Machangulo Beach Lodge

Machangulo Beach Lodge

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Intimate location with lots to do

Tucked away at the tip of a beautiful peninsula, nestled between white sand dunes, tropical forests and the strikingly clear Indian Ocean is Machangulo Beach Lodge, in the south of Mozambique. Offering 10 luxurious rooms,  the lodge overlooks long secluded, sandy white beaches and a pristine dune forest into which the property is built. Miles of completely untouched beaches provides its guests with unadulterated peacefulness. 

Each individual lodge comprises of a private veranda, en-suite bathroom and air-conditioning with close attention paid to the smallest detail to create a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Machangulo has a lounge and bar area, a delightful dining area where you can feast on freshly prepared traditional cuisine, as well as other international dishes. Various activities are offered including fishing, snorkelling through the marine reserve full of colourful coral and sea life, scuba diving, whale watching in June to November and visits to turtle nesting sites. Or, if just wanting to relax jump in the pool or lay back in a hammock with a cocktail.

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  • Scuba Diving
  • Whale Watching (June to November)
  • Machangulo Spa

Hotel Features

Hotel Category


Location Type


Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Barefoot style

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
Location Highlights

Machangulo Beach Lodge

  • Beach
  • 1 hour transfer from Maputo
  • Endless white sand beaches
  • Lots of fishing opportunities
  • Snorkelling
  • Guided tours of Inhaca Island
  • Cultural tour of Santa Maria with lunch and drinks at the famous Teka Teka bar

Things to do

Being explorers at heart, we believe in getting out and about to get the most from our trip. Browse through our selection of attractions and excursions available nearby that will enhance your holiday experience.

Santa Maria Village visit to experience the local culture

Excursions to the nearby island and the capital of Maputo

Seasonal Whale watching (June – November) and turtle nesting (late Spring)

183 Reviews 87% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 120
  • Very Good 36
  • Average 15
  • Poor 10
  • Terrible 2

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Jul 05, 2019

A small piece of paradise

Cape Town Central, South Africa

We ave been to Machangulo for 3 nights and absolutely fell in love with this place. The experience starts with the approx 1 hour transfer from the marina to the lodge. Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful nature on the way already. Upon arrival the welcome was amazing and very personal. The manager sat down with us to give us a welcome and to explain the concept of the lodge a little bit further and to learn more about ourselves and what we expected from our stay. Overall the staff has been very welcoming, friendly and helpful. At every time we have felt welcome and at home and we did not miss anything. Also the activities offered and the food have been amazing. We went on a snorkeling picnic and a sundowner dhow cruise which we enjoyed to the fullest. Thank you Machangulo for sharing your little piece of paradise with us. Hopefully we will be back soon!
Jun 18, 2019

Outstanding holiday

Stunningly beautiful location, great activities, exceptional food, gorgeous rooms matched only by the friendliness of the staff. No request went unsatisfied, all done with smiles and efficiency.A truly exceptional team have nailed customer service. Thanks so much for a wonderful holiday. We would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to experience the natural unspoilt beauty of the Mozambican coast.
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Machangulo Beach Lodge


Scuba Diving

Machangulo has a PADI dive centre with instructors, full equipment and boats.


Machangulo offers a range of activities that can be booked and paid for locally (subject to weather conditions), these include: - Snorkelling - Kayaking - Paddle boarding - Bird watching tours - Cultural tours of Santa Maria, Inhaca and Maputo - Many sailing Dhow adventures including romantic sunset cruises - Fishing, both on and off shore - Whale watching (June to November)


Machangulo offers a superb and varied range of Africology treatments at their spa which include a selection of rejuvenating facials, massages and body treatments

Machangulo Beach Lodge

Room Types

Ocean View Rooms

The five Ocean View rooms are the pride and joy of Machangulo Beach Lodge. Perched on a ridge overlooking the amazing scenery of the ocean and Inhaca island. Each room has a private deck, en suite bathroom, air conditioning, mini bar and many other luxury amenities.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Minibar

Beach Villas

The eight beach villas are meters from the shoreline and nestled in the dune forests. The beach villas at Machangulo consist of two rooms each. The rooms are close together and attached via wooden decks.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Minibar

Family Villas

The two family villas at Machangulo provide ultimate flexibility and privacy for groups or families. 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 and are completely private, offering a home away from home luxury.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Minibar

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