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Dugong Beach Lodge

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4 star
Eastern Cape
Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary, Vilanculos, Mozambique

Dugong Beach Lodge

15 Dec 17 – 04 Jan 18

01 July 18 – 31 Aug 18

01 Nov 17 – 14 Dec 17

05 Jan 18 – 30 June 18

01 Sept 18 – 31 Oct 18


Per Person Per Night Sharing USD 530 USD 450
Single Per Night USD 745 USD 630
Children 2 – 12 years USD 265 USD 225

LUXURY CHALETS (Min 3 pax per stay)

Per Person Per Night Sharing USD 490 USD 420
Single Per Night USD 685 USD 590
Children 2 – 12 years USD 245 USD 210

Rates include 3 meals per day, 1 bottled water per person per day, non-motorised watersports

Long stay value adds applicable. Please chat to one of our friendly consultants for more info.

Please consult your doctor regarding Malaria medication.

Children 13yrs and up are charged adult rates.

Maximum 2 children sharing a room with 2 adults.

Please note all Island Excursions exclude the Parks Fee.

Flights between OR Tambo and Vilanculos are operated by Airlink and LAM

Border Tax applicable on arrival in Vilanculos

All guests visiting the lodge – situated in the Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary will be liable for a Conservation Fee. This cost is NOT included in the accommodation rate and is payable directly at the Lodge upon check-out.

Please enquire about the cost of the boat transfer from Vilanculos to Dugong.

Welcome to Dugong Beach Lodge


Discover paradise on the East African seaboard. The award-winning Dugong Beach Lodge is situated along the Southern Mozambique Coast, within 30 000 hectares of pristine marine and wildlife territory, in the Vilanculos Coastal & Wildlife Sanctuary. As the first privately managed specially protected National Park in Mozambique, the diverse eco-system of wilderness and wetland is bound to mesmerize. The lodge boasts 14 luxuriously appointed chalets, powder white beaches and crystal clear water, providing a barefoot luxury experience like no other.

Daily flights are available from O.R.Tambo International to Vilanculos. The trip from the Vilanculos Airport to the boat takes approximately ten minutes and guests are transported on a safari vehicle. The boat transfer to Dugong takes approximately 45 minutes.

On arrival at Vilanculos airport guests will be met by a member of the Dugong Team and transported to the beach for the 45-minute boat ride to the Sanctuary. Please note that wading into the water (to about knee level) may be required, depending on the tide. Please dress correctly on the day of travel (sandals and easy roll up pants or shorts are advised). As an alternative, guests can freshen up and change clothing once they get to Vilanculos. Breathtaking scenery and the sighting of different sea creatures can be enjoyed on the relaxing boat journey to the Lodge.

Lodge Facilities Include:

  • Free Wi-Fi (Public Areas)
  • Swimming Pools
  • Curio Shop/ Kiosk
  • Dining Room/ Lounge Area
  • Legend Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Information and Security Desk
  • Island Bar

Dining Options:

Daily meals are served in the dining room and on the main deck in either buffet or à la carte style. Dugong Beach Lodge has a variety of other exclusive dining experiences available on request, including exciting picnic excursions to different nearby islands, as well as meals set up on the jetty overlooking the
ocean. Beach picnics and dinners are also part of the tradition at Dugong, while those on romantic getaways are promised luxury and intimacy as each chalet has a private deck where dinners can be enjoyed.

Accommodation at Dugong Beach Lodge:

The lodge offers 14 luxuriously appointed, air-conditioned chalets with direct access to the beach via individual pathways.

Two of the chalets have a private plunge pool whilst all of the chalets have a private deck furnished with day beds for relaxation with panoramic ocean views. Romantic private dinners with majestic views of the star studded skies can also be enjoyed under the secluded canopy.

Due to the remoteness of Dugong Beach Lodge power is obtained from a combination of solar and generator power. The generator operates during the day until the afternoon and again from sunset until approximately half an hour after the last guest has gone to bed.

Total number of chalets: 14

Breakdown of chalets: 14 luxury chalets with direct access to the beach

2 chalets have own private pool on their own private deck

In-Room Facilities Include:

  • Ceiling Fan & Air Con
  • Tea/Coffee Station
  • Safe
  • Mini Bar (Stocked on request)
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mosquito Net
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Private Sundeck
  • Private Pool (only 2 luxury Chalets)
  • Island Bar (Public Pool area)

On-Site Activities 

Sundowner Dhow Cruise:
After your drink requirements have been taken, the boat departs at 16h30 from the lodge and follows the channel south to Marape fishing village. Along the way you will see nature unfold and watch the sun set. The boat can accommodate up to eight guests.

Beach Walks:
With the lodge situated in a 30,000 hectare sanctuary, feel free to discover the magnificent area. Please contact management on your departure and they will provide you with a radio for communication and a map to guide you on your venture.

It is recommended that you snorkel in front of the lodge around the jetty during incoming tide or even better, at high tide. You will find gear that should fit your requirements on the deck to experience Dugong’s “fish tank”.

Take a small boat and paddle away. This activity gives you an opportunity to venture after dolphins or head south to drift between the mangroves and enjoy the silence. For the more active, a long paddle north along the coast to Pelican Bay can be enjoyed.

Massage Treatments:
Various massages options are offered to help you relax. A list of treatments is available at reception and needs to be booked 24 hours in advance

Hobie Cat:
As all sailors know, this is one of the easiest boats to sail. Hours of pleasure and great distances can be covered. You are required to stay in sight of the lodge and our skippers are qualified to take you out on a refresher course should you require.

Off-Site Day Trips

  • Island Excursions
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Diving
  • Visit to local fishing village



Chartered flights can be arranged directly into Dugong Beach Lodge:
Latitude: 22° 00’58.85 S
Longitude: 35° 18’55.50 E
Runway: 03/21
Length: 780 meters (hardened calcrete) Flat.
Elevation: 25ft below sea level

Boat transfers from Vilanculos International Airport to Dugong Beach Lodge take 30 – 40 minutes (depending on the tide).
Please be advised that wading into the water (to about knee level) may be required, depending on the tide. Please keep this in mind and dress correctly on the day of travel (sandals and easy roll up pants or shorts are advised). As an alternative, you are able to freshen up and change clothing once you get to Vilanculos.


R 2800.00 per person sharing, per night

Rate includes: 3 Meals & Non-motorised watersports

Rate excludes: Flights, beverages, all extras o a personal nature, boat transfers

Valid 01 May – 31 August 2018

Single supplement applicable

Subject to Availability

Terms and Conditions Apply.

Policies of Dugong Beach Lodge

20% deposit on confirmation. Balance 40 days prior to arrival. For bookings made within 40 days of travel, full payment is required on confirmation. Cancellation Fees apply. Refunds, if agreed, are subject to a 20% administration fee.
0 - 2 years: Free of charge 3 - 11 years: Child rate applicable 12 years and above: Adult rate applicable
Please consult your doctor regarding Malaria medication.

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