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Vilanculos Beach Lodge

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8/10

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Highlights

- Unpretentious, characterful property
- Wonderful ocean views
- Beach volleyball, water sports
- Visit nearby Barazuto Archipelago

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Overview

Vilanculos Beach Lodge is one of the most popular of the many accommodation options in the attractive coastal town of Vilanculos, southern Mozambique. This charming and unpretentious property combines top-notch service with a down-to-earth feel and sports wonderful ocean views. It’s located a short walk north of the lively town centre, offering a sense of peace and seclusion within easy reach of local amenities. The lodge accommodates up to 48 guests and is set in lovely gardens with its own infinity pool complete with fabulous sea views, and a spa.

Room category choices include the Deluxe Double or Twin Bungalow, and the Family Suite. There are some twenty-two Deluxe Bungalows altogether, of which fourteen are adjoining and eight are stand-alone; these rooms can be made up as doubles or twins and come with ensuite bathrooms with showers. The bungalows are set on ironwood stilts and have thatched roofs, with the interiors featuring white walls and an abundance of characterful wood furnishings throughout. They are set out across the pretty gardens and many of them have sea views. All rooms at the lodge are air-conditioned, and mosquito nets are provided – note that mosquitoes are present year-round and bedrooms are sprayed daily.

The lodge’s own activity centre provides equipment for various sports and pursuits, including beach football, kayaking, volleyball, paddle boarding and even drumming. Plenty of other activities can be arranged, from scuba diving and kite surfing, to quad biking and boat cruises. Fishing expeditions, sailing trips on traditional dhow boats and scenic sunset cruises are also popular options. A visit to the nearby Bazaruto Archipelago to explore these beautiful islands, famed for their biodiversity and unspoiled natural beauty, is a must and guided village tours provide the opportunity to get to know the local community.

The restaurant serves an appetising mix of Mozambican, Portuguese and international cuisine, and offers both indoor and outdoor dining. Lighter meals and drinks are provided at the fully-equipped bar which is located right beside the infinity pool. There’s also a spa offering plenty of treatments such as massages and hot stone therapy.

Children are welcome and the designated Family Suite sleeps up to four and is set on stilts with lovely ocean views. It comes with two en-suite bedrooms, a comfy lounge area and a large, covered veranda with outdoor seating. There is plenty for all age-groups to do in the area and parents are reminded, due to the unguarded pool and beach-side nature of the property, to keep their children under constant adult supervision.

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Average Rating

based on 497 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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