• Nearest Airport

    Maputo, Mozambique

  • Location

    The Maputo Special Elephant Reserve, Mozambique

  • Property Access

    Road transfer from Maputo through The Special Maputo Elephant Reserve (duration from Maputo approximately 5 hours, duration from Kosi Bay Border approximately 3h30).

    Helicopter charter flight from Maputo to the Lodge.  Approximate duration 25 minutes.

  • Best time to travel

    Generally good all year round with rain experienced from December to end March.  Whale season is from July to November and turtle season (nesting) is from October to late January with hatchlings normally appearing from December till April.

Situated on an untouched stretch of coastal wilderness in The Maputo Special Elephant Reserve, Anvil Bay offers a private and exclusive barefoot beach camp.  With the focus being on preserving the pristine wilderness, the lodge’s footprint has been kept minimal with its set up under canvas and thatch. It offers all the creature comforts of home with the luxury of isolated, unspoiled stretch of beach.  It is the perfect location to come and relax and recover after an adventure filled, strenuous African safari.  Its a world of simple pleasures that make lifelong memories.  Glorious sunrises over the ocean, evenings under the stars around the campfire on the beach, miles of untouched beaches and an ocean filled with rich marine life.

Long Stay Special with Helicopter Transfers

Stay for seven nights and receive complimentary Helicopter transfers between Maputo International Airport and Anvil Bay. Valid till 31 December 2019. T&C’s apply

Honeymoon offer

Stay 4 nights or more at Anvil Bay and receive a discounted rate on the couples accommodation, Fully Inclusive rate. T&C’s apply

Family Special

Stay 3 nights on a Fully Inclusive rate in the family casinha or two adjacent casinhas and kids under 18 stay free. T&C’s apply


The focus has very much been to preserve the raw natural beauty of the beach and coastal forest at Anvil Bay and therefore as little construction as possible has been done.  The rooms, or Casinhas, are tucked away inside the coastal forest a few feet from the white beach.  Each room is a tasteful blend of natural materials, local craftsmanship, simple yet highly functional furnishings, fine linen and a small footprint.  The canvas sides of the tent can be rolled up to allow in the cooling ocean breezes and natural sounds of the forest.  Each Casinha has an open plan en suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower, well stocked mini bar and outside deck.  Outdoor lighting has been kept to a minimum to better enjoy the majestic African night sky and to cause minimal disturbance to nesting turtles (seasonal).


A large canvas tent provides shade and the location for the beach restaurant & bar where the breeze over the ocean cools down the heat of the day.  Should the weather not suit a beach setting for your meal, a large thatch restaurant nestled in the coastal forest is available.  The chef team make use of fresh seafood and produce sourced from local communities to create delectable dishes with a Mozambican flair.  End off your day around the beach bon fire as you discuss the day’s activities or simply sit back and admire the expansive star filled sky.


Anvil Bay offers a variety of activities to keep guests entertained.  The Lodge has an exquisite stretch of beach perfect for long walks with beautiful ocean and sunset viewpoints on top the dunes.  The birdlife in the coastal forest will delight keen birders with Fish Eagles often seen.  For the more adventurous there are Fat Bikes, sea kayaks, stand up paddle boards, snorkeling, body boarding, fishing as well as whale and turtles to be seen (seasonal).

What we think of it

This is truly the perfect destination to getaway from the modern day rush and unwind in a beautiful, pristine area.  A unique and stylish mix of luxury lodge & beach camping.