Coral Lodge

Mozambique

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Coral Lodge combines one of Mozambique’s most stunning beach locations with the country’s rich culture and trade history. Situated on a spectacular peninsula within an unspoilt nature reserve and only minutes from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilha de Mozambique, Coral Lodge is a unique blend of
contemporary design combined with the utmost respect for the rare and unique surroundings.

This Mozambican paradise with its miles of deserted beaches lends itself to a wealth of water and landbased activities. The laguna and tides give life to the mangrove forest behind the sand dunes which is popular with East African birds as well as bush babies, mongoose and monkeys. The hard and soft coral
reefs just off the coast from Coral Lodge are home to many species of small fish and dolphins and offer a host of easy as well as more challenging diving spots.

This beach sanctuary comprises of just 10 luxury villas which tastefully blends luxury and comfort with the authentic feel of Mozambique style and simplicity. The design skillfully uses an elegant mix of wood and textiles to ensure the lodge sympathetically blends in with its surroundings whilst incorporating the vivid colours of the area. The exquisite cuisine is made using local ingredients with a key focus on fresh fish and fresh market produce. Every dish is infused with enticing Mozambican flavours mixed with European and Asian influences.

Travel by dhow and discover breath-taking snorkelling spots, voyage to one of the uninhabited local islands and enjoy a secluded picnic lunch or even learn to sail and catch fish. Return to the comfort of Coral Lodge and indulge in a treatment at the spa while the chef transforms your catch into a delicious feast bursting with Mozambican flavours. Venture out on a late afternoon sail for sunset drinks as you watch the dolphins and whales that frolic along the coast.

LOCATION

There are daily Airlink flights to Nampula and LAM flights to Nacala.

TRANSFER FROM NAMPULA AIRPORT TO CORAL LODGE

By road directly
The direct by road mini-van transfer to Coral Lodge is a 180 km drive through the countryside. The last 40-50 km are along a bumpy sand road, with the last 10 km or so on very sandy tracks and through mangrove swamp water at high tide. This transfer takes 2.50 to 3 hours but may be longer during the rainy
season depending on road conditions.

By road and dhow from the Isle de Mozambique
The transfer by mini-van winds through the pretty countryside along a good tarmac road over the bridge to Ilha de Mozambique where guests board the Coral Lodge traditional sailing dhow. The transfer time depends on the tide and takes approx. 20-30 minutes at high tide and up to 45 minutes at low tide. At high tide, the dhow drops guests off at the lagoon entrance, next to the lodge. At low tide the dhow anchors in shallow, warm water 50-100m from the lodge, which means guests wade to the beach. Our team will take the luggage! Total transfer time is approx. 3.5 hours depending on the tide. Guests arriving on the Airlink flight from O.R. Tambo airport (Johannesburg), land at approximately 13h30. If there are no issues with visas or customs, guests should be on Ilha de Moçambique before 16h30. For return transfers, the reverse happens and guests generally leave the lodge by 08h00/08h30 depending on the tide, to arrive at the airport in Nampula by 11h30 that is 2.5 hours before the 14h00 Airlink departure.

Nampula to Coral Lodge round trip transfer fee: USD 400,00 per mini-van with a/c with a capacity of up to 6 persons (adults or children) including motorboat or dhow sailing boat transfer from Isle de Mozambique.

TRANSFER FROM NACALA AIRPORT TO CORAL LODGE

By road directly
Fly to the city of Nacala (150km from Coral Lodge) from where guests can be transferred by mini-van for a 2.5-hour drive to the lodge.

By road and dhow from the Isle de Mozambique
The transfer by mini-van winds through the pretty countryside along a good tarmac road to Ilha de Mozambique where guests board the Coral Lodge traditional sailing dhow. The transfer time depends on the tide and takes approx. 20-30 minutes at high tide and up to 45 minutes at low tide. At high tide, the dhow drops the guests off at the lagoon entrance, next to the lodge. At low tide the dhow anchors in shallow, warm water 50-100m from the lodge, which means guests wade to the beach. Our team will take the luggage!

Total transfer time is approx. 3.5hours depending on the tide.

Nacala to Coral Lodge round-trip transfer fee: USD 300,00 per mini-van with a/c with a capacity of up to 6 persons (adults or children) including motorboat or dhow sailing boat transfer from Isle de Mozambique.om Isle de Mozambique.

TRANSFER FROM LUMBO AIRSTRIP

The flight time from Nampula to Lumbo is approx. 30 minutes by light aircraft. There is a 15-20 minute road transfer from Lumbo airstrip to the dhow departure point on Ilha de Mozambique. From Ilha de Mozambique transfer is by motorboat or dhow, which takes approx. 20-30 minutes during high tide and up
to 45 minutes at low tide. Alternatively, guests can take a 1.5h hour drive by mini-van to the Lodge.

Lumbo to Coral Lodge round-trip transfer fee: USD 200,00 per mini-van with a/c with a capacity of up to 6 persons (adults or children), including motorboat or dhow sailing boat transfer from Isle de Mozambique.

TRANSFER FROM ILHA DE MOZAMBIQUE

Guests board on Ilha de Mozambique departure point to the Coral Lodge traditional sailing dhow. The transfer time depends on the tide and takes approx. 20-30 minutes at high tide and up to 45 minutes at low tide. At high tide the dhow drops the guests off at the lagoon entrance, next to the lodge. At low tide the dhow anchors in shallow, warm water 50-100m from the lodge, which means guests wade to the beach. Our team will take the luggage!

Ilha de Mozambique to Coral Lodge or Coral Lodge to Ilha de Mozambique transfer fee: USD 80,00 (one way) or USD 150,00 (round-trip), with the capacity of up to 6 persons (adults or children).