The reserve

The Machangulo Nature Reserve is a spectacular piece of land located twenty minutes by plane from Maputo. It has a natural ecosystem so astounding that it is being considered for World Heritage Site status. This magnificent 5,700-hectare reserve is home to a wide range of flora and fauna along its Indian Ocean coastline, with precious wildlife and marine life navigating its shores.

Here you will have personal encounters with bottlenose dolphins and humpback whales while hundreds of bird species surround the skies. Through the initiatives of like-minded entrepreneurs caring deeply for the environment, even the most vulnerable of species are protected.

In addition to the multiple research projects Machangulo is running, Maputo National Park has its own incredible story. It was established in 1932 and has developed a conservation project that connects and supports wetlands, grasslands, lakes, and mangrove forests so that this delicate environment can be protected and preserved. Thanks to this initiative, the lush dunes surrounding your villa are rich in wildlife, including nocturnal spotted genets, hair bush babies, birds, bats, insects, and reptiles.

The dedicated custodians behind these conservation projects are giving passionate travelers the opportunity to visit a heavenly part of Africa while ensuring it can be appreciated for decades to come.


Bordering North of the Maputo National Park, you will find our private villas remotely nestled in the Machangulo Peninsula across from Maputo. Our luxury villas are located in one of the world’s last undiscovered stretches of pearly white beaches. You can walk these sands while knowing that you are one of only a few to have this remarkable opportunity.

Each villa has a panoramic ocean view with direct access to a pristine beachfront. You can enjoy all of this in ultimate comfort with everything you need to stay in style and elegance.

When you are not resting indoors, take a revitalizing walk along the shallow turquoise waters and enjoy the barefoot journey this shoreline offers to anyone curious to explore it. Our exclusive destination is endowed with rich natural resources and cultural heritage.

By visiting us, you will get a once-in-a-lifetime experience to be amongst these marvelous wonders and cultivate forever memories. Whether it’s an adventurous holiday you seek or simply longing to unwind amongst stunning landscapes, our villas are your perfect sanctuary.


The Machangulo Nature Reserve is at your fingertips. Zoom in, click around, and explore what this spectacular destination has to offer.

Villa Saudade, a breathtaking masterpiece ready to redefine luxury living on the shores of Vilanculos. Opening its doors in June 2024... Read more

Villa Baleia brings a unique and cultured flare to the Indian Ocean shores of Machangulo. Nestled in the dunes, bordering the Maputo National Park...  Read more

You can expect a fresh and tasteful architecture enriching the simplicity of natural luxury accommodation. The entire villa is constructed...  Read more

Balistidae is the best private villa to rent in Mozambique on the Santa Maria peninsula. Situated within the renowned Nhoxani complex...  Read more

Villa Dugongo says elegance with a dash of rustic. It has sixbedrooms, two living rooms, bar and TV room, dining room, patio and last but not least: a 12 meter... Read more

Attention to detail has not gone amiss in this immaculate, stylish beach villa! In true modern style, simplicity meets sophisticated elegance and beach... Read more

Villa White Rose is the beach house of your dreams. It has a very secluded private location directly at the beach and tucked away in lush dune vegetation... Read more

Only an exclusive few are privileged to experience the pleasure afforded by a stay at Villa Starling, one of Machangulo Villas’ most spectacular beachfront... Read more

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