A Mozambique quicky

Last Wednesday morning my editor walked into the office and asked “what are you doing this weekend, Nadia?”

I thought to myself – odd that we’re having a very definite Friday conversation mid-week, but nonetheless replied: “Well, I have my ten year matric reunion, actually. Not really sure how I feel about it…”

“Don’t you want to go to Mozambique instead?” she said.

I stared at her for a few moments and then uttered a very understated “Ummm… okay.”

Yup, my reactions aren’t always the greatest. In my head, however, I was going “HELL YES!! Wooo hooo! Bring on the beach! Give me all the cocktails!”

So, I jetted off to Mozambique for the weekend courtesy of Nicky Arthur PR to stay at the absolutely phenomenal White Pearl Resort in Ponta Mamoli – about 40km away from Ponta do Ouro (the famous playground of Blou Bul fans apparently) – on Friday morning and returned on Sunday.

It was magical and just what I needed to clear my (apparently) clogged heart chakra (if the massage therapist’s diagnosis was correct).

I did a lot of things I’d never done before – flew in tiny planes, rode horses on the beach, snorkeled in rough seas. And a few things I’d been craving for a while – swam in the warm Indian ocean, danced around the fire, sat on a day bed sipping cocktails, sped into the wind on a rubber duck getting soaking, salty wet, had a massage, got up early to drink coffee and soak in the view.

It was a wonderful and wild experience and I had a lot of fun with my two hilarious travel companions – Nicky and Corlet.

Here are a few pics. A more extensive story about all the funny moments and attractions will follow on News24Travel in a few weeks’ time.

Maputo Airport. Welcome to the 70s

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Maputo through the window. Mozambique, where have you been all my life?

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Now that's what I call bath time… a candle-lit tub with a view at @WhitePearlRes

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Thought it couldn't get any better. Then this! Hey @nickyarthurpr? Wowza! Thanks @WhitePearlRes

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Sunset session at @whitepearlres. I'm going to miss this place

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Old faithfuls… sometimes all you need is sand between your toes.

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Panorama view from my exquisite suite.

Panorama view from my exquisite suite.

Morning coffee with a view and the best shortbread biscuits in the world.

Morning coffee with a view and the best shortbread biscuits in the world.

Wanna come to jeam? Funny sign spotted in Ponta Malongane. Apparently Big Carlos looks like a wrestler...

Wanna come to jeam? Funny sign spotted in Ponta Malongane

My out of Africa moment while flying in a tiny 4-seater Cessna

My out of Africa moment while flying in a tiny 4-seater Cessna

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