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Intrigued by Bilene beach- my Sesolo experience

Publishing Date : 07 January, 2019

Author : KENNETH MOSEKIEMANG

Bilene beach is located close to the Indian Ocean approximately 1800km north from the capital city, Maputo and about 250km from the SA border, making it easily accessible. The lagoon is great for snorkelling and water sports, which a lot of people take advantage of.


The bustling street market in the town is lots of fun to buy fresh produce from, and most basics are available there. 
There is quite a lot to see and do, although some of it does require a Four-Wheel drive and an experienced driver, which is surely a requirement. The third annual Sesolo Road Challenge 2018, which is organised by Rea Vaya Travel and Tours kicked started on the 17th till 22th Dec 2018.


 The Sesolinas as they are affectionately known were welcomed with songs and dance at Matengana Culture village in Kingdom of E-swatini formerly known as Swaziland. During the visit at the cultural village, the Sesolinas got a chance to learn culture and some dance moves of the Eswatini such as Ingadla which is a dance performed by young girls whereby they just pride themselves using their legs to symbolize that they are not married, said one of the village leader in Maitengana.


 He further explained other dance moves like Ummiso, Sibhaca and Sizingili which are also being performed. Later on the day we hit eMfuleni lifestyle lounge which is an outdoor pool where people would just swim and also enjoy the sea views.  Later on the night on that day we hit the road, we travelling to Mozambique the whole night only to arrive the following day in the early morning. Along the way the crew on board was thrilled by the performance of BW finest Dj Ricky Lamar, who displayed a brilliant performance on the decks.


The currency which is being used is Mozambican metical and also the South African rand is widely used  and the meals which we were comfortable with was the fresh chips, fish, chicken and also rice. The most popular restaurant which we were comfortable was the KFC.
Barkies and 4x4 vehicles are the only mode of transport which is being used on that village. We took a 10 minutes boat drive and went to other side of Bilene, which is Ngunghwa Lodge where we enjoyed a mothering Portuguese food like fish and chips and we had a couple of drinks there while others were swimming, cooling themselves.


The boot cruise experience was marvellous feeling as most of us we had never been to an ocean before. The perfect place for sun bathing at the beach is by the restaurant. The area is clean, the water is a cooling sight and the area is not congested at all. The Mozambicans living in the Xai-Xai are very friendly and happy people, most of them are fishermen and nothing comes cheap, street vendors from the village make sure that they get each and every cent from anyone who visit the island.


On the eve before our departure back to our country, Xai Xai hosted All white party for the Sesolians where some of our local artist and Djs like Seretsi and the Natives, Dr Voom, Dj sparkz, Dj Ricky Lamar and some Mozambican local djs gave the spectators a night to remember, as they gave them nothing but a good music on the night.

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