Loggerhead Beach Villa

An extravagant eco-conscious luxury resort in Mozambique

Loggerhead Beach Villa, located in the Machangulo Nature Reserve, is the epitome of serene luxury.

Sand, sea & Conservation


Our eco-luxury lodge is nestled in the dunes of Machangulo Nature Reserve’s pristine coastline, around 200kms south of Maputo. This untamed reserve offers privacy and security, in harmony with nature and the delicate ecosystem that thrives here

World Heritage Status


Machangulo Nature Reserve is one of the last protected habitats of the coastal African elephant. Conservation International considers the area an endangered ecoregion, and one of the earth’s 36 biological hotspots, due to its important role in supporting the biological diversity of vulnerable species. The marine diversity is incredible, and we are often visited by our endangered namesake, the loggerhead turtle. We are also graced by passing whales, dolphins, abundant fish and even the occasional endangered dugong. The area is deemed as the second richest floristic region in southern Africa. Around 1,900 endemic plant species are found here, of which over a quarter are threatened with extinction.

Leisure & Activities

At the lodge

The lodge offers a well-equipped game room with darts, table tennis and billiards, as well as a private pool. Lounge next to the pool while enjoying a drink from the fully stocked bar, or head out on an adventure using our kayaks, snorkels and other water sports gear.

Nearby Adventures

Machangulo Peninsula

Our pristine peninsula is the ideal destination for sitting back and unwinding, or for exploring. For adventurous vacationers, there are plenty of outdoor activities to keep you busy. Anglers will relish the choice of deep-sea fishing, or rock and surf angling. Avifauna lovers will be thrilled by this birding hotspot, including birds of prey, waders, and seabirds. Whether you’re an avid diver or a newcomer to the allure of the ocean, the warm waters are inviting, and the marine biodiversity is captivating. The tiny village of Santa Maria sits on the Northerly tip of the peninsula, providing an authentic Mozambique village experience, and a gateway to Inhaca Island and the marine reserve via dhow, ferry or kayak.

Machangulo Nature Reserve

Machangulo Nature Reserve is home to a myriad of wildlife, from big game, birds and butterflies, to endangered marine species, seldom seen anywhere else on the planet. The dune forest surrounding our lodge provides a habitat for small wonders such as vervet monkeys, red duiker and mongoose. Our concierge can organise a drive through the nature reserve, where you can look out for some of the 350 different species of birds that habitat the area, and our iconic African game. Or don some of our snorkelling gear and immerse yourself in the temperate, briny waters to spot turtles, rays, batfish, marlin, pipefish, parrotfish, and clownfish, to name but a few.

Maputo National Park

This 100,000-hectare reserve is incredibly important for the protection of the African elephant. There are a number of vital conservation projects in the area, supported by the Mozambique government and Peace Parks Foundation. These include a wildlife translocation programme, to reintroduce species that were once locally extinct, and anti-poaching units. The conservation efforts are supported by eco-tourism activities, which in turn provide a vital income avenue for local communities. As well as elephants, you can expect to find hippos, giraffes, zebras, leopards, servals, impalas and many more iconic species, within the reserve.