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About Esperanca do Mar

Need a break to escape your daily routine? Come and visit Esperanca do Mar(Hope 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. 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 Cabin sleep up to five people in one air-conditioned, open-plan bedroom. The unit is only 110m from the beach and have private bathroom and kitchen facility on the outside. 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. 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 2 sparkling swimming pools to cool down in,and a bar and restaurant serving excellent food.We do have fun activities like Bingo,Quiz,and Karioke.
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!

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

  • Response Rate: 87%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 271
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 60 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach
  • 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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At Prinsloo
26 March 2019

We had a wonderful experience! Friendly staff and owner went out of their way to ensure we received the best treatment possible. One of the best camping facilities in the area.

Carla Badenhorst
02 October 2018

We had a fantastic weekend! The chalet was really comfortable, tidy and fully equipped with all the necessities. The restaurant and pool was great, thanks Lynette for the great food abd company! Quiz night on Sat was alot of fun! We will definitely be going back. Thanks Anton, Lynette and Willie

Helena Burger
01 August 2018

Almal by Esperanca is gasvry en hulpvaardig. Akkomodasie skoon met hulp met skoon maak en wasgoed ( ons het 5 kinders in groepie gehad) Dit is veilig en strand is skoon. Ons het baie lekker gekuier en sal defnitief weer gaan as geleentheid het. Dis ook nie te ver van grens af nie wat meer tyd gun vir rus en minder tyd op pad. Baie dankie!

Jonathan Durand
13 June 2018

Upon arrival at the lodge I was informed that i was upgraded to an executive campsite (at no extra cost) as they were busy with repairs at the ablution block. At the campsite I was pleasantly surprised as I now had my own shower (hot water) and toilet and a sink to do my washing up. The staff were very friendly and even assisted with setting up of my tent. I went to the bar/restaurant to have a beer and ended up having an excellent meal (i planned to light a fire) due to the fact that the people made me feel at home and ended up enjoying a pleasant evening with them.The lodge is very...
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Robert Godfrey
17 April 2018

We had driven all the way from Durban to Esperanca do Mar and arrived at about 16h30 tired and hungry. We were told by the gate keeper that there were cool drinks and food available at the restaurant. After unpacking we went to the pool / bar area only to find it deserted and the drinks fridges locked. We shouted and hooted to no avail and eventually decided to drive out of the facility to try and find another restaurant so well promoted by Safari but found that we had been locked into the facility. We ended up breaking the lock on the gate in an effort to get out and obtain food and refreshme...
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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