&Beyond Benguerra Island

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Benguerra lodge is set in the sunny Bazaruto Archipelago off the coast of Mozambique and lies in a protected marine conservation area offering pristine beaches and unspoiled coral reefs teeming with marine life.

Boasting a fresh island feel, the lodge’s welcoming guest areas offer views of the lush tropical garden and the ocean beyond.  Looking out onto a sandy beach and set on a deep lagoon unaffected by the tides, this exclusive beach getaway is an ideal place for you to unwind. Cleverly created patches of shade, comfortable loungers beckon set around the lodge’s rim flow swimming pool look out onto the waves.  Vast wooden verandas flow from outdoor dining areas ideal for starlit dinners to cool plunge pools that mimic the glimmer of the sea. 

Set among a lush island forest, ten casinhas and two cabanas admit cooling sea breezes through wooden shutters and glazed windows and doors that fold back to frame the magnificent views. Spacious bathrooms feature generous bathtubs big enough for two, while outdoor showers decorated with hand-painted tiles offer an opportunity to enjoy your ablutions while listening to the nearby whisper of the waves.

The deep Mozambique Channel, which runs alongside the island, is renowned for its game fish and Benguerra Island offers some of the world’s best catch-and-release deep sea fishing and fly fishing opportunities. While the island is fringed with golden sandy beaches, its interior is a lush patchwork of forests, wetlands and fresh water lakes. Horse riding trips and island expeditions will allow you to  explore both the coastline and the interior of the island.

Why Visit  

  • Diving and snorkelling some of the most pristine reefs in the world
  • Thrilling deep sea and fly-fishing opportunities
  • Horse riding on the beach or beside the fresh water lakes
  • Traditional dhow cruises, romantic castaway picnics or island catamaran cruises
  • Africa's only population of the rare and endangered Dugong

Rates: valid 1 Jan – 31 Dec 2017


Cabana      $ 1070.00

Cashina:      $ 1195.00

 *Rates are in USD, per person sharing per night


Casa Familia:   $ 5975.00

*Rates are in USD per Family Suite per night


Special offers:

Stay for longer and save up to 20%

*Valid 1 Jan – 30 June 2017 & 1 Oct – 31 Dec 2107


Getting Here

SA Airlink and LAM operate direct flights from Johannesburg to Vilanculos, while LAM also runs flights between Maputo and Vilanculos. Flying time from Johannesburg is approx. 1hr40 mins on modern aircraft. This is followed by  a short 15 min helicopter transfer to  the lodge.


Quick Facts


Summer (December-March)

  -Daytime temperatures above 34˚C/ 94˚F

Winter (June-September)

  -Night-time temperature rarely drops below 21˚C/70˚F

Best time to travel

All year round

Recommended for Children

Children are welcome.

Lodge Facilities

Ten casinhas, two cabanas, three-bedroom Casa de Familia, private pools and lodge pool, Beach Shop, Dive Centre, massage sala


Portuguese, English


Dugong, turtles, whales, dolphins, tropical marine fish, game fish


Mozambican metical


Island drives ,Helicopter sightseeing, Dhow cruise, Sea Kayaking, Scuba diving, Snorkelling, Horse riding safari, Castaway picnics,   


Whats Included

Rates Include:

Accommodation, three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local branded spirits and beers, teas and coffees, laundry, emergency medical evacuation insurance, VAT, transfers to and from the lodge airstrip

Activities included: Scuba diving - max 2 dives per day (tide dependant) - full PADI certification required, horse riding, sea kayaking, sunset dhow cruise, scheduled snorkelling, cast away picnic, island expedition and local village tour (subject to availability and weather).


Rates Exclude:

Landing fees and airport taxes, premium brand spirits, cigars, cognacs, champagne, fine wines, all items of a personal nature, safari shop purchases, telephone calls, gratuities, conservancy fees



Guest Reviews

Having traveled extensively around the world - Wow--it is hard to imagine a more perfect time than three days under the Mozambican sun on Benguerra. From the helicopter rides book-ending our stay to sunset on the dhow boat and castaway picnic on the most picturesque of deserted beaches, this is a trip we will never forget. The casinha's are out of this world, and Thys and his staff provide a degree of luxury that is unmatched anywhere else we've travelled.

Craig A, Ann harbour, Michigan.

“ I must say that this place is incredible. It feels like something out of James Bond when you get in the helicopter to go there... And then as you arrive you gradually discover the design of the lodge, all of the details which go into the casitas, the design of the main boat... All of the staff put in a lot of passion to ensure you have a wonderful stay. The evening drinks around the fire is a nice way to end up the day. The island itself and the beaches are top notch. Would highly recommend.”

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