More AboutMaqueda Mozambique Lodge and Campsites
Lugar de Arvores T/A Maqueda@Mozambique can be found about 90 km north of Maputo in the virtually untouched and unexplored landscape of Calanga along the coastline between Macaneta and Bilene.
Our location makes us an ideal holiday getaway because it’s the only three-and-a-half-hour drive from the Lebombo border post at Komatipoort, South Africa.
Due to the location of the bush camp, it is essential that you only travel by 4×4 or diff-lock vehicles to reach the camp, as you drive through very sandy terrain en-route. It is advised that you deflate your tires to a max of 1 bar.
We are hidden amongst the trees, that keep the bush camp cool, and you are welcome to walk to the beach (900 meters from the camp) or drive over the dune with your 4×4 as you are allowed to use a 4 km stretch of the beach for driving.
Sunny skies, endless beaches, and clear waters teaming with marine life make Mozambique the perfect beach holiday destination.
Peace, Sea, and sun in a remote but reachable area are waiting for you.
Our Casitas are unavailable currently
Bush Campsites 2022 rates
|1 to 4 guests (including children over 4 years)
|R380 for the first four guests per night
|R535 for the first four guests per night
|For every extra guest over 4 years
|R100 per person per night
|R150 per person per night
|Children under 4 years
|No extra cost
|No extra cost
The Casitas (Chalets)
The Casitas (Chalets) are nestled amongst beautiful trees hence the name of the land “Lugar De Arvores” – place of the trees, and are very private
Currently we have 2 beautifully decorated self-catering Casitas each with a huge en-suite double room consisting of an inside/ outside shower and fully equipped kitchen facilities that sleeps 2 guests
Each Casita has its own braai pit to enjoy your BBQ out in the open looking at the stars.
Due to the location of the lodge, it is essential that you only travel by 4×4 or diff-lock vehicles to reach the camp as you drive through very sandy terrain en route
Please also note that Casitas are powered by solar power only
- Huge private campsites only 900meters from the beach in beautiful coastal bush
- Private ablutions for each campsite, (Toilet, shower, and basin) as well as a sink and under roof kitchen area and braai facilities (Please bring your own braai utensils including braai grid etc this is a bush camp)
- Hot water is provided by gas geysers
- Braai wood and charcoal for sale
- No electricity is provided Central generator room where guests can put their own generator that will provide power to their camp as to keep noise down to a minimum. Generators cannot be used at the campsite itself due to noise.
- Please note that the road to Maqueda@Mozambique is very sandy and it is advisable to use a 4×4 vehicle or diff lock vehicle and to deflate your tyre pressure to 1bar max
Day on the unspoiled beach
Calanga beach is one of the only destinations in Mozambique where you are allowed to travel by car for 4 km on the beach and find a beautiful spot to enjoy your day on the beach – no hassles to carry all your beach equipment to the beach.
Freshwater lakes, situated only3 km from the lodge mean that you can swim, fish and kayak in the most unspoiled environment you can imagine.
Calanga beach is well known for its excellent surf fishing.
Hiking & Birdwatching
Go hiking and bird watching at leisure on the numerous little paths.
Go hiking at night on the beach where during December and January you may encounter some sea-turtles. You can also join the Calanga turtle protection program.
No Quad Bikes
Sadly, NO QUAD BIKES ALLOWED
Maqueda Mozambique Important Notes
It is very important that you bring your confirmation document with you to give you access to your campsite. Please remember that there is no internet or cell phone reception so staff cannot confirm your booking and therefore will not allow you into the camp without the confirmation.
-Valid Driver’s License
-Vehicle registration documents, trailers and boats as well.
-When towing, a triangle on the front right of the towing vehicle must be displayed and on the rear right of the trailer.
-Third Party Insurance is compulsory and is obtainable at the SASOL garage Komatipoort.
-Obey all traffic rules and regulations and there is no need to bribe anyone.
-Politeness is more than likely to save any situation, never be aggressive.
-You can exchange money at the SASOL fuel station, Komatipoort before you get to the border post.
What to bring?
Please note the nearest town is about 1-hour of sand drive away, so you will have to bring everything!
Central generator room where guests can put their own generator that will provide power to their camp as to keep noise down to a minimum. Generators cannot be used at the campsite itself due to noise.
Please note we do not provide any form of electricity.
Bring your own braai grids etc, this is a bush camp.
Fresh drinking water.
Own cooling facilities, fridge.