6 DaySanta Maria Mozambique Escape
Machangulo Beach

For South Africans looking for their next getaway, nothing beats the vibe of Machangulo Beach. This 6-day Santa Maria Mozambique Escape will get you there any time of the year.

It’s easy to do over a long weekend, allowing just enough time to level up on your relaxation, and to escape for some fun in the water, be it swimming, snorkelling or diving to your heart’s content.

Your Manchangulo Beach Experience

A Mozambique holiday at Machangulo Beach on the Santa Maria Peninsula is a match made in holiday heaven for South Africans looking to escape. This secluded bay close to Inhaca Island where the lodge is located, is utterly breathtaking and is just right for water activities like diving and snorkelling.

Dine on the beach with a bucket of cold drinks, tuck into as many fresh tiger prawns as you can and gather around the campfire for a spot of good convo. The beach bar next to the pool is open all day and just the place to chill out, just before a lekker afternoon siesta. 

If you’re not at the bar or in the water, the immaculate dune forests and estuaries are bursting with life in an energetic harmony. And, once you’re ready to retire for the evening, ocean-view rooms await you, perched high up on a ridge. Those sunrise views must be seen to be believed.  

Day 1: Obrigado, Machangulo!

Kick-start your Mozambican holiday with a direct fly-in from Johannesburg. Flights from Cape Town can also be arranged but will need to go via Johannesburg. 

After your arrival in Maputo, a private road transfer will take you straight to the Marina where you will embark on your boat transfer to your Machangulo Beach lodge. Over the next 5 nights, you’ll be waking up in your own private villa, nestled only a few short steps from the beach.

Day 2 - 5: Mo’ rum, mo’ fun, mo’ sun, Mozambique!

Machangulo is surrounded by not one, but three nature reserves, bursting with a variety of birdlife seen all year round, most notably, Great White Pelicans and African Fish Eagles. If you’re not in Moz’ for the birds, and you were born ready to hit the water, the lodge is also ideally nestled between two marine reserves where you can snorkel and scuba dive to your heart’s content. 

Machangulo itself is intimate and secluded, with a selection of villas and rooms overlooking the Indian Ocean and Inhaca Island. While you’re not catching up on some sleep or out exploring, a treatment at their private spa, or a beach picnic is the tall order of any day spent here.

Day 6: Become a Mozambique Regular

After breakfast, and a boat transfer back to Maputo, you’ll catch your flight back to Johannesburg. 

Since this itinerary is so effortless and easy, it ticks all the right boxes as a long weekend getaway, and is an easy choice as a regular route across the border and back when you’re in the mood to kick back by the beach and escape routine. And, if by the end, you feel like you haven’t soaked up enough sun, sea and sand as you possibly can, we will be more than happy to extend your stay. 


  • Scheduled return flight from Johannesburg to Maputo
  • Return road and boat transfers from Maputo Airport to a Machangulo Beach lodge
  • 5 nights’ accommodation in an Ocean View Room
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner
  • Teas, coffees, drinking water and selected juices
  • Non-motorized activities
  • Use of WiFi throughout the lodge

Not Included

  • Spa treatments
  • Motorized and specialised activities (scuba diving, boat hire, deep sea fishing, day excursions).
  • Drinks and all other extras to be settled direct
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