• Nearest Airport

    Maputo, Mozambique

  • Location

    Machangulo Peninsula, Mozambique

  • Property Access

    Boat transfer from Maputo Marina to the Lodge, duration approximately 60 – 90 minutes.  Road transfers can be arranged from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport (Nelspruit) or game lodges in the Kruger Park area to the Maputo Marina.

  • Best time to travel

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

Machangulo Beach Lodge is one of the most easily accessible beach lodges in Mozambique.  Situated a mere 90 minutes from Maputo by boat, the lodge offers the pristine beauty of an island style destination with the convenience of being located near the capitol of Mozambique. Located on the mainland opposite Inhaca Island, guests can enjoy endless beaches along with a wealth of activities for young and old to enjoy.  The choice of accommodation types – from the Ocean View Rooms to the Villas – comfortably accommodates both romantic honeymooners as well as families with ease.  Enjoy spectacular views from the main restaurant, a soothing massage in the Machangulo Spa or delicious picnic on the beach after a thrilling snorkel in the Inhaca Marine Reserve.

Long Stay offers

Stay 6, Pay 5. Valid during regular season only.  T&C’s apply.


The nine Ocean View Rooms have spectacular views of the Indian Ocean and Inhaca Island from their vantage point up on the dune.  Each room features its own private deck, en suite bathroom, air conditioning, mini bar and luxury amenities.


The dedicated kitchen team at Machangulo Beach Lodge enjoy creating a variety of dining experiences for guests using local, fresh ingredients and flavours in simple and mouth-watering ways.  Freshly caught seafood and other fine dishes are paired with imported wines. From tapas style lunches to romantic dinners, the team endeavours to ensure that every meal becomes a highlight.


A wealth of activities is on offer at Machangulo Beach Lodge.  The Marine Reserve surrounding the Machangulo Peninsula offers excellent diving and snorkeling.  Take the family to enjoy pristine snorkeling and a beach picnic on Inhaca island – a popular activity at the lodge.  Keen fishermen will feel right at home amongst the various world class fishing locations in the area.  Guests can also enjoy kayaking, birding and dhow trips.

What we think of it

The only good quality beach destination in the Maputo area – the lodge is close enough to the capitol for ease of access but also far enough for guests to enjoy a pristine beach and stunning activities.