Set alongside the beach and the Maputo Special Reserve in Southern Mozambique, you really do get the best of both bush and beach here at Anvil Bay Chemucane.
Stretch Out Those Legs
Anvil Bay Chemucane features a diversity of woodland types, coastal dune forest, a number of large lakes and smaller lakes and wetlands all within the surrounding area. Stretch out your legs on a walk through the the inland areas to Ponta Chemucane, keeping an eye out for birds, and hippos at the nearby lake. Guides are also available to accompany you to show you the routes. Bird-lover? Keep an eye out for Southern Banded Snake-Eagles, African Crowned Eagle and the African Cuckoo-Hawk.
If Not a Hike, Hop on a Fat Bike!
If you’ve got the whole brood in tow, they’ll love pedalling out together on the innovative fat bikes. Much like an average bicycle with fat tyres, they are perfectly designed to ride over sand, making them easier for those younger family members, and those who don’t want to want to break too much of a sweat. Fat bikes are perfect for covering more ground to explore the coastline around Anvil Bay the eco-friendly way.
Saltwater for the Soul
As for those beach activities, there is plenty for those who prefer to simply ‘chillax’’, but also for those who can never seem to sit still. Hit the water for a dip and if you’re up for something a little more active, try some SUPing, kayaking, fishing (ocean or shore), bodyboarding or snorkelling.
Or better yet, set sail on one of Anvil Bay’s boats for a cruise out in search of dolphins which frequent the shores, whales from July to November, and of course the occasional whale shark, if luck is on your side.
Watch Those Little Turtles Go!
From late October to late January each year, Anvil bay guests get the privilege of witnessing the nesting of both Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles on guided tours. The emergence of the hatchlings occurs from December through to late March, when those gorgeous baby turtles find their flippers and make the treacherous journey into the ocean. “Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming…”