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Parcela 549, Ponta do Ouro 7000, Mozambique
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Ponta Gamboozini Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Quelimane, Mozambique
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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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

Den Bosch, The Netherlands
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We have visited this place around Christmas and stayed for about 9 days. First camping, and then in one of the lodges. As we didn’t know what to expect, we have to say we had a very good time. What made our stay so joyful was definitely the crew working there. The flexibility, initiatives (like the preparations for Christmas, live... More

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

I am so grateful for your review. The December period is extremely challenging as we are so busy and for us to perform to our normal standards is not easy and we are grateful for your acknowledgement. I will make sure to share your review with Enzo and the staff. Greetings from Ponta Do Ouro More

Pretoria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Gamboozini is a really chilled out place to stay! The rooms are clean and the lodge has everything you need - there's a nice bar area, fire pit, a braai to use. Plus the staff really friendly are always around to help if you need them. We arrived very late at night and the guys were right there to help... More

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

Thank you so much for your kind review. Sometimes the staff is not sure whether the guest enjoyed themselves or not, even if they did whatever they could to make their stay a nice one. Getting feedback means so much to us. Good reviews are just as important to us as the 'positive criticism' ones, so thank you for you... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This was my first trip to Africa and staying at the Gamboozini Lodge was an unforgettable pleasure. Excellent friendly staff with personal service, fantastic food, and a great, chilled-out atmosphere in the leafy outdoor bar & dining area. A great place to relax and unwind. The lodge is nestled amongst lush trees and hills and is around an 8 or... More

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

I can't wait to share this review with the staff. It means so much to us. We know we are not perfect and there is always room for improvement, but it really encourages us so much when you have taken the time to write such a detailed and sincere review. A HUGE THANK YOU on behalf of the Gamboozini Lodge.... More

Secunda, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We stayed at Gamboozini over Easter weekend 2014. We travel a lot and not even and the best Hotels have I ever received such great service as from Enzo and his team! They really go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your stay. If you are an older or more private couple I would not suggest camping... More

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

Yes, yes, yes! Thank you. I am glad to here you approve of the queen bed bungalows that have their own toilet and shower! I will share your kind review with the staff. A big greetings from us here at the Gamboozini Lodge. More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I stayed here 12 months ago - and been meaning to come back and review this place. Lovely stay, close to the beach, a wonderful stay.The accommodation itself is cosy, comfortable and in a very relaxing environment. Strongly recommended, with an excellent value for money (far cheaper than other places in the area). Most importantly the owner Mark is the... More

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

Whilst we are always looking for constructive criticism so as to improve the lodge for our guests, it really means so much to us when we receive such an amazing review. I am so grateful for your positive feedback and look forward to sharing it with the staff. I look forward to seeing you again. Greetings from PONTA :-) More

Ribe, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I had the luck of staying at the lodge in a period where the owner Mark was there. He made me feel like a personal friend of the place from the very first moment. To help him make my stay a perfect experience, he had Veronica cutely giggling while she did all the hard work of cleaning the place and... More

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

I had such am amazing time hosting you! Ponta can really be fun during the month of February and am so glad that I was there to host you. I am grateful for your feedback regarding the staff and the food as this helps to show us that we are on the right track. I really look forward to seeing... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We stay at Gamboozini Lodge over the December break. The service we received from Enzo and his team was awesome. Breakfast and dinner was very good when we did eat at the lodge.Whenever we needed something, Enzo did his best to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The place was very basic but at the same time very clean.... More

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

Thank you for your honest review. This is the kind of review I find most valuable, so that we can adopt changes that make sense. The showers and taps had a problem with pressure, and this has been resolved, in that we have better pressure now in all the bungalows. I have decided to upgrade all the bungalows and before... More

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Address: Parcela 549, Ponta do Ouro 7000, Mozambique
Location: Mozambique > Maputo Province > Ponta do Ouro

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