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Snorkel Indian Ocean reefs from Machangulo Beach Lodge

We’re surrounded by pristine beaches, turquoise channels and beautiful offshore islands…

By Sifisso Hobjane
Guest Relations Manager

At Machangulo Beach Lodge we are surrounded by pristine beaches, turquoise channels and bays and beautiful offshore islands. From the lodge we can see Inhaca Island, which is known for its snorkelling and village. To reach the village it’s a 25-minute boat ride from here to the jetty. We make a day of it – we’ll call ahead to the Inhaca Lighthouse to arrange for guests to climb to the top for amazing views over the Machangulo peninsula. There’s good humpback whale-watching between June and September and you can sometimes see whales from the top.

There are plenty of shops, and a small market, and we’ll have lunch in the village at Lucas’s – a seafood platter with juicy crayfish, prawns and calamari, or the local piri-piri chicken. There’s time for a little bit of shopping and a visit to the marine-biology research station and its small museum which has some amazing specimens.

If you like snorkelling, the island’s main appeal is the marine reserve and the colourful reefs off the west coast. You can access the reserve from the beach, where you’ll see plenty of fish, including many types of angelfish. For coral however, we’ll head out into the blue where guests can jump into the warm Indian Ocean from the boat. A usual comment is “that was outstanding.” The picnic snorkel to the island is one of our most popular activities.


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Alfred & Sifisso Hobjane

From a very young age Sifisso wanted to learn English. Self taught, and determined to work in hospitality, he listened to English music, watched English films and learned vocabulary by using a dictionary to translate from Portuguese, which he learnt at school. At Machangulo he has worked his way up to a managerial position. He loves his job, but also enjoys going back to his village to see his family and children.

Plan your holiday withAlfred&

Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Adele, who knows Mozambique well. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - people that can direct you to the best locations to spot dugongs, turtles and angelfish; who'll take you to their village so you'll get a real insight into local culture; and who'll invite you to join them for a spot of sandboarding.

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