Casa Rex

19 Bairro de Outubro, Vilanculos, Inhambane, Mozambique

GPS Co-ordinates: S21’58’85H’ E’35’18’931′







There is now a good tarred road all the way into Maputo from the South African Border at Komatipoort, with a toll halfway between the border and Maputo:

  • Keep on the EN4 until you reach the outskirts of Maputo;
  • The road veers towards the left, keep on the EN4 along the outskirts of Maputo until the next toll station;
  • Go through the toll and take the next road to the left – sign-posted ‘Xai Xai EN1′, (this is the main road north);
  • The EN1 continues to wind its way around Maputo. Head straight (through traffic lights, junctions, circles and roundabouts). Stick to the EN1 until you reach Xai Xai;
  • Continue through Xai Xai (where refuelling is a good idea) and stay on the EN1;
  • Pass through all towns and villages (slowing down to the speed limit and looking out for speed traps);
  • Refuel in Maxixe, then carry on up the EN1 for about 250km. Take a right turn towards ‘Vilanculos’ on the 212 road;
  • Continue straight for 18km, you will reach Vilanculos.


As you drive into Vilanculos, turn left at the T – Junction & continue approximately 1.2 kms past the BIM bank. You will be faced with another T-junction and your first glimpse of the ocean! Turn left and continue another 500m. Casa Rex (sign-posted) will be on your right.

Further down this road, you will find Sol Resorts’ self-catering  properties also on your right - Golden Sands apartments & Deacra Villas & houses- approximately 5 km away in total. For more information visit:






From Johannesburg:

LAM airlines fly daily from Johannesburg International airport (OR Tambo) to Vilankulo International Airport. Direct flying time is 2 hours. SA Airlink is now flying from Johannesburg to Vilanculos daily.

SA Airlink schedule:

Johannesburg – Vilanculos  DAILY FLIGHTS
Departing Johannesburg 11.30, Arriving Vilanculos 13.10

Vilanculos- Johannesburg DAILY FLIGHTS

Departing Vilanculos 13.45, Arriving Johannesburg 15.30

There are also regular flights on LAM from Lanseria and Maputo, and a couple of times a week from Inhambane.

From The Kruger:

These flights facilitate the popular “beach & bush” combination.

“Airlink is delighted to confirm that it will commence operating a direct scheduled air service from Nelspruit Kruger and Vilanculos (Mozambique) from 19 June 2014.

Starting initially with 2 flights per week (Thursday and Sunday) the new Kruger to Vilanculos flights will serve to further enhance Airlink’s current flights operating between Johannesburg and Vilanculos, with daily direct departures between Vilanculos and Johannesburg.

The Kruger to Vilanculos flights will depart Nelspruit at 11h35 and will arrive in Vilanculos at 12h50 and depart from Vilanculos at 13h45 and arrive in Johannesburg at 15h30, flights will operate on one of Airlink’s 12 Embraer ERJ135 regional jets.

Tour Operators and African Safari specialists have welcomed the introduction of this route, which enables them to promote bush and beach combination packages giving travelers the freedom to enjoy an early morning game drive and then later that same day to enjoy a sundowner on the beach.”


Car hire - Car rentals can be pre- arranged from South Africa, or options are available from Vilanculos Airport where rental company representatives are present.

Visas - are required for all non-SADC passport holders & are best obtained before arrival to Mozambique by application to your local embassy.