Why we love Anvil Bay

A nature lover’s dream in the heart of Maputo National Park where guests can connect with a true wilderness and find tranquillity in a luxury setting.

It’s the only luxury lodge to be found in miles of unspoiled coastline - rustic chic handcrafted Casinhas nestled in the forest canopy.

Long sunny days on 4x4 wildlife safaris, boat adventures - or just kick back and relax on the beautiful private beach.

An eco-lodge using solar panels and gas, open showers, spacious sunny rooms and fresh sea breezes.

Thatched chalets with large beds, sofas, minibars, tea and coffee and views across the bay.

Luxury Beach Accommodation at Anvil Bay Eco-lodge, Ponta Chemucane

Enjoy the soft lighting from the solar panels at Anvil Bay eco-lodge in the heart of Ponta Chemucane, Maputo National Park. It’s the perfect blend of safari and beach holiday delights in southern Mozambique thanks to its unusual position on a deserted beach in a famous game reserve. An exclusive hideaway for discerning nature lovers in the Maputo Special Reserve. Anvil Bay is literally on the beach! Game viewing and the Indian Ocean! 

Yes, Maputo Elephant Reserve became Maputo Special Reserve and is now the new Maputo National Park, with the selected Anvil Bay accommodation as its tourism heartbeat. Your carpet is the sand, your swimming pool is the ocean and your soul food is the environment in which you find yourself, the stunning Maputo National Park, aka Maputo Elephant Reserve. 

Enjoy fresh meals under stretched canvas covers and lay back in soft chairs as the sun sets to close another sun-filled day in paradise. It’s an intimate lodge where individual needs are important to the staff and food choices are adapted to each person’s best desires. Enjoy the resident fish eagles soaring and calling above you as you dine! 

Safari and Beach Holidays in Wild Maputo National Park

This is southern Mozambique, a tranquil haven within the wilderness of the Maputo Special Reserve. Anvil Bay, Chemucane, was naturally constructed with as little disturbance as possible to the natural environment creating an exclusive hideaway for discerning nature lovers.

Minimal stylish chalets or Casinhas hide in the lush dune forests a few metres from the white sandy beach at Anvil Bay. You will find everything you need here, in this luxurious hideout in the middle of nowhere, where wild animals roam: fine linen, large beds, indoor and outdoor showers, Wi-Fi, a mini bar, a private deck and your secret dining area. Feel right at home here in a lodge where only you and your friends or family can stay for an exclusive-use holiday in a Mozambican beach paradise. 

Turtles nest in season here on the beach and need silence and respect. Guests who book into Anvil Bay care about conservation and wildlife and need to get away into nature to feel free from their busy lives. And it’s only a 20-minute helicopter flip from Maputo … Anvil Bay is unique in that it offers the best of a bush experience on one side with a beautiful beach on the other!

Facilities at Anvil Bay

  • 10 eco-chalets
  • Fans, mosquito nets
  • Indoor and outdoor showers
  • Free Wi-Fi in main areas
  • Mini bar, tea and coffee-making facilities
  • Private deck with chairs
  • Laundry
  • Conference facilities


  • Snorkelling and fishing excursions
  • Sea kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and bicycles
  • Whale watching and dolphins on ocean quests
  • Nesting Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles – turtle monitoring program

Getting to Anvil Bay Ponta Chemucane

Fly by helicopter, direct from Maputo International Airport. This 20-minute transfer includes park entrance fees.

Self-drive from Maputo or Kosi Bay border posts and explore Mozambique. Remember to drive a 4×4 vehicle or take a guided tour from Maputo to explore the park first, then stop over at Anvil Bay.