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Picture this: a palm-fringed, white sandy beach, warm aquamarine ocean, azure waves flashing their white ruffled petticoats, long sunny days of lazy fun, and warm nights spent counting the stars. This is Massinga Beach in southern Mozambique. Snaking along the edge of a low hill above the endless stretch of Indian Ocean coastline, the lodge has been designed with carefree vacations in mind. The cabins – built on stilts to maximise the perfect views, with thatch roofs and from natural materials – invite you to stay a while.

Sleep under swathes of romantically billowing muslin, the soothing sounds of the sea in your ears. Wake when the sun steals over the horizon; there is much relaxing to be done and delicious food to be eaten.  And, with no Wi-Fi connection, you can rest undisturbed by the hustle and bustle of the busy work-a-day world for a true ‘digital detox’. In the afternoons, grab a board and go surfing or body-boarding, or even kayaking; snorkel around Fingers or go diving; you can try your hand at deep-sea fishing or cast off from the shore. Or just take a long walk with the water lapping at your feet…

Massinga Bay is a perfect honeymoon hideaway; the rooms are spacious and private, and secluded beach picnics are a welcome time spent alone with your partner. In the evenings, watch the waves from the plunge pool or dine on your private deck, the Milky Way twinkling above you.


  • Endless, very private beach
  • Massages & relaxation therapy
  • Whale watching from June to September
  • PADI-registered scuba diving
  • Deep-sea fishing on a Benguerra 530
  • Lodge cart access to beach
  • Delicious seafood menu & beach picnics

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Massinga Beach is a recipe for enjoyment. Venture from your own suite to the main lounge and library to pick up a book to read or grab a sun lounger by the pool. Stroll down to the beach bar to socialise or to watch the game on the satellite TV. The lodge cart takes you to the beach, where you can spend the day sunning yourself or frolicking in the waves.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Internet facilities
    Plunge Pool
    Beauty or wellness therapist


As can be expected from an ocean-front lodge, seafood is high on the list of chef's recommendations. But it is not the only option and the menu includes delectable vegetarian choices, too. The breakfast selection is large: fruit, cereals, crumpets, cold meats, jams and a traditional cooked ‘full house’ of eggs and bacon. Signature dishes are the crayfish – cooked to perfection – and the fragrant crab curry. Dining is in the main restaurant while lunch is available at the beach bar. You can order a private beach picnic or dinner in your suite.

Ocean Front Deluxe Room

There are 16 Ocean Front Deluxe Rooms, which have been designed for romance. They are all private, spacious and en suite, with eye-catching sea views, a deck, private splash pool and sun loungers. The inviting beds are huge: extra-length king-sized beds are enclosed in a wrap-around mosquito net curtain. There is a fan and air conditioning in each room, which are particularly welcome in the summer months over Christmas and New Year. The bathroom has direct access to the deck. There is a freestanding bathtub, rain shower and a separate toilet.

Ocean Front Deluxe Room AMENITIES

    Ceiling fan
    Mini Bar
    Mosquito net
    Outdoor shower
    Tea & coffee-making facilities
    Private plunge pools
    En-suite bath and shower
    Outside area

Other Room Types

The 12 Ocean View Chalets are built with families in mind. They are spacious, offering a double bedroom with sea views, fan and air conditioning, with an extra-length king-sized bed enclosed in a wrap-around mosquito net curtain. The en suite bathroom has a freestanding bathtub, rain shower and separate toilet. There is also a lounge with a furnished deck, as well as sleeper couches.

In addition, there are four Ocean View Standard Rooms, well-appointed for guides, nannies, pilots or other staff.


  • Deep sea fishing
  • Scuba diving
  • Beach activities
  • Picnics
  • Snorkelling
  • Star-gazing
  • Fishing
  • Cultural tour

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Liesel van Zyl

Liesel van Zyl

Product Manager

"Relaxed and social atmosphere with spacious private villas from which to retreat after an active day of diving, fishing or actively doing nothing."

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