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Overview Of Resort

Machangulo Beach Lodge is surrounded by 3 amazing Nature Reserves and 2 Marine Reserves. The tip of the Machangulo Peninsula is literally lands end and provides a breathtaking setting.

The Lodge is intimate and secluded, yet just a one-hour boat ride from Maputo and overlooks endless white beaches, pristine and untouched dune forests and estuaries.  The ideal setting for your family getaway, honeymoon, fishing trip, diving adventure or just a weekend away from it all.


Machangulo Beach Lodge features 17 luxurious rooms, a fully equipped activity centre and plenty of amazing spots to enjoy the unique views of the Indian Ocan and Inhaca Island. Each chalet has an en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, mosquito nets and private deck.

Ocean View Rooms

The Seven Premium Ocean View rooms are the pride and joy of Machangulo Beach Lodge. Perched up on a ridge overlooking the amazing scenery. Each room has a private deck, en suite bathroom, air conditioning, mini bar and many other luxury amenities

-View: The ultimate Ocean, Island and Bay Views
-Distance from Beach: 3 min walk, 20-80 stairs
-Distance from Pool: 1 min walk
-Distance from Main Dining area: 2 min Walk, 5 stairs
-Sleeps: 2 Adults & 2 Children (under 12 years)
-Large and spacious comfort
-Air Conditioning (24/7)
-Private en-suite bathrooms
-Mini Bar
-Can be made up as King or Singles
-Ceiling Fan, Hairdryer, Room Safe



The Villas at Machangulo provide ultimate flexibility and privacy for groups, families and any types of booking configuration. The large and spacious Villas feature 2 private en-suite rooms joined together by a central living room. The central area of the Villa features a kitchen prep area, lounge, bar and dining area. The Villa also features a private pool. The Villas are completely private and offer a home away from home luxury.

-View: Partial ocean views
-Distance from Beach: 2 min Walk, 20 stairs
-Distance from Main Dining area: 6 min Leisure Walk, 10 stairs
-Sleeps: 4 Adults & 2 Children (Under 12 years)
-Private Pool
-Large and spacious Central area
-Air Conditioning (24/7)
-Private en-suite bathrooms
-Mini Bar
-Can be made up as King or Singles
-Ceiling Fan, Hairdryer, Room Safe


Beach Forest Rooms

Close to the beach and intimately private the Beach Forest Rooms at Machangulo Beach Lodge consist of one room. These rooms are close together but only attached via wood decks. These Beach Forest Rooms are ideal for groups or families.

-View: Partial Ocean Views
-Distance from Beach: 40 Sec Walk, 7 stairs
-Distance from Pool: 10-20 meters
-Distance from Main Dining area: 5 Min Walk, 10 stairs
-Sleeps: 2 Adults & 1 Child (Under 12 years)
-Large and spacious comfort
-Air Conditioning (24/7)
-Private en-suite bathrooms
-Mini Bar
-Can be made up as King or Singles
-Ceiling Fan, Hairdryer, Room Safe


Machangulo Beach Lodge is surrounded by 3 Amazing Nature Reserves and 2 Marine Reserves. The tip of the Machangulo Peninsula is literally lands end and provides a breathtaking setting.

The lodge is intimate and secluded, yet just a one-hour boat ride from Maputo. 

Machangulo Beach Lodge’s striking main building includes a large inviting lounge with bar area and large dining area.  Hidden behind the main building is the Boma area where evenings are spent beside the fire while enjoying the tranquil Mozambican nights, discussing the day’s catch and strategizing about tomorrow’s big one!

Situated near the beach is our Beach Bar where the vibrant atmosphere is kept alive from dawn to way past dusk! A pool and deck are situated by the Beach Bar for you to cool down before an afternoon siesta.



Machangulo Beach Lodge features a world of fun and exciting activities for the whole family. Whether you need to relax and soak up the sun or experience the thrill of having a great big game fish at the end of your fishing line, friendly activities staff will ensure that you are well taken care of and that your every expectation is met.

The lodge fleet consists of two modern and safe powerboats and a variety of smaller craft. Some of the activities are tide and weather dependant – please enquire shortly before and upon arrival as to the availability of your chosen activities or boats. MarAzul is a 30ft Yamaha boat and features a large open floor – ideal for fishing, diving and exploring.

