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“Mr”
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Main building with pool deck
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Main building with pool deck
Lounge area with transparent wind awnings down Hub building above and beach house nestled in the dune forest below
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Main building with pool deck
Lounge area with transparent wind awnings down
Hub building above and beach house nestled in the dune forest below
Infinity pool and pool deck
Dining area with a view
Dining and lounge area with awnings down
Master bedroom
Kitchen
Kitchen with a view
Lounge and dining area
Bedroom 3
Infinity pool
Pool deck view
Lounge
Bedroom 4 (twin)
Infinity pool and pool deck
Beach pavilion lounging
Relaxing on the pool deck
Lounge with wind awnings closed
Lounge
Master bedroom ensuite
Bedroom 2 ensuite
Pool deck at sunset
Beach pavilion dining with table extension allowing seating for 10
Sunrise
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Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Machangulo, Maputo Province

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Excellent - based on 22 reviews
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CharlesSa...
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Mr”
Reviewed August 8, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Insane place. Something for the whole family. Bush, sea, surf, fish... or just take in the spectacular views over an ice cold G&T

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keithskin...
Harare, Zimbabwe
1 review
“A real privilege to stay here!”
Reviewed July 25, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Vista Abril is a very secluded, luxury residence set in pristine dune vegetation with the most incredible views of the coast you are likely to find anywhere!
Exquisite attention to detail. Wonderful, friendly and helpful staff. And good fishing! A real privilege to stay here.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 26, 2017
Thank you for the kind comments. Come back anytime!
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StuAnders...
London, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Incredible Luxury Hideaway ' Pure Africa' raw and unspoilt”
Reviewed May 10, 2017 for a stay in April 2017
1
person found this review helpful

This is a luxury 'Hideaway' set high up in the dunes. We had no idea of what to expect, but we were blown away when we opened the front door to a stunning vista of the beach and coastline. The design and construction of the property shows a real attention detail and its positioning high up on the dune is commanding and perfect. This is a 'Very' private residence and the beach feels like its yours. We rarely passed other people in the 6km walk along the shoreline we made each day. The staff are super friendly and helpful, but blend seamlessly into the property until you need them. This really is outdoor living on a luxury scale. We absolutely loved our stay here and would love to return. Vista Abil really is 5 star!! we loved it.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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sennevill...
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautifully designed, secluded beach house”
Reviewed January 12, 2017 for a stay in January 2017
1
person found this review helpful

This beautiful beach house is set amongst sand dunes over looking the most incredible view of the ocean. It has a lovely relaxed atmosphere, the communal living spaces are open, allowing you to never forget where you are. It is very secluded with it's own access directly on to the beach. Just perfect in every way.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Frederico...
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Awesome”
Reviewed November 9, 2016 for a stay in November 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Awesome in every aspect. Nice staff, nice house and a stunning beach and environment.
It's my third time at Machangulo and I am very delighted that I found an excellent place to stay.

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Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed August 31, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
1
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Liked best: Spectacular villa, incredible views, pristine, practically private beach.
Liked least: The drive to the villa was arduous.
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 1, 2016
Thank you so much for the kind feedback. We definitely need to get better at describing the challenges of driving in and perhaps recommending the far easier options of boat or helicopter transfers. But then that would mean missing out on an elephant encounter!
We would love to welcome you back some time, Greg
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markw0rld...
England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Probably one of the best private beach houses in the world...”
Reviewed July 14, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Not a gaudy pop star mansion but instead the ideal, cool, casual, open to the elements beach house blending perfectly into a remote, private, long, desert-island feel beach with the softest powder sands and azure water...

An architectural surprise and wonder, considering its location...

Go very prepared - it is extremely difficult to get to, requiring proper off-road vehicles, and there is NOTHING there or nearby that hints of civilisation (and then, when you hit that, we're talking Mozambique...). So, as we did, you must take in everything you could possibly need (there is a Shoprite and Woolworths in Maputo, but after that nothing...) and don't expect easy - or any - communications.

It is nonetheless exactly because of this location that it is completely worth it. Not only for the adventure of getting there, but because its isolation (almost like a private island, given the reserve between it and the rest of Mozambique - perhaps feeling a little like it must to have Richard Branson's Necker Island all to oneself) coupled with the quality of the villa and beauty of the place multiplies its specialness exponentially.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 1, 2016
What a lovely and helpful review!
We are so pleased that you enjoyed you stay and would love to welcome you back, Greg
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