The perfect Mozambique beach holiday

The Mozambique coastline has over 2,500km of unspoilt beaches. The Mozambique channel runs down the coast as part of the Indian ocean providing sandy beaches and warm water for the beach enthusiast to enjoy.

Located in the Machangulo Private Reserve, just a 4 hour drive by four wheel drive from Maputo over the new Maputo-Katembe suspension bridge lies the beautiful Kanimambo Mozambique Beach Villa. Other ways of getting to Kanimambo include a speed boat transfer from Maputo or a private air charter to the Machangulo airstrip followed by a short transfer to the villa.

The Machangulo Private Reserve has over 16km of pristine sandy beaches to explore. The exact location of the villa is about 7 km south from the southern tip of Inhaca Island – in a south easterly direction form Maputo. Although the distance from Maputo is not too far, the roads are fairly rough requiring a four wheel drive and four hours driving time to get there from Maputo.

Kanimambo located on the Santa Maria peninsula is like being on your own island away from the crowds with the possibility of not seeing any one else on the beach at all. The villa can accommodate up to 12 people in four detached bedrooms. There is a central communal area with kitchen, lounge, dining room, outside deck, fire pit and swimming pool. Each bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers.

For beach and sea lovers there is plenty to do. Fill your days with fishing, fat bike riding on the beach, swimming, snorkelling, body boarding and other beach activities. Or relax on the pool deck or beach with your favourite drink and book in hand. There are also other activities that can be arranged with third party operators at Santa Maria such as deep sea fishing and scuba diving.

The villa is fully serviced with five staff members including a cook. Most guests arrange their own food and drinks having the staff prepare their food for them. Kanimambo is very relaxed and laid back exhibiting understated luxury.

Because of the remote location it is recommended that guests book a minimum of a 5 day stay with 7 to 10 days being ideal. You will need to book out the entire villa so bring along some friends or family. Two of the rooms sleep two people each and the other two rooms sleep four people each.

The Machangulo Private Reserve is a community project that employs over 200 local Mozambicans and aims to uplift the local community through economic, social and conservation empowerment programs.