Self-drive Budget Trip to Easily Accessible Machangulo Beach Lodge

Are you wondering how to travel to Machangulo on a budget? Take the week off and travel to this beach Lodge in Santa Maria, easy on your budget, sweet on your mind. You can self-drive from South Africa to Mozambique and see many amazing sights on your road trip.

Santa Maria hotels are located in a beautiful destination, accessible from Maputo, Mozambique’s capital and centre of all thing’s foodie, sporty and entertaining. The best part about the journey is the spectacular scenery including Inhaca Island and Maputo Elephant Reserve.

Decide to take an exciting self-drive holiday on a budget to the magnificent Machangulo Beach Lodge but consider a 4×4 vehicle. If you are driving from South Africa to Mozambique, the road to Machangulo slides through thick sand in Maputo Elephant Reserve where you can enjoy game drives and see the elephants.

The road for you ends at Santa Maria village where you park your car and clamber on board a boat which takes you into the estuary to find your villa hiding in the sand dune forests. Settle down into spacious chalet with all the mod cons you need to ensure 100% relaxation: a stocked mini bar, tea and coffee, free Wi-Fi, aircon and fans, luxury sofas and linens. Add to this the neat outside area with your own BBQ and your holiday in this Mozambique paradise is made!

aerial view of Santa Maria Village
Santa Maria Village

 Speed Boat Transfer to your Beach Accommodation near Maputo

The Machangulo lodge transfers you by luxury speed boat to your villa. Travelling on a budget is best for many adventurers and we will find the finest package deal for you. The speedboat is part of the special rate that you choose for the lodge and we offer a wide choice of special deals at Mozambique Travel.

Choose a Machangulo special package! The best way to travel to this part of Africa is a budget self-drive holiday, you and your family and friends. Book the free night special to the lodge – stay for five nights but pay for 4 including your transfers, all meals, drinks, free Wi-Fi and access to all non-motorised activities such as diving, snorkelling, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and much more! 

Another way to travel budget-style to Santa Maria is to choose the 7-night full board holiday away for South African residents. What a value for money deal when you stay in an ocean view villa with your own sundeck, plunge pool, 2 spacious bedrooms and a beautifully equipped living area and kitchen. Run down the steps to the white sandy beaches and find the activity centre where ocean and beach activities fill you days with fun. Settle in the evenings around the fire and share stories about your adventures. Your chef will serve delicious fresh seafood and other traditional fare. 

What could be easier than handing over your travel worries to our special agents to sort out? All you need to do is to travel to Machangulo Beach Lodge and then take advantage of all the perks you get for your budget. We can tailor make an excellent bush-city-beach holiday that includes an awe-inspiring safari in the Kruger National Park and some shopping days in Maputo. You decide on your dates, and we do the rest!

Imagine a few days game viewing at the scintillating Pestana Kruger Lodge situated on the banks of the Crocodile River and only 800 meters from the Malelane Gate. Join optional game drives for your big five safaris into Kruger National Park. When you have found the Big 5, jump in your car and self-drive to Maputo for some nightlife and historical sightseeing. You will soon be ready to chill out in your Santa Maria hotel right on the beach. 

Chat to our Mozambique Travel team today about your summer holiday at Machangulo Beach Lodge.