Now… I’m super excited to tell you that White Pearl is offering Jozilicious readers a discounted rate. You guys get 15% off the standard rate, meaning you can stay there for around R2500 per person per night, including a 3 course dinner and breakfast.
To enquire, email firstname.lastname@example.org and quote “Jozilicious”
I feel like people are always against travelling out the country for a weekend. It always feels like one should spend a long period of time “overseas” to do the flight justice. Did you know that Maputo is only an hour out of Johannesburg? British Airways flies there (and back) every day, and the flight was great. Flights start from R1800 one way, so a weekend trip is totally doable. Visit www.ba.com to book.
Once in Maputo, it’s a little bit of a shlep getting to the resort, although the commute is an adventure in itself. We were met by a White Pearl representative, who took us to the teeny tiny charter plane we’d be travelling on to an airstrip close to the resort.
Last time I visited Mozambique, we also had to take one of these 6 seater planes to the resort, so I knew what to expect- but the experience is still pretty cool. You get to see exactly how the plane is flown, and flies relatively close to the ground, so you are treated to an amazing view.
|The common lounge area- I was so excited when I saw the board games. Rishav and I played a game of Scrabble 🙂|
|Our room with a view… well all the rooms have a view 🙂|
|We had a private deck with a plunge pool|
Each suite is completely private. They’re built high up on the rocks, and although you can see the structure of the suites, you can’t really see any other guests. I loved the clean, earthy feel of the resort in general. I could tell that everything from the lampshade to the soap dish in our room had been individually selected. The pictures may give the impression that the resort is quite small, but it’s actually on a huge plot of land- possibly bigger than some of the resorts I’ve stayed at in Mauritius. You can walk on the beach for ages without reaching “the end”. The water was warm and clear- no coral to be seen.
|We were playing around with the self timer on the camera here 🙂|