Machangulo Beach Lodge




₤ 251 (Pps)


Machangulo Beach Lodge has an enchanting location at the convergence of the Indian Ocean and the estuary leading to Maputo Bay. It lies only a 45 minute boat journey away from the Maputo marina. This means that despite its tranquil unspoilt setting, it is actually one of the more accessible of the southern Mozambique beach lodges. This is an ideal setting for a family breakaway, honeymoon, fishing trip or diving adventure.

The lodge overlooks endless white beaches with chalets nestled in pristine and untouched dune forests. Behind the lodge lies the estuary bursting with fish life and in front, the Indian Ocean – all in an energetic harmony. Hidden away amid the dunes and forests, Machangulo Beach Lodge has a warm and inviting atmosphere, keeping its guests calmly protected from the epic nature outside.


The lodge has 5 private luxury chalets. Each chalet has an en suite bathroom, air-conditioning, mosquito nets and private deck. They all have a breathtaking view of the ocean and Inhaca Island. Other rooms are grouped into Villas. All are connected by walkways which meander through the cool forest to the main building and beach.

The two Beach Villas, each with four detached rooms, are right on the beach. Each room is en suite with a private deck and partial sea views so that they can be sold individually or as an exclusive use villa. Each Beach Villa has its own private swimming pool, deck and boma style campfire area. They can accommodate up to eight adults and six children if taken as a villa. (There is an exclusive use rate which includes a private chef, waiter and bar drinks. Contact us for a quote.) There are also two Family Villas with two en suite rooms which are a little further away from the beach.

Machangulo Beach Lodge has a large inviting lounge with bar and dining area. Hidden behind is the Boma (dining area) where evenings are spent beside the fire while enjoying the tranquil Mozambican nights. Down by the beach is the Beach Bar where the vibrant atmosphere is kept alive from dawn to way past dusk! There’s a swimming pool and deck by the Beach Bar for you to cool down before an afternoon siesta.

Activities on offer

There is a range of activities on offer. Snorkeling in the nearby Inhaca Marine Reserve as well as from a ledge in front of the lodge. Scuba diving including wreck snorkelling is also very popular, as well as a variety of fishing options (deep sea fishing, surf fishing and fly fishing). Other activities include guided tours of Inhaca island, a cultural tour of Santa Maria with lunch and drinks at the famous Teka teka bar. In season you can enjoy whale watching excursions from June/July to November, turtle nesting walks in November-December time as well as beach and dune forest walks. Machangulo Beach Lodge is a birder’s paradise for both forest birds and sea birds in the estuary. Birding excursions by boat are also a possibility.

Families at Machangulo Beach Lodge

Machangulo is a wonderful environment for families with rock pools for exploration, snorkelling, endless sandy beaches and the villas offering the perfect family accommodation. A nanny service and supervised children’s activities are also available (at an extra cost).

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Ocean View Room

The Five Premium Ocean View rooms are the pride and joy of Machangulo Beach Lodge. Perched up on a ridge overlooking the amazing scenery. Each room has a private deck, en suite bathroom, airconditioning, mini bar and many other luxury amenities.



The Villas at Machangulo provide ultimate flexibility and privacy for groups, families and any types of booking configuration. Please contact our reservations staff for more info. Villa Units have private pools, and are all en-suite with air conditioning.


Beach Forest Room

Beach Forest Rooms at Machangulo Beach Lodge are close to the beach and intimately private. These rooms are close together but only attached via wood decks. These Beach Forest Rooms are ideal for groups or families.


Special offers

Honeymoon Offer

Stay 5+ nights and bride received 50% discount on accommodation & various value adds

Stay 5+ nights and bride received 50% discount on accommodation & various value adds: A Spa voucher to the value of USD 50 A free dinner on the patio of the couple’s room (weather permitting). A romantic dhow cruise to Santa Maria Village Minimum 5-night stay Valid in regular season only

Excludes: Festive Season 13 Dec to 14 Jan

VALID FROM 14/01/2024
VALID UNTIL 13/12/2024

Long Stay Offer

Stay 5 nights, pay for only 4

Stay 6 nights, pay for only 5 (excl festive season late Dec to early Jan).

Excludes: Festive Season from 13 Dec to 13 Jan

VALID FROM 14/01/2024
VALID UNTIL 13/12/2024


Full Board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) & Activities (non-motorized activities), accommodation, welcome drink, all snacks either at the lodge or during activities, tea, coffees, drinking water and selected juices, iced teas and iced coffees, high-speed WiFi internet service throughout the lodge, laundry service


Motorized and guided activities, nanny service, supervised children's activities, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and in-room mini bars, all transfers, travel visas

Family Suitability

Family-friendly all ages

Malaria Rating

Malarial area year-round

Good For

Adventure, Beach, Birding, Fishing, Flora, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Watersports, Wildlife, Wine