Kanyaka Lodge, Inhaca Island Holiday Home Accommodation, Mozambique

Kanyaka Lodge

Kanyaka Lodge is a Self Catering Lodge (with Full Board as an option) in Inhaca Island, Southern Mozambique

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Inhaca Island

Fact Sheet Facilities & what to expect at Kanyaka Lodge

  • Nestled on the hill top with sweeping views across Maputo Bay spanning from Portuguese Island all the way to the Machangulo Peninsula
  • Luxurious and tranquil home away from home
  • Sleeping up to 12 adults we also have a family cottage available with bunk beds and baby cots
  • Choose to self cater or be fully catered for by a trained chef
  • Fully Functioning Self Catering Kitchen
  • BBQ, Outdoor dining, Fire-pit & outdoor lounge area
  • An abundance of locally sourced products and seafood
  • Our friendly staff can help you arrange any number of excursions
  • Relax by the pool or take one of the many boat or island excursions that are on offer
  • We also cater for children with play spaces, pool toys and toy baskets
  • Boat Excursions
  • Island Tours and much more
  • When you book the lodge it is for your exclusive use

Kanyaka Lodge is one of the few premier properties located on Inhaca Island. Nestled on the hill top with sweeping views across Maputo Bay spanning from Portuguese Island all the way to the Machangulo Peninsula.

Kanyaka Lodge provides you with a luxurious and tranquil home away from home. Sleeping up to 12 adults we also have a family cottage available with bunk beds and baby cots. You can choose to self cater or be fully catered for by a trained chef. You can relax by the pool or take one of the many boat or island excursions that are on offer. Being a family run Lodge we also cater for children with play spaces, pool toys and toy baskets.

Accommodation Options

We can accommodate a maximum of 12 adults. When you book the lodge it is for your exclusive use.

Main House

Ideal for Families or Couples. Within our main house we have 3 king suites. 2 downstairs and one upstairs. Each room has a connected bathroom, ceiling fan and full mosquito nets. The rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated.

Family Cottage

Everything You Need. Our Family cottage provides guests with the comfort and space they need. This cottage has a king bed and 2 bunk beds. It has ample space for a family of 4 with an attached bathroom, ceiling fan and luxury linen. Also a bar fridge and tea/coffee station.

Cottage #2

Complete Independence. This slightly larger cottage has a king bed and a small kitchenette and tea & coffee startion, enabling a level of independence for guests.

Amenities & Services

Fully Functioning Self Catering Kitchen

Everything you could possibly need. This is one of those rare places where you can cook anything you like with our fully functional and well resourced kitchen - your home away from home.

Whichever you choose you are sure to be Impressed. The food and drinks we serve at Kanyaka Lodge have been carefully crafted to meet the needs of guests young and old. We only use fresh, seasonal ingredients, and are happy to cater to different dietary requirements.

For those of you who wist to self cater we have a fully equipped kitchen and Braai/BBQ area. Just ask one of our helpful staff to arrange the Braai for you. They can also help you source fresh seafood on the island or prepare your own catch for you.

Lots to Do

Inhaca Island and its surrounds offer a wealth of things to do - If you don't want to lounge by the pool and enjoy the views. Our friendly staff can help you arrange any number of excursions from a trip to the lighthouse by car or a day of deep sea fishing or whale watching (in season).

Outdoor Entertaining Areas

BBQ, Outdoor dining, Fire-pit & outdoor lounge areas. Our climate lends itself to the outdoor lifestyle. Whether it be sitting by a lovely fire on a starry night or cooking your freshly caught fish on the braai we have. a space for you to feel comfortable and make memories.


A combination of Sea and Island experiences. Whether you are an adventure junkie or prefer the much slower refined pace we have an excursion for you. Just speak to our friendly staff for our price lists.

Boat Excursions

For our beach and water lovers. Our boat "Hoochie Mamma" and our experienced skipper Victorino can help you with a variety of excursions. We can also supply you with the necessary equipment:

  • Snorkeling
  • Beach picnic on Portuguese island
  • Sunset cruise
  • Whale watching
  • Mangrove cruise
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Water toys
  • *All of these activities are weather dependant and at the captains discretion.

Island Tours

History, Culture and Beaches. Through local tour operators and drivers we are able to arrange a number of Island tours:

  • The light house / beach
  • Turtle beach
  • Biology station
  • Fat bike safaris
  • Village visits
  • Full Island Tour

Other Activities

Inhaca Island lends its self to may other Activities which we can help you with:

  • Surfing
  • Kite Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Beach walks
  • Paddle Boarding

About Kanyaka Lodge

Kanyaka Lodge has been in operation as a private lodge since 2017. In 2020 it was overhauled by the new owners and opened up to the public.

Kanyaka Lodge is a family owned and operated lodge on Inhaca Island in Mozambique. Being in a sub tropical climate it has lush green gardens and is surrounded by indigenous bushland. A plethora of bird life and some of the most stunning views and sunsets imaginable - we never tire of the view.

As a family run lodge we wanted to provide a place that families can escape to that offers luxury but at the same time caters for children.

We are firm believers in supporting the local population and Mozambique in general. You will find Coffee from Niassa and Gorongosa, tea from Gurue and an abundance of locally sourced products and seafood.

We use no chemicals at Kanyaka. All our cleaning products are biodegradable and our gardens are organic with no pesticides or chemical fertilisers. You will find locally produced soaps and other natural personal hygiene products.

We thank you for your interest in Kanyaka Lodge. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kanyaka Lodge 2024 Rates:*Rates are subject to change without prior notice

From $95 Per Person Sharing:

Based per person sharing per night on a Self Catering Basis. Please see rates for more information.

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Kanyaka Lodge

Rates are per person per night

Self Catering:
Per Adult: $95 per night
High Season:
(15 December - 10 January)
$110 per night
Children 3 - 12 years: Half Price per night
Children up to 3 years old: Stays Free
*We offer Group discounts for 12 or more pax as well as discounts for clients staying for more than 5 consecutive nights at our Lodge

Boat Transfers

  1. Boat Transfers from Maputo/Inhaca/Maputo are charged at a rate of US$450.00 per transfer with a maximum of 13 people.
  2. The boat will stay at the Lodge for the duration of your visit in order to enjoy many of the fantastic excursions available
  3. Note: All quoted prices are exclusive of IVA (value added tax) at a rate of 17%

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Our standard policy is a minimum of 4 adults for a 2 night period.
  2. Our standard policy for high season bookings (2 weeks either side of Easter and Christmas) is a minimum of 6 adults over a 4 night period.

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-26.008670, 32.913946

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Kanyaka Lodge
Per Person Sharing from $95/night
  • 12
Units 1
Max Per Unit 12
Max Occupancy 12
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