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About Macachula Beach Camp

Macachula Beach Camp is an ideal getaway for self-catering, camping, 4x4 and fishing enthusiasts who enjoy adventure, the outdoors and the sea. We are situated on four hectares of a secluded portion of the northern bank of the Pomene Lagoon, 55 km from Massinga. The sea and endless white beaches are 200 m from the camp, directly across the lagoon. The mangrove swamps are easily accessible by boat and can be navigated up to 5 km inland at high tide. The lodge consists of self catering Chalets with en-suite bedrooms and kitchen / lounge entertainment areas. Mosquito nets, linen and towels are provided. Solar lighting is provided but guests are advised to bring their own small generators or dual battery systems for camping fridges.Camping sites are situated under the trees overlooking the lagoon. A camping baracca with solar powered lights and sockets is within 10m of the sea.The camp has a permanent security guard and is fully serviced. Martin, the camp manager, is also based at the camp and will arrange freshly baked Portuguese rolls, fresh vegetables, firewood, and fresh seafood upon request at a reasonable additional charge. Campers must be fully self-sufficient and have access to the ablution block. Water is pumped from the nearby mangrove river and is generally drinkable, especially if used for tea and coffee and cooking. Guests, however, may prefer to bring their own drinking water.The last 5 km of the sand road from Massinga is sandy in parts, especially in dry weather and you will require a 4 X4 to access the lodge. However, this is all part of the adventure and the view of the lagoon and sea from the top of the hill when you arrive is well worth it. Please be aware that Pomene is a malaria area and that you are required to take the necessary precautions, prophylactics, and mosquito coils, citronella candles and the like.Paradise Lodge, located within a 10-minute walk along the lagoon, offers a pub, a restaurant and deep sea fishing charters. The nearby Pomene Lodge, five minutes by boat on the lagoon, offers a diving school, a restaurant and pub, a swimming pool, horse riding and quad bike tours. Massinga has a well-stocked Shoprite Checkers and ice, beer and drinks are available at garages and stores. Otherwise Martin, the camp manager, will advise you. Please note that a detailed information and direction document will be forwarded to guests with confirmed bookings. This is particularly useful if you are a first time traveller in Mozambique or visitor to the Pomene region, and describes useful stop-over points, shopping tips, detailed directions, a Maputo bypass short cut, and what to bring.

Beach: We have the longest beaches in the world, full of pansy shells and crabs, with a constant sea temperature of 28 degrees Celsius.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 8 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 70
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 2 Reviews

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • No Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
* Please enquire for further details.

Availability and pricing

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  • Campsite Sleeps 10 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 4 There is space for 4x4 trailers, tents, and off-road caravans for conventional camping.Large camping lapa with solar... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Sea views, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Lagoon views
    from R300 For 2 guests
    • Rooms Adults
      • Barracuda Chalets (main Camp) Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering - 3 Separate double ensuite bedroom chalets, linen, towels and mosquito nets provided. Bathrooms have shower, toilet... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Sea views, Self-catering, Single beds see more Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Sea views, Self-catering, Single beds, Lagoon views, No Smoking in Rooms
        from R600 For 2 guests
        • Adults
          • Casa Kingfisher Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Casa Kingfisher is a self-catering chalet with two double en-suite bedrooms overlooking the lagoon. It has a large loung... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Sea views, Self-catering see more Double beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Sea views, Self-catering, Single beds, Lagoon views
            from R600 For 2 guests
            • Adults
              • Casa Flamingo Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Casa Flamingo is a self-catering chalet with two double en-suite bedrooms overlooking the lagoon. It has a large lounge... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Sea views, Self-catering see more Double beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Sea views, Self-catering, Single beds, Lagoon views
                from R600 For 2 guests
                • Adults
                  • Sunbird Chalet Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering - 2 separate free standing double ensuite bedrooms - linen, towels and mosquito nets provided.- Separate lounge, self... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Sea views, Self-catering, Single beds see more Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Sea views, Self-catering, Single beds, Lagoon views
                    from R600 For 2 guests
                    • Adults
                      • Dolphin Chalet Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering - 2 separate free standing double ensuite bedrooms - linen, towels and mosquito nets provided.- Separate lounge, self... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Single beds
                        from R600 For 2 guests
                        • Adults

                          Reviews for Macachula Beach Camp

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                          Delene Smith, South Africa
                          19 January 2015

                          We had a wonderful time. Great spot for a relaxing holiday. Not much to do, so your own entertainment is essential. Swimming is of course wonderful, just wear those shoes for any unforeseen little critta's lurking in the water. Very hot conditions, nights are quite difficult.Martin looked after us and he ensure that we had a daily service and the locals kept bringing bread and fruit for sale. Eric guarded us at night to ensure a safe restful sleep. So a good time was had by all.

                          Tisha Greyling, Mozambique
                          02 January 2015

                          A really lovely breakaway. If you intend to stay for a while. The road is awful - there is a difference between off-road driving and just plain bad roads, you want to travel it only once in and once out! We arrived at night, at main entrance to lodges the guard did not know where Flamingo Cottage was. Took an hour in the dark to find it. Suggest a map with the general area layout (main entrance, other lodges, location of accommodation) be sent in advance to guests or available at main entrance. Beware, it says there is a 'kitchen' but nothing to prepare food on except the dining table, or...
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                          Macachula Beach Camp Map

                          Macachula Beach Camp is 8.9km from the centre of Pomene Bay , the nearest airport 98.3km (Vilankulo Airport).
                          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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