• Location: Mozambique
  • Type of Accommodation: Lodge
  • Comfort Level: Comfortable


In a secluded location on the southern Mozambican coastline, Machangulo Beach Lodge is set on the tip of the Santa Maria Peninsula, straddling the warm Indian Ocean on one side and the calm estuaries of Maputo Bay on the other. The lodge has a cosy and laid-back atmosphere, and is nestled on a hillside in dense evergreen thickets, overlooking endless ocean vistas. It is located just an hour’s boat ride from the capital Maputo, making it highly accessible, and can also be reached by road on a scenic 4x4 drive.

A wide variety of activities can be enjoyed at Machangulo: set out on a dune walk, get to grips with the local culture on a village tour, or traverse the vast Maputo Reserve on a 4x4 excursion. The estuary is best explored on a boating trip, on which you will visit mangrove forests and observe wildlife such as flamingos, turtles, dugongs and flying fish. See an underwater wonderland on scuba diving and snorkelling trips, or take a more relaxing and indulgent approach with a romantic island picnic or a decadent therapy session at the spa.


  • Colourful diving & snorkelling 
  • Explore the river estuary & mangrove forest
  • Family villas with private plunge pools
  • Easily accessible from Maputo

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In the charming sitting area, you can find a quiet corner and a comfy chair for an afternoon with a good book, or simply soak up the incredible sea views from the main lodge deck with a refreshing drink in-hand. The activities centre provides holiday necessities such as beach towels, fishing rods, snorkel sets, children’s toys and beach chairs.

General Facilities



The restaurant’s specialities are sourced from the ocean’s bounty and are prepared with local Portuguese-inspired flair: think spicy piri-piri prawns, fish of the day, zesty calamari and chargrilled crab and crayfish. The poolside dining venue overlooks the ocean and outdoor seating is protected by dense coastal forest - perfect for lunchtime tapas or romantic candlelit dining under the stars. The carefully considered wine list features imported wines expertly paired by the kitchen.

Ocean View Room

Machangulo Beach Lodge features five premium ocean-view rooms, two beach villas and two family villas. Premium rooms are perched high on the hillside and private wooden decks allow you to spend leisurely days enjoying secluded and tranquil views over the ocean, lagoon and bay.  The spacious, Crusoe-chic suites have king-sized beds and air conditioning, and are located a 2-minute walk from the beach. 

Other Rooms

Beach villas are set a stone’s throw from the ocean’s edge and are ideal for smaller groups. The villas consist of two generous bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, separated by a large wooden deck with partial sea views.

For larger groups, the family villas offer extra space, privacy and flexibility. Two private rooms with en suite bathrooms lead off from an open-plan living area with a lounge, bar, dining area and kitchenette. The double-tiered wooden deck has a private plunge pool and ocean views.

Ocean View Room AMENITIES

    Air conditioning
    En-suite bath and shower
    Mini bar
    Mosquito net
    Tea & coffee-making facilities
    Outdoor area


  • Day tours
  • Fishing
  • Local village visits
  • Picnics
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Deep sea fishing
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016 $350 Full Board Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Family Villa Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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Shelley Hess

Shelley Hess

Africa Safari Expert

"A lovely family friendly beach resort a short boat ride from Maputo giving you easy access to some of the best that Mozambique has to offer. Sip a cocktail, laze around on the beach or head out on one of the fun activities the resort has to offer for a fantastic beach holiday."



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