Several of the Luxury holiday villas within the Machangulo Private Nature Reserve are available for rental. There are only a handful of villas scattered along the 14 miles of Indian Ocean coastline of the reserve, assuring peace and privacy. Each home is unique in character with the style, design and interior reflecting the taste of its owner.

The homes are typically made up of several buildings with bedrooms connected by walkways to a central building designed for meals and social gatherings. Sizes range from more intimate homes suitable for honeymoons, couples travelling alone or small families, through to 8 bedroom private estates which offer a variety of guest accommodation, private pools, tennis courts, gyms and media rooms.


This extensive and beautifully finished house has 6 Bedrooms which can easily accommodate up to 12 People. There are three bedrooms in the main house and three bedrooms in the two bungalows nestled high up in the dunes. Two living rooms are located in the main house. The dining room is located next to the large wooden decked courtyard where food is served. The wind protected inside patio is the perfect chill out area and meeting point for all guests. To enjoy sunsets over the forest and bay, a subtly lit pathway leads up to the top of the dunes where guests will find a high platform to enjoy sun-downers and a beautiful view over the peninsula. The pool is overlooking the stunning ocean coast line.

Our friendly staff will satisfy all your needs so you can lay back and relax.

Key features:

  • Fully staffed
  • Full catering offered
  • Sea view pool
  • Fresh organic produce from the kitchen garden

Maximum occupancy: 12 people
Typical weekly rate: from USD 8,000
Booking link: Dugong


This spectacular contemporary African house is idyllically set in over 12 acres of pristine dune forest that provides the setting for the garden of indigenous plants and wildlife. The centrally located main buildings have large verandahs on two levels: the forest verandahs are cosily sheltered and offer the perfect setting for lunches, cocktails and dips in the pool while the ocean facing terrace looks out over the surrounding lush vegetation and provides panoramic views of the ocean and the sunrise – ideal for whale spotting and star gazing.
The home has a classic, relaxed African atmosphere combined with contemporary European elegance. Locally crafted wooden furniture mixes well with beautiful and unique items sourced from around the world.
Set in the tropical gardens and linked to the main house by wooden walkways are four individually styled bedroom villas each with a double and a single bed, en-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers and private verandahs. The main house has a an open plan sitting room/dining room with views out over the ocean, a study, a large kitchen, and a generous entrance hall.
The pool house has a bar, kitchen, a changing room, a bathroom and an outdoor shower and makes the perfect location for long lazy lunches while the nearby sofas and large cushions provide shaded retreats for an afternoon siesta. The inviting hammocks and a number of secluded, private chill-out spots encourage relaxation.
The house is fully staffed with a cook, housekeeping / waiting staff and a gardener. The food served is simple, fresh and wholesome, taking advantage of seasonal organic fruit and vegetables supplemented from the kitchen garden. Meals are served al fresco by the pool or alternatively in any of the other outdoor dining spaces or in the main house.

Key features:

  • Self-catering to full board
  • Fully serviced by 6 staff
  • Two 4×4 vehicles available for hire (fuel available for purchase)
  • Satellite TV and DVD library
  • Direct beach access
  • Swimming pool
  • Kitchen garden

Maximum Occupancy: 8 + 4 people
Typical weekly rate: On request

Colina Verde

Colina Verde is an exceptional seven bedroom luxury home overlooking the Indian Ocean. All individually decorated bedrooms are en suite and are perfectly suited to families as rooms are easily accessible from one another. There are extensive indoor and outdoor living spaces to enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the surrounding area whilst relaxing in total comfort, including terraces for dining alfresco. The large oval heated swimming pool forms the heart of the home and has an adjacent covered bar area and hot tub.
Colina Verde is fully serviced with a chef and experienced resident management couple who will attend to your every need. There are three 4×4 vehicles including an 11 seat safari vehicle that can be used for guided day trips to the Maputo Special Reserve (elephants, hippo’s, birds and small game). Colina Verde also has a boat and expert fishing guide so that you can explore the surrounding ocean.
The grounds include a private tennis court, bush trail and viewing tower with panoramic vistas of the peninsula and Inhaca island.

