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Ponta Gamboozini Lodge

Parcela 549, Ponta do Ouro 7000 Mozambique
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#3 of 26 Specialty lodging in Ponta do Ouro
We are a small lodge located 6 minutes walk from the main beach of Ponta Do Ouro. We have a great little bar and restaurant and have 5 cozy queen bed Bungalows with private bathrooms, a luxury bungalow with a separate bathtub and shower, AC and a balcony as well as a 10 person dorm room and two 4 person dorm rooms ideal for students and friends. We help to organize all activities ranging from Dolphin swimming and scuba diving to deep sea fishing and nature walks. Great for couples, groups or the single traveler. Camping is also available, along with a single room. Our promise to you is when you come to visit us we will go out of our way to make sure you have the best holiday possible.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Entertainment staff
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
VIP room facilities
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Portuguese


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Grade: 42 out of 100
11Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Catcurrin wrote a review Oct 2019
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We enjoyed our stay at Gamboozini lodge. It is by no means a luxury resort but sometimes thats a good thing. The rustic chalets and beautiful outside area give you a sense of being in nature and away from the hustle and bustle of normal life. Ponta is the kind of place where you don't want to spend too much time at your accommodation because the beaches are amazing and there are so many things to do and see so a small chalet was all we needed. The only disappointing part was the water pressure in the shower, as after a day in the sea and sand you want a good clean, but we survived none-the-less. The staff were great, George was very helpful with anything we needed, and we were fortunate enough to meet the owner Mark while we were there. There were a few small issues with the chalet but Mark is not there all the time and I know he was planning on fixing everything while he was there so I am sure they will be sorted. All in all we had a good time there.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Liz wrote a review Oct 2019
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Me and my husband stayed at gamboozini lodge for 4 nights in September. The staff were lovely and accomodating and the hotel is close to the beach. The room was lovely and clean.I would recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
C&S wrote a review Oct 2019
Xai-Xai, Mozambique2 contributions
This charming lodge close to the beach and very quiet made for a very relaxing break. The staff is 100 % dedicated to customers satisfaction and comfort. You will feel safe and well cared for. Special thanks to Mark.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
AMELIA_T wrote a review Oct 2019
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A perfect spot for our family. My husband visited Gamboozini earlier in the year when he had taken some time out to work on a project. He said that Gamboozini was a good place for him to get away and focus on what he had to work on in a quiet, relaxed, natural and supportive environment. Not long after the whole family was travelling through Mozambique and my husband was keen that we all stay at Gamboozini. We were camping and the team were very helpful and welcoming to us. It was nice to have a quiet, economical (good value for money) haven like this so close to the beautiful shore nearby. A nice safe place for the whole family. I highly recomment the dinner: home cooked, simple and delicious. Thank you to everyone there for your welcome. We should’ve stayed longer than two nights!
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Date of stay: September 2019
Coastal606111 wrote a review Aug 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom4 contributions
I needed a quiet and economical break from my usual routine where I would have peace and quiet to get a specific piece of work done (on my laptop). The staff here were helpful and good people I thought. They made me feel safe and secure here and were willing to help without being pushy. There was space for me to work on my laptop and then when I needed a break I could walk over the sandy dunes to the more lively parts of Ponta do Ouro for things I might need like small supermarket, coffee, walk on the beach etc etc. I planned to self cater and Gamboozini were very accommodating with space in the fridge and use of the cooking facilities and crockery etc. However, I found that their meals were so economical and the little supermarket a little expensive that it was almost as good value (and quicker) for me to order meals at Gamboozini, The other clientele were nice people. No annoying loud guests, just regular families from S. Africa or international backpackers. More international backpackers guests (proportionately) than most of Ponta which has a very high concentration of South African visitors.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Sleep Quality
$25 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MozambiqueMaputo ProvincePonta do Ouro
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ponta Gamboozini Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Ponta Gamboozini Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Beach Bar (0.3 miles) and Fernando's Bar (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ponta Gamboozini Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Ponta Gamboozini Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ponta Gamboozini Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ponta Gamboozini Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mango Tropical Cafe, Love Cafe and Deli, and The Melting Pot.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ponta Gamboozini Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Ponta Gamboozini Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Ponta do Ouro.
Are pets allowed at Ponta Gamboozini Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ponta Gamboozini Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Portuguese.