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Machangulo Beach Lodge

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived on a bumpy ride from Maputo (not bad as this was part of the experience). The staff was nice, food was awesome and overally we got the beach experience we wanted. We didn't get much done on activities (snorkelling is for a master class - maybe they could consider a beginners route :/) but my husband thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We spent three nights here at the end of May. What a beautiful place. The staff could not have tried harder to make our stay memorable even producing gifts, a cake and a choir for our daughter's birthday. We snorkelled and dived under the expert guidance of Jelly as well as going kayaking in the mangroves. Throughout the activities we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We had a wonderful stay at Machangula Beach Lodge. Kelly made sure our stay was perfect, checking in and making sure all our needs were met. Jelly (not his real name) and Edwina took us on tours of the local mangroves and the coral reef - sharing their knowledge of the local fauna and floral. Ph and Josepha were our... More 

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

Hi Lauren, It was so nice to meet you! Thank you for your beautiful words, and your acknowledgement of our staff members. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate you taking the time to let others know. Christiaan More 

Bellevue, Washington
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We stay at this beach lodge after spending a month on safari in Africa. We had a wonderful stay. All the staff were polite and helpful. The rooms had breathtaking views of the ocean. The food was great, offering a variety of vegetarian options. We felt like family as soon as we arrived . We too took advantage of the... More 

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

Dear skbrimm, Thank you for your kind words, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your Picnic at the Marine Reserve on Inhaca Island. We look forward to your next visit. Christiaan N More 

Randburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at the lodge and were treated like family from the moment you arrive by boat. Extremely friendly staff from the GM, Activities Manager to the Chef and serving staff. We loved every minute of our stay including the snorkel picnic on the island. Excellent snorkeling. We had the best view from our chalet. The... More 

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Rostov, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Enjoyed my stay at Machangulo very much: stunning nature, sandy beach, breathtaking view on the Ocean and seafood! It was my first time there and I appreciate the staff efforts to make my stay memorable: Richard (diving instructor) and Eva (spa) were just excellent - professional and friendly. Great place for morning jogging along the secluded beach, snorkeling and scuba... More 

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Thank Elena A
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

It wasn't the first time on the Lodge, staying with my family. Poor service examples: a full package in which the lunch didn't include any desert or fruit, napckins missing and a general sense that maintenance is lacking. Arrangements for boat trip were a nightmare, initial proposed check out time was before 9 a.m. in the morning. When you pay... More 

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

Dear Cesar, Thank you for your review and response to the lack of service during your stay. You'll be glad to hear that the entire lodge has gone through it's annual maintenance and looks brand spanking new. Unfortunately the boat transfer times were suggested by your agent, not the lodge and as you know we offered, and you accepted, a... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

We spent five nights in a room with a stunning ocean view. The resort was quiet but we were treated like royalty. The management is quietly efficient, the activities staff are very helpful and friendly, arranging snorkelling, beach picnics, kayaking and boat rides. One can walk for miles on a secluded beach. The high spot for us was the amazing... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

There is no doubt that Machangulo lodge is in a stunning location, on the tip of the mainland facing out to sea and to Inhaca island. However what once must have been a luxury beach lodge now feels dated and worn. Macangulo is not a cheap place to stay and consequently expectations are, and should be high. But what you... More 

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

Hi Ramblingman, Thank you for your review and bringing your concerns to our attention. We are certainly concerned with your comments and I can assure you that the furniture has all been redone, the decor is being redone as we speak and the lodge is going through a major refurb at the moment. The service matters have all been taken... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

Serene surroundings excellent for a quiet getaway. Boat ride to get there was bumpy due to weather but the return trip was smooth and enjoyable. The food at the restaurant was fresh and tasty, and despite having a set menu, the food was enjoyable. The staff were friendly and helpful. The spa treatment was awesome with fantastic views of the... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Machangulo Beach Lodge, in the South of Mozambique offers blissful barefoot luxury. Untouched African beaches, untamed nature and luxurious service come together to create extraordinary holiday experiences. Situated in a truly unique location on a beautiful secluded peninsula it is the easiest accessible lodge in Mozambique with a plethora of activities for the whole family. Featuring 17 luxurious rooms, a fully equipped activity centre and plenty of amazing spots to enjoy the unique views of the Indian Ocean and Inhaca Island. Awesome Private Villas right on the beach and surrounded by 5 marine and nature reserves, this is a unique AFRICAN beach paradise. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Machangulo Beach Lodge

Address: Machangulo Peninsula | Santa Maria/Inhaca Region, Machangulo, Mozambique
Location: Mozambique > Maputo Province > Machangulo
Price Range: $704 - $864 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Machangulo Beach Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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