• Nearest Airport

    Inhambane, Mozambique

  • Location

    80 kms south of Inhambane, Zavora area, Mozambique

  • Property Access

    Road transfer from Inhambane Airport, duration approximately 90 minutes

  • Best time to travel

    Generally good all year round with rain experienced from December to end March.  Whale Season is from June to October

Nestled amongst the dune forests on the second crest of dunes overlooking the Indian Ocean, Dunes de Dovela is a serene Eco Lodge in the Zavora area.  Enjoy the sea, dunes and coastal virgin forest vies from the restaurant, bar and accommodations.  The Lodge was built with the close cooperation and involvement of the local Chope community.  Staying at Dunes de Dovela Eco Lodge allows guests the opportunity to explore the pristine dune forest and learn more of the local area and people in the village of Dovela.  The lodge’s location near Inhambane makes it an ideal stop over when traveling between Maputo and Vilanculos, but its warm service and serenity makes it perfect for stays of two nights or more.

Dome Tents

The Dome Tents are a perfect for choice for those wanting to enjoy a semi luxury camping experience in Mozambique.  Each tent is located on a wooden platform which creates a private terrace with beautiful views. The tent features either a double bed, two single beds or two camp beds for the kids.  Towels and soap are also provided.  The open air ablution facilities blend in harmoniously with the environment.  Note the tents do not have a self catering option and meals are enjoyed at the main restaurant.



Dunes de Dovela offers three luxuriously spacious bungalows.  Each offers beautiful sea views, a private terrace, en suite bathroom with bath and outdoor shower.  Meticulous care has been taken in the construction of the bungalows to ensure that they compliment the natural beauty of the surrounding environment whilst creating a comfortable haven for guests.



Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the accommodation rate.  Enjoy the delicious Franco-Mozambican cuisine prepared and served by the friendly staff during your stay.  The team uses locally sourced ingredients as much as possible – seafood and fish brought in by local fishermen as well as fruits and vegetables sold by local traders that come down the beach from Maxixe.


Manhame beach is located a short walk away from the lodge.  A rocky reef creates a natural barrier to the open ocean and which a low tide tidal pool emerge in to snorkel.  However, a visit to Dunes de Dovela would not be complete without a visit to one of the local villages.  From its inception, the lodge has nurtured good relations with the local villagers.  This allows guests the opportunity to see and experience the daily life and peaceful atmosphere of the local Chope community.  View the making of cassava flour, visit the vegetable gardens or the Dovela school.  Share a meal with a family or help to carry water from the borehole – experiences and memories that are more than just traveling.

What we think of it

A beautiful eco lodge that is ideal for those wanting more than just a beach destination.  Meet the local community or enjoy the amazing birdlife in the surrounding dune forest.