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Ponta Gamboozini Lodge

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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They were very friendly and helpful. They helped us unpack and when we got stuck. The area was very clean and neat. Will definitely visit them again. When we asked for charcoal and a braai they provided it for us and even made the fire. Thanks again for a wonderful stay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Stayed for 11 days and enjoyed all of it! The food and bar were superb. Staff were friendly and helpful and even washed my clothes for me for a very small fee. Housing was clean and robust. Always felt safe. Only complaint was that breakfast for our group was slow and often late. Would not hesitate to book again should... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

What an enjoyable short stay. Rustic and clean. Delicious food, helpful service and all round charm. Had rain during our whole stay but that was most unfortunate. Will be back to enjoy the sunshine soon

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Thank Mary Anne W
Mark v, Owner at Ponta Gamboozini Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and your very kind insights. We sure do hope to see you again when there is less rain... Greetings, More 

Reeuwijkbrug, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We had a good time here, the staff was friendly. It was great that they offered the service to take and bring us to the border. The dorm was okay, there was a possibility to get WiFi. We had to walk from the beach/town to this hostel for about 10 till 15 min.

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

Thank you for your insights. Yes, decent WiFi has been slow coming to Ponta but now we are proud to offer this service free to all our guests. Thank you for your visit. Greetings, More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Everything from the comfortable accommodation, the staff (Enzo and Mice and the rest of the team), the amazing setting, the vibey decor, the delicious food, the relaxed atmosphere, the chilled music, the beautiful animals (rest in peace, Basil), the fellow Gambooziners and the always-on assistance, was absolutely perfect. I'd rate this place 10 stars if I could. I can't wait... More 

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Thank NickFrost17
Mark v, Owner at Ponta Gamboozini Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. It means a lot to the staff, shooing them that they are in the right track via guests feedback is a great way to do this. We sure do look forward to seeing you visit us again here in lovely Ponta! Greetings, More 

Ede, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

We went last minute and gamboozini was very quickly with responding to our request and they were able to fetch us at the border. It was a nice stay! Thanks:) The accommodation was nice as well, it is a nice atmosphere. When you are looking for a short trip, this is a great accommodation.

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

Thank you for your response. We are always ready to respond quickly to last minute requests and accommodate guests. Thank you for your visit! Greetings, More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

We spent three nights camping here over Easter weekend and had a wonderful time. Enzo, who manages the lodge and arranges transport to and from the border, is an interesting and engaging young guy who kept us very entertained with stories of his adventures and his life. It was really great getting to know him and interacting with him on... More 

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

Thank you for staying at our lodge and thank you for all your valuable insights. We appreciate the compliments regarding the staff and food and service and apologize about the camping experience. The hot/water pressure has been fixed but do note that we are phasing out camping as we will be building a swimming pool in the campers area and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Sitting at my desk in Cape Town, the only thing getting me through my day is remembering the amazing time we had in Ponta, and Gamboozini - all thanks to a great group of friends, great weather and the seemingly endless hospitality and friendliness of Enzo and Mika at Gamboozini. They went out of their way to accommodate us, the... More 

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

We are so grateful for your review. Of course Enzo and Mike will hear about your experience at the lodge. We share all reviews! Gamboozini lodge is so happy when we get this kind of feedback as it shows us that we are on the right track. Thank you and we really hope to see you back in Ponta. Greetings... More 

Jozini Dam KZN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

I had the most wonderful welcome from Mark the owner, his wife, Mika and Angie who work at the lodge. They were friendly, hospitable and couldn't do enough for me. The room was clean and comfortable. I could hear the sea which is a very comfortable 5 minute walk from Gamboozini. I felt like part of the family after a... More 

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

We really enjoyed your visit. I will make sure that Angie and Mika and Enzo hear about what a nice time you had. We look most forward to receiving you again. Greetings, Mark More 

Maputo, Mozambique
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

This was my second visit to the Gamboozini lodge. I have stayed several places in Ponta D'Ouro, and I find Gamboozini the most calm and friendly place. The booking was easy at the internet, and they answered right away. I stayed at a Queen bed bungalow, which was a room with a toilet and bathroom, and a cosy little terrace... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review! This will definitely reassure the staff that they are on the right track. And you are correct, we have addressed some issues that needed to be rectified after the busy December season! Please do come again and visit Gamboozini Lodge and our lovely Ponta Do Ouro. Greetings, More 

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Amenities

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ponta Gamboozini Lodge

Address: Parcela 549, Ponta do Ouro 7000, Mozambique
Location: Mozambique > Maputo Province > Ponta do Ouro
Price Range: $12 - $19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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