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Machangulo Beach Lodge

4.0 of 5 Machangulo Peninsula | Santa Maria/Inhaca Region, Machangulo, Mozambique
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hamburg, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is stunning and in good weather can be a lot of fun, although we felt more activities could be offered. The main hosts and staff with which we had most contact were nice. The food was generally disappointing, sadly. Breakfast was very poor, lunch modest and dinner varied from ok to good, but there were few meals that... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We visited Machangulo Beach Lodge for a week on our honeymoon. It was the ideal place to spend it. We flew in to Maputo from Johannesburg (which is an easy 50 minute flight) and were greeted at the airport by a driver, who took us straight to the dock. We hopped on a speedboat and an hour and 20 minutes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Truly awesome place to stay. We were there for 2 weeks and loved every minute of it. The staff were fabulous, family villa was perfect for our family of 5, breakfast and dinner plentiful however lunch could be better. Would go back tomorrow. Lots for the children to do and the staff made us feel as if we were very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

A wonder place to stay and relax. Staff went constantly over and beyond to make sure every need was catered too. Felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. Rooms were beautiful and food yummy. Would definitely recommend it to friends and family for a place to kick back and relax. Also, great snorkeling and fishing.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We spent 6 nights here in August 2014 after 2 weeks touring Namibia and it turned out to be the ideal relaxing end to a fantastic holiday. We had Machangulo almost to ourselves - 3 other couples and families only. The accommodation was excellent and the food first class. The staff really made our stay special for us. They were... More 

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ChristiaanNolte, Owner at Machangulo Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Johnathan, I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at Machangulo! We certainly had a blast having you and we highly appreciate your kind words, hope we see you again soon. Thanks again, Christiaan More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Our trip was amazing from start to finish. Stunning location and so secluded, a real get away and very romantic. We had a beautiful room with a stunning sea view, personal attention from the staff, successful fishing trips and fantastic spa treatments. Boat used for transfer was top notch. The only suggestion I have is for the chef to jazz... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The resort is a well run beach side lodge on the Santa Maria peninsula of Mozambique, over looking the estuary and bordering the island of Inhaca. Accommodation is reed thatched units with comfortable furnishings, ideal for a breakaway or a family holiday. The unit that we stayed in for 7 days was spotless and the service professional, with a king... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is one of the best locations in Mozambique. The lodge and surrounds is absolutely inspiring. There is a marine reserve around the corner , great diving spots , a coral reef at the bottom of the stairs , miles of secluded beaches, great food and hosts. Loved our stay and are defiantly going back. No mosquitos many whales drifting... More 

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ChristiaanNolte, Owner at Machangulo Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Anton, Many thanks, what a kind review, we hope to see you again soon! Kindest Regards, Christiaan Nolte More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the lodge for our honeymoon in August and the first thing I would point out is that this place is one of the most stunning picturesque locations I have ever visited. The beach, water, reef, trees, dunes and surroundings make for paradise. Our beach lodge was spacious and had amazing views. The only thing that let this... More 

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ChristiaanNolte, Manager at Machangulo Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Donnytravel, Thank you for your review of Machangulo Beach Lodge. I'd like to note that even though it often seems to be the case, we are not a truly 5 Star property. We love the fact that you think this of us as this is our goal - to provide a 5 star experience at a 4 star price.... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

A small cluster of individual huts hidden away in a sand dune, 1 1/2 hrs sailing from Maputo. The huts are luxurious, spacious and comfortable. Deserted pure sandy beach, with Dow sunset cruise and whale watching being two great activities on offer. You can even see the whales from the shore! It is however very expensive, especially considering the local... More 

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ChristiaanNolte, Manager at Machangulo Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Dear H0nestReviews, Many thanks for your in depth review of Machangulo Beach Lodge. The fluctuations of currencies have indeed made visiting Mozambique a bit more expensive for South African travelers. We have increased our wine list and are now offering budget options too. Thanks again, Christiaan Nolte More 

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Address: Machangulo Peninsula | Santa Maria/Inhaca Region, Machangulo, Mozambique
Location: Mozambique > Maputo Province > Machangulo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Machangulo Beach Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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