Ultra-luxury haven in restoring nature: for sale

Ultra-luxury haven in restoring nature

Machangulo Nature Reserve, Maputo, Mozambique


3 500 000 USD

Agent: Cliff Jacobs - Managing Principal Estate Agent & CEO (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man (UJ). M.P.R.E.)
Agent Cellphone: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951
Agent Office Number: +27 (0) 21 554 0283
Agent Email Address: cliff@exquisitehotelconsultants.com
Type: Beach Lodge
Bedrooms: 12
Bathrooms: 12
Showers: 12
Parking: 10
Yield: Not Disclosed

Maputo Province

Maputo Province, the province excludes the city of Maputo (which comprises a separate province). The province has an area of 22,693 km2 (8,762 sq mi) and a population of 1,968,906 (2017 census). Its capital is the city of Matola.


Maputo Province is the southernmost province of Mozambique. It borders Gaza Province to the north, the Indian Ocean to the east, the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal to the south, Eswatini to the southwest, and the Mpumalanga province of South Africa to the west and northwest. The Maputo Bay area to the southeast of Maputo is an important conservation area with many reefs and lakes. Of particular note is the Maputo Elephant Game Reserve, which has lakes such as Lagoa Chingute and Lagoa Piti in the vicinity, and the Machangulo Private Nature Reserve further north of this in the Machangulo Peninsula. The largest river of the province, the Maputo River, running from Amsterdam, Mpumalanga in South Africa near the Eswatini border, flows into Maputo Bay to the southeast of Maputo. Also flowing into the bay are the Umbeluzi River and the Incomati River. In the fall of 1999, the Maputo, Umbeluzi, Incompati and Limpopo rivers were affected by severe rainfall, 70 percent higher than normal which caused severe flooding. The Maputo and Incomati burst their banks on 12 January 2000, directly affecting some 40,000, and flooding along the Incomati affected about 20,000 several days later.

To the north of the peninsula is the Inhaca Island (Ilha da Inhaca), a 52-square-kilometre (20 sq mi) subtropical island, about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) from north to south by 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) from east to west which separates Maputo Bay to the west from the Indian Ocean off its eastern shores. It is protected under the Lubombo Transfrontier Conservation Area, and contains the Reserva da Inhaca. The highest point of the island is Mount Inhaca at 104 metres (341 ft) on the north-eastern shoreline.

In the northwest of the province, near the South African border is a major reservoir and dam complex, the Corumana Dam, which dams the Sabie River. In 2014 it was reported that hydro-mechanical specialists have been consulted to see a further expansion of the complex, with the aim of increasing the height of the dam from 110 metres (360 ft) to 117 metres (384 ft), and installing crest spillway gates and a fuse plug. The dam is under the responsibility of the water directorate, Direcção Nacional de Águas (DNA).


According to the 2017 census, the province had 1,931,298 inhabitants and an area of 22,693 square kilometres (8,762 sq mi), hence resulting in a population density of 85.11 inhabitants per km². 99.47% were Mozambicans, 0.27% were South Africans, and a small minority were from other nationalities. 33.94% were Pentecostal, 30.56% were Zionist, 14.57% were Catholic, 8.11% were without religion, 3.29% were Muslim, and 9.53% were another religion.

Between 2007 and 2017, the population grew by 48.2%, the fastest growing region in Mozambique. As of the 2007 census, the province had a population of 1,233,143 residents. With an area of 22,693 square kilometres (8,762 sq mi), the population density was about 54.34 people per km².

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Key features

About us

The villa provides guests with the ultimate restorative escape, and the highest calibre of intuitive hospitality, while committing to being carbon conscious.

Soak in the spectacular, idyllic scenery of the dune forest and Indian Ocean from the comfort of your suite’s private balcony, or from the deck of the main house. Be lulled to sleep by the soothing sounds of the ocean, and uplift your soul, with spectacular sunrises and sunsets.

Our villa is situated inside a nature reserve in an exclusive area of the Machangulo Peninsula, Mozambique.

Our concierge team offer a seamless experience, from booking to arrival at our villa, and through all activities during your stay.

Our name not only derives from our royal history, but also from the beautiful African Monarch butterfly. Once owned by the Dutch crown prince, The Monarch and land around it, was primed to become a resort. The prince intended the resort to be both ecologically and socially responsible, with a view to boosting the local economy of the Machangulo peninsula. However, the project was met with controversy from both Mozambique locals and Dutch parliamentary officials, and eventually, the prince sold the villa. His involvement pathed the way for eco-tourism in the area and it has now become a popular tourist destination. This has created many jobs for locals and empowered communities, with the development of schools for the youth.

The African Monarch is an incredibly important butterfly species, in terms of history. Archaeologists believed it to be the first butterfly ever depicted in art. A 3,500-year-old Egyptian fresco in Luxor features the oldest illustration of what appears to be The African Monarch. There are over 400 butterfly species across Mozambique, adding to the abundance of fauna and flora found around our Machangulo accommodation.

Through our luxury, eco-centric properties, we aim to connect our guests with nature, while preserving and protecting our environment through our carbon offset partners. We are committed to sustaining our planet for future generations, so they too can experience the incredible wonder of its biodiversity. We aim to leave only the lightest of footprints, while offering a truly luxurious experience to our guests, harmonising style, comfort and nature.

With impeccably designed luxury suites, an inviting and secluded pool area, immaculate white sand across endless, uninhabited stretches of coastline, The villa is a truly exclusive escape.
Our Promise
We offer a tailored concierge service, and no request is too big, or too complicated. We want your exclusively curated travel package to be just that… YOUR package. Exactly how you want everything to be. We will cater for your every creature comfort and we take great pride in our attention to detail. We offer full transparency and reassurance that your travel plans will be flexible to accommodate your needs. With our team being on hand 24/7, you can rest assured that assistance will be available to you around the clock.
Created for royalty, our private suites and cabins feature sophisticated decor, incorporating tasteful African style. Private balconies offer unparalleled views, overlooking the unspoiled white sands and glittering, azure waters of the Indian Ocean.

The entire villa sleeps up to 12 people, and comprises the Main House, Pool Cabins and the Forest Cabin.

King Suite

Fit for Royalty

Offering ample space to decompress in calming isolation. Find a harmonious balance between ultra-luxury surroundings and the restoring scenes, sounds and scents of nature. Connect with the ocean, and open up the glass stack doors to the private balcony, allowing the revitalising sea breeze to flow over the luxurious, extra-large, king-size bed.

The largest suite at our villa, the room features a sizable en-suite bathroom, a spacious lounge area, a library, and a dressing room, with generous cupboard space.

The grand bathroom includes a stylish bathtub, a deluxe inside shower and an outside shower, where you can absorb nature at its most authentic, during an invigorating shower.

Services for all rooms

  • Pool Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Laundry Service

Main House

Charmingly decorated, combining classic chic, with natural African wood. This airy home balances quintessential comfort, with the exhilarating energy of the surrounding nature.
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Cliff Jacobs (Nat Dpl Hotel Man (UJ). MPRE. GA Level 5 TEFL)

Managing Principal / CEO

Exquisite Hotel Consultants (Pty) Ltd

Mobile: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951

Landline: +27 (0) 21 554 0283


Skype: cliff.jacobs

Web: https://www.exquisitehotelconsultants.com

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