Camp Carlos, Santa Maria Accommodation, Mozambique

Camp Carlos

Camp Carlos is a Self Catering Lodge in Santa Maria, Southern Mozambique

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Per Person Sharing: From R800
Units 3
Max Per Unit 24
Max Occupancy 35
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From R800 Per Person Sharing
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Fact Sheet Facilities & what to expect at Camp Carlos


  • Camp Carlos has 24 hour electricity
  • All rooms have air conditioners
  • Bathrooms have warm water
  • There is cellphone reception.


  • Bedrooms are serviced on a daily basis
  • Washing of dishes
  • Washing and tumble drying facilities
  • Camp is serviced and kept clean
  • Fish are cleaned and filleted for you (Please remember to bring your own plastic bags for packaging purposes)
  • Boats and jet skis are washed and are looked after during the change of tides
  • A guard is on duty during the night to watch over the boats and jet skis.

Please remember to bring the following with:

  • Your own food
  • Your own liquor and refreshments
  • Drinking water
  • Ice
  • Toilet paper and toilet spray
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Cleaning materials for kitchen and dish washing liquid
  • Double plugs
  • Sticker with yellow triangle on blue background to be attached at the back right and front right of motor vehicles and trailers
  • Yellow reflective jacket for driver of motor vehicle (Law in Mozambique)
  • 2 x red triangles (Law in Mozambique)
  • Fuel - Refuel at Kwankwanazi before entering through Ponta border post
  • Refuel in Maputo before leaving for Camp Carlos with your boat.
  • Motor vehicle registration papers or permission from owner of vehicle if the vehicle is not your own.
  • Passports - visums are not required for SA Citizens
  • Remember all the essential papers for your boat or Jet-ski
  • Patience and humor

There are:

  • Cellphone reception
  • Ice
  • Friendly & Helpful Staff
  • Linen
  • 24 hour electricity
  • Air-conditioning in all the bedrooms.
  • Bio Wash-balls are supplied for washing.

There are no:

  • Shops
  • Access for vehicles to the camp.
  • Parking is available at R40 per vehicle per day where Nelson will pick you up with the rubber duck.

Camp Carlos is situated in Mozambique on the Eastern side of the Maputo Bay, merely 300m South of Inhaca Island. We are proud to be one of the only non-commercials holiday destinations left in Mozambique, offering pure tranquility and relaxation away from the bustle of the busier tourist hot spots.

We're delighted to inhabit the best location on the Inhaca Peninsula - where the crystal clear tropical waters and the spectacular white sandy beaches provide the perfect playground for the whole family!

A few steps from your front door you find the crystal clear waters of the warm Indian Ocean... Endless wide open beaches offer hours of strolling pleasure... A secluded Paradise

Why Camp Carlos?

  • You are literately ON the beach.
  • You do not have to carry a cooler box or an umbrella down to the beach.
  • You can snorkel on your doorstep.
  • You have an exclusive beach to yourself.
  • You can fish from your doorstep.
  • Your fishing is not influenced by the tide.
  • You don't have the hassles of a daily surf launch. Your boat stays in the water on a mooring.
  • Your boat never lies without water & you can jump and go at anytime.
  • You do not burn liters and liters of fuel going fishing.
  • You have fantastic staff that wash and clean your boat daily.
  • Your boats' fuel gets filled up daily for you.
  • Your fish gets filleted and packed in the way you prefer it.
  • Your air conditioned room get serviced daily.
  • Only our guests are there and nobody else.


The Main Camp, Wooden House and Beach House can be booked as a unit or separately.

Main Camp:

The Main Camp consists of 8 chalets that sleep up to 24 persons. Some of the rooms can sleep 2 - 4 persons with semi-private bathrooms. The rooms are serviced on a daily basis. The Main Camp has a joint lapa-kitchen which is fully equipped with fridges, freezers, stove and other kitchen accessories. There are braai facilities as well as plastic chairs and tables. You are more than welcome to bring your own fold up chairs. The Main Camp also has its own private, shaded veranda on the beach.

The Main Camp can only be reserved for a minimum of 10 people.

Beach House:

The Beach House has 4 bedrooms that sleep 2 people each. The House is serviced on a daily basis & has a fully equipped kitchen. The Beach House has a lovely view of the bay and the beach is on our doorstep.

The Beach House can only be reserved for a minimum of 4 people.

Wooden House:

The Wooden House is built in a "log-cabin" style. It has 4 bedrooms that sleep 2 people each. It has a fully equipped kitchen & is serviced on a daily basis. It has a lovely view over Maputo bay & a private wooden walkway down to the beach.

The Wooden House can only be reserved for a minimum of 4 people.

Camp Carlos 2023 Rates:*Rates are subject to change without prior notice

From R800 Per Person Sharing:

Based per person sharing per night during Low Season. See rates for more information.

Reminder, there's a handy calculator at the bottom left-hand side of your screen (under 'Useful Tools' if you're on a mobile device)

High Season

November to April

Per Adult: R950 per person per night
Under 12 years: R600 per person per night
Children under 6 years: R300 per person per night

Low Season

May to October (Except School Holidays)

Per Adult: R800 per person per night
Under 12 years: R500 per person per night
Children under 6 years: R250 per person per night

Minimum for the Beach house @ Price of 5 Adults per night
Minimum for the Wooden house @ Price of 4 Adults per night
Minimum for the Main Camp @ Price of 10 Adults per night

Our Location Map Location of Camp Carlos

-26.083950, 32.952670

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Camp Carlos
Per Person Sharing from R800/night
  • 35
Units 3
Max Per Unit 24
Max Occupancy 35
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Santa Maria, Maputo Province, Mozambique
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