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.
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.