Why we Love Moyeni Lodge

A unique beach and bush experience far from civilization but close enough to Maputo.

Part of the untouched 42 000-ha San Sebastian Coastal Reserve, a biodiversity hotspot, in the southern Bazaruto Archipelago.

Superb game drives on 50 km of roads to see flawless marine and beach habitats, flamingos, antelope and other wildlife.

Exclusive-use options for 6 luxury chalets, restaurant, a swimming pool, and 5-star service.

A top all-inclusive venue for weddings and other special leisure and business events and occasions.

Moyeni Lodge, San Sebastian Peninsula, Vilanculos

Book the quintessential private and exclusive Moyeni Lodge, a wonderful Mozambique holiday venue offering both a beach and bush experience in the gorgeous San Sebastian Sanctuary. This easily accessible conservation area is wild and untouched yet close enough to Maputo and Vilanculos to make travel plans flow. Discover one of the best places to stay in Vilanculos Mozambique, a sanctuary so perfect it blows your mind, situated about 20 km across the bay from Vilanculos. 

The stunning Moyeni Lodge Mozambique is set right here in this paradise, on a picturesque piece of unspoiled beach, ocean and sand dune forests on the remote San Sebastian Peninsula. This is the very southern section of the glistening Bazaruto Archipelago, a massive 42 000 ha of conservation land and ocean accessible by boat or vehicle. The sanctuary Vilanculos is waiting to be discovered.

Be amazed at the 6 sea-facing chalets just a few steps away from the beach, all spaciously designed and decorated with a hint of the exotic. Appreciate en-suite bathrooms and private verandas, inviting early morning views and soft tones of afternoon light into the luxury of a chic bedroom. Enjoy such thoughtful 5-star service and true Mozambican hospitality. Dine wholeheartedly on fresh fish and shellfish caught daily.

Moyeni Lodge

Vilanculos Wildlife and Marine Sanctuary 

It is important to note that Moyeni Lodge is not located on the mainland but on a Peninsula, San Sebastian Sanctuary, a pristine wildlife and coastal marine reserve. Proclaimed in 2002 by the Mozambican government this land is managed privately and is a great example of sustainable tourism, involving local communities, private business, government and tourists.

Moyeni on the San Sebastian Peninsula offers the perfect wildlife refuge for beach-bush holidays in Mozambique where water sports take precedence and luxury accommodation on long white beaches feeds the soul. There’s time for boating, water skiing, kayaking, tubing, paddling and sailing. There are hikes, birding safaris and drives. Diving into this eco-sanctuary reveals the shy dugong, whales and dolphins. Game drives reveal diverse antelope in a hotspot of untouched habitats including wetlands, mangroves, coral reefs, estuaries, lakes, forests and woodlands. Wow! 

Book your wild safari-ocean holiday to Mozambique when you choose Moyeni Lodge in the San Sebastian Sanctuary near Vilanculos. Your special holiday package and accommodation deal includes transfers by boat or 4×4 vehicle.

Moyeni Lodge Facilities

  • 6 spacious en-suite sea-facing chalets, outside showers, balcony
  • Tea and coffee station, dining area, lounge, TV
  • 15 m lap pool, deck 
  • Circular cocktail pool bar 
  • Game-viewing vehicle

Getting There

Fly into Vilanculos from OR Tambo International Airport with flights from both SA Airlink and LAM daily.

It is important to note that Moyeni lodge is situated on a peninsula, San Sebastian in the Sanctuary wildlife and coastal marine reserve.

  • Transfers are booked and arranged by the lodge.
  • Guest are welcomed at the airport and transferred by road to Vilanculos beach on the mainland.
  • The skipper will meet and greet the guests and transfer them by boat to Moyeni lodge.