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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 17 luxurious rooms with 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, delightful dining area where you can feast on freshly prepared cuisine traditional to Mozambique, across Africa as well as international dishes. Various activities are offered from fishing, snorkelling through the marine reserve full of colourful coral and sea life, scuba dive, 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.

Arriving to Machangulo is simply a 1 hour flight from Johannesburg to Maputo airport, a transfer to Maputo marina followed by a speed boat transfer to the lodge which takes just over an hour and there is a good chance of spotting dolphins and flamingos as you go.

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Hotel highlights

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

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 10 rooms
  • Minimum age: 17

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
Machangulo Beach Lodge


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Scuba Diving

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

Activities on offer

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 December)


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

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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.

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Beach Villas

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

Family Villas

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

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