Best hotels and hostels in Southern Mozambique

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Bazaruto Archipelago

    &Beyond Benguerra

    This is perhaps the most intimate of the archipelago lodges, with lovely, well-spaced beach chalets ('cabanas') and villas (' casinhas '), fine beachside dining under the stars and a good selection of activities. The entire lodge is open design, with open-air showers, luxury bathtubs with views, and private infinity plunge pools. It's well worth the splurge, if your budget allows. No children under eight are accepted.

  • Lodging in Bazaruto Archipelago

    Azura Benguerra

    This lovely place is one of the archipelago's most luxurious retreats. Accommodation is in secluded beach villas nestled amid tropical vegetation, with private plunge pools, wonderful cuisine, outdoor showers under the stars, fine views and a selection of activities.

  • Lodging in Maputo Special Reserve

    Anvil Bay

    This is a barefoot-luxury type of place in an isolated and beautiful coastal setting. Accommodation is in well-appointed thatch, wood and canvas chalets (' casinhas ') set in the coastal forest just back from the beach. Activities include snorkelling, fishing, kayaking, boating and walking along the magnificent dune-backed beach. Access is via helicopter charter or road.

  • Lodging in Bazaruto Archipelago

    Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa

    This is the largest and most outfitted lodge in the archipelago. It offers a mix of private villas and beachfront chalets, and a range of activities. While it lacks the laid-back island touch of many of the other places, for some visitors this will be compensated for by the high level of comfort and amenities. Activities include a full range of water sports, gym, tennis, Kids Club and more.

  • Lodging in Maputo Special Reserve


    This basic but beautiful beachside campground is at Ponta Milibangalala, about 35km east of the Futi entrance gate along a deep-sand access road. You'll need to be self-sufficient with water and food, although washing-up water is usually available at the main entrance.

  • Lodging in Maputo Special Reserve

    Nhonguane Lodge

    At Cape Santa Maria and just outside the boundaries of Maputo Special Reserve, this is a pleasant, well-equipped place with three large safari-style tents plus self-catering chalets, some directly overlooking the water, some with plunge pool and one with hot tub. Bring all food and drink, although basics are available in the nearby village. It is possible to reach the lodge by private boat from Maputo. If driving, a 4WD is essential, and you'll need to pay vehicle and entry fees for Maputo Special Reserve.

  • Lodging in Inhaca Island

    Fernando Nhaca Lodge

    This good budget place has simple rooms with nets in a private home in Inhaca village. You can arrange meals with the owner or cook your own food. It's about a 15-minute walk from the ferry pier, or Sr Fernando will meet you with his vehicle at the ferry with advance notice (no charge). Sr Fernando can also arrange transport for exploring the island.