Machangulo Mozambique

Machangulo Beach Lodge Santa Maria

Discover the charming Machangulo Beach Lodge perched on the channel between Maputo and Inhaca Island where exciting tides create an energy that positively affects every visitor to this Mozambique Holiday venue. Untouched African beaches, untamed nature and luxurious service come together to create extraordinary holiday experiences. Stroll the attractive wooden boardwalks linking all chalets and villas to the main lodge and beach – sit around the boma fireplace or in the main lounge where magnificent views dominate.

Machangulo Beach Lodge, in the South of Mozambique offers blissful barefoot luxury. Untouched African beaches, untamed nature and luxurious service come together to create extraordinary holiday experiences. Situated in a truly unique location on a beautiful secluded peninsula it is the most easily accessible lodge in Mozambique with a plethora of activities for the whole family. The lodge features 9 ocean view rooms, a fully equipped activity center and plenty of amazing spots to enjoy the unique views of the Indian Ocean and Inhaca Island. Surrounded by 5 marine and nature reserves making this a unique African beach paradise.



  • South African resident rates available upon request
  • Speed boat access from Maputo – just 4 hours drive from Johannesburg
  • The Lodge overlooks magical endless white beaches
  • Snorkeling available from the shore

Machangulo Beach Lodge is situated on the channel between Maputo and Inhaca Island where tides create an energy that positively affects every visitor to this Mozambique Holiday venue. Hell’s Gate is this wild location where the weather and sea interact to provide a getaway with a difference.
Book a Mozambique Holiday Package to this southern part of the country and enjoy untouched beaches, dune forests, vital estuaries and oceans bursting with rare marine creatures.
Typical Mozambique Accommodation in five en-suite chalets boasts air-conditioning and private decks with amazing ocean and Inhaca Island views. Four exclusive Beach Villas, metres from the white sands, feature private swimming pools, large patios and Bomas with fire places. Guests share a central lounge-dining area with bar and kitchen for a private chef. Two Family Villas sleep up to six people.
Attractive wooden boardwalks link all chalets and villas to the main lodge and beach where guests can escape the fantastic fury of the complex environment. Sit around the boma fireplace or in the main lounge where views dominate.
Choose from a wide variety of activities at Mozambique’s Machangulo Beach Lodge: guided offshore and channel fishing, rock and surf fishing, Inhaca Marine Reserve snorkelling, scuba diving, spear fishing, seasonal whale watching, turtle nesting activities and birding.
Machangulo Beach Lodge is the ideal Mozambique Family Holiday destination with bar and dining area or boma area and fire at night for calm starry evenings.

  • 14 x Chalets
  • Restaurant on premises
  • Air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Mosquito nets
  • Boma area
  • Beach bar
From $330


  • Fishing
  • Light tackle and dropshot
  • Inhaca Marine Reserve snorkelling
  • Snorkelling on the ledge in front of lodge
  • Scuba diving
  • Wreck snorkelling
  • Spear fishing
  • 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


  • Accommodation with a welcome drink.
  • All meals. This includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and all snacks either at the lodge or during activities.
  • Teas, Coffees, drinking water and selected juices, iced teas and iced coffees.
  • High-speed WiFi Internet service throughout the lodge.
  • Non-motorized activities.
  • Laundry Service.
  • Mozambique 17% Sales Tax.

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