- Exquisite luxury retreat
- Wonderful reef for diving and snorkelling
- Direct beach access
- Excellent kids club
&Beyond Benguerra is an exquisite luxury lodge on Benguerra, the second largest island of the stunning Bazaruto Archipelago off the coast of southern Mozambique. This undeniably chique property looks out on to a picturesque bay and, given its location in a protected marine reserve, is a haven for nature enthusiasts, as well as those who enjoy water sports and other water-based activities. There’s a wonderful reef to explore just off shore, and a whole host of options for exploring the island and the rest of the archipelago including forays in dhow boats, catamarans and even helicopters.
There are three types of accommodation to choose from. Most guests will stay in one of the ten casinhas or the two cabanas. These are bright and airy, thatched ‘mini villas’ that feature four poster beds and a wooden deck area complete with hammocks and a private plunge pool; they come with plenty of space, both indoor and outdoor. There’s also the family unit or ‘Casa Familia’, a large villa at the north end of the property comprising three interconnecting suites, each of which has its own bathroom. Children of all ages are welcome, and the ‘Casa Familia’ generally accommodates up to four adults and two children, although up to two extra children may be accommodated on request. This lovely unit has its own swimming pool and offers more privacy than the casinhas and cabanas. All of the accommodation options have direct beach access and come with air conditioning, overhead fans and mosquito nets.
Many activities are included in the stay, from swimming with horses and island expeditions, to snorkelling adventures and sunset dhow cruises. The reefs surrounding the island are especially pristine and thus are excellent spots for both snorkelling and scuba diving. Some additional adventures can be booked for an extra charge. These include catch-and-release deep sea fishing trips, catamaran cruises and helicopter flights offering superb aerial views of the lush archipelago and the clear blue Indian Ocean waters. Lounging about at the main pool, enjoying the lovely spa, and going for leisurely walks along the beach are also a great way to spend time.
For children there’s the excellent WILDChild programme, a diverse offering of age-appropriate activities for younger ones to get involved in from sandcastle building and horse riding, to treasure hunting, beach games and more. Note, however, that no evening babysitting service is currently available. Given the waterside nature of the property, parents are reminded to ensure that their children are supervised at all times.
- Super-luxurious eco-resort
- 20 beachfront villas with butler service
- Exquisite marine and bird life
- Spa, private plunge pools, lots of activities
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.
William M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020
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!
Woan 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
Catherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019