Lodge | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Southern Mozambique has the most spectacular coastline and the Machangulo Estate in particular is becoming one of the most sought after destinations in the region. This beautiful luxury beach home is part of a 22km beachfront concession, fully serviced with roads, driveways, electricity and water. This development has attracted many high profile investors - many of whom have built their holiday homes in this very exclusive area.
This stunning property has 4 bedrooms en-suite (can sleep 12 in need), a lounge/TV room, open-plan kitchen/dining room, scullery/pantry, cold room facility, open lapa, additional store room area, swimming pool, lock-up garage/store-room and excellent staff quarters with additional storage space. The entertainment area is huge and the surrounding deck area is substantial. All rooms are joined by walkways and convene around the main central area. Water and electricity are on site and there is an elaborate water system in place to collect and use rainwater in addition to the good quality Estate water. A Reverse Osmosis system is in place and the quality of the water is excellent.
This unique property offers a playground of outdoor activities. To mention a few: shore and deep sea fishing, scuba diving, nature trails, day trip excursions to Inhaca and Portuguese Islands, boating in the bay and around the islands, snorkeling, bird watching, whale watching and outings to the Elephant reserve. Most visitors to this low density development are looking for the exclusivity and privacy it promises. The wide open spaces and the sheer beauty of the property have allured an audience of discerning investors. The water temperature averages 22-24°C in winter, 25-27°C in summer and is always beautifully clean.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||You have your OWN Private beach!|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Maputo International Airport|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Sea view|
|General||Safe, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (8), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Maputo region
Maputo has been the capital of Mozambique since 1898. The city was previously called Lourenço Marques until the country's independence in 1975. It is the largest city in Mozambique and the country's most important harbour. It is situated at the mouth of the Santo River in the extreme south, 90 km from the border with South Africa. People are generally out and about in the streets, walking, driving and getting on with life. The vibe is healthy and active, with little begging and lots of street vendors and markets.
Casa Dunas is located on the Machangulo penninsula about 34km's east of Maputo. It is part of a low-density development spread over 20 km's of exquisite beachfront, fully serviced with roads, driveways, electricity and water.
Inhaca Island is a small-inhabited island, lying just 37 km off the Mozambican capital of Maputo and positioned at the entrance to Delagoa Bay. It's location to Casa Dunas is excellent - the island itself is seperated from the main penninsula by "Hells Gate" - a channel that feeds the greater Maputo Bay.
The island also features large areas of unspoiled evergreen forest and bush land. Large areas of its land and shores have been protected as natural reserve since 1976, providing a unique and pristine environment, which can be enjoyed by taking one of the excellent two- to three-day hiking trails that are available for the avid walker.
All told, Inhaca has some 100 km of coastline, much of it having some of the best coral reefs in the Mozambique Channel. Snorkeling conditions in the inshore bay areas are excellent for novices and, while visibility may not be as good as it is on the offshore reefs, marine life is plentiful.
Situated just to the northwest of Inhaca Island is another smaller island called Portuguese Island. You can amble across the narrow strait when the tide is low, snorkel in the enclosed lagoon, or be even more adventurous and venture out further towards the reef with flippers, snorkel and mask. However, only do so when the water is clear, since there are sharks in the deeper waters of both these islands.