Some of the more popular activities include:

  • Guided offshore fishing
  • Guided channel fishing
  • Rock and surf fishing both guided and unguided
  • Fly fishing both from the shore and boat
  • Light tackle and drop shot.
  • Inhaca Marine Reserve Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling on the ledge in front of lodge
  • SCUBA diving
  • Wreck snorkeling
  •  Spear Fishing(You’ll need to have experience and bring your own equipment though, please enquire about this at time of booking)
  • Tours of Inhaca Island – guided
  • Cultural tour of Santa Maria with lunch and drinks at the famous Teka Teka bar
  • Exploration of the Maputo Bay Estuaries
  • Seasonal Whale Watching trips(Jun to Nov)
  • Turtle nesting activities(late spring)
  • Flamingo, Albatross and seabird trips(estuary)
  • Kids Rock pool exploration
  • Amazing secluded beach and dune forest walks
  • Birders paradise
  • Swimming pool, Beach Bar, Hammocks and Beach Umbrellas for relaxing


Getting there

Getting to Machangulo

Machangulo Beach Lodge’s distinctive atmosphere stems from its unique location. Southern Mozambique’s sparsely populated coastline and brilliant natural beauty hosts the Maputo Elephant Reserve, home to over 400 elephants, hippo’s, crocodiles and some antelope. While some believe the journey to be half the fun, others prefer the destination. Here are the different ways to get to Machangulo Beach Lodge:

Most guests arrive at Machangulo Beach Lodge via Boat Transfer from Maputo. Transfers are done on Lodge owned boats and arrival and departure times are custom made for your booking. Tides, weather and the arrival or departure of other guests can influence transfer times. Private transfers are available on request.

Getting to Maputo

There are many options to get to Maputo.

Many airlines fly from Joburg to Maputo, and even from Cape Town to Maputo. We have specially reduced rates on SAA, LAM and with Airlink on flights between OR Tambo and Maputo, and can offer a complete package with flights, transfers & accommodation.

Self driving from South Africa is easy and Machangulo remains one of the easiest lodges to get to in Mozambique. Please see directions below and contact reservations for more information regarding driving options. Safe Parking is available at the Maputo Marina at an additional cost payable directly to the guards at the Marina.

By car

Self Driving to Machangulo Beach Lodge is becoming easier. The best option is to drive to Maputo and then to take the boat transfer to the lodge. There are numerous car rental companies that allow vehicles to cross the border from South Africa. There is safe parking in Maputo at the Maputo Marina (where the boat departs from) and the cost is ZAR 50 per car per day. If you are interested in driving to Maputo to come and visit Machangulo Beach Lodge, please let our reservations know and we’ll be more than happy to assist you with all the logistics.

Directions from Johannesburg. . .

  • Take the N12 EAST (N4 if you’re in Pretoria).
  • Head toward Witbank, where the two highways will converge (now called the N4).
  • Continue East on the N4 through Nelspruit all the way to the Komatipoort/Lebombo border post.  Remember to have your passports and car papers ready (recent registration if it’s your own vehicle or permission letter from rental company).
  • Once you are through the 2 posts continue on the highway, now called the EN4, all the way into Maputo.
  • As you enter Maputo (first suburb is called Matola) continue straight in with the EN4 until you reach the EN2 at a major traffic light.
  • Turn left and continue into Maputo through the toll gate until you reach a big traffic circle, turn right (you entered at 6O’Clock, exit at 3O’Clock).
  • Follow the main (Avenida 25 de setenbro) road all the way through the city until you pass the KFC on you left, just pass the circle, which you go straight over, turn right into Maputo Marina (Blue and white buildings).
  • Here our friendly staff will assist you and your luggage onto the boat and your journey through Maputo Bay should take around an hour.

For the 4×4:

Although there are no roads that lead to the lodge – it is possible to drive all the way to Santa Maria, about 30mins walk from the lodge (or a quick boat pickup). It’s an incredible drive through the Maputo Elephant Reserve. The drive takes about 6 hours and a 4×4 is essential. Please contact us if you plan to drive.


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