Benguerra Island Lodge
Benguerra Island Lodge is situated in the Bazaruto Archipelago just off the Mozambique coast, close to its south eastern border with South Africa. Benguerra Island is approximately seven miles by three miles, and was declared a national park in 1971. The lodge has recently re-opened after an extensive rebuild and refurbishment.
Accommodation & Facilities
Benguerra Island Lodge has two cabanas and ten casinhas spread along the golden sandy shoreline, with gorgeous views over the sparkling ocean. Set under thatched roofs the rooms all boast elegant four-poster beds, comfortable day beds, spacious indoor bathrooms and an outdoor shower. Outside are cool plunge pools and vast wooden verandahs which provide the ideal spot for starlit dinners. The three bedroom Casa Familia is ideal for families and comes with a sheltered wooden verandah and private swimming pool. Light and airy decoration combines tropical chic with a distinct African feel and reminders of the area’s Portuguese heritage. The lodge’s welcoming guest areas offer views of a lush tropical garden toward the sea beyond, and comfortable loungers are scattered in shady spots around the swimming pool. A traditional dhow has been cleverly converted into the perfect setting for an alfresco meal by the waters’ edge.
Activities & Wildlife
Most of the activities at Benguerra Island Lodge are water based. Both snorkelling and scuba diving on the reef offer the opportunity to appreciate the sheer unspoilt beauty and variety of the marine life here. Castaway picnics can be arranged at secluded sites and there is good birdlife to be enjoyed along the tideline and the freshwater lakes. Sunset dhow cruises, fishing, village visits and horse riding are also on offer to guests