Key features:

  • Fully catered with excellent meals including a cake each afternoon, sundowner snacks and lovely picnics.
  • Tennis court
  • 16m heated swimming pool and two hot tubs
  • Safari vehicle and driver (plus two other 4×4 vehicles)
  • Viewing tower
  • Boat with skipper for excursions to Inhaca, fishing, snorkelling and whale watching
  • Gym with Technogym cross trainer and exercise bike and Ergo rowing Machine
  • Africology amenities in all rooms
  • Spa room and yoga studio (therapist/instructor can be arranged on request)
  • Gym with Technogym cross trainer and exercise bike and Ergo rowing Machine
  • Three exceptionally comfortable en suite staff rooms with kitchen, dining and living area
  • Experienced fishing guide

Occupancy: 6 to 18 people
Nightly rate: Starting from USD 2,100, fully catered
SADC rates also available
Booking link: Colina Verde


Set in the dune forest with magnificent sea views from all rooms, this extensive property is very private with easy access to the beach. The single level main lodge and all entertainment areas flow easily. The design of the house capitalises on ocean views and inviting indoor-outdoor living areas. The living area consists of an entrance, guest cloakroom, library area, huge open plan lounge, dining room, kitchen, pantry, walk in cold room, storerooms, opening onto both covered and open patios, braai/bbq area all with seating/lounging areas, outdoor dining, a pizza oven and swimming pool. It’s a short walk on a wooden walkway to the beach deck and the beach.

The four very private bedroom suites are connected to the main house by wooden walkways set into the forest.
All bedrooms are en-suite with dressing area, double vanities, indoor and outdoor showers, bath and private patio. Two bedrooms with a king size bed, two bedrooms with a king size bed and two single beds. Beautiful sea views from all bedrooms and bathrooms.

Self contained cottage set in the forest (no sea view) connected to the main house by a wooden walkway/staircase. Open plan lounge/dining room/kitchen, 2 air conditioned bedrooms (4 beds) one bathroom, furnished patio.

Key features:

  • Double garage, laundry, generator
  • Fully serviced with a chef, housekeeping staff, night time security and gardeners
  • Meals prepared are delicious and beautifully presented
  • 4×4 available for hire on request

Maximum occupancy: 16 people (including cottage)
Typical weekly rate: USD 8,000 self catered (fully catered option available on request)
High season – Minimum stay and a surcharge will apply
Booking info: Kanimambo

Casa Dunas

This stunning property provides a panoramic view of the beach and ocean. The large main deck and most of the rooms provide a perfect spot to watch the waves and spot whales and dolphins. There are 4 bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom allowing a total of 10 people to be comfortably accommodated. There is 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 with a BBQ/braai and a large boma for evenings around the fire pit. The property consists of six buildings that are joined by walkways and convene around the main central area. A Reverse Osmosis system is in place and the quality of the drinking water is excellent.

Key features:

  • Self-catering
  • Serviced by 2 staff
  • Swimming pool
  • 4×4 available for hire
  • Satellite TV

Maximum occupancy: 10 people
Typical weekly rate: USD 5,000
Booking link: Casa Dunas


Your privacy is assured with this superbly positioned home, nestled amongst the dunes and built on wooden stilts to lower the impact on the environment. The property comprises a main building with an open plan kitchen and dining room opening up to the main deck and swimming pool area. Separate lounge and a television rooms are also accessed from this main deck. Each of the three guest bedrooms with their sea facing en-suite bathrooms are in separate cottages providing guests the opportunity to view the ocean from their own bath in full privacy. Unless of course they prefer to view the dolphins from their outside shower! The cottages are interlinked by the main deck where several covered and uncovered lounge areas have been created to suit relaxing during all hours of the day. A garage and staff accommodation are included in the property.

Key features:

  • Self-catering
  • Serviced by 2 staff
  • Swimming pool
  • 4×4 available for hire
  • Satellite TV

Maximum Occupancy: 6 people
Typical weekly rate: USD 4,500
Booking link: Nkaju

Vista Abril

This newly completed property is approached via an intriguing path leading from the parking area through the forest. Upon stepping through the imposing front door a new arrival is greeted by the most breathtaking view over a protected bay, up the coast and on towards Inhaca Island. The property has a contemporary design elegantly and sustainably finished with natural textures. The main building has spectacular views throughout, including from the two en-suite bedrooms, the kitchen and a lounge and dining area. The infinity pool deck across the front of the building is the perfect place to take advantage of the amazing wind protection that the property enjoys. A walkway leading down towards the turtle nesting beach reveals a hidden beach house nestled in the dune forest, complete with a kitchenette for lunches by the bay. The two bedrooms in the beach house are perfect for sleeping to the sound of the ocean. Low tide reveals a 60 meter long tidal pool towards the point that is ideal for calm water swimming, snorkelling and for children to paddle.

Key features:

  • Self-catering
  • Serviced by 2 staff
  • Infinity pool

Maximum occupancy: 10 people
Typical weekly rate: from USD 4,200
Booking link: Vista Abril