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Machangulo Beach Lodge

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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Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Hotel Category
Trusted
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 194 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

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

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    13:00
  • Check-out Time:
    09:00
  • 10 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Barefoot style

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board

Hotel Location

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
194 Reviews 87% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 126
  • Very Good 41
  • Average 15
  • Poor 10
  • Terrible 2

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Nov 03, 2019

Beautiful beach

Mainz, Germany

The lodge is in a very beautiful setting on a peninsula. We arrived on a wet and windy day so the boat ride from Maputo was quite an experience! The rooms are clean and of a high standard, including tea and coffee making facilities. The only problem we had was the noise level at night when it was very windy. Service is of a high standard and staff are very helpful and flexible. The snorkeling was great despite the fact that I was a beginner - when I found it difficult, the guide led me to a calmer area and made sure that I enjoyed the experience too. I wore a wet suit as the water is quite cold. The Inhaca island tour was very interesting and I also enjoyed a treatment at the spa. The standard of food was very good too.
Oct 15, 2019

Beautiful, relaxing beach perfection

The perfect place to relax on the Indian Ocean! Beautiful surroundings, gorgeous rooms and communal areas, and incredible food. The staff went out of the way to make sure we had a great time, including taking us back out on a second whale watching trip after they were elusive the first time!
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Machangulo Beach Lodge

Facilities

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Scuba Diving

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

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Activities

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)

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Spa

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

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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
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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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