in US dollars and sometimes in South African rand.
Visas and documents
South African passport holders do not require a visa forMozambique. Visitors must be in possession of a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of travel and should have two blank pages available in their passport.