The Lodge suffered a fire at the end of 2012 and since then has been closed (restaurant, reading lounge and 4 chalets). The owner has since passed away and his heirs have now decided to sell the lodge.
- It is located on Benguerra Island, and is one of the Bazaruto Archipelago most stylish and luxurious lodges. It also has one of the islands most beautiful locations - right on a point, overlooking the tranquil Flamingo Bay.
- The Lodge has 14 Luxury Beach Chalets, and three Executive Suites; all of which were totally rebuilt after cyclone Favio struck the Bazaruto Archipelago in February 2007 and caused significant damage to the area. The lodge was thoughtfully reconstructed, all using Mozambican hardwoods, red cladded brick walls, thatched roofs and elevated wooden decks to preserve the plant life.
- All of the chalets are a stones-throw from the beach, and have uninterrupted views over the soft white sand and crystal clear waters. They're incredibly spacious, with tall thatched roofs, exposed wooden beams, slate floors, large glass sliding doors and private walkways onto the public beach.
- The Luxury Chalets are beautifully decorated in creams and oceanic blues, with touches of African deco. They're open-plan with large glass sliding-doors that lead out onto a private veranda with deck chairs and a hammock. The lounge has plenty of comfortable seating, a well stocked mini bar and tea & coffee making facilities. In the summer months, the ceiling fan and air-conditioning are an extra luxury. Directly behind the lounge is the open-plan bedroom, which has either a twin, double or four-poster bed; with mosquito nets, crisp white linen and teal bed-throws. Behind the bed is a low wall that partially separates the bathroom. The bathroom is enormous, with a large walk in shower, vanity area, twin basins and a separate loo. At the back of the room, sliding doors lead outside to an enclosed courtyard, with an additional open-air shower.
- The Executive Suites are very similar to the Luxury Chalets although they're slightly larger and have four-poster King-size beds. The colours are also different; they're decorated in Autumn shades rather than the ocean blues. The ceilings are much higher, and the rooms don't have ceiling fans – but they do have air-conditioning. An additional feature is a second veranda so there is more outside space. One of the suites also has two single beds in addition to a double, which makes it perfect for families.
- Whilst all of the lodge's chalets and suites have direct private access to the sandy beach and their own gazebos, some of the rooms to the south of the main area have rocks in front. This means that you can't swim here at high tide, unless you take your reef shoes. This does not detract from the beauty of those rooms, as you can walk a few meters down the beach, to an area that's clear for swimming. One thing to bear in mind about the entire Bazaruto Archipelago, is the rather dramatic tidal range. At our lodge when the tide is at its lowest, it can be up to a few hundred metres out in front of the lodge – especially at spring low. This means that it's only possible to swim in front of the lodge at high tide. However, the lodge does have a fantastic swimming pool overlooking the beach, and it's long enough to swim lengths in! Alternatively, you can take a beautiful walk around South Point, to the east of the island where the tide doesn't go out as far – although the sea tends to be rougher so take care and watch the currents.
- The main area of the lodge comprises a spacious reception and lounge, a small curio shop, and a reading lounge. Adjacent to this is the large thatched open-fronted dining room, bar, and cocktail lounge. Outside a wooden deck wraps around the building and either leads you to their very well run activity centre, or to a paved veranda with plenty of seating areas, the swimming pool and a beach bar. For those who can't switch off, the odge also has a small business centre. And for those who want to switch off completely, there's a small 'Beauty and Wellness centre' which was recently upgraded into is a Sanctuary Spa. It now offers a variety of high quality and spoiling treatments with Sanctuary's signature products.
- Directions: the lodge is best reached via daily two-hour flights from Johannesburg to Vilanculos, which is a small town on Mozambique's mainland and is the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago. Then it's a 14km (30 minutes) boat ride from the mainland to Benguerra Island. You can also helicopter right to the lodge or take a light flight to Benguerra airstrip that is a 15-minute drive away. Then it's a 14km (30 minutes) boat ride from the mainland to Benguerra Island.
Accessible by: Fly-and-Transfer
Beach holidays: our lodge on the west side of Benguerra Island is located next to the most beautiful beaches in east Africa. White beaches and blue water invite you to relax and unwind. This place has the potential to become one of your best beach holidays experiences in Africa.
- Power supply: Generator
- Communications: There is cell phone reception, however management request that guests only use their mobiles in their rooms. There is also a business centre for guests that has a computer connected to the internet. Portable modems for guests own laptops are also available on request.
- TV & radio: There us a TV in the main lounge but it is only ever on if a guest requests it
ALSO FOR SALE ARE 2 BOATs WITHOUT ENGINES (OUT OF ORDER) & A AIRPORT LOUNGE .
LODGE AREA : 8.5 HECTARES (POSSIBILITY OF BUYING LANDS ON THE REAR).