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About Esperanca do Mar

Need a break to escape your daily routine? Come and visit Esperanca do Mar or Home at Sea for a relaxing holiday.

We are situated at Macaneta, 30 km north of Maputo in Mozambique. We are only 98km from the Lebombo border-post at Komatipoort. To reach Macaneta, you have to cross the river at Maraquenne with a Ferry- an experience by itself.

Come and experience the unspoiled and uncrowded beach that stretches for 80 km to Bilene in the north. We are located amongst pristine tranquil bush surroundings, ideal for bird-watchers and those needing to recharge in peaceful surroundings. Our premises is at the front-as close to the beach you can get.There is excellent deep-sea fishing for those fishermen looking to hook and hopefully land the big one.You can buy fresh fish,calamari and prawns from the locals on the beach,as they drag nets daily.

Our shaded camp sites are only 250 m from the beach and offer electrical points, lighting, barbecue areas,ample shade and our shared ablution facilities has enough hot water,and is kept squiky clean. Our self-catering Chalets consist of two air-conditioned bedrooms, sleeping up to five people, with a bathroom, fully-equipped kitchen, and own barbecue area. The units are only 130m from the beach. The Safari Tent and Cabin each sleep up to five people in one air-conditioned, open-plan bedroom. The units are only 110m from the beach and have private bathroom and kitchen facility on the outside.

If you are a boat owner, we can launch your boat with a tractor. Day trips to the beautiful Inhaca and Portuguese Islands for snorkeling can be arranged, as well as fishing charters. Those with their own boats can take day trips to the islands for a lovely picnic, excellent seafood, scuba diving, snorkeling, or to simply walk around and enjoy what the islands have to offer. You can also do horse riding close by.

Boats, quads, and jet skis are all welcome at Esperanca do Mar.

We have a Scuba diving school in our camp, where you can get certified. Training is done in our swimming pool. There is a choice of restaurants nearby serving excellent seafood which is a must during your stay, or take a trip to Maputo and enjoy the vibrant city life and ample restaurants to choose from there.

We do have a sparkling swimming pool to cool down in and a bar that is open during season.

Please note that the last 200m of the road to our camp is very sandy, come with a 4x4 vehicle or at least a 2x4 SUV or "Bakkie" and deflate your tyres.

Macaneta is a fun place to be during season,with a lot of activities.

Beach: Located within walking distance from the beach, with lovely ocean views.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 8 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 264
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 43 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Portuguese
  • French
* Please enquire for further details.

Esperanca do Mar Rooms

Reviews for Esperanca do Mar

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Anzette Staden, Mozambique
31 August 2015

Loved our stay!  No sea view though, but awesome to hear the sea through the night! Clean well maintained Safari Tent and friendly staff. Kids loved that there was a swimming pool.

Mike Forshaw, South Africa
24 February 2015

Loved the place. Clean, neat and quite just what we were looking for with friendly staff. Thanks to all for making our stay pleasant.

teresa faccio, South Africa
08 January 2015

This is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the peace and quite.The place is always clean and every one is friendly.We really enjoyed it and would go again.

Jarryd Buys, South Africa
04 January 2015

Awesome holiday spent with mates at Esparanca, peaceful and quiet with all the necessary facilities. Beaches and bars very close by and everything is easily accessible. Maid came in twice a day and Anton was always on hand to help and give tips,we really appreciated his helpfulness. Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a good getaway and a tan.

Elize Breytenbach, South Africa
22 December 2014

We loved every minute of our stay at Esperanca do Mar. It was more than we expected, wished we could stay longer. A big thank you to Anton, he is really great. We will definitely be back! Machiel & Elize Breytenbach

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Esperanca do Mar Map

Esperanca do Mar is 0.1km from the centre of Macaneta , the nearest airport 26.6km (Maputo International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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