Paindane (Praia de Paindane) is situated 28 km South of Inhambane and is nestled amongst plantations of Coconut palms and miles of sun-bleached beaches.
The outstanding element of Paindane is the reef which protrudes north approximately 800 meters parallel to the beach, which forms a natural bay which is protected from the destruction of powerful ocean currents and waves.
This bay is ideal for the launching boats as well as bathing. Paindane bay is home to a coral garden, acclaimed to be one of the best on the African coast. The varieties of soft and hard coral boast an array of colours that must be seen to be believed. The abundance of hundreds of species of tropical fish that adorn this coral reef makes Paindane Beach unique and a must for all snorkelers and divers. The natural bay is an ideal playground for all water sport enthusiasts.