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About Barco's De Macaneta Lodge

Macaneta Island is the closest beach resort to Maputo in Southern Mozambique. This unique island is surrounded by the Nkomati River and the Indian Ocean, with abundant plant and bird life. Excellent fishing is also available in the area.

Here you will find tropical, pristine, unspoilt beaches for 50 km. The beach is a short 200 metre walk away or a five-minute stroll to the beach for swimming, tanning, beach parties and to watch the local fisherman pull in their nets. Boats, jet skis, quad bikes and rubber ducks are welcome at Barco's De Macaneta Lodge, however no vehicles are allowed onto the beach.

Accommodation at Barco’s De Macaneta Lodge is offered in fully equipped self-catering units or in our shaded campsite. Our two Chalets as well as our Reed House each sleep up to four people comfortably, while our two Log Houses can accommodate six and eight people respectively. All of our self-catering units are fitted with fans, fridges and freezers, microwave ovens, pots, pans, plates, cutlery, linen, and towels. Electricity is available 24 hours, and most units have air-conditioned bedrooms. Each chalet also has its own barbecue area surrounded by natural bush for privacy.

Camping at Macaneta is offered in campsites with open kitchen facilities and optional power outlets that can be arranged when booking. For your convenience, we also have a sparkling pool at our thatched roof lapa as well as a bar and a restaurant with a basic menu, open only during school holidays.

Fresh fish and prawns can be bought from the local fishermen daily, and cold beer, cold drinks, ice and fresh bread is available on the island. Petrol and charcoal can be bought in Marracuene. Although there is fresh water available, it is advisable to bring enough of your own drinking water. There is a brand new shopping mall in Maputo which is also well worth a day trip. Whether you would like an adventure holiday or just prefer to relax and get away from it all, it is all waiting here for you.

Beach: 50 km of tropical, pristine, unspoilt beaches is only a short 200 metre walk away from the lodge.

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Portuguese

Important Information

Please note that passports are essential for all persons entering Mozambique. Visas can be obtained at the border; South African citizens do not require visas. Normal sedan type vehicles will be able to travel to the Nkomati River Ferry departure point only, from where a transfer to the Lodge can be arranged. The last 5 km to Barco's de... Please note that passports are essential for all persons entering Mozambique. Visas can be obtained at the border; South African citizens do not require visas. Normal sedan type vehicles will be able to travel to the Nkomati River Ferry departure point only, from where a transfer to the Lodge can be arranged. The last 5 km to Barco's de Macaneta is only accessible by means of a 4x4 vehicle.
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Barco's De Macaneta Lodge Rooms

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Thursday 11th September
  • Per Person Sharing:
  • R450
  • Per Person:
  • R600
  • Per Unit:
  • R1350
  • Minimum Stay:
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Bonita is a fully equipped unit sleeping a maximum of four people in two bedrooms.
 
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Shad is a fully equipped unit sleeping a maximum of four people in two bedrooms.
 
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Dorado is a fully equipped two-bedroom reed house sleeping four guests comfortably.
 
Self-catering Reed House Dorado
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Wahoo is a fully equipped two-bedroom unit sleeping a maximum of six people.
 
Self-catering Log House Wahoo
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Cuta is a fully equipped three-bedroom unit sleeping eight guests comfortably.
 
Self-catering Log House Cuta
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Reviews for Barco's De Macaneta Lodge

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Ronelle Joubert, South Africa
22 April 2014

The place is not up to standard....dishes not washed properly at all.....lots of light bulbs not working....The bathroom door cannot even close.....The one bedroom can't lock.....The curtains which is material is put up with nails.....

Mark Hale, South Africa
26 December 2013

Thanks for a really great time. Will definitely be back again. The only issue I had was the traffic through Maputo which is being worked on with a by-pass road. Thanks it was a great time.

chris skelton, South Africa
08 January 2013

We had a lovely stay, was a little hot! Accommodation was great and lovely to have air con. Very accommodating we only had to ask and we recieved! Thank you for the tour of the island, the guys did a great job.

Philip Mercer, South Africa
25 November 2011

What a magnificent place - out of this world! If you are into relaxing then this place is definitely for you. After an eight-hour journey from Johannesburg to Barcos, we finally crossed the ferry and arrived at De LaRey's shack and had a great laugh there for a while before continuing the last 2 to 3 km to Barcos.So far we had travelled without incident and thought the last 2 km would also be a breeze. Well, we were mistaken, however it was certainly fun having travelled up in a 2x4 SUV. The last 200 m became thick sand and yes, we got stuck. After deflating the tyres to 1.2 bar we finally... see more

Koos Lock, South Africa
24 October 2011

First time visit to Barco's. Stay excellent.

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Barco's De Macaneta Lodge is 0.5km from the centre of Macaneta , the nearest airport 26.2km (Maputo International Airport).

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