Along the Mozambique channel lies the tropical Bazaruto Archipelago and Benguerra Island. It is here that Benguerra Island Lodge - merged into a natural milkwood forest and encircled by silver beaches and turquoise seas - offers an exclusive African island experience. The lodge is small and intimate with personalised and individual service. The island is wonderfully peaceful and offers a pristine natural environment, which is also a National Park, to explore. Watersports available include snorkelling, diving, deep sea fishing and sailing, and best of all... totally unpopulated beaches. Sunsets, peace and contentment are a reality at Benguerra - it is totally unspoilt; totally unique. This is one of our favourite beach lodges in Africa and you will not be disappointed.
The lodge is situated on the protected north west of the island and offers a variety of beach front accommodation.
2 Bungalows. Set back into the indigenous milkwood forest, each Bungalow has a Sea-view and is no more than 15m from the beach. They have no windows or doors and the sea breeze moves quietly and freely through all the rooms. Blinds are hung on the windows and can be drawn for enhanced privacy. Bungalows have overhead fans,
en-suite bathrooms with showers, and mosquito nets over the beds.
Built right on the edge of the beach. Romantic and elegant, the suites offer guests the chance to experience the ultimate island getaway. Each has a King-sized bed, large bathroom with bath, shower and outdoor shower, mosquito net and overhead fan, private deck with jacuzzi/plunge pool, hammocks and sun loungers, mini-bar, and tea & coffee making facilities.
10 Casitas. A home away from home, where the eco conscious traveller can relax and enjoy spacious and luxurious comforts, the Casitas embrace Benguerra’s unique blend of safari chic and Arabic style. Each Casita has a King size bed with mosquito net, tastefully appointed lounge area, 100m2 of private timber deck with plunge pool, and an outdoor dining gazebo for starlit dinners.
Villa Chibuene (Private villa). Luxury furnishings and private facilities make this an ideal place for those wanting unsurpassed comfort and privacy. The villa consists of a central area with open plan kitchen, a dining area fitted with hand carved mahogany furniture, and a comfortable lounge. Wide sliding doors lead to a private wooden deck , a swimming pool and a thatched sala with fine sea views. There is also a private garden with beach access. The main area is flanked by 2 spacious double bedrooms supplied with mosquito nets and overhead fans, en-suite bathrooms with bath, shower and separate outside shower, and access to a private section of the deck. A personal chef prepares all meals, although the main lodge's dining facilities are also available to Villa guests, if desired.
Swimming pool and small spa, reception, art and gift shop, large sitting room and bar with inside and outside seating areas, dining room and library.
Freshly caught fish, calamari and crab are tantalisingly prepared together with exotic Portuguese dishes and Afro/European fare. Meals are served in different settings from the hotel stoep, in your room, on a verandah, at the beach or on a dhow. One of the lodge's specialities is its fine "Castaway" picnics which are often taken in the sand dunes, on a remote part of the coastline or on adjacent deserted islands.
Daily flights from Johannesburg to Vilanculos, connecting with flights (8mins) to the Lodge by Cessna Caravan float plane or by speed boat (40 mins).
|Style||Private boutique beach hotel for the discerning.|
|No. of Bedrooms||A variety of 15 private cottages (10 casitas, 2 cabanas, 2 bungalows and Villa Chibuene, sleeping a total of 32). |
Snorkelling and diving - The Lodge has a fully equipped diving facility.
Fishing for marlin or other game fish from 6.6 m Acecats - with a professional guide to help you. Saltwater fly fishing is also available.
Explore Benguerra on foot or in open Land Rover...there are no tarmac roads on the island.
Sail to the deserted Pansy Island, breeding ground for the legendary pansy shell; enjoy a sunset sail on a traditional dhow.
Sea kayaking and 38ft catamaran.
Beachcombing and walking.
Sunbathe and picnic in seclusion on deserted beaches.
For bird-lovers, Benguerra is home to over 115 varieties of birds.
Visit the market, old harbour and famous Donna Anna Hotel on the mainland.
|Costs||From $450.00 per person per night full board with house wines and local drinks, laundry and local taxes.|
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