Getting There

Vilanculos Beach Lodge is situated just 8km from the airport on the tarred road; the lodge arranges transfers to and from the airport. 

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Vilankulo hosts an international airport with flights departing to/from Maputo and Johannesburg on a daily basis. There are also flights from KMIA (Nelspruit) to Vilankulo twice weekly. Both SA Airlink and LAM operate flights into Vilankulo. Should you require assistance with flight reservations ex South Africa you are welcome to contact reservations who will refer you to our preferred suppliers in South Africa.


The roads to Vilankulo are acceptable and tarred, but look out for potholes on route; a 4×4 is not a necessity. We do not suggest travelling at night in Mozambique. Fuel is readily available, but it is suggested to fill up when possible.


South African passport-holders do not require a visa for leisure travel to Mozambique. For all other passport holders we recommend that you contact the Mozambican embassy in your country of origin.

On Arrival

You will be asked to complete an Indemnity form, along with copies of Passport and visa. This is for the local Tourism authority and required by law.

Operational Hours

Office Hours 7am – 10pm Daily

Breakfast : 7am – 10am

Dinner: Please be seated and place order before 8pm

Generators and Airconditionars

Our generator will take a few minutes to turn on should there be a power failure. Please turn off any unnecessary power drains.

Please turn off air-conditioners when not in the bungalow to conserve energy and for environmental reasons.


Complimentary for all guests. Should this be offline, please ask reception for a portable modem.


Should you wish to tip staff, please liaise with reception at the end of your stay.

Travel Insurance

It is recommended that you arrange travel insurance before you travel. Check that for medical emergencies you are covered in Mozambique. Chat to your local GP regarding malaria prevention treatments.


Please add any laundry you would like done in the laundry bags provided. Items for special care should not be included in general laundry. Rates are available upon request.

Spa and Conferencing

A spa is available on site and bookings need to be made in advance at reception.

Conference centre available for small groups (30 to 40 depending on seating style) – please speak to reception or request this price list.

Further information:

Useful Items to Bring Along

Anti-Malaria Medication

Mosquito Spray

Sunblock, sun-hats, sun glasses

After-sun lotion

Personal Medication

General Medication: headaches etc.

Bathing suits

Cash for curio shopping etc.


The airport is approximately 7km from the lodge and transfers are complimentary.

Yes, there is safe and secure parking and at no additional charge.

During the Covid Pandemic you are not required to pre-pay any amount, and you are welcome to settle it upon check-in.

Master and Visa cards are accepted. Euros, Dollars, Rands and British Pounds are also accepted for payment.

We are able to assist with a cot for infants; this is, however, subject to availability, due to the layout of our bungalows we are unfortunately not able to assist with additional beds.

We are able to adapt our menu to your specific dietary requirements, all we require is that you advise us in advance of your meal requirements so we may purchase the necessary ingredients in advance. Please note we are not Halaal or Kosher accredited and whilst we take care not to mix any pork with other food items it is important to note we do cook pork in our kitchen.

Please visit where you are able to access our meals under the restaurant link.

We have a variety of activities available; please click on the activities link on our website for more information.

During the pandemic, we currently do not request deposits, should you, however, make payment and you are then unable to travel we do not offer refunds, but we do offer a 12-month credit note.

We are COVID prepared

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