Vilanculos Beach Lodge is located in Vilanculos which lies approximately 700kms north of Maputo. The town, with friendly
people offers the perfect base from which to explore the picturesque Bazaruto Archipelago.
There is an abundance of bird species, including the crab plover and olive bee-eater that tunnels its nest into the sand
dunes. Large flocks of migrant waders visit the fertile mud flats from September to April and the nomadic Greater Flamingo
arrive around mid-October.
Vilanculos beach Lodge Accommodation
Vilanculos Beach Lodge is constructed from natural indigenous elements of thatch and local hardwood simbire poles which have been combined in perfect harmony with plaster walls and wood frame doors and windows. The property extends right on to the beach and the lodge buildings are set back about 100m up the ridge, overlooking the sea.
22 Double Bungalows
Accommodation is in privately appointed Bungalows constructed on ironwood stilts with “majeka” roofs and beautiful mahogany floors. All bungalows have en-suite bathrooms with showers, beds equipped with mosquito nets, coffee & tea facilities, room safes, all rooms are air conditioned. The bungalows are set amidst lush indigenous gardens with private balconies – most with sea-views.
1 Presidential Suite- The Suite is built on stilts and offers a superb view of the ocean and the islands in the distance.It has two air conditioned en-suite rooms, a comfortable open plan lounge as well as a spacious covered veranda. Rooms are large and comfortably appointed with mosquito nets, desk, arm chairs, electronic safes and coffee & tea facilities. The en-suite bathrooms boast open shower, double vanity, toilet, bidet and all amenities.
Activities at Vilanculos Beach Lodge
Scuba Diving: Dive in the warm, subtropical waters of the Indian Ocean, in and around the Bazaruto Archipelago. Scuba dive around the pristine coral reefs which abound with more than 200 species of fish. As the reefs range from shallow to deep, they offer the diver an abundance of marine life with a huge diversity of both coral and fish life. In addition to most of the beautiful East Indian Ocean reef fish, we have the privilege of seeing various species of Sharks, Whale sharks, Manta rays, Potato bass, Turtles, Guitarfish and various Rays and Eels. For those extremely fortunate, a Humpback Whale during the months of July to October.
For the non-scuba diver there is always the opportunity to take a snorkelling trip to the amazing 2 mile reef. Here, one may appreciate the beauty and colours of a coral reef and the abundant marine life it supports without having to don scuba gear.
Whale watching at Vilanculos Beach Lodge ;Excursions are seasonal and take place during the months of July to October and Dolphins are seen year round.
Bazaruto Island Trips: Various packages allow mind boggling options of adventure, sport and recreation to suit your requirements. Enjoy an
idyllic picnic on the pristine beaches of a deserted island, where calm indigo waters stretch to the horizon.
Cocktail Cruise around Vilanculos; Day time, late afternoon and evening cocktail cruises are available
Charter Boats at Vilanculos beach Lodge ;Catamarans, Yachts, Fishing Boats,Water sports Boat
Non Motorized waterports at Vilanculos Beach lodge ;Non-motorized activities include sea kayaks, paddle boards, soccer and beach volleyball. The sea is calm and shallow in front of the lodge and ideal for swimming and paddling. Vilankulo is proving to be a popular kite surfing destination.
Horse Riding on the Vilanculos Beach;The breeze on your skin and the ocean at your side – this is a wonderful experience and of course you also have the option of a swim ride with your horse.
Activities at Vilanculos Beach Lodge are organised with local operators and are subject to weather conditions.