|Contact :||Vernon Cresswell|
|Cell :||+27 83 250 8653|
Southern Mozambique has the most spectacular coastline and the Machangulo Estate in particular is becoming one of the most sought after destinations in the region. This beautiful luxury beach home is part of a 22km beachfront concession, fully serviced with roads, driveways, electricity and water. This development has attracted many high profile investors - many of whom have built their holiday homes in this very exclusive area.
This stunning property has 4 bedrooms en-suite (can sleep 10 in need), a lounge/TV room (DSTV), open-plan kitchen/dining room, scullery/pantry, cold room facility, open lapa, additional store room area, swimming pool, lock-up garage/store-room and excellent staff quarters with additional storage space. The entertainment area is huge and the surrounding deck area is substantial. All rooms are joined by walkways and convene around the main central area. Water and electricity are on site with a Reverse Osmosis system is in place - the quality of the water is excellent. There is no Wi-Fi, but there is signal near the house – on top of a small dune! Most guests purchase a local SIM card and can then receive emails, make calls etc. As always, roaming charges can be high!
This unique property offers a playground of outdoor activities. To mention a few: shore and deep sea fishing, scuba diving, nature trails, day trip excursions to Inhaca Island, boating in the bay and around the islands, snorkeling, bird watching, whale and dolphin watching and outings to the Elephant reserve. Most visitors to this low density development are looking for the exclusivity and privacy it promises. The wide open spaces and the sheer beauty of the property have allured an audience of discerning investors. The water temperature averages 22-24°C in winter, 25-27°C in summer and is always beautifully clean. There is a favourite local restaurant near Santa Maria – meals can be arranged there.
International flights to/from Mozambique use Maputo's airport. SAA and local airline (LAM) operate 2 daily flights between SA and Maputo. CR Aviation has a weight limit of 15kg (33lbs) per person for luggage. Please adhere to this as their planes cannot handle more weight. This is also for a person with an average weight of 70kg (154lbs). So please calculate accordingly. Please note that the size of the hold in the plane is also limited to space, so no large hard shell bags - use soft bags.
Most visitors to Casa Dunas drive through the Maputo Special Reserve to get to Casa Dunas. 4X4 is required. The drive from Kosi Bay will be about 4 hours and from Maputo about the same time. It is a beautiful drive through the reserve and more and more game is been seen since the reserve was re-stocked. Driving to Casa Dunas also allows you to take all your food/drink – remember this is a self-catered lodge. Basic supplies can always be sourced in the small village of Santa Maria.
Boat transfers from Maputo to the village of Santa Maria can be arranged - takes about an hour and a half to cross the Bay. Many guests make use of such charters as they are able to source all their food in Maputo beforehand and bring with them across the bay. Arrangements can then be made (for a small fee) to be collected and taken to Casa Dunas – about a 15 min drive.
|Exclusive / preferred service providers on call|
|Audio – visual equipment (request details)|
|Food / beverage facilities for catering purposes|
|Crockery and cutlery available for hire|
|Catering done in-house|
|Designated parking area|
|Sufficient parking space|
|Fully staffed (cleaning, servers etc.)|
|Wireless internet connection|
|Good lighting that can be operated independently|
|A purpose-built and dedicated back entrance available for equipment loading and offloading|
|A specified area for coaches and buses to stop to allow delegates and guests to embark and disembark safely|
|Dedicated storage space that can safely store event materials and equipment overnight|
|Individual lockable storage available for storage of more valuable items|
|Fishing equipment for hire|
|Can bring own fishing equipment|
|Boat available for use|
|Boat available for hire|
|Can bring own boat (no petrol motors)|
|Catch and release|
|Catch and keep|
|Limited number of fish per day allowed|