Designed as a shipwreck shack for the 21st century, Villa Kapila is a casual collection of five bedrooms, ample living spaces, an aquamarine swimming pool, an exciting children’s games room and a lofty lookout tower inspired by the old Portuguese lighthouse on Vamizi – all connected by sun-bleached and shadow-dappled walkways, making the property an adventure of its own.
When you are not enjoying the hospitality provided by your in-house staff, head out to explore in your chauffeur-drive 4x4, take out a kayak, sail on the Indian Ocean breezes or wish another day farewell with a sunset dhow cruise.
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“These spacious, contemporary villas are all perfectly set up for families and groups of friends who want to relax in privacy on their own private piece of paradise.”Liesel van Zyl, Product Manager
Constructed mostly from hardwoods with lattice screens, peaked roofs and classic island-style shutters, Kapila manages to be airy and cosy, rustic and modern, all at the same time. Oversize light fittings and Warhol-inspired maps of Africa co-exist happily with lazy ceiling fans, woven hanging chairs and a palette inspired by the ebb and flow of the Indian Ocean that is mere footsteps away.
Vamizi is in the Quirimbas Archipelago off the coast of northern Mozambique. Ideal for laid-back island holidaying, Villa Kipila enjoys 125m of pristine white coral beachfront that has unfettered ocean views and is enveloped by virgin forest of acacia, hibiscus and casurina trees. Turquoise waters beckon you in for dreamy snorkelling and diving: Vamizi lies where the south equatorial current splits, meaning that is warm waters can support an astonishing panoply of marine life, including at least 46 types of coral and over 400 species of fish. For divers, there is a sheer-walled canyon that falls to kilometre below the surface – a hidden secret that is thrilling to uncover.
This large beach villa is ideal for multi-generational groups who want access to a variety of water sports but also complete privacy with a ‘home from home’ feel.
Mozambique enjoys a tropical climate. Winter months (between May and September) see low rainfall and cooler temperatures, making it a good time to travel, while the summer months (October to April) can be very hot and humid. January and February are the rainiest months, with brief, intense downpours, followed by sunny skies.
Children’s meals and special dietary requirements can be catered for.
Your personal villa chef will take up residence in the modern, fully-equipped kitchen to produce delicious cuisine throughout your stay – try seafood caught fresh or Mozambique’s famous piri-piri chicken.
Five beautifully appointed en suite bedrooms sleep up to eight adults and six children in either double, twin or bunk beds – all swathed in frothy mosquito nets. All rooms are sea facing with private verandahs and louvres that allow the cooling, fragrant ocean breezes in.
The en suite bathrooms open on to secluded gardens, meaning you can watch the antics of the island’s bird life from the comfort of a luxurious oval bath or spacious walk-in shower.
Spacious and comfortably furnished living spaces flow easily throughout the villa. Tucked up above the dining room is a children’s game room, complete with table tennis, board games, a TV and a library to keep little ones entertained. Ample daybeds are dressed in blue stripes and low occasional tables are perfect for keeping a cold drink, snack or engrossing book close to hand.
A wood walkway connects the villa to the white coral beach, which is overlooked by the sparkling swimming pool and stretch-out-and-relax sun loungers. At daybreak or sunset, climb the lookout to get great shots of the ever-changing landscape.
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