News & Events

May Day celebrations at Zalala

May 5, 2013

On 1st May, all our staff received a special T-shirt to mark the day – with this year’s theme on Health (saude). This is the first year since we have been fully operational and we wanted to express our thanks and appreciation to all our staff. Thanks to each and everyone for working so hard ...

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Cooks in Training

May 5, 2013

The season of training for our staff continues with the training of the cooks. Plenty more delicious choices will now be added to our menu!!

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Responsible Tourism Certificate arrives!

May 5, 2013

After several months’ delay, the Responsible Tourism certificate won by Zalala beach Lodge at last year’s Imvelo Awards ceremony finally arrived at Zalala. The award was for Best Economic Impact – recognising the significant impact of Zalala Beach Lodge on local livelihoods through the creation of job opportunities, trade, training opportunities and improved infrastructure in ...

New Skills for Zalala Staff

April 19, 2013

In March and April, staff at Zalala have been very busy with training activities. A British volunteer doing his gap year in Mozambique, Ricardo Shankland, has been giving staff English languages morning and afternoon. They are now better equipped to reply to all your questions!! We have also had Manuel, a highly qualified trainer from ...

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Fun and Games at Zalala

February 6, 2013

For the very young, we also now have a kid’s play area with swings and a see-saw, which is close to the restaurant so parents can keep an eye on them!

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Promoting inter-cultural exchange with performing arts

November 10, 2012

During the month of October, Zalala Beach Lodge has been hosting a group of 12 performing artists – musicians, dancers, singers and actors – from Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone and the UK. They are members of the Hothaus company that  seeks to promote sustainable livelihoods through what they call ‘culturepreneurship’. Their vision and mission is aimed ...

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Zalala wins at the Imvelo awards

November 10, 2012

The Imvelo Responsible Tourism Awards were introduced in 2002 to coincide with the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in South Africa that year. They recognise: “tourism and hospitality businesses that make a real, measurable and sustained contribution to Responsible Tourism” . The custodian of the award is the Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa ...

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