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Benguerra Island

An idyllic island getaway of the coast of Mozambique, Benguerra Island lies sheltered within a canopy of indigenous casuarina pine forest, with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Overlooking the calm waters of a secluded bay, the lodge sits on soft, shimmering beach sands. Magnificent marine marvels await in the ocean waters, from the comical endangered dugong to glittering tropical fish and the mighty marlin and kingfish that delight an angler’s heart.

Benguerra Island is perfect for a few days on the beach after a safari holiday in neighbouring South Africa. With direct flight freights from Nelspruit Airport on the edge of the Kruger, this is the perfect 'bush and beach' holiday. We recommend Benguerra Island for our Kruger Safari and Mozambique Island Holiday.

Benguerra Island offers authentic, Mozambique accommodation in traditional Casitas and Cabanas that admit cooling sea breezes through dark wooden shutters. The spacious rooms topped with thatched roofs are decorated in rich earthy colours with vibrant accents. Cool wooden floors are contrasted with billowing white mosquito nets that are suspended from colourfully beaded wires. Deep copper bathtubs beckon from the spacious bathroom, whilst an  outdoor shower allows you to enjoy your ablutions while listening to the nearby whisper of the waves. Each room has a spacious wooden deck offering a private outdoor dining areas as well as colourful beach hammocks and a cool plunge pool. A few short steps down a sandy path, shaded sun loungers on the open beach invite you to relax and while the hours away. There is a family suite available.

Delicious meals of fresh, fragrant seafood can be served on your private veranda, on the beach or in the elegant main dining area, with its open sides and cool thatched roof. Colourfully ornamented, a traditional wooden dhow has been beautifully refurbished as a vibrant beach bar.  

Your stay includes a complimentary scheduled snorkelling trip per day, a sunset dhow cruise and sea kayaking.

The lodge has its own spa offering massages and treatments after a bust day exploring the island, snorkelling or relaxing on the beach. Other activities on offer include:Scuba Diving, castaway picnics, horse riding, helicopter trips, and dhow cruises.

If you are looking for something a bit more family friendly or with more activities, why not consider the nearby Indigo Bay Resort or Dugong Beach Lodge.

For more information about staying at Benguerra and safari and beach holidays, contact us here or call our Africa holidays team on +44 208 249 5919 or +65 919 412 56.


  • Full Board basis with drinks included
  • A la Carte dining
  • Air strip
  • En suite bathroom with outdoor shower
  • Fans
  • Mosquito nets
  • Laundry
  • Tea and coffee station
  • Private deck
  • Private plunge pool
Excludes Mozambique Visas, Fine wines & cigars, Marine Park fees