Frequently asked questions that guests might have before visiting our villa:
Our staff wear masks at all times.
Sanitising stations are available at all entry points to the property.
Your temperature will be taken upon arrival at our lodge and upon entry into a vehicle
From Maputo - approximately 70kms to the Maputo Special Reserve gate, then around 70 km to the villa.
From Ponta Do Oura - approximately 40kms to the Maputo Special Reserve gate, then around 70 km to the villa. The drive takes about 4 hours from the reserve gate to the villa.
Please note: A 4x4 vehicle is essential for this journey. Pack snacks and refreshments.
By boat - from Maputo to Santa Maria: maximum of 90 minutes. Times are tide dependent. We collect guests in Santa Maria and transport them to the villa, approximately a 15-minute drive.
By plane - from Maputo - a 15-minute flight, followed by a 15-minute drive to the villa.
Are pets allowed?
Unfortunately, the reserve does not allow pets.
Limited Wifi is available
Please refer to our Explore page for a list of things to do in the area
We are in a low-risk area, however, we recommend you speak to your GP to organise a malaria prescription before you leave, and bring enough of the medication with you for the length of your trip. Note: local clinics have testing facilities and medication, should you contract malaria.
What to pack
Sunscreen, hat, insect repellent, swimwear, sunglasses, camera.
There is safe water to drink in the rooms and we have additional water filters in the kitchens.
Is the area safe?
Definitely. It is close enough to civilization, but remote enough to enjoy true tranquillity and peace.
Health care facilities
There are very basic clinics in the area. Severe cases would likely seek medical attention in Maputo. There is an airstrip for a helicopter to land, should there be such an emergency.
Children of all ages are welcome.
When should I visit?
April to December is our dry season, with tropical weather, clear skies, lots of sun, and rarely any rain.