Dugong Beach Lodge

At a glance

  • On the edge of the 75,000-acre Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary
  • The chance to spot rare dugongs
  • 14 traditional beachfront chalets

Dugong Beach Lodge


A remote setting on a golden beach backed by a wildlife sanctuary and fringed by marine-rich waters.

On the edge of Mozambique’s first privately-managed protected National Park and overlooking the Bazaruto Marine National Park, Dugong Beach Lodge has a unique location in a diverse eco-system. One day you could head out on a nature drive in the sanctuary hoping to spot pelicans, flamingos, duiker, zebra and giraffe, and the next you could be exploring underwater, where the incredible variety of marine life includes turtles, manta rays, dolphins and the rare Atlantic dugong.

There’s a real castaway vibe here, with solar and generator power and accommodation in traditional thatched chalets. Facilities include a decked area with a tiered pool by the beachfront, a dining room serving generous buffets and fresh seafood, an island-style bar and a lounge with library. Snorkel in front of the lodge at high tide, go Hobie Cat sailing or head out on a kayak in search of dolphins. Then as the sun goes down, enjoy sundowners on the jetty or on a sunset dhow cruise.

The chalets each have direct access to the beach via individual walkways. All have a private deck with daybeds, indoor and outdoor showers and wonderful ocean views. Two of the chalets have a private plunge pool.

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Key information

On the San Sebastian Peninsula, close to Vilanculos in southern Mozambique

Airport transfer time: 10 minutes from Vilanculos airport by safari vehicle followed by a 45-minute boat ride
Rooms: 14

Good to know

Dugong Beach Lodge is remote, so power is obtained from a combination of solar and generator power. The generator operates during the day until the afternoon and again from sunset until bedtime. You may need to wade in knee-deep water to board your boat transfer.

Accommodation information

14 chalets


Dining room, bar

What's included

All Inclusive • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the dining room • Selected drinks during dinner • Non-motorised sports • One bottle of water per day.

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