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Machangulo Beach Lodge

Hotel category
4 Star
PADI dive center
House reef

Resort Highlights

  • 4* luxurious, resort in South Mozambique
  • Untouched beaches and clear blue seas
  • Colourful African decor
  • Pool, spa, beach access
  • 24/7 air conditioning in the rooms
  • Snorkelling, birding, kayaking, fishing, cultural excursions


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Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours


If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final


You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 50% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 50% (balance) is due 60 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 20% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 39 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 39 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

Machangulo Beach Lodge offers barefoot luxury in Southern Mozambique. 

The resort is set on the hillside overlooking long, untouched beaches and blue seas. Each naturally-constructed building is tastefully decorated with colourful African decorations and wooden furniture. 

There is a pool with seating area and sun loungers, plus the beach is less than 10 minutes' walk from every part of the resort. All bedrooms come with 24/7 air conditioning.

Activities include spa treatments, snorkelling, birding, fishing, kayaking and local cultural or nature-based tours.

Explore diving around the Machangulo Beach Lodge

Dive Center


  • Remote PADI Dive Center
  • Unique and unexplored dive sites
  • Corals, turtles, brightly coloured fish, rays and more!
  • Conditions to suit beginner and advanced divers alike
  • Full range of PADI recreational training 
  • In-house compressor, safety equipment
  • Large 250HP dive boats


The PADI Dive Center at Machangulo Beach Lodge is located in the heart of multiple marine reserves. 

Way off the beaten track, you can dive year-round amongst corals, turtles, rays, vibrantly-coloured fish and vast blue ocean. This is a great choice for divers looking for a unique and unexplored diving experience!

Machangulo offers ample conditions for beginner and advanced divers, including a full range of recreational diving courses. 

The PADI Dive Center is equipped with a compressor, cylinders and all necessary safety equipment. The boats are large 250HP 30ft vessels with low gunnels, stairs and ample space.

With a maximum diver capacity of 12 divers, you will enjoy a flexible and personalised dive experience.



PADI Courses Available

  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Kids Courses
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Drift Diving
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Adaptors & tanks

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Languages spoken

  • English

PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Resort

Resort Amenities


  • Cultural Excursions
  • Sandbank

Food & drink

  • Private Dining
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Gluten Free Food
  • Kosher Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Spa Facility
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Massage Services


  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Garden

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Babysitting/Child Services


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Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing

How to get there


  • The lodge offers boat transfers between Maputo and the lodge (advance notice required, additional cost). 
  • As a rule of thumb, when booking flights aim for morning arrival and afternoon departure. 
  • Boat transfers are tide and weather dependant and therefore are not guaranteed available at all times of the day. Please confirm availability before booking your flights. 
  • You might not be the only guest on the boat, so please be courteous and observe the skipper's instructions. Once at the lodge, you will be asked to disembark from the boat into ankle deep water.
  • Due to it's location, the lodge is easier to access than any other luxury beach lodge in Mozambique. 
  • There is only one boat departure from the lodge and one boat departure from the Maputo Marina per day, so it is important that all guests are on time for transfers as these transfer times cannot be changed at short notice. If a guest misses a transfer, the guest will be responsible for a private boat charter (which are not always available) and hotel accommodation should it be required. 
  • Land transfers from South Africa are available on request (advance notice required, additional cost). It is also possible to drive yourself. If you would like to drive, please let us know so that we can offer route advice. 
  • Check in time is 2pm. 


  • The boat usually leaves the lodge for Maputo at 10:30am and returns at 1:30pm. 
  • Check out time is 10am.



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