Marracuene Lodge is situated on the Incomati River and when available we offer a complimentary boat trip to Macaneta beach for our guests staying in our casa’s.
We are the FIRST Lodge, only 35kms north of Maputo, on the road north to Xai Xai, Inhambane, Vilanculos, etc. therefore being the most obvious overnight stop for all tourists traveling North & returning South. To quote majority of our guests .. 'who would think that such a short distance out of Maputo there is this tranquility & beauty'. Most people are bowled over when they see how amazing the lodge is.
We have a huge camping area with very clean large ablutions with hot & cold water containing 6 toilets & 6 showers. Hot water is made by 'donkey boiler'. No plug points at the camping sites as yet, however, there is lighting in the camping area. If you have a fridge we are more than willing to let you plug the fridge in at reception at a nominal cost per day. Kindly note that THERE IS NO CAMPSITE IN MAPUTO TOWN-
The 2 bedroom chalets BUILT WITH BRICK & a very high cool thatch roof and they are huge chalets. The bedrooms are very large & the sitting room has a large dinning table with 6 chairs plus 2 large lounging chairs. These 2 large chalets have a kitchen as well, although not fully equipped, they do each have a kettle, mugs [ tea & coffee supplied ] & small fridge. They sleep 6 as standard & can sleep many more with ease because of its size.
We also have 3 small one-bedroom chalets [again, built with brick & a very high cool thatch roof ] that sleep 2 and can sleep 3 if necessary. The small chalets do NOT have kitchens. The 3 small chalets also have a kettle, mugs [ tea & coffee supplied ]
All chalets have hot water by 'donkey boiler'.
We have a fully functional restaurant & fully stocked bar with a small shop for the convenience of our locals & camping guests.
Our medium sized sparkling clean swimming pool is well used by our guest as they love it.
The lodge is situated 4.5kms off the main road and only 2kms of this road requires a 4x4. For the real 4x4 enthusiasts we have the Costa do Sol road from Maputo right to the lodge, which is great fun for 4x4 vehicles, motorbikes & quad bikes alike. Remember that we have an annual event on the 10th November every year - The '4 x 4 day' is a competition from Costa do Sol on the 4 x 4 route to the lodge. This has been very well patronized in years past we are going to see it grow. [ more info ].
We pride ourselves on our 2 forests namely: DWARF FOREST & FAIRY / ANGEL FOREST, which are unique and you have to see them to believe how unusual & exceptional they are.
We cater for a large amount of fishermen due to our low launch fee’s and easy launch site which is only 10kms from the river mouth.
We do not have:
TV and/or nightlife entertainment apart from 'admire the moon' on the river or star glazing.
Regret that no credit card or Cheque's are accepted at the Lodge. You may pre-pay your booking with VISA credit card through our office in Maputo, but not your expenses at the Lodge.
We do have:
A setting that surprise most of our guest.
Best crab fishing in the area.
Volleyball, canoeing & boating, with an extremely easy boat launch.
Ideal for groups or conferences - we deal with a large amount of big groups from both Maputo and South Africa.
Ideal setting for outdoors private parties & functions.
More styled and comfortable way to get to Macaneta beaches [Park your vehicle and go by boat to Macaneta beachs].
A remote and quite environment that is well known within our guests who enjoy tranquility and nature.