Machangulo Beach Lodge
is located at the centre of this grand battle, the channel between Inhaca Island and the dunes of the Santa Maria Peninsula. The ever present conflict between tides energizes the atmosphere and adds to the magic of this unspoiled and mysterious place.
Machangulo Beach Lodge overlooks this magic, endless white beaches, pristine and untouched dune forests, estuaries bursting with life and eternally wide open ocean – all in an energetic harmony. Hidden away amid the dunes and hiding amongst the forests, Machangulo Beach Lodge has a warm and inviting atmosphere, keeping its guests calmly protected from the epic nature outside.
Your boat journey through the endless channels of the bay ends on the Lodge’s secluded beach. From here the beauty and magic will become more and more real. Walkways snake through the cool forest and bring you to the Lodge’s main building, inviting you to relax and become part of the calm. Your cabin is just around the corner and the staff of Machangulo Beach Lodge is at your service to ensure the adventure you`ve been hoping for.
The ideal setting for your family getaway, honeymoon, fishing trip, diving adventure or just a weekend away from it all. Machangulo Beach Lodge is the resort you’ve been hoping to find.
Accommodation at Machangulo Beach Lodge:
Machangulo Beach Lodge features 5 Premium Ocean view rooms. Each room has an on-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, mosquito nets and private deck. The rooms have a breathtaking view of the ocean and Inhaca Island. All the chalets are connected by walkways and staircases to the main buildings and the beach.
The Beach Villa is ideal for families and groups travelling together. The Beach Villa consists of 4 separate rooms with en suite bathrooms, all connected via wooden walkways. A large private deck with swimming pool and boma area overlooks the ocean and Inhaca Island. The main building boasts a spacious lounge and dining area with private bar.
Our Family Villa consists of 2 en suite bedrooms and is able to accommodate families or two couples. A magnificent open plan kitchen and lounge area opens to a spacious deck overlooking the Machangulo forest, Inhaca island and the open Indian Ocean
Machangulo Beach Lodge’s striking main building includes a large inviting lounge with bar area and large dining area. Hidden behind the main building is the Boma area where evenings are spent beside the fire while enjoying the tranquil Mozambican nights, discussing the day’s catch and strategizing about tomorrow’s big one!
Situated near the beach is our Beach Bar where the vibrant atmosphere is kept alive from dawn to way past dusk! A pool and deck are situated by the Beach Bar for you to cool down before an afternoon siesta.
Mozambique is a malaria zone. The tropical climate is ideal for the anopheles mosquitoes, which transmit malaria. Please use a mosquito repellent and consult your doctor about malaria medication. The area around the lodge does not contain much fresh water so we do not have many mosquitoes. A mosquito repelling machine and mosquito nets are employed to keep you comfortable. The Lodge has a freshwater supply (borehole) and bottled mineral water is supplied, the borehole water is safe but it is recommended to drink bottled water. It is very important to stay hydrated during hot days. Visitors from, or passing through a yellow fever zone require a valid International Certificate of Vaccination. Make sure to bring quality sunscreen. The sun’s radiation can be extreme here and a SPF of 50+ is highly recommended. If you are not fishing or on the boat a lower SFP will do.
All visitors need a passport valid for at least six months and a visa.
Most countries require a visa to travel to Mozambique except citizens of South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Botswana. There is much confusion as to whether visas may be obtained on entry, so rather obtain one in advance.
Visitors arriving by vehicle must have a valid driver’s license and the car’s original registration papers. A temporary import permit and MVA (third party) insurance (can be bought at the border) is mandatory.
It is a good idea to carry notarized copies of your driver’s license and passport.
Mozambique’s currency is the Metical (plural – meticais). As of mid-2006, the ‘metical nova família’ (new family metical) was introduced, at a rate of 1000 old meticais to one new metical. All major towns like Maputo have ATMs, often operated by Banco Internacional de Moçambique (BIM), and all accepting Visa, but not MasterCard. Mastercard holders can get cash from the Banco Austral and use Cirrus ATM’s if they have a pin.
You can change US dollars cash at most banks (though not at most BIM branches) without paying commission, and South African rands are widely accepted in southern Mozambique. Travellers cheques can be changed only at Standard Bank (minimum US$35 commission per transaction, original purchase receipt required).
Electrical power supplied is 220 volts AC (50HZ). Socket types vary from 3- and 2- pin round, so bring along a universal adapter plug if your equipment requires one.
Tri band cell phones work and a satellite phone is available for emergencies.
We offer high speed broadband internet service as a free service to all our clients. The entire lodge is covered under a Wi-Fi network that is safe and secure.
Mozambique has a wonderful climate. The summers can be very hot but the Lodge’s position is ideal, the cool dune forest, and air conditioning, will ensure your comfort. One is very unlikely to experience multiple rainy days in a row and most of our rains come in the form of quick thunderstorms. Mozambique experiences rain mainly during November – April, while August is the driest month.
Some of our more popular activities include:
- Guided offshore fishing
- Guided channel fishing
- Rock and surf fishing both guided and unguided
- Fly fishing both from the shore and boat
- Light tackle and dropshot.
- Inhaca Marine Reserve Snorkeling
- Snorkeling on the ledge in front of lodge
- SCUBA diving
- Wreck snorkeling
- 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