Choose your private holiday villa

Several of Machangulo’s luxury holiday villas are available for private rental. There are only a handful of villas scattered along the 20 kilometers of Indian Ocean coastline of the marine 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 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 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. The house is fully staffed with a cook, housekeeping / waiting staff and a gardener.

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 home is fully-serviced with a chef and an experienced resident management couple, your worries will wash away.

Melt in a large oval heated swimming pool forming the heart of the home that has a hot tub area and shaded bar. Sip coffee as the sun rises over the sea and dine alfresco on our extensive terraces. All bedrooms are individually decorated.

Colina Verde is a private villa taking exclusive use groups bookings of 6 – 18 guests.

Vista Abril

With a vast view Northwards and Inhaca Island in the distance, this villa offers unique protection from the prevailing Southerly winds. The main building comprises two sea view, en-suite bedrooms, a fully equipped open plan kitchen, a comfy lounge and a dining area. A short walk takes you to the two-bedroom en-suite beach house neatly tucked away in the dune forest just meters from the ocean waves.

The infinity pool deck runs along the front of the main building, offering the perfect cooling off spot to watch the waves and spot whales, dolphins and even the occasional dugong in the bay.

For experienced surfers and kite boarders, Ponta Abril is an excellent point break. At low tide there is a sixty meter long tidal pool. Ideal for a relaxing swim, snorkelling and a chance for children to paddle.

Your hospitable full-time house managers, Tomas and Matilda, assist with your breakfast preparation, cleaning, tidying, and laundry. In addition, there is a night guard for your peace of mind.