Machangulo Beach Lodge, Mozambique
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Picture prime Mozambique accommodation, on the beach just outside Maputo situated on the Santa Maria Peninsula, where 17 private luxury chalets introduce guests to the stormy sea-meets-estuary relationship. When the tides are high, Machangulo Beach Lodge sits grandly on Santa Maria Peninsula in the channel towards Inhaca Island, observing the energies. When the tides are low, the beaches are endless, the estuaries wide open, things are calm.
Machangulo Beach Lodge looks over all of this and each chalet takes the guests into the Vista itself, unique views taking the breath away. Five chalets boast mind-boggling views of the ocean and Inhaca Island, while the others are grouped into villas.
Two beach villas, right on the beach, have four detached en-suite rooms with private decks and ocean views plus swimming pools and boma type fire areas. These sleep up to eight adults and six children who use the central kitchen and bar area, large lounge and dining room. Sit back while a dedicated chef creates meal par excellence!
Two family villas sleep four adults and up to four children in comfy units with large outside decks, lounge and dining areas and boardwalks to the beach.
Situated on the southern Mozambique coastline, Machangulo Beach Lodge on Santa Maria is untamed and untouched. The local tides play games with this lagoon and the channel, while the lodge hides in the trees, away from nature’s huge daily calamity. The villas look over this natural wonderland of biodiversity, the rhythm of life, long white beaches, untouched forests and huge sand dunes – guests are enthralled and never bored!
Escaping to the comfort of chalets in between water sports and other outdoor activities, guests are treated to en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, mosquito nets, mini bars, fans, hair dryers and tea and coffee making facilities.
Guests have access to the in-room complimentary wireless high-speed Internet. Cots and a babysitting service are also available.
Machangulo Beach Lodge features 17 Luxury Rooms in 3 different room configurations.
Ocean View Rooms:
The Five Premium Ocean View rooms are the pride and joy of Machangulo Beach Lodge. Perched up on a ridge overlooking the amazing scenery. Each room has a private deck, en suite bathroom, air conditioning, mini bar and many other luxury amenities
The Family Villas at Machangulo provide ultimate flexibility and privacy for groups, families and any types of booking configuration. The large and spacious Villas feature 2 private en-suite rooms Joined together by a central room. The central area of the Villa features a kitchen prep area, lounge, bar and dining area. The Villa also features a pool. The Villas are completely private and offer a home away from home luxury.
Beach Forest rooms:
Close to the beach and intimately private the Beach Forest Rooms at Machangulo Beach Lodge consist of one room. These rooms are close together but only attached via wood decks. These Beach Forest Rooms are ideal for groups or families.
The Formal Dining Room:
Serving Local ingredients and flavours in simple and exciting ways. Local chefs create tasteful gems for a variety of experiences and occasions. Try some of our fine imported wines, expertly paired by the kitchen. There is a focus on seafood as the ocean that surrounds the lodge offers an unrivalled bounty of fresh, spectacular choices!
The Villa Restaurant:
From Tapas lunches and family dinners the Villa restaurant has it all. Outdoor decks by the pool provide an ideal setting for romantic dining experiences, close to the beach and calmly protected by large shady trees, the relaxed atmosphere of the restaurant will calm your soul. Pair boutique wines with fresh ingredients and large tables filled with families and friends and life has become defined!
The Marine reserves surrounding the Machangulo Peninsula provides some excellent diving. Off the beaten track diving at its best. With ample options for beginner and advanced divers, it is the ideal location for those looking for a unique and unexplored diving experience. For the complete novice, we offer a full selection of diving courses. Here are some highlights of what we offer… A full PADI diving centre with compressor, cylinders and all other necessary equipment (no Nitrox, however). Our main dive boat is a big, 250HP 30 ft Diving boat with low gunnels, stairs and ample space. We always have a PADI Dive instructors on the staff featuring a full range of courses. Year round diving with water temperatures between 20°C (lowest, but seldom) to 30°C (in summer) Wide range of experiences, from shore dives to boat dives and even reefs that no-one has ever dived before.
Our most popular activity! The Inhaca Island Marine Reserve has 2 km of pristine snorkelling and the Picnic Snorkel on the island is HIGHLY recommended, one of our favourite activities. During neap tide days (please check tides at the activities centre) there is also great snorkelling right in front of the lodge. The use of the snorkelling gear for this is free…
Machangulo Beach Lodge is situated in the midst of many world-class fishing locations. The area provides opportunities to target a large number of species in all weather conditions. Using your favourite techniques or learning to perfect new styles from our world-class fishing guides, you’re bound to have the fishing trip of a lifetime!
The diverse biospheres surrounding Machangulo Beach Lodge teams with epic nature, waiting to be explored. What better way to do this than a kayak? Paddling through the estuaries and the bays or even on the off shore reefs promises some amazing encounters with nature. If you are lucky, the dolphins might even come to say hi!
An incredibly rich bird life surrounds Machangulo Beach Lodge all year round. From the Great White Pelicans to the majestic African Fish Eagle, the area provides ample opportunity for excellent birding. You can explore the bird life on foot, per boat, per kayak or even whilst lounging at the lodge. The area is classified as an important bird area by Bird Life International. If you are an avid birder or on a Birding Safari in South Africa, Machangulo is the ideal place to come add to your list. A full bird list is available on request. . .
Tours: SANTA MARIA AND INHACA ISLAND
Santa Maria Village provides a great opportunity to experience local living by visiting this small village. Enjoy a scrumptious lunch at the local restaurant, Bemugi’s Place. Nested just behind the mangroves, the village is tiny and has a really authentic, non-tourist feel. Inhaca Island provides a wide array of activities to choose from. This delightful island is home to only one village, aptly names Inhaca Village where some shops and restaurants can be found. The island has more of a tourist feel to it and has many more people than the Machangulo Area.
Relax on the beach:
Choose your secluded spot on Machangulo Beach for a unique picnic experience. Picnics by boat can be arranged to Inhaca Island and Portuguese Island. Chat to the activities staff to setup your shaded picnic area wherever you choose.
Featuring some stunning landscapes and unreal golden hours, the Machangulo Peninsula and Inhaca Island Bays provide a smorgasbord for photographers. From wildlife and birds to the milky way, the possibilities are endless