About Rio Azul Lodge

Rio Azul Lodge is located on the banks of the Govuro River in Mozambique, Africa. Rio Azul, meaning “Blue River”, overlooks the estuary, situated on the Northern end of the Bazaruto Archipelago at the mouth of the pristine Govuro River which enters the sea at Bartholomew Dias.

This luxury lodge is a premier fishing resort in Mozambique with facilities and activities on the estuary and the beach to keep everyone happy.

Rio Azul Mozambique offers luxury lodge accommodation including six twin chalets, and two luxury villas which sleep, six adults and six children. Each villa has its own swimming pool and its own estuary boat, guests can fish in peace out of the wind in the unspoilt estuary.

The main lodge has a beautiful wooden deck and a plunge pool, wonderful views of the estuary, lounge, dining area and bar, the interiors are modern with inviting sofas and chairs. The view from the 31-foot bar is possibly one of the most spectacular in Africa, overlooking the Guvoru River!

Angling enthusiasts and families can all enjoy this stunning Mozambique luxury lodge!

Rio Azul Luxury Lodge Mozambique offers good quality fishing opportunities, including exciting estuary fishing, surf fishing and some of the finest offshore fishing in Mozambique. The area offers some great bird watching with specials such as mangrove kingfishers and crab plovers.

Activities include beach walks along the pristine beaches, kayaking, and fabulous snorkelling in warm waters, excursions by dhow and a boat trip to a nearby island. Excursions to Santa Carolina (Paradise Island) offer excellent snorkelling opportunities and can be combined with picnic lunches.

Part of the experience is the excellent fine dining experience, with freshly caught cuisine to tantalise your senses.

In front of Rio Azul Lodge Mozambique lies this fantastic stretch of crystal clear water which can be explored by foot or by boat. The mangrove ecosystem is made up of a fascinating chain of pioneering and sacrificial plants together with a huge array of crustaceans. Birdlife is abundant, colourful and spectacular!

Rio Azul Beach Lodge offers an exquisite dining experience to guests. The casual 3-course meals are a relaxed affair served in an exquisite dining area where you are always assured of unsurpassed personal attention.

The menu includes freshly caught fish tantalizingly prepared together with exotic Portuguese spices and traditional cuisine. The more exotic food menu that is served on a regular basis includes some of the best sea food: crab, lobster, prawn, calamari and Mozambique Prawns to name a few. We cater for vegetarians and other dietary requirements!

A “dining under the stars” experience can be arranged for private parties or romantic dinners, as well as private pleasurable picnics on the beach with your partner a must have honeymoon experience!

Facilities

  • 6 Chalets
  • 2 x 3 bedroom villas
  • Estuary boats (fuel excluded)
  • Bar
  • Lounge & Dining room
  • Swimming pools
  • Shop

Getting There

Flying:

From OR Tambo Int. Airport (Johannesburg), to Vilanculos Int. Airport, Mozambique. Transport to the Lodge is arranged prior to arrival and an air-conditioned vehicle will transport you to the lodge via a spectacular beach drive to Bartholomew Dias Point and The Lodge.

Self Drive:

From JHB & DBN, 16 hour (1 600km) drive via Maputo, Xai Xai and Vilanculos. 80km North of Vilanculos, turn right towards Inhassoro (14km), and a 24km beach drive to The Lodge (permits required- arranged by our Lodge prior to arrival).

GPS coordinates for Rio Azul
23.8532°S 35.5325°W