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Machangulo Beach Lodge

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- Easy access from Maputo
- Family friendly
- Variety of activities

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Machangulo Beach Lodge is located in Southern Mozambique, between the Santa Maria Peninsula and Inhaca Island. With untouched coastline and dune forests, plenty of activities and top notch service this is a great beach retreat.

The guest areas at Machangulo are designed in keeping with the beach surroundings. A comfortable lounge area, spacious dining room and two bars all have thatch roofs and use natural colours to create a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. A lovely pool area is a great place to relax and an outdoor boma gives guests the opportunity to enjoy al fresco dining under the stars.

The accommodation features 17 luxurious rooms consisting of ocean view rooms, beach villas and family villas. The five ocean view ensuite rooms are the premium offering with stunning views, private decking and air conditioning. The beach and family villas are aimed at larger groups and can sleep four adults and two children. Both have interconnecting rooms and a communal area and the family villas also have a kitchen area and private pool. All the rooms are connected by walkways and staircases to the main buildings and the beach.

The activities available are wide ranging and include excellent scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing, kayaking and bird watching. Nearby villages on Santa Maria and Inhaca island provide great day trips and a number of secluded spots can be set up for picnics.

Extremely family friendly and in a picturesque position we recommend this lodge to both families and couples .

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 536 reviews


  • Trip was great and all the arrangements were excellent so thank you for all the help!

    Drivers and transfers were all good - on time and very good service on each trip.

    Accommodation was lovely - Douar Samra was amazing (weather could have been better but lovely regardless). Riad in Marrakesh was also great!

    All in all a great trip and we loved the variety of the mountains, Marrakesh and the coast.

    Thanks you once again!

    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

  • I was also just about to email you to thank you and the team for arranging yet again, another wonderful experience.

    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

    El Karama is a beautiful conservancy and the lodge a true labour of love. Great hospitality in a relaxed environment. Delicious, fresh food. We enjoyed the drives, even if we didn't see much wildlife as the heavens opened on us for the last two outings. However, since it was very much geared towards families, I am not sure if I would stay again without kids. That said, I think it was perfect for a 3d/2n stay post mountain, and a much better choice than flying to the masai mara given the limited time we had.

    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

  • Thank you, we had an absolute wonderful time, and everything was well-planned and as described. Carla was crying on the day of our departure from Ants Nest, she didn’t want to go home and for it all to end, and when I asked how much longer she would want to stay, she responded “four weeks”

    MissingLars B reviewing Best of South Africa for Families on 01 March 2024

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