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About Dunes Dovela Eco Lodge

Dunes de Dovela, situated in the Inhambane Province in Mozambique, is southern Mozambique’s only eco-lodge surrounded by virgin coastal woodland. Guests are invited to stay in one of seven all-inclusive tented luxury suites and bungalows facing the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean, while the lodge's restaurant offers a varied assortment of local fruits, vegetables, and seafood in the most amazing fusion of Mozambican and French culinary traditions.

Their stretch of Indian Ocean on which Dunes de Dovela is situated is home to rich marine life, including sea turtles, manta rays, whale sharks and even humpback whales. From July to October, the lodge offers spectacular views of the humpback whale's migration from private decks and the scenic beach, allowing guests to watch dozens of whales breach and play while enjoying a meal or sipping on a cocktail in the comfort of their accommodation.

Dunes de Dovela Eco Lodge Setting

With its pristine white beaches and crystal-clear blue waters, southern Mozambique stands as an idyllic destination for a rejuvenating getaway. Far removed from the hustle and bustle of daily life, and tucked away among the picturesque backdrop of casuarina trees, sand dunes, and the sparkling sea, southern Mozambique offers a range of beautiful accommodations that will leave you never wanting to leave.

Between the forest, dunes, lake, and neighboring Dovela village, there are 262 unique bird species, 30 trees, vervet monkeys, mongoose, monitors, bush babies, and more. The lodge is in a malaria-free area with no predators, so guests can explore the woodlands by going on a guided walk or by themselves from Dunes de Dovela's bird hide inside the forest.

Accommodation options at Dunes de Dovela Eco Lodge

  • Beach Bungalow

    Min 1 guest - max 2 guests
    7 Bungalows

    Dunes de Dovela Bungalows have a deck and sitting area where guests can enjoy sunrise or an afternoon of reading. Each bungalow can accommodate a maximum of 2 g…

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    from $ 250 / per-person-per-night

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    Outdoor Shower
    Outdoor Shower
    Shared Bathroom
    Shared Bathroom
    Outside Dining Area
    Outside Dining Area
    Sun Deck
    Sun Deck
    Verandah
    Verandah
  • Dome Tent

    Min 1 guest - max 2 guests
    4 Tent

    Dunes de Dovela's DomeTents are nicely sitting in the woodlands. Situated in the coastal forest is the Dunes Bush Camp that has four private 3X3 m dome tents …

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    from $ 120 / per-person-per-night

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    Outside Dining Area
    Outside Dining Area
    Sun Deck
    Sun Deck
    Shared Bathroom
    Shared Bathroom
    Verandah
    Verandah
    Outdoor Shower
    Outdoor Shower

What's included

  • All meals
  • Select beverages
  • Non-motorised activities

Location

12

How to get there

  • 1 hrs

    Inhambane Airport, Mozambique

  • Dunes de Dovela Eco Lodge

    Parcela 198, Dovela, Inharrime, Mozambique

  • Check in at Dunes de Dovela Eco Lodge

    12:00 on day of arrival

  • Check out at Dunes de Dovela Eco Lodge

    10:00 on day of departure

Reviews

  • What a great experience!

    We stayed as a couple for 2 nights in a tente, Alexandra and Thomas were amazing as they catered to our needs and questions before and during our stay. The lodge is as beautiful as the location! Very peaceful! The food was perfect mixing local and the french cuisine we know at home . A true success story! Only one regret: We could not adapt our vacations to stay longer. 

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    C. Moulin

  • Simply amazing

    Amazing, beautiful, friendly, simply great. We were supposed to stay only two nights nights, ended up staying four. The accommodation is great, and the food is delicious! Loved everything! The fresh water lake is perfect for a morning paddle, with a nice walk down the lake. The guide was great. It is also good to see how much the community has benefited from the lodge.

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    J. Dean

  • A Special experience

    Had a lovely stay at Dunes de Dovela! Beautifully built cottages that blend nicely into the surrounding natural beauty. Spactacular sea views, miles of forested surroundings for nature walks, and gourmet food too! Above all, Alexandra and Thomas were wonderfully gracious hosts.

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    G. Shresth

Dunes de Dovela Eco Lodge impact highlights

Dunes de Dovela is at the heart of a 100-hectare conservation area rich with flora