Dugong Beach Lodge, discover paradise on the East African seaboard.
Situated along the Southern Mozambique Coast within 30 000 hectares of pristine marine and wildlife territory in the Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary, Dugong Beach Lodge combines two biospheres which make for a unique wilderness and beach experience.
The water has been professionally tested and although it is safe for drinking, mineral water is available.
Accommodation at Dugong Beach Lodge:
Kick off your shoes, get the sea sand between your toes, relax and enjoy the endless, unprecedented beauty of Dugong Beach Lodge. Experience a delightful picnic on a deserted island, enjoy leisurely walks on a perfect white-sand beach with translucent waters, marvel at the spectacular vistas at Worlds View or sip cocktails in the interflowing pool with an island-style bar and martini seats offering spectacular views of the ocean.
The Lodge offers 14 luxuriously appointed, air-conditioned chalets with direct access to the beach via individual walkways.
14 bedrooms, as two units are villas consisting of 2 bedrooms with separate entrances - rooms do not have inter leading doors. Each Villa has 2 bedrooms and a plunge pool. All rooms have outdoor showers and twin beds can be converted to double beds. Each chalet has a private deck furnished with day beds for relaxation and where private dinners can be enjoyed. There is an inter flowing swimming pool with an island-style bar and martini seats with spectacular views of the ocean.
In room facilities at Dugong Beach Lodge:
- All rooms are sea facing with private decks
- Bathrooms overlook private courtyard and have outdoor shower
- Lounge, Dining Room and Sun Deck all have ocean views
- Interflowing Swimming Pool and Island Bar
- Internet Facilities
- Television and DVD Player in Main Lounge
- Small Library
- Curio Shop
Please note that you may be required to wade to the transfer boat depending on the tide. Please ensure that you are prepared and correctly dressed for this therefore sandals and easy roll up pants or shorts are advised. Guests arriving at the Airport may have a short wait until the next flight lands in order to facilitate a combined boat transfer.
Unique features and Activities
- Bangwe Island Excursion
- Water Skiing
- Magaruque Island Excursion
- Sundowner Cruise
- Ocean Safaris
- Nature Drives and Walks
- Hobie Cat
- Cowry Point Excursion
- Bird Watching
- Dhow Cruise
Scheduled boat transfers from Vilanculos to Dugong Beach Lodge or Vice Versa at USD 85 per person (one way).
All guests visiting the Lodge - situated in the Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary - will be liable for a Conservation fee of USD 15 per person per stay. This cost is NOT included in the accommodation rate and is payable directly at the Lodge upon check out.
Please note that all Island Excursions exclude the Parks Fee of USD 25 per person.
Clothing and Accessories:
Being within the tropics the Archipelago seldom gets cold, but some evenings during the winter months of June and July a light jacket or pullover will be necessary. Dress is informal: Summer – lightweight clothing and swimming costumes. Winter – warm clothing for evenings. Binoculars, Camera, Comfortable walking shoes, sun hats, sunglasses and sunscreen.
Health and Climate:
The average day time temperature from April through to September is 25 deg C. The summer months of November through to February can be extremely hot reaching 30 deg C. The region enjoys summer rainfall, though storms seldom last long.
Please note that this is a Malaria area. Consult your physician for advice regarding a suitable malaria prophylactic. All personal medication should be brought with you.
Sundowner Dhow Cruise: After your drink requirements have been taken, the boat departs at 16h30 from the lodge and follows the channel south to Marape fishing village. Along the way you will see nature unfold and watch the sun set. The boat can accommodate up to eight guests.
Beach Walks: With the lodge situated in a 30,000 hectare sanctuary, feel free to discover the magnificent area. Please contact management on your departure and we will provide you with a radio for communication and a map to guide you on your venture.
Snorkelling: It is recommended that you snorkel in front of the lodge around the jetty during incoming tide or even better, at high tide. You will find gear that should fit your requirements on the deck to experience Dugongs fish tank.
Kayaking: Take a small boat and paddle away. This activity gives you an opportunity to venture after dolphins or head south to drift between the mangroves and enjoy the silence. For the more active, a long paddle north along the coast to Pelican Bay can be enjoyed.
Massage Treatments: Various massages options are offered to help you relax. A list of treatments is available at reception and needs to be booked 24 hours in advance.
Hobie Cat: As all sailors know, this is one of the easiest boats to sail. Hours of pleasure and great distances can be covered. You are required to stay in sight of the lodge and our skippers are qualified to take you out on a refresher course should you require.
- Cancellations between 1 to 14 days prior to arrival - forfeit 80% of the full amount
- Cancellations between 15 to 21 days prior to arrival - forfeit 50% of the full amount
- Cancellations between 22 to 29 days prior to arrival - forfeit 30% of the full amount
- Cancellations between 30 to 44 days prior to arrival - forfeit 25% of the full amount
- Cancellations between 45+ days prior to arrival - forfeit 15% of the full amount
Facilities & Services available:
Children under 12 years
Airport Shuttle Service
Limited Room Service
Bar on the Premises
Hiking / Walking Trails
Dugong Beach Lodge is a Hotel in Vilanculos Inhambane Province Mozambique