Venue and Accommodation

Participants may choose among a variety of guesthouses in Praia do Tofo. The only hotel in Tofo is the conference venue, Hotel Tofo Mar. Information provided by the hotel:
"The sand of Praia do Tofo gave birth in 1969 to what is known today as Hotel Tofo Mar, only 18 km from Inhambane, in Mozambique. “Tofo Mar”, later “Marinhos” and now Tofo Mar again, the Hotel has been for decades a reference destination on one of the most beautiful beaches of the Indian Ocean. Its history is forever imprinted by the conclusion, at Hotel Tofo Mar, of the final text of Mozambique Popular Republic’s Constitution. Totally renovated and expanded, this Boutique Beach Hotel reopened in late 2013 with 8 double rooms, 3 deluxe bedrooms and 2 suites, all superiorly equipped and including Wi-Fi access. The hotel also offers the best balcony of the Indian Ocean coast, a Signature Restaurant, Bar, Massage terrace and a Conference Room Hall with independent access, technical facilities and capacity for up to 80 people. The Hotel not only offers beach service, access to surfing, wind surfing, and kite surfing, but also the services of one of the best and better equipped African diving centres, Diversity Scuba.
Room rates (per night; single occupancy) are between 2500 MZN (approx. 67 US$; no ocean view) and 9300 MZN (approx. 248 US$; luxury suite, ocean view). Please book by sending an e-mail to and mention "Tofo Study Week - September 2015 - Ebola". Do not book through the booking system on the hotel's webpage, as it does not work temporarily. Also, please note that a 50% deposit will be due by July 31, 2015.

If you intend to dive, please book a dive package directly with Melanie at Diversity Scuba, You will receive up to 15% discount on both the diving and the accommodation.

Other recommended guesthouses or lodges include:
Casa Barry Lodge (directly on the beach (but not all rooms with beach view), 5-minute walk to Hotel Tofo Mar): Casa Barry Beach Lodge offers rustic-style accommodation in Brick Casitas, Reed Casitas, Self-Catering Chalets, and Self-Catering Cabanas.  From the restaurant, one has an excellent view of Tofo Beach. Enjoying a sundowner at this place will likely belong to the unforgettable memories you will take home with you from Tofo!
Facilities (information provided by Casa Barry):
Dining facilities at Casa Barry Beach Lodge include a restaurant and a cafeteria. A rich, complimentary breakfast is served each morning. There is also room service available. A currency exchange facility is also available. Hotel guests will appreciate the welcoming services of their multilingual staff. Other amenities include a garden.
Other services:
Coffee shop/café, dry cleaning/laundry service, laundry facilities, and tour assistance. Room rates:
From 2596 MZN (approx. 69 US$, double-occupancy reed casita). Note that room rates may differ slightly depending on the Metical exchange rate on the day when you book. How to book:
Please send an e-mail to Mrs. Peggy Warrack, Casa Barry Booking Office, (Tel. +27-31-7670111). Please mention "Tofo Study Week - September 2015 - Ebola" in the subject of your message.  Note that room rates may differ slightly depending on the Metical exchange rate on the day when you book.

Nordin's Lodge:
Nordin's  offers budget beach-front accommodation, 3 minutes from the conference venue, Hotel Tofo Mar. All the huts are beach facing and proper 'open-the-door-and-see-the-sea' style. Huts are brick-walled, thatched-top, and have a large interior with adjacent bathroom & hot shower. Net is included and some basic storage. Each has a shared porch where you can dry laundry or read in the shade. There is a communal kitchen and fridge to store food (also a personal fridge in the hut) and a washing area. Rooms are 1500 MZN (approx. 40 US$; whether double or single occupancy. Book by sending an e-mail to Bino at Please mention "Tofo Study Week - September 2015 - Ebola" when booking.

Other guesthouses and beach houses can be booked through our local travel agency, Terra Agua Ceu.

Many of the Tofo guesthouses offer affordable accommodation for two adults per room at no or only little surcharge. Come and bring your spouse or family along, to enjoy the Mozambican spring!

If you have any comments, questions or concerns, please send an email to

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