Tartaruga Maritima is situated in the extreme south of the pristine Mozambique coastline (only 16km from the South African border), Tartaruga Maritima Tented Camp offers comfort, privacy and tranquillity to the discerning nature lover and adventurer – only metres away from the calm warm waters of Ponta Malongane.
This exclusive, yet rustic retreat is only accessible by 4×4 vehicles and is only 665kms from Johannesburg and just over 500 kms from Durban.
Tartaruga tented camp is perfectly designed to blend into the surrounding coastal forest. The tents are housed on raised wooden platforms with verandah decks furnished with chairs and tables. offering an excellent hideout for bird watching or just enjoying the tranquility of the camp. The camp consists of eight suites (five double tents, two three-bed tents and one three-bed log cabin). Each tent has an en-suite bathroom with hot and cold running water, comfortable beds, mosquito netting, a discreet overhead fan as well as an electric kettle and coffee and tea-making tray.
Tartaruga Maritima Tented Camp offers seven luxury tents and one log cabin – all with en suite bathrooms, comfortable double and twin beds, tea/coffee trays, plug points and overhead fans. The camp is designed to blend in with the natural environment and is set in the coastal forest behind the first sand dune. Only the Lodge – which houses the kitchen, dining and entertainment area – has been elevated on stilts to give a spectacular sweeping view of the bay. All the tents are housed on raised wooden decks connected by a zigzagging walkway through the forest leading to the lodge, pool and barbecue deck and to the private beach access.
Restaurants near Tartaruga Maritima
There are several surprisingly good restaurants either in Ponta Malongane or in neighbouring Ponta do Ouro and they are well worth trying – not only for their exotic fare but also for their beautiful and relaxed settings. ‘Come to See’ is situated in the local village and is within walking distance of Tartaruga Maritima. Prawns, calamari and Portuguese chicken are but a few of the local dishes offered while guests watch the sun set over Lake Sugi!