After breakfast, transfer to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport for your flight to Maputo (not included). Upon arrival at Maputo airport you’ll be transferred to Maputo Marina and then by boat to Machangulo Peninsula where you will stay for 5 nights.
Overnights Machangulo Beach Lodge (Ocean View Room) B,L,D
Tucked away in southern Mozambique on the very edge of Machangulo Peninsula, overlooking the channel that runs between Inhaca Island and the Bay of Maputo, is the warm and inviting Machangulo Beach Lodge. Caught between the battle of ocean and estuaries, Machangulo overlooks endless white beaches, untouched dune forests, estuaries and the eternally, wide open ocean.
The lodge features 5 premium ocean view chalets, perched on a ridge overlooking spectacular scenery. Each chalet has an on-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, mosquito nets, minibar and private deck. There are also additional villas nestled in the dunes a bit closer to the beach. These are suitable for larger groups or families travelling together, with a 4 bedroom villa with its own pool, lounge and kitchen to the two 2 bedroom family villas. All accommodation is connected by walkways and staircases to the main lodge and the beach. The main lodge houses a large inviting lounge with bar, and large dining area where seafood, freshly caught and simply prepared, is a specialty. Hidden behind the main building is the Boma, and situated near the beach is the Beach Bar with a pool and deck. Access is via a 1 hour boat transfer from the marina in Maputo.
Activities that can be done from the lodge include dune walks, a visit to Santa Maria Village to experience the local culture, excursions to Inhaca and Portuguese Island or the mainland capital of Maputo, fishing, snorkelling, beach picnics, seasonal whale watching (June – November) and turtle nesting excursions (late Spring) and the Wellness Spa (excursions and motorised activities additional charge, some activities are tide and weather dependent). At the activities centre next to the Beach Bar guests have access to beach towels, gazebos, hammocks, boogie boards, fishing rods, snorkel sets, kids toys and beach chairs.