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Ponta Gamboozini Lodge

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Parcela 549, Ponta do Ouro 7000, Mozambique
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20% off room rate
Ponta Gamboozini Lodge
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

7 of us went to Gamboozini Lodge in December. As it was our first time heading into Mozambique, we didn't know what to expect. When we arrived at Gamboozini Lodge, the staff were immediately ready to help us with whatever we needed assistance. I unfortunately cannot remember all their names individually, but Enzo and his fellow staff were absolutely amazing.... More 

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Mark v, Owner at Ponta Gamboozini Lodge, responded to this review

THANK YOU. When a guest lets us know that we did something that was important to them, it means we are on the right track to better serve you when you visit us next time. I will make sure that the staff know how appreciative you were that they took initiative to make sure you guys were all well looked... More 

Casselman, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We travelled there with our 5 month old baby. The place is cozy and welcoming. The crew keeps it clean. We had fish the first night, excellent, then ate out in town the second night and realized the food was better at the lodge (including the breakfast). So from there on we ate at the lodge. Overall, I recommend the... More 

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Mark v, Owner at Ponta Gamboozini Lodge, responded to this review

We are so grateful for your review. My apologies for the delayed reply, I have been traveling a lot! We appreciate not only the wonderful compliments but also the valuable insight regarding the luxury bungalow. Please note that the mattress and pillows have been changed and soon we will get another DVD player...a good quality one that will not break... More 

Maputo
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

It was a gift from Livro ABERTO, Mozambique organization that helps creating libraries!! We meet the Gamboozini lodge with friends, that special friends that came all the way from Portugal to visit… they are the best!!! It passed almost a year, or more, since we had been there, but we owe to Sean, the simple and incredible cooker, he, and... More 

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Mark v, Owner at Ponta Gamboozini Lodge, responded to this review

Even a late response is so very important...and we are most grateful for your wonderful review. It shows us that we are doing the right thing. Sometimes we implement something new and getting a positive confirmation is amazing and very important for the staff to know that they are on the right track. A good bonfire, yummy cocktails and great... More 

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Myself and my Girlfriend spent 5 days at Gamboozini Lodge and we enjoyed every minute of it. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful and Mark makes you feel welcome. Enzo and Manual are brilliant cooks. I would recommend Marks lodge to anyone travelling to Ponte.

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Mark v, Owner at Ponta Gamboozini Lodge, responded to this review

It was really nice to meet you guys. I am grateful for your positive feedback. We are most appreciative. It is important for me to share not only the constructive criticism with the staff but also the compliments, so that they know that we are on the right track! Look forward to seeing you again. Greetings, Mark More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Enzo and Manuel made all the difference to our stay. They're incredible. (So is the woman who works there, I can't remember her name, but she needs to also be mentioned!) The facilities need upgrading, there's no question... but the space is idyllic, Ponta is gorgeous, and as I said, Enzo and Manuel really deserve credit for making our stay... More 

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Mark v, Owner at Ponta Gamboozini Lodge, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for your review. It's nice to give positive feedback but just as important is the necessary feedback on how we can do things better. We have repainted all the bungalows, including the Luxury bungalow and have built new toilets and showers in preparation for the busy December season. I know that there are small... More 

Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My boyfriend and I spent three amazing nights at the Gamboozini Lodge. To echo the other positive comments written by other guests, the service was very good indeed. Enzo and Manuel were wonderful attentive hosts. Manuel made us a wonderful dinner on our first night of grilled Red Rock fish (marinated in Enzo's spicy sauce). It was delicious! We met... More 

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Mark v, Owner at Ponta Gamboozini Lodge, responded to this review

THANK YOU :-) I often travel and was not there for your stay and to read such compliments about the staff is extremely important to me. Thank you for taking the time to write such an important review. And I am so glad that you enjoyed the nightly campfire an important part of our ambiance at the lodge. Greetings, Mark More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The magic behind this place is not only the amazing service, beautiful location nestled in nature, beautiful luxury suite or the nightly bonfires with freshly caught fish and where Enzo & Manuel who will soon become friends adding wood for you whenever it needs a stir and making sure your drink is always full...The magic comes from Enzo & Manuel... More 

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Mark v, Owner at Ponta Gamboozini Lodge, responded to this review

I am so proud of Enzo and Manuel. And I am so grateful for your amazing review. It is important for us to get positive criticism so we can see where we can improve things, but it is also vital for us to get positive feedback so that we know we are on the right track. I travel a lot,... More 

Mozambique
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14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Unfortunately, we were ill guided by the staff, told it will be easy to reach the lodge. We got stuck in the sandy road and they promised us help but unfortunately the help told us "I got no fuel to come". All in all I expected a better advise because the road to Ponta de Ouro are horrible, deep sand,... More 

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Mark v, Owner at Ponta Gamboozini Lodge, responded to this review

The road from Maputo to Ponta is definitely a challenging one. It can take 2 hours or it can take up to 4-5 hours, especially if it has been raining. We very clearly advise on our website to a) TAKE LOCAL TRANSPORT - they know how to drive in the thick sand or b) HIRE A PRIVATE 4 BY 4... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stayed here in the deluxe room in the middle of May. Although it was quit in town we had a very nice stay. The place is really nice and cozy and the deluxe room was very spacious and comfortable. Enzo and Manuel were very good hosts and make you feel comfortable. Every night Manuel made a nice camp fire... More 

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Mark v, Owner at Ponta Gamboozini Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for an important review. We have added a few flashlights to the lodge so that guests who do not bring one, can borrow one from us! It can get pretty dark, especially if the moon is hidden behind the clouds! And thank you for your compliments regarding the staff, it is important to us to know that we... More 

Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Gamboozini Lodge, Ponta d’Oura from 14 -27 June 2014. What an absolute pleasure it was. We have visited Northern Mozambique on several occasions, and have a good idea of what this beautiful country has on offer. Even before our arrival, the owner (Mark) answered numerous enquiries ( How do we get to Ponta from... More 

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Mark v, Owner at Ponta Gamboozini Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Dirk and Beulah, On behalf of the Gamboozini Lodge, I would like to thank you so much for your stay at the lodge and your kind review. The insight you have given is invaluable to us. I am looking so much forward to sharing this review with the staff. It is so important for all of us to get... More 

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