Mozambique’s long Indian Ocean coastline is dotted with popular beaches like Tofo, as well as offshore marine parks. In the Quirimbas Archipelago, a 250km stretch of coral islands, mangrove-covered Ibo Island has colonial-era ruins surviving from a period of Portuguese rule. The Bazaruto Archipelago farther south has reefs which protect rare marine life including dugongs.
Maputo, the capital, greatest and richiest city of Mozambique. The resettlement of civil war refugees and successful economic reform have led to a high growth rate: the country enjoyed a remarkable recovery, achieving an average annual rate of economic growth of 8% between 1996 and 2006 and between 6–7% from 2006 to 2011. The devastating floods of early 2000 slowed GDP growth to 2.1% but a full recovery was achieved in 2001 with growth of 14.8%. Rapid expansion in the future hinged on several major foreign investment projects, continued economic reform, and the revival of the agriculture, transportation, and tourism sectors. In 2013 about 80% of the population was employed in agriculture, the majority of whom were engaged in small-scale subsistence farming which still suffered from inadequate infrastructure, commercial networks, and investment. However, in 2012, more than 90% of Mozambique’s arable land was still uncultivated. In 2013, a BBC article reported that, starting in 2009, Portuguese had been returning to Mozambique because of the growing economy in Mozambique and the poor economic situation in Portugal.
Machagulo Beach Lodge – Mozambique
Machangulo Beach Lodge overlooks the channel between Inhaca Island and the dunes of the Santa Maria Peninsula where the Indian Ocean and the estuaries of Maputo Bay meet. The Lodge overlooks endless white beaches, pristine dune forests, estuaries bursting with life and the open ocean. Hidden amid the dunes and the forests, you can expect a warm and inviting atmosphere. 11 Ocean view rooms and a Private Beach Villa with 4 rooms, air conditioning, mosquito nets and private decks. A lounge with a bar and dining area, Beach bar, boma for outdoor dining, swimming pool. Activities include deep sea fishing, fly fishing, snorkelling and diving in the marine reserve, bird watching, whale/turtle/dolphin interactions and walks in the dune forests
The Five Premium Ocean View rooms are the pride and joy of Machangulo Beach Lodge. Perched up on a ridge overlooking the amazing scenery. Each room has a private deck, en suite bathroom, air conditioning, mini bar and many other luxury amenities
- Views of Ocean, Island and bay
- Distance from Beach: 2 min Walk, 20-80 stairs
- Distance from Pool: 1.5 min walk
- Distance from Dining are: 15-30 Sec Walk, 5 stairs
- Sleeps: 2 Adults & 1 Child
- Large and spacious comfort
- Air Conditioning (24/7)
- Private en-suite bathrooms
- Mini Bar
- Can be made up as King or Singles
- Ceiling Fan, Hairdryer, Room Safe
The Family Villas at Machangulo provide ultimate flexibility and privacy for groups, families and any types of booking configuration. The large and spacious Villas feature 2 private en-suite rooms Joined together by a central room. The central area of the Villa features a kitchen prep area, lounge, bar and dining area. The Villa also features a pool. The Villas are completely private and offer a home away from home luxury.
Beach Forest Rooms. Close to the beach and intimately private the Beach Forest Rooms at Machangulo Beach Lodge consist of two rooms each. These rooms are close together but only attached via wood decks. These Beach Forest Rooms are ideal for groups or families.
Ecolux Boutique Hotel & Spa – Mozambique
This upmarket hotel is situated in the small town of Komatipoort which lies on the Western slopes of the Lebombo Mountains and at the doorstep of the Kruger National Park. Only 15 minutes from the Crocodile Bridge Gate and 40 minutes from the Malelane Gate, a little out of town, close to the wild and away from the hustle and bustle. Enjoy luxury and comfort while experiencing the beautiful Kruger National Park. The hotel offers fine dining at Vonja’s Restaurant, open seven days a week and guests can enjoy game drives and a variety of activities like elephant back safaris, horseback safaris, quad bike rides, tiger fishing and Spa treatments and many more exciting adventures in the area. A perfect holiday destination for couples and families with lots of action packed activities or simply just to relax.
The hotel is also the Winner of the 2014 Lilizela award for the best 5 star hotel in Mpumalanga.
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