Image – © &Beyond Benguerra Island Lodge
On a sandy shore, overlooking the warm and welcoming waters of the Indian Ocean sits &Beyond Benguerra Island Lodge. The lodge is located within the protected marine reserve of the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park and is nestled within an indigenous forest.
Accommodation is in spacious individual Cabanas & Casinhas, each with their own private timber deck where a rim flow pool. For larger families, the Casa Familia, a sole-use house with 3 bedrooms is a great option.
Guests can explore the exquisite waters and reefs in this protected area, with the opportunity for exceptional diving at the Two Mile Reef, 5 Mile Reef, 9 Mile Reef, San Sebastian, and Magaruque Island, to name a few. Swim with horses closer to shore, snorkel in the warm clear waters or take a sunset dhow with a local cocktail.
Activities at &Beyond Benguerra Island Lodge also extend to the land, where guests can depart on a leisurely island drive through the local communities enroute to explore inland lakes filled with crocodile and flamingo. Bird lovers may also enjoy seeking out western osprey, pink-backed pelican, lesser crested tern, ruddy turnstone and other water birds that can also be found in the area, as well as possibility of seeing the shy suni antelope. Guests can also experience the Africa Foundation Community visit, a fascinating excursion to the community centre, Centro Cumunitario Kanhe Kwedo, where guests have the opportunity to interact with the friendly Mozambican people in their coastal villages, and where local women create beautiful, beaded items for sale and men practice conservation initiatives.
2 Cabanas – Each Cabana is 50m2 with a double or twin bed. The bathroom has a bath and outdoor shower. Outside it offers a private timber decksand cool rim flow pool. There is also a private sala with a hanging daybed, as well as private sun loungers situated on the beach.
10 Casinhas –Each villa is 60m2 with a small sitting area on the other side of the bed. Otherwise the Casinhas offer the same facilities as the Cabanas.
1 Casa Familia – Villa is 170m2 with 3 en-suite bedrooms (up to 4 adults + 2 children 12yrs or younger). The Casa Familia offers more space with a lounge, as well as extensive outdoor space and private pool.
Each Villa Offers:
•Private verandah with private sala and hanging daybed
•Air conditioning / heating / overhead fans
•Private plunge pool
•Tea/coffee making facilities
•Bath & Outside Shower
•Bose music player
•Internet access – Wi-Fi throughout with 3G connection
•WILDchild Programme (Kids)
•Laundry Service (Available)
•Horse riding & swimming with horses
•Africa Foundation community visit
•Sunset dhow cruise
•WILDchild Programme (Kids)
•Wellness treatments (additional charge)
•Scenic helicopter flights (additional charge)
•Private catamaran charter (additional charge)
•Boating Activities (additional charge)
•Whale Watching (June – Aug) (additional charge)
•PADI certified diving courses (additional charge
Located on Benguerra Island, Mozambique, the lodge is accessible by daily flights between Vilanculos and Johannesburg. There are also flights connecting Nelspruit and Vilanculos. A short helicopter flight offers the transfer between Vilanculos and Benguerra Island Lodge helipad.
Our team of expert Travel Consultants will be delighted to tailor-make your Mozambique travel itinerary.
For a no-obligation quotation, simply contact us via our free online Request A Quote service.