2016 : From US$ 350 per person per night, minimum 8 persons
2017 : From US$ 400 per person per night, minimum 8 persons
Luxury in the dunes of the largely unknown Machangulo Peninsula of southern Mozambique has never looked so good. It is time to escape the daily grind and immerse yourself in a pleasing destination where nothing is too much and everything is beautiful. This is the brand new Colina Verde house, a holiday venue with so much class you wonder how you arrived there. A 7-bedroomed home away from home where your holistic rejuvenation matters.
Wherever you are in the amazing Colina Verde villa, you can see panoramic views of the surrounding peninsula, its name meaning green hill for a very good reason. This holiday lodge sits at the top of a massive sand dune near Inhaca Island in the Bay of Maputo, within the confines of the magical Machangulo Reserve. Explore these 10 000 hectares and 20km pristine coastline for its spectacular dune forests, mangrove swamps and inland freshwater lakes – all harbouring creatures you may never have seen before.
Get the best of incredible beaches, azure oceans for diving in style and natural vegetation where myriad bird species play and other wildlife can be enjoyed. Sometimes luxury comes hand in hand with a rugged environment and at Colina Verde, your comfort comes first. Dive into the huge oval heated swimming pool with its handy hot tub and shaded bar. Enjoy a fresh espresso as the sun rises to start your day and eat mostly out on the deck to absorb flavours and views deluxe.
When the sun gets too hot and the dives too intense, head for Colina Verde’s pool table and small gym. Or book a massage and find a corner for quiet yoga or meditation. Read a book, check emails – you can do it all when you need to relax on the Machangulo Peninsula away from it all.
Some of the best ways to destress remain active – shore and deep sea fishing, long beach walks, snorkelling and sand boarding. And the food is so good that you may have to do more exercise! There is tea and cake daily, snacks served with sundowner cocktails every dusk and the food is created using fresh organic vegetables and seafood straight from the ocean. Help yourself to Nespresso coffees all day plus a range of wonderful teas.
Accommodation Takes the Cake
The 7 rooms are so beautiful and all offer unique views of the magical surrounds:
Monkey room – incredible views over the sea and the ‘monkey valley’, a chic copper bath, huge indoor shower, king size bed downstairs and bunk bed on the upper level
Elephant room – pool and ocean vistas, elegant fixed stone bath with view, outdoor shower, king size bed
Dolphin room – pool and ocean vistas, indoor shower, queen size bed
Turtle room – looks out over verdant flora, fixed bath, outdoor shower, king size bed
Hippo room – vegetation views and a bit of ocean from the higher deck, stylish bath, indoor shower, 2 double beds on lower level, 2 double beds on upper level
Whale room – views of sea with trees, king size bed, outdoor shower, bath
Inhaca room – ocean vistas to Inhaca island, king size bed, copper bath, indoor and outdoor showers, open fireplace.