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About Island View Vilanculos

This resort is enjoyed by those who want to get away from it all, switch off and relax in peace and quiet in beautiful unspoilt nature. No traffic, few people, 700 km north of Maputo and well worth the drive on excellent tar roads to Vilankulo. From Vilankulo you will need a 4 x 4, or fly in to the modern international airport and hire a 4 x 4.

The island-style wood and palm cottages are tastefully furnished, serviced, cool and comfortable. Please bring your own beach towels. These fully equipped cottages can sleep eight guests in four bedrooms with two bathrooms. All beds have mosquito netting. The cottages also have open-plan fully equipped kitchens, dining and lounge areas, and large covered patios. Power comes from the town grid and clean water from our own boreholes. Washing machines are available for your use, otherwise arrangements can be made with the cleaning ladies. Julio will welcome and assist you and will attend to all needs.

Enjoy stunning views of the Basaruta archipelago across the calm bay from the covered patio where you can watch the dhows and enjoy your meals, read, and relax. Use the gas grill on the patio to prepare fresh fish, crays and prawns and eat there, or walk 50 m along the beach to enjoy authentic Portuguese cuisine. Launch your boat into calm clear water, take a charter to the best diving and fishing spots, go island hopping in a local dhow, or ride camels on the beach. Use the garden shower to cool off, and enjoy ice cold drinks on the patio and watch the moon over the bay in clear skies. Take a drive on a sandy bush track to Vilanculos and experience the fish and produce markets, fresh Portuguese rolls, pubs and restaurants.

  • Response Rate: 95%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 10 hours
  • Minimum stay: 5 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 40
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 4 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Parking on Premises
  • Beach

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

For reservations made:
12 months prior to arrival - 20% deposit required
8 months prior to arrival - 50% deposit required
2 months prior to arrival - full balance required

Please note that a 4x4 vehicle is required.

Availability and pricing

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  • Cottage Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 5 The rooms in these cottages have a combination of double and single beds and can all be made into doubles on request.... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Shared bathroom, Sea views, Self-catering, Single beds
    from R1800 Room rate
    • Rooms Adults

      Reviews for Island View Vilanculos

      4 guest reviews Reviews of

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      Keith Reid
      18 January 2018

      Hello,We had a great stay at Island View, really beautiful location and the people were very friendly. There are a few things that may make the stay a bit better like investing in a generator as the electricity goes out quite a bit or if not a generator then equip the house for when the electricity goes out. Also maybe what would help is a welcome letter or summary of the Villa, how everything works, what to do while there, where to go while visiting etc. Other than that we had a lovely stay!Kind regards,Kelly

      Natalie Zahringer
      28 June 2017

      We had the best ever beach holiday at Island View! It is the perfect place to just relax and recharge. The house is spacious with all amenities. It has a beautiful terrace and stunning views. Watch the sunrise from bed with the beach just a few steps away. Fishermen come to you to offer their wares, from game fish to crayfish. If you don't feel like cooking, the lodge next door has an excellent restaurant. We spent hours exploring the shallow waters at low tide by foot or canoe. The dhow taking us snorkeling and to the islands collected us at our door step. We opted for low season in winter...
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      Marie-Pierre Ngoma, Zimbabwe
      06 May 2015

      We had a great holiday at Island View. The house was very comfortable and a few steps form the beach. An amazing moment in a nice and quiet place. 

      Tanya de Beer, South Africa
      30 September 2013

      Moet eerlik sê dit was een van die wonderlikste vakansies ooit, Baie dankie aan almal vir hulle gasvryheid. Julio ons (porter) Maria (huishulp) wow het ons so bederf. Antonio ons skipper vir al julle kennis en hulp met die kinders ek het nog nooit so mooi see met soveel verassings gesien nie. As jy wil weg kom sonder mense en net alleen wil wees "GO FOR IT". 'n ware eiland droom.

      Island View Vilanculos Map

      Island View Vilanculos is 10.4km from the centre of Vilanculos , the nearest airport 12.3km (Vilankulo Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

      Things to do in and around Vilanculos

      Dolphin Dhow Safaris

      (0.9 km from Vilanculos)

      Dolphin Dhow Safaris offer fun day trips and overnight safaris on traditional dhows or speedboats. The trips take guests snorkeling or fishing and on sunset cruises. Tasty lunches are part of the day trippers deal.

      Kitesurfing Centre

      (2.8 km from Vilanculos)

      Kitesurfing lessons, kitesafaris and dhow trips to the Bazaruto islands.

      Odyssea Dive

      (1.9 km from Vilanculos)

      Laid back and tropical, Vilanculos offers great swimming and some of the best diving on the western Indian Ocean. Diving trips to the Bazaruto Archipelago include lunch stops on the stunning islands. Non-divers can explore the inner reef of Two Mile...

      Sailaway Dhow Safaris

      (0.9 km from Vilanculos)

      Sailaway Dhow Safaris offer fully catered safaris, so you can relax and enjoy the islands while we take care of you. Safaris include huge meals, drinking water, fruit juice, tea and coffee. Seafood is our speciality and salads accompany all...