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Frequently asked questions that guests might have before visiting our villa:

  • Our staff wear masks at all times.
  • Sanitising stations are available at all entry points to the property.
  • Your temperature will be taken upon arrival at our lodge and upon entry into a vehicle.
  • By car
    • From Maputo - approximately 70kms to the Maputo Special Reserve gate, then around 70 km to the villa.
    • From Ponta Do Oura - approximately 40kms to the Maputo Special Reserve gate, then around 70 km to the villa. The drive takes about 4 hours from the reserve gate to the villa.
    • Please note: A 4x4 vehicle is essential for this journey. Pack snacks and refreshments.
  • By boat - from Maputo to Santa Maria: maximum of 90 minutes. Times are tide dependent. We collect guests in Santa Maria and transport them to the villa, approximately a 15-minute drive.
  • By plane - from Maputo - a 15-minute flight, followed by a 15-minute drive to the villa.

Unfortunately, the reserve does not allow pets.

There is currently no WiFi available at the villa, so you can take the time to truly switch off and repose.

Please refer to our Explore page for a list of things to do in the area

We are in a low-risk area, however, we recommend you speak to your GP to organise a malaria prescription before you leave, and bring enough of the medication with you for the length of your trip. Note: local clinics have testing facilities and medication, should you contract malaria.
Sunscreen, hat, insect repellent, swimwear, sunglasses, camera.
Recommended
There is safe water to drink in the rooms and we have additional water filters in the kitchens.
Machangulo Peninsula, where our villa is located, is close enough to civilization, but remote enough to enjoy true tranquillity and peace.
There are very basic clinics in the area. Severe cases would likely seek medical attention in Maputo. There is an airstrip for a helicopter to land, should there be such an emergency.

Children of all ages are welcome.

April to December is our dry season, with tropical weather, clear skies, lots of sun, and rarely any rain.
All visitors are required to hold a valid passport for entry into Mozambique, and visitors from some countries require a visa (see below).
  • Visas can be purchased on arrival at customs (Quelimane, Beira, Vilanculos, Pemba or Maputo), so there is no need to pre-purchase visas.
  • The following countries can visit without a Visa:
    • Angola
    • Botswana
    • Eswatini
    • Malawi
    • Mauritius
    • South Africa
    • Tanzania
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

This will depend on where you are traveling from. The drive to Mozambique from Durban is around eight hours, and the drive to Mozambique from Johannesburg is around 11 hours. A flight from Johannesburg to Maputo is around an hour, or a little longer via a scenic private charter flight.