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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. 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. 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 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%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 5 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 265
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 57 Reviews

Facilities

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

Languages Spoken

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

Availability and pricing

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  • Campsite Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 25 The campsites are located 300 m from the beach, each with 24 hour electrical points, lights, barbecue facilities, and... see more
    from R280 For 2 guests
    • Rooms Adults
      • Camp site Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 5 Camp site that can accomodate up to six people
        from R280 For 2 guests
        • Rooms Adults
          • Self-catering Chalet Sleeps 5 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 3 Self-catering chalet sleeping up to five guests, with two air-conditioned bedrooms, one bathroom, an open-plan kitchen... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Air-Conditioning
            from R800 For 2 guests
            • Rooms Adults
              • Safari Cabin Sleeps 5 Includes: Self-catering The Safari Cabin is an open-plan, air-conditioned sleeping area, sleeping up to Five people ,with outside kitchen and... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Air-Conditioning
                from R670 For 2 guests
                • Adults
                  • Safari Tent Sleeps 5 Includes: Self-catering The Safari Tent is an open-plan, air-conditioned sleeping area, sleeping up to five people with outside kitchen and ablu... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Air-Conditioning
                    from R670 For 2 guests
                    • Adults
                      • 4 Sleeper chalet Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering The 4 sleeper chalet has 2 airconditioned bedrooms,one bathroom,open plan kitchen/living area and a under roof stoep... see more Features:  Queen beds, Private bathroom, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Air-Conditioning
                        from R800 For 2 guests
                        • Adults
                          • 2~Sleeper chalet Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering The 2 sleeper chalets have there own bathroom,and equiped kitchen.The units are airconditioned,only 150 m from the beach... see more Features:  Queen beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Self-catering, Garden views see more Queen beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Self-catering, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, No Smoking in Rooms
                            from R800 For 2 guests
                            • Adults
                              • 2~Sleeper chalet Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering The 2 sleeper chalets have there own bathroom,and equiped kitchen.The units are airconditioned,only 150 m from the beach... see more Features:  Queen beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Self-catering, Garden views see more Queen beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Self-catering, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, No Smoking in Rooms
                                from R800 For 2 guests
                                • Adults
                                  • 2~Sleeper chalet Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering The 2 sleeper chalets have there own bathroom,and equiped kitchen.The units are airconditioned,only 150 m from the beach... see more Features:  Queen beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Self-catering, Garden views see more Queen beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Self-catering, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, No Smoking in Rooms
                                    from R800 For 2 guests
                                    • Adults

                                      Reviews for Esperanca do Mar

                                      57 guest reviews Reviews of

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                                      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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                                      Jannie Meyer
                                      08 April 2018

                                      It was very difficult to navigate through the camp if you tow a boat or jetski. Pool fantastic to cool off after a day at the sea.

                                      Minnette Gouws
                                      06 January 2018

                                      Everything was perfect

                                      Anne-Marie Mulder
                                      22 December 2017

                                      Clean swimming pools and nice bar areaFriendly hosts!!A bit far from the beach, not easily accessible

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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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