Situated in Ponta d’Ouro in the extreme south of the pristine Mozambique coastline, alongside Ponta Malongane, this private and exclusive self-catering luxury tented camp offers comfort, privacy and tranquillity to the discerning nature lover and adventurer.
Tartaruga Maritima Highlights
Situated in Ponta d’Ouro in the extreme south of the pristine Mozambique coastline, alongside Ponta Malongane, this private and exclusive self-catering luxury tented camp offers comfort, privacy and tranquillity to the discerning nature lover and adventurer. The beautiful beaches, inland lakes and swamps, warm water, sub-tropical climate, coral reefs and adventure trails provide an incredible ecosystem to be observed and enjoyed, yet not too far outside the cultural hustle and bustle of Ponta d’Ouro. The area between Ponta d’Ouro, Inhaca Island and Maputo is a nature lover's paradise due to its totally unspoilt, undeveloped coastline and low population density.
- A small circular pool flows into a 3m deep diving pool.
- The summer months from October to April are the best deep sea fishing months.
- Some of the finest scuba diving available in southern Africa.
- Many pods of Bottlenose Dolphins who are becoming more accustomed to human encounters.
Tartaruga Maritima Lodge Activities
The coastline from Ponta d’Ouro to Inhaca Island boasts the most breathtaking hard and soft coral reefs. Blossoming into colour, this is a spectacular sight for divers; also home to a diversity of marine life and shells that make this an underwater paradise, incomparable to other areas in Southern Africa. Unlike the coral reefs in South Africa, most of these reefs have remained untouched for nearly two decades during the civil war. The terrain consists of long and uninterrupted stretches of white sandy beaches, high primary sand dunes, coastal forests, inland flood plains and numerous lakes and accompanying marshlands, making it an ideal playground for 4X4 vehicles, as well as, off-road biking and hiking activities.
Vamizi Island is a small island measuring 12km long and 2km wide, offering a private and exclusive island experience. Accommodation at Vamizi in the spacious beach villas is luxurious and the lodge offers laid-back island living with friendly people.
Azura at Quilalea
Quilálea Private Island is an idyllic Mozambique island nestling one of the southernmost corner of Mozambique’s Quirimbas Archipelago in the tropical Indian Ocean. The island falls into a protected marine reserve, allowing superb diving opportunities.