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    Machangulo Beach Lodge, Mozambique - Mozambique

    Tucked away on the tip of southern Mozambique’s Machangulo peninsula amid untamed dune forests, Machangulo Beach Lodge is a refreshing antidote to the Indian Ocean’s more manicured resorts.

    Hidden away in dune forests, the thatched roof bungalows of Machangulo Beach Lodge is a wonderful retreat from the world.

    Tucked away on the tip of southern Mozambique’s Machangulo peninsula amid untamed dune forests, Machangulo Beach Lodge is a refreshing antidote to the Indian Ocean’s more manicured resorts. Arrival is by boat, so you feel immediately castaway. Empty beaches stretch as far as the eye can see. And with just nine thatched-roof bungalows, there’s hardly anyone for you to share them with.

    The surrounding marine reserves are an underwater goldmine. Take a snorkel picnic to nearby Inhaca Island, where you can mingle with giant turtles and kingfish amid pristine corals. You can also learn to scuba at the dive centre or enjoy world-class deep-sea fishing. Keep your eyes peeled for the pods of dolphins that frequent the surrounding waters.

    Beyond the beach, staff can arrange for you to visit nearby villages or go kayaking along mangrove estuaries. Whether you spend your days swinging in a hammock or being pampered in the spa, a warm glow of happiness is guaranteed.

    Bungalows are nestled in jungle with thatched roofs and Indian Ocean views.

    The lowdown

    • Getting There

      Connecting flights to Maputo take around 15 hours, followed by an hour boat transfer. It’s possible to drive from South Africa too.

    • Best Time to Visit

      The weather is at its driest between April and November. Whales can be observed from September to November.

    Ocean Villas are stylishly furnished and are just 5 minutes from the beach. Each has a beautiful private , perfect for a drink from your mini bar as the sun slides towards the sea.

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