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Machangulo Beach Lodge

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Machangulo Beach Lodge

4 star hotel
Maputo Province, Santa Maria, Mozambique
9 rooms
FREE Internet

Machangulo Beach Divers

PADI dive center
Max 6 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Machangulo Beach Lodge is a 4* resort offering year-round diving among corals, turtles, rays, and vibrant fish
  • Untouched African beaches, untamed nature and luxurious service come together to create extraordinary holiday experiences
  • Rest and relax between dives with a spa treatment or a walk along a deserted beach, or stay water-based with a kayak trip or snorkel
  • This is a unique African beach paradise, surrounded by five marine and nature reserves
  • Your peaceful lodge is only a 10 minute stroll from the beautiful, bio-diverse Indian ocean!
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Booking process


Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 55%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 39 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 39 days prior to arrival

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.


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PADI® Courses Available

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

Diving gear

  • 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

Languages spoken

  • English

PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Resort

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

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

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Babysitting/Child Services


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Gbp)
  • Cash (Local Currency)


  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Spa Facility
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Massage Services

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 decorated with colourful African decorations and wooden furniture. All bedrooms come with 24/7 air conditioning.

There is a pool with seating area and sun loungers, there's a full PADI dive centre with on site, and the beach is less than 10 minutes' walk from every part of the resort. 

As specialists in rest and relaxation, picnics, walks and drinks on deserted beaches are encouraged, as well as spa treatments, snorkeling, birding, fishing, kayaking and local cultural or nature-based tours.

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. 
  • Please note that if a boat needs to be cancelled due to unforeseen weather circumstances, guests will need to book alternative accomodation in Maputo and claim these charges from thier travel insurance, lost bed nights at Machengulo Beach Lodge will not be refunded or substituted with hotel nights in Maputo, and will need to be claimed from travel insurance.
  • 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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