Dugong Beach Lodge occupies 30 000 hectares of pristine wilderness in the Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary – the first privately managed national park in Mozambique. In this idyllic setting, guests can experience the tranquillity of this unspoilt paradise on Mozambique’s coastline, with crystal clear water, colourful reefs and white beaches.
The lodge offers ten beach chalets and two luxury villas, offering breath-taking views over the Vilanculos seascape, interrupted only by the white sails of traditional dhows. There is a pool and island-style bar overlooking the turquoise waters.
The lodge offers 12 units in total. There are ten one-bedroom chalets and two two-bedroom villas. All units have direct beach access via individual walkways, as well as the option of twin or queen size beds. Each bedroom features an en-suite bathroom, and each unit has a separate outdoor shower. Guests can also enjoy private dinners or wellness treatments on the private patio.
The two villas differ in that they have two bedrooms, with either twin or queen size beds and they offer a private plunge pool.
Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary is unique in that one can experience land animals and marine life all in the same place. A morning visit to God’s Window promises sightings of Bushbuck, Duiker, Steenbuck, Guinea Fowl, Monkeys, Mongooses, Zebra, Impala, Kudu and Giraffe.
An Ocean Safari, on the other hand, offers beautiful and varied marine life. Shallow and deep water reefs are home to a magnificent population of sub-tropical fish, corals, Nudibranchs, starfish and more. Huge flocks of pelicans and flamingos are a sight to behold. In the deeper sea, large game fish such as marlin and barracuda can be spotted, as can whales, dolphins, and turtles. Among the rare creatures one can see are Whale Sharks, Leatherback Turtles, and the endangered Dugong.
- Child Friendly
- Game Drives
- Swimming Pool
- Wellness & Spa
- Beach activities
- Scuba diving
• International travellers should check visa requirements before visiting Mozambique.
• South African passport holders no longer require a visa.
• All visitors will be required to pay passenger tax, immigration tax and airport tax.
• It is advisable to carry cash in the area, as ATM’s are expensive and hard to come by.
• To get to Dugong Beach Lodge, guests will be taken from Vilanculos by boat.
• Depending on the tide, guests may have to wade to the transfer boat, and should ensure they are dressed accordingly.
• Malaria occurs throughout Mozambique, right through the year.
• Malaria prophylaxis is recommended for all travellers to Mozambique.
• Inoculation against Hepatitis A and typhoid is also recommended.