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About Tartaruga Maritima Luxury Camp

Tartaruga Maritima Luxury Camp is situated in the extreme south of the pristine Mozambique coastline, alongside Ponta Malongane, just 16 km from the South African border. Our private and exclusive self-catering luxury Tented Camps offer comfort, privacy and tranquility to the discerning nature lover and adventurer.

The beautiful beaches, inland lakes and swamps, warm water, all-year round sub-tropical climate, coral reefs, and adventure trails provide an eco-system close to civilisation for those who wish to be away from the madding crowds. This exclusive, yet rustic retreat is only accessible by 4x4 as the roads from the South African border to the various locations are currently sand roads.

The areas between Ponta do Oura, Inhaca Island and Maputo are a nature lover's paradise due to its totally unspoilt, undeveloped coastline and low population density. The region enjoys a sub-tropical climate, with most of the rainfall falling between December and March. The summer months from November to April are characterized by warm temperatures accompanied by relatively high humidity levels, whereas the winter months are moderate to warm with much lower levels of humidity.

Tartaruga is perfectly designed to blend into the surrounding coastal forest. The tents are set on raised wooden platforms with veranda decks furnished with chairs and tables, offering an excellent hideout for birding or simply enjoying the tranquility of the camp. The camp consists of eight suites, five double tents, two three-bed tents and one three-bed log cabin, with the interiors luxuriously appointed with all the home comforts.

Each tent features an en-suite bathroom with hot and cold running water, comfortable beds, mosquito netting, a discreet overhead fan, electric kettle and hospitality tray, as well as electric plug points. For guests' peace of mind, all suites are also equipped with in-room safes for the safe-keeping of cash, travel documents and other valuables.

At Tartaruga we offer guests a large communal deck with spectacular sea views, a gas barbecue, a bar area with a bar fridge, a dining area with tables and chairs that are set by the staff for breakfast and dinner, a fully equipped kitchen, and a boma area with a fire pit for guests to enjoy the ambience of the bush at night. In addition, a small circular pool flows into a three-metre deep diving pool for guests to enjoy.

  • Response Rate: 90%
  • Response Time: 17 hours
  • Type: Tented Camp
  • Sleeps: 34
  • Check-in: 01:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 5 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans
  • Portuguese
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

A 50% deposit is payable to secure your booking, the other 50% is payable one month prior to arrival.

Tartaruga Maritima Luxury Camp Rooms

Reviews for Tartaruga Maritima Luxury Camp

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Callie Pickering, South Africa
13 September 2016

This was my first trip to Mozambique and, having seen the different accommodation options, I must say that I wouldn't stay anywhere else. We had a fantastic stay at Tartaruga Maritima, it was like a little slice of heaven. We also had the best unit- the family unit (no. 6 & 7) which offers the biggest patio and connects two of the tents. The walk from the car park to the tents is a bit hectic with quite a few stairs (but the staff are there to help carry your luggage which was a big help) but the walk from the tents to the beach is pleasant and gentle. All the walkways are boarded and take...
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Gary Gahagan, South Africa
09 May 2016

We spent 3-nights at Tartaruga. It's a great spot just behind the sand dunes in Ponta Malongane. We had chalet 2, which is closest to the beach access and secluded. Moses, the camp supervisor was always on hand to help us with luggage, touristy questions or just to chat to.  

Sally Ferreira, South Africa
14 April 2014

We went to Tartaruga for week in February and had a WONDERFUL time. The place was gorgeous, built among the trees and right on the beach, so it was a perfect setting and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly, we weren't expecting to have our dishes washed and beds made, so it was a complete treat and rest for us. If you want peace and quiet and a wonderful setting, it is ideal. Thoroughly enjoyed the holiday there!

Agi Veres, Lesotho
11 October 2013

It is a nice camp, great beach with not many people around, feels like untouched nature. Camp is in a forest bordering the beach, so you have to walk on the board walks to the beach (1-2 min). Ocean is a bit rough, so not good for swimming with small children. Camp is nicely maintained. It was ok with kids, but not much to do other than the beach wtih them.

elana mckivergan, South Africa
26 April 2012

Exceptional location, staff very friendly and helpful. Tents old and tacky. Mosquito nets urgently need cleaning. Tents not very clean. Recommend for campers.

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Tartaruga Maritima Luxury Camp Map

Tartaruga Maritima Luxury Camp is 0.7km from the centre of Ponta Malongane , the nearest airport 103.2km (Maputo International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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