Rio Azul Lodge Mozambique

Rio Azul Lodge Mozambique

Vilanculos Holiday Packages

Why we love it

Peacefully waiting on the shores of Mozambique, is Rio Azul, a pristine paradise!
Anglers will be delighted with the big game fishing, lure fishing, saltwater fishing and many more! Appreciate the immaculate beaches, bird watching and fabulous snorkelling in warm waters! The perfect haven to rest, and restore one’s soul while soaking in the magnificent views of the blue estuary.
And of course the fine dining, with freshly caught cuisine to tantalise your senses!!!

Why we love Rio Azul Lodge Mozambique

About Rio Azul Lodge

The luxury Resort Rio Azul is nestled on the banks of the Guvoru River’s estuary, about 110 km north of Vilanculos and within proximity to the magnificent Bazaruto Marine National Park. This aesthetic lodge combines fantastic location, high-end facilities, outstanding service and wonderful cuisine to provide guests with the beach retreat of their dreams.

Stay at Rio Azul to enjoy some of the finest accommodation in Vilanculos. Everything screams decadence! From the rooms to the personal estuary boats, and down to the main lodge where friendly Mozambican hospitality awaits. The hotel is designed for romance and yet exudes a homey, cheery feel that is also alluring to families.

The accommodation at Rio Azul consists of 6 twin chalets and  2 luxury villas which can comfortably accommodate 6 adults and 6 children each. All rooms are built using locally sourced materials including timber and thatch. The chalets and luxury villas are each appointed with a private motorized boat.

The chalets boast en-suite bathrooms and wooden decks overlooking the estuary. Each is equipped with two ¾ beds and mosquito nets. Each bathroom has double basins with mirrors, flush toilet plus a shower with hot and cold water.

The villas offer 3 en-suite bedrooms and a loft sleeping 6 children. Comfortable beds are draped with mosquito nets and there are digital safes for storing valuables. Each villa also features free-flowing living rooms that lead out onto the deck where sun loungers and a private pool are situated.

The social hub of Rio Azul Lodge comprises a large lounge, dining room and bar area with a big wooden deck in front and a plunge pool. The lodge faces west and so enjoys fantastic sunset views. There is also a small shop where guests can purchase batteries, fishing tackle, hats, sunblock, sunglasses and shirts.

Vilanculos is a mecca for fishermen and divers and offers a lot of exciting adventure activities. There are plenty of water sports for guests to enjoy as well as land-based activities such as horse riding, village tours and beach picnic.

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


  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Snorkelling
  • Dhow Trips
  • Beach Picnics
  • Diving

Getting There


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

Per person sharing

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These prices are indicative based low season costing. Rates fluctuate throughout the year. Please enquire with us for an accurate price based on your specific date of travel.