Nhoxani Lodge, Santa Maria Accommodation, Mozambique

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Nhoxani Lodge

Nhoxani Lodge is a Self Catering Lodge in Santa Maria, Southern Mozambique

Nhoxani, meaning 'Peaceful Place' is a prime water front private housing estate on the bay of Maputo, situated on the magnificent Santa Maria peninsula.

Situated opposite Inhaca Island and facing west, it is sheltered from the north easterly and south easterly winds. The calm water of the bay offers superb mooring facilities for a boat directly in front of sites.

There are six houses built in the front row, with two more coastal sites provided for. The water frontage consists of approximately 430m of indigenous coastal forest and bush, which has been preserved by the founders of the concession. In addition to the front row of houses, there is room for an additional row of houses, placed discretely at generous intervals in the forest, each with spectacular views of the bay and Inhaca Island.

Accommodation:

Braby Lodge (max - 10 ppl) - please note we only rent out a whole villa, not just rooms:

Braby Villa has 4 bedrooms en-suite; modern kitchen and scullery with extra fridge and freezer; covered patio incorporating the dining area. Beautiful shaded decks, swimming pool and outdoor lounge, outdoor dining and seating area under a huge acacia tree. The wooden walkways link all the free standing bedrooms to the entertainment area. The house is strategically placed on one of the awesome front sites on the bay. The views of Inhaca and the sunsets in late afternoon are magnificent.

Braby Villa offers 4 sea-facing double bedrooms en-suite, one is a family room with 2 extra singles, and it can sleep a maximum of 10 guests. It has a separate guest loo and a spacious, private outside shower under a beautiful Milkwood tree.

Bedroom 1:

Bedroom 1 has a queen size bed and 2 adult singles. The bathroom has a large shower, double basins, loo and bidet

Bedroom 2:

Bedroom 2 (master) has 2 x 3/4 beds when pushed together serve effectively a extra king-size bed. The en-suite bathroom has a shower, bath, double basins, loo and bidet

Bedroom 3:

Bedroom 3 has 2 adult singles that can be pushed together. The en-suite bathroom has a shower, basin and loo

Bedroom 4:

Bedroom 4 has a queen size bed. The bathroom has a shower, basin, loo and bidet

*All bedrooms are linked to the main area with wooden boardwalks and have powerful ceiling fans and mosquito nets

  • The kitchen is fully equipped with all necessary appliances. There is a separate spacious scullery with extra fridge and freezer capacity;
  • The covered dining room opens onto a spacious deck under a large Acacia Karoo (sweet thorn) and a swimming pool with comfortable bench seating area to soak up some sun rays.
  • DSTV is available in Bedroom 1, part of which can be used as a casual TV room/lounge as well;
  • Boats may be moored safely directly in front of the lodge.
  • A trolley gas braai is supplied.
  • Guests have the use of 2 double canoes and a windsurfer.

Celliers Villa (max - 8 ppl) - please note we only rent out a whole villa, not just rooms:

Celliers Villa has 3 bedrooms en-suite; large modern kitchen and outside scullery; covered patio incorporating dining and lounge area. The beautiful deck with swimming pool is situated in front of the bedrooms and is linked to the entertainment area. The house is strategically placed on one of the front sites on the bay. The views of Inhaca and the sunsets in late afternoon are magnificent.

The Celliers villa offers 3 sea facing bedrooms en-suite and can sleep a maximum of 8 guests.

Bedroom 1:

Bedroom 1 has 1 Queen bed and 1 single bed. The en-suite bathroom has a shower, basin and loo

Bedroom 2:

Bedroom 2 has 1 Queen bed and 1 single bed. The en-suite bathroom has a bath, shower, loo and basin

Bedroom 3:

Bedroom 3 has 2 x 3/4 beds and a single. The en-suite bathroom has a shower, basin and loo

  • Bedroom 1 and 2 are air-conditioned and all have ceiling fans. The kitchen is fully equipped with all necessary appliances. The covered dining room opens onto a spacious deck and plunge pool. A portable charcoal braai is supplied.
  • A trolley gas braai is supplied.

The Deck House (max - 10 ppl) - please note we only rent out a whole villa, not just rooms:

The Deck House is self-catering but fully equipped for your enjoyment, supported by 2 staff members and sleeps a maximum of 10, very comfortably. Fraser and Coutinho Villa comes supported with the free use of the 21 ft Yamaha boat with House Manager John as skipper, which is very nice for exploring southern Inhaca, going snorkelling close by and Santa Maria.

Rooms:

There are 4 bedrooms, 2 of which are double size. All have bathrooms en-suite.

