“Awesome, idyllic and secluded location, jaw droppingly stunning views and beautifully appointed accomodation” What an amazing place to recharge one's batteries, and soak in the truly magnificent vista from the villa deck and infinity pool. The villa itself is beautifully designed and luxuriously appointed, and the staff are very helpful and friendly. The wooded finishes integrate well with the coastal dune forest. Long walks along the peninsula beach in both directions. In my opinion this villa has the prime site on the whole peninsula. Sea temperature in winter (july) was around 23 celcius, and swimmable, but the infinity pool was too chilly (possibly due to the colder than normal weather we experienced due to large frontal system that arrived from the south)
Take note that the self drive option requires a high clearance powerful 4x4 (not a standard SUV 4x4 like we had) otherwise you will get bogged down in very very sandy roads. Also give yourself plenty of time (at least 3-4 hours) to drive from the elephant reserve entrance up the peninsula to the villa, and make sure you have detailed instructions from the owner, and take the precise gps coord of the villa, because there are no road signs at all. Also note that there is basically no cell reception for over 90% of the trip up the peninsula. Other option is to take the ferry transfer across Maputo bay which takes about 1 1/2 hours to Santa Maria, from where a transfer to the villa can be organized by the owner.
Getting there is worth the effort though!!
“Stunning beach getaway” We stayed at Casa Algodoal for 4 nights and wish we'd stayed longer. The house was gorgeous with stunning beach viewsand we had everyting we needed for a self-catering holiday. Only a short walk 5-minute to the beach and the staff were friendly and helpful, with the place kept very clean.
The owner Ghizlaine checked to see that we had all we needed and provided internet access for us, which was much appreciated.
We thoroughly recommend Casa Algodoal.
“Brand new apartment in upscale neighborhood” Coming for California, this apartment felt like home! This is a great place, in a very safe area, at a great price in a beautiful city. We stayed for two weeks and we found that hotels with good options are expensive. The apartment is cheaper and allowed for more freedom: it is fully furnished with upscale bathroom, new kitchen with state of the art appliances, and new linens. The family who owns the apt is very friendly and added a coffee maker on the day we requested it. Perfectly working free wi-fi and large screen LCD TV. We highly recommend it!