All of the lodges we built in Mozambique had to start by surveying the land and then clearing the bush. Thereafter, we measured our all the plots, squared up the site’s and pegged them out, as required. The local authorities were then called out to officially GPS all of said property for government. We then cut our and built the access roads through the bush, put in the boreholes and water tanks complete with pumps and reticulation. All the materials used for the construction were purchased in South Africa and had to be trucked in to Mozambique and carried by hand through the dune forests to the building sites.
All of the construction was done in the sloping dunes and had to be engineered separately for their stability as each was planed to be positioned for maximum views of the sea and country side. We bulit the fourth building lodge called, ” White Pearl ” in Mamoli, just north of Ponta d’ Ours.
This was completed in eighteen months and consisted of 22 chalets, 24 swimming pools, over a kilometer of walk ways, a few thousand square meters of decking and two thousand square meters of paving. This also included the construction and interiors for the lounges, dinning rooms, conference center, kitchen, laundry, as well as beach and pool bars.
We also built a dive center and reception buildings. All of this was our responsibility and we had approximately 150 carpenters plus masonry staff, electricians, plumbers etc. on site.