Facilities:

The dining area, pool area, lounge and decks are abundant. The house lives really well and you are in for a treat!

Activities & Lifestyle:

This unique property offers a playground of outdoor activities.

To mention a few: shore and deep sea fishing, scuba diving, nature trails, day trip excursions to Inhaca and Portuguese Islands, boating in the bay and around the islands, snorkeling, bird watching, whale watching and outings to the Elephant reserve.

The sheer beauty of the property and the fantastic lifestyle have allured friends looking for something unique and almost irreplaceable. The water temperature averages 22-24C in winter, 25-28C in summer and is always beautifully clean. The Elephant Reserve, just 27 kms south of Nhoxani is absolutely beautiful. An initiative with the Wildlife Conservation Society by the neighbouring property developer, Machangulo Estate, together with donor funding for a conservation team to be established hopes to initiate the restocking of the wildlife over the next few years. Down the line this Reserve should become a fully fledged game reserve too. Whale season commences in July and runs until early November. The Humpback whales arrive in abundance during this time and provide a wonderful experience for fisherman out on their boats, witnessing breaching and playful activity.

Directions:

Only a 6 - 8 Hour drive from Johannesburg or Durban

The bay of Maputo provides visitors with an experience that is so different from a normal holiday's logistics. There are a few different ways to get to Nhoxani, each with its own appeal:

Flying to Maputo is certainly the fastest:

The International airport is efficient. No VISAs are required for SA passport holders. There are four flights per day from JHB to Maputo and return, direct flights to/from Durban on most days and twice a week flights to/from Cape Town. In addition there are direct International flights from Europe twice a week.

  • From Maputo to Nhoxani by helicopter is only a 20 minute flight. Charters are available
  • From Maputo to Inhaca by small plane is only a 15 minute flight plus 30 minute boat transfer. Charters are available
  • From Maputo to Nhoxani by boat is a 1 - 1.5 hours transfer. Charters are available.

The driving option is also popular:

The drive from JHB or DBN to Maputo is easy on tar roads, much of it highway, taking approximately 6 hours. One passes through the border posts for immigration, customs and temporary vehicle/boat import documentation and insurance. This is usually a half an hour stop. Once arriving at Maputo, one can safely park and leave your vehicle at the Maputo Marina at a small cost. Garages are close by for fuel requirements.

If you wish to drive all the way to Santa Maria, an adventure through the Elephant Reserve will take you on sand roads around the bay of Maputo, which will add another 4 - 5 hours onto your journey. A 4 x 4 vehicle is essential for this drive. You will transfer with your vehicle across the harbour on the Catembe Ferry. See directions download for details.

Boating Transfer from Maputo:

This is the quickest option compared to driving if you have your own boat. Obtain your 30 day seaworthy and launch at Maputo Marina, where you can safely park your car and trailer for the duration of your stay at Nhoxani. The bay crossing will take 1 - 1.5 hours depending on the tides and you can boat right up to the house. There is a mooring exclusively available for each Villa.

If you do not have your own boat but wish to charter for the transfers across the bay, various boats are available for approx. R6,000 or less per crossing depending on numbers. Please advise on details and we will help you book accordingly.

Supplies are plentiful in Maputo:

GAME, SHOPRITE, WOOLWORTHS and many local high quality supermarkets available for every need. Medical facilities are also available if required with private clinics offering excellent support.

Santa Maria:

Only 4 kms from Nhoxani, offers a convenience store and vegetable market. It supplies a variety of dry goods, some fresh produce and most alcohol and soft beverages. A few rustic restaurants and bars offer local cuisine.

Electricity and Water::

Nhoxani uses borehole water and obtains electricity off the national grid via its own transformer.

Nhoxani Lodge 2017 / 2018 Rates:*Rates are subject to change without prior notice

From R4950 Per Unit:

This calculation is based on the Celliers Villa unit (Sleeps 8) @ R4950 Per Unit = (Equates to R619 per person when booked at maximum occupancy). See rates for more information

Braby Villa

*To secure the whole house (max 10 guests)

Mets and USD rates applicable at current exchange rates

Low Season: From *R5250 per night for 7 night stays
High Season: From *R8850 per night for 7 night stays

Low season:

R5,250/night for bookings = 7 days; R6,450/night for weekends only with a minimum stay of 2 days; R5,750/night for 3-6 nights

Ideally you should try to share a house with other families so that the price is attractive for 6-10 people.

Due to demand and preference for longer bookings, mostly for at least 7 days by most foreign visitors, we are not able to offer confirmed bookings for only 2 nights long in advance.

