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“Great place to stay on Macaneta” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Praia de Peixe

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Macaneta Island, Marracuene, Mozambique   |  
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Maputo, Mozambique
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great place to stay on Macaneta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We live in Maputo and have been to Macaneta several times for day trips. Praia de Peixe has now made it our favorite weekend destination. Lots of lodging options mentioned in other reviews so I won't repeat. Stephan and his team are great hosts. The beach is wonderful and the option of green grass and a nice pool if it gets too windy or too hot makes it perfect of the kids. We tend to cook on most of our trips, but are doing so less and less when we go to Macaneta because the food at Praia de Peixe is so good!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Wow, it is such a nice place relax and forget it all. I went there with friends and the experience was out of this world and more. The beach is beautiful and jusr makes thw stay at thw lodge more wonderful.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Maputo, Mozambique
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Lovely beach, Dont miss the fishermen coming in in the morning. Cute huts (bring your own towel) and à great restaurant/bar with delicious food (seafood, yummie). I was here with my son (5) and we were so spoilt, loved it!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Tucked away about 35km from Maputo on Macaneta Island , I found paradise !. An Awesome resort with chalets, camp and caravan sites and a fantastic restaurant. Unspoiled idyllic beach right on your doorstep, where you can walk for miles seeing no others , and as was the case with myself , a few whales frolicking in the surf! A true Gem of a place where relaxation and a total switch off from the hustle and bustle of daily living is the order of the day - Highly recommend for a True break!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Winter Park, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

While visiting South Africa from the United States I decided on an impromptu trip with a friend to Praia de Peixe. Stephan the owner was kind enough to pick us up in Maputo at the Airport and return us. What a charming young man full of energy!
We had to cross the river from Marraquena to Macaneta Island on a true African fiery. What an experience! Nobody would believe how many vehicles and people they can fit on that fiery if you don’t see it with your own eyes.
Upon arrival at the lodge we were greeted by wonderful friendly staff and Boela the dog with an amazing meal of fresh caught prawns and a beautiful green salad.

The chalets with very comfortable and extra clean. Sheets were amazing. Grounds were beautiful and relaxing by the pool with a great book and great food and drink service from the restaurant was big part of my days.

The joy of hearing the ocean on the other side of the dune 24/7 beautiful walks on the unrepped beach every morning, watching fishermen fish at the crack of dawn.
And fun drives in the dunes on Stephan’s 4x4 John Deer. Stephan was there every minute to check on and provide entertainment for he’s guest. You are a tonic to be around.

I can not wait for my next trip to Praia de Peixe. Best Lodge on the island!!! It will become a definite trip on my yearly visits to South Africa from here on.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We were hosted at Praia de Peixe beach with a group of South African musicians on tour in Mozambique. What a breath of fresh air. We were basically the only guests there. The joys of having a whole beach to yourself for 4 days. The owner Stephan is an amazing host. The staff, Francisco the bar man and the chef, so accommodating, the food is amazing. The chalets have everything you need, a gas stove a fridge, microwave, plenty cutlery and crockery, pots. You basically just need to bring yourself. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy true Mozambican hospitality. Praia de Peixe is the place. I cant wait to go back.

Room Tip: The chalets are best if you are a group, they also have plenty space for camping.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We were invited to Praia de Peixe for a quick break away by friends. As it is a quick drive from the bustling Maputo I did not expect much. Great was my surprise, after a memorable ride on a truly African ferry, to arrive at an island paradise!
We were tended to by amazing staff, served ice cold drinks and fed the most divine seafood lunch money can buy. (I still need that recipe Stephan!)
Praia de Peixe is well worth the visit... oh no scrap that.. it is an absolute must the next time you are looking for a little piece of heaven.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Praia de Peixe

Address: Macaneta Island, Marracuene, Mozambique
Location: Mozambique > Maputo Province > Marracuene
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Marracuene
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7

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