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Catelo do Mar


GPS: S23’44″11E 035’23″47

  • Mozambique
  • Ponta da Linga Linga
  • North of lnhambane
  • 478kms north of Maputo, the capital of Mozambique



  • Daily LAM Mozambique Airlines flights from Johannesburg or Maputo to lnhambane International Airport.
  • Private flight charter on request


  • Access is possible by the EN1 Highway but 4×4 is essential for the last 18kms to Unga Unga. GPS way-points are supplied on request. It is recommended that guests park at Campishmo (GPS: S 23’51″47 E 035’20″58) camp-site in Maxixe where safe parking is available at a nominal daily rate. Transfers may be booked from Maxixe.


  • Tropical vegetation and mangroves
  • Pristine tidal islets and
  • Long stretches of deserted beach


18 Rooms

Beachfront Deluxe Rooms (x8)

  • King-size bedrooms, 4 up/ 4 down, each with a spacious private veranda, tea/coffee making facilities and en suite shower/ WC.
  • Six rooms can accommodate one additional stretcher bed for children up to 6 years of age.
  • Children over 7 years of age accommodated in own room at the relevant child rate.
  • Family Room - one room on ground level is an inter-leading family room with a separate bath/WC. (Separate access makes this room suitable for driver/guide accommodation )
  • Honeymoon Suite – one room upstairs, is designed with honeymooners in mind including a jacuzzi on the deck, under cover and filled on guest arrival.

The Castle Rooms (x6)

  • Children under 18 years of age are not accommodated in the Castle.
  • There are 6 bedrooms in the main building, each with en suite shower/WC.
  • These are private, quiet and cool rooms located away from the beachfront.

The Manor House (x4)

  • En suite bedrooms with private en suite shower/WC. One room has en suite bath facilities include a dining area for catered dinner options, lounge and veranda leading onto lawn and beach. Children of all ages welcome.
  • The Manor House is ideal for multi-generational families. incentive and fishing groups.
  • One room may accommodate 1 extra bed and 1 infant cot.
  • A catered dinner option is available where guests are supplied salad and meat to braai at the house.
  • All accommodation can be configured for twins or doubles with air-conditioning, en suite shower/WC , king-size beds. hairdryer, luxury linen and guest amenities Coffee/Tea trays delivered on request to Castle and Manor House rooms


Non-motorised water-sports

  • Complimentary. Includes sailing gypsy yachts and kayaking. A hobie-cat is also available for expert sailors.

Motorised water sports

  • Water Skiing & Tubing.
  • 40ft luxury catamaran with catering, bar and ablutions for sun downer excursions.
  • 4.5 m rubber duck or Mallard Swift, mono hull powered by 2 x 75 hp Mariner outboards is available for diving and excursions to the mangrove swamps.
  • Authentic Mozambique Dhow for cruises to Pansy Island.
  • Cruising the mangrove swamps.

Deep Sea Fishing

  • Castelo do Mar Lodge is heading up a conservation initiative in the Unga Unga Peninsula which is being heavily netted, promoting Tag and Release of Billfish and is IGFA registered.
  • 2 x 28ft Nova Cats powered by 2 x 150 hp Yamaha outboards and fully rigged to suit the most serious angler including well maintained communication systems ,fish finders, GPS and radar, Penn International Marlin reels, out riggers, down riggers, fighting chair, rods, lures and live bait.

Scuba diving

  • “Cassinga”, a fully kitted out luxury 40ft catamaran will offer half day diving including breakfast, departing from the Lodge or the lnhambane harbour daily, in the mornings.


  • Snorkelling, sea safaris or merely relaxing on board will be welcome on Cassinga. Shallow snorkelling off the Whale boat wreck on the beach is perfect for toddlers.


  • Bird watching including flamingos and other pelagic species.
  • Cultural shopping visit to lnhambane market.
  • Beach walking.
  • Dolphin and Dugong spotting.


  • The Bar is air-conditioned with a lounge and including tables for board games. Blackjack . Poker and Pool.
  • Library Lounge, air-conditioned quiet area with an extensive and varied selection of books and magazines.
  • Swimming pool & Deck with direct access on to the beach
  • Dining Room, air-conditioned with decor depicting the early history of the Lodge.