To accommodate Maputo residents who often only wish to visit for a weekend, we are happy to make a provisional reservation, but can only offer confirmation 4 weeks in advance if a booking is only for 2 nights, or 6 weeks in advance if the booking is for 3 nights.

High season:

Christmas/New Year weeks: We are fully booked for December 2017 and until the morning of 6 January 2018

Low season 2018 will commence again from 9/1/18 at R5,775/night.

Celliers Villa

*To secure the whole house (max 8 guests)

Mets and USD rates applicable at current exchange rates

Low Season: From *R4950 per night for 7 night stays
High Season: From *R7250 per night for 7 night stays

Low season:

R4,950/night for bookings = 7 days; R5,750/night for weekends only with a minimum stay of 2 days; R5,350/night for 3-6 nights

Ideally you should try to share a house with other families so that the price is attractive for 6-8 people.

Due to demand and preference for longer bookings, mostly for at least 7 days by most foreign visitors, we are not able to offer confirmed bookings for only 2 nights long in advance.

To accommodate Maputo residents who often only wish to visit for a weekend, we are happy to make a provisional reservation, but can only offer confirmation 4 weeks in advance if a booking is only for 2 nights, or 6 weeks in advance if the booking is for 3 nights.

High season:

Easter break: We have availability for 25/3- 6/4/17 at R5,750/night.

Christmas/New Year weeks: The owners were previously planning on using the villa themselves for the festive season, but have just decided to offer their accommodation from 15 December to 5 January 2017.

Low season 2018 will commence again from 9/1/18 at R5,445/night.

The Deck House

*To secure the whole house (max 10 guests)

Minimum stay of 2 nights, but it comes with these extras and has significant entertainment areas that add a luxury experience.

Mets and USD rates applicable at current exchange rates

Low Season: From *R7750 per night for 7 night stays
High Season: From *R9950 per night for 7 night stays

Low season:

R7,550/night for bookings = 7 days; R9,200/night for weekends only with a minimum stay of 2 days; R8,550/night for 3-6 nights

Ideally you should try to share a house with other families so that the price is attractive for 8-10 people.

Due to demand and preference for longer bookings, mostly for at least 7 days by most foreign visitors, we are not able to offer confirmed bookings for only 2 nights long in advance.

To accommodate Maputo residents who often only wish to visit for a weekend, we are happy to make a provisional reservation, but can only offer confirmation 4 weeks in advance if a booking is only for 2 nights, or 6 weeks in advance if the booking is for 3 nights.

High season:

Christmas/New Year weeks: sorry we are fully booked for Dec 2017 but available from 6 Jan 2018

Low season 2018 will commence again from 9/1/18 at R8,200/night.

Conditions:

Prices include local VAT of 17%. Generally a minimum stay of 7 days is suggested from Saturday to Saturday.

Reservations:

High season - 80% deposit secures the booking with the balance payable 60 days prior to arrival.
Low season - 50% deposit secures the booking with the balance payable 30 days prior to arrival.
Any reservation less than 30 days prior to arrival, will require full payment to secure.

Cancellations:

HIGH SEASON reservations:

A refund of 80% will apply only for the portion of time for which a replacement booking is secured, regardless of the notice period.

LOW SEASON reservations -

A refund on cancellation of 80% will apply if a cancellation is received and acknowledged at least 60 days prior to the visit.
No refunds on cancellation less than 60 days prior to the commencement of the visit, unless a replacement booking is secured.
For any cancellations, we will endeavour to secure a replacement booking. If we are successful, a refund of 80% will apply for the portion of time for which a replacement booking is secured. As can be appreciated, a 20% administration fee will be retained.

Failure to settle the balance of the tariff, within the stipulated period, allows the Operator to replace the booking. If we are successful, a refund of 80% will apply for the portion of time for which a replacement booking is secured.

Cancellations should be received in writing.

BOAT TRANSFERS:

Should you wish for us to assist with sourcing a charter boat to transfer you and your visitors from Maputo to Santa Maria and return, we will gladly oblige. Once a reservation is made with the service provider on the terms agreed, the above cancellation terms and conditions will also apply to the boat transfer deposits

TIME DEALYS:

Should visitors not be able to travel on the exact arranged dates and times due to weather, arriving late or any reason whatsoever, all parties agree to co-operate to try and arrange an earlier or later departure.

At all times, the Operators of Nhoxani Lodge or the Service Providers of transport, will be exempt of any liability relating to such conditions. There will be no refund applicable to a shortened stay or a no show.

*Nhoxani Lodge reserves the right to cancel or postpone a reservation due to circumstances beyond its control.

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Co-ordinates:

-26.089724, 32.952192

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