Barco's De Macaneta Lodge

9 Guest Reviews
9 Customer Reviews
  • Description
  • Facilities
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.
  • Type: Self-catering, Camping and Caravanning
  • Sleeps: 26
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 9
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Portuguese

9 Reviews on Barco's De Macaneta Lodge

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.....

22 April 2014

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.

26 December 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.

08 January 2013

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 got out of the sand. So that answers my earlier query, yes you can make it in a 2x4 SUV, but I would not try it in a saloon car. We were made to feel at home by Solly and his team, and thanks to Alfonso who took really good care of our log cabin which was always clean and a pleasure to stay in for a long weekend. The surroundings of beach and more, were excellent with fish, prawns and crayfish always available to be purchased. We had a fantastic time. We visited a couple of pubs on Maceneta and had a great time there too. I will be back one day but have been warned to stay away from school holidays when it does get slightly busy. Solly, we had a great time and send our regards to all there and Claire says she is coming back to smuggle socks back to South Africa! Give our regards to all at Barcos, especially Alfonso.

25 November 2011

First time visit to Barco's. Stay excellent.

24 October 2011
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Room information

Self-catering Chalet Bonita x 1

Includes: Self-catering

Bonita is a fully equipped unit sleeping a maximum of four people in two bedrooms.

Self-catering Chalet Shad x 1

Includes: Self-catering

Shad is a fully equipped unit sleeping a maximum of four people in two bedrooms.

Self-catering Log House Cuta x 1

Includes: Self-catering

Cuta is a fully equipped three-bedroom unit sleeping eight guests comfortably.

Self-catering Log House Wahoo x 1

Includes: Self-catering

Wahoo is a fully equipped two-bedroom unit sleeping a maximum of six people.

Self-catering Reed House Dorado x 1

Includes: Self-catering

Dorado is a fully equipped two-bedroom reed house sleeping four guests comfortably.

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