Machangulo Beach Lodge, in the south of Mozambique just one hour from Maputo, offers blissful barefoot luxury. Untouched African beaches, untamed nature and luxurious service come together to create a special holiday experience.
Situated on a beautiful secluded peninsula and surrounded by 5 marine and nature reserves, the lodge offers a plethora of activities for everyone - from relaxing and soaking up the sun on a lounger to the thrill of big game fishing, dhow cruises, kayaking, Santa Maria village trips, Inhaca Island picnics and village tours, and even Maputo City tours.
The marine reserves surrounding the Machangulo Peninsula provide excellent diving opportunities and pristine snorkelling. During November to February, guests have the unique opportunity to witness around 1,000 female leatherback turtles coming ashore the Machangulo beaches to lay their eggs in nesting burrows.
An incredibly rich birdlife surrounds the lodge all year round. From the Great White Pelicans to the majestic African Fish Eagle, the area provides ample opportunity for excellent birding.
The spa offers spectacular views which complement the range of treatments such as facials, massages and body wraps. Guests can also enjoy treatments in their rooms or in a number of exotic beach locations.
Machangulo Beach Lodge comprises of just 9 beautiful Ocean View Rooms, all with a private deck offering breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and the distant Inhace Island. They are connected by walkways and staircases to the main buildings and the beach.
The rooms are located on the top of the dune and offer the most spectacular views over the Indian Ocean and nearby Inhaca island.
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Full Board Package: Welcome drink; all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks); filtered drinking water, tea/coffee; high speed Wi-Fi internet service throughout the lodge; and selected non-motorised activities done from the lodge beach (kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, snorkelling and one guided dune walk) are included.
All Inclusive Package: Welcome drink; all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks); filtered drinking water, tea/coffee; high speed Wi-Fi internet service throughout the lodge; all soft drinks and a selection of local and imported alcoholic drinks; mini bar and cocktails; selected non-motorised activities done from the lodge beach (kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, snorkelling and one guided dune walk); Inhaca Marine Reserve snorkel picnic (one per person per stay); Santa Maria Village Tour (one per person per stay); and a Dhow Cruise (one per person per stay) are included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
General Information For Guests
All rooms have a private deck/veranda, mosquito nets, air conditioning, a telephone, a mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, ceiling fan, a hair dryer and a room safe.
The main area includes a large inviting lounge with a bar, large dining area, boma, beach bar and a swimming pool.
The lodge has complimentary Wi-Fi.
All activities can be arranged at the lodge upon arrival, activities are weather dependent tide dependent and as such cannot be guaranteed.
Machangulo offers a world of fun and exciting activities for the whole family - from relaxing and soaking up the sun on a lounger to the thrill of big game fishing. There is a full activity centre on site with friendly, knowledgeable staff on standby to offer scuba diving, snorkelling, stand up paddle boarding, cruises and dhow sailing safaris, fishing (on and off shore), bird watching, canoeing, Santa Maria village trips, Inhaca Island picnics and Pansy Island and sandbank tours.
The spa offers spectacular views which complement the range of treatments including facials, massages and body wraps.
You will arrive at Machangulo Beach Lodge with a boat transfer (60 to 90 minutes one way) from Maputo. Upon arrival at the lodge the boat will stop in shallow water and you'll be required to disembark into ankle deep water, so please be prepared to wade in the shallow water. There is only one scheduled boat departure from the lodge and one scheduled boat departure from the Maputo Marina per day. The boat generally leaves the lodge for Maputo at 10:30 and returns to the lodge from Maputo at 13:30. Boat transfers will under no circumstances be delayed, please ensure that you arrive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time. You will be responsible for additional transfer/hotel charges should you miss the boat. The boat transfers are tide and weather dependent and are therefore not guaranteed to depart exactly on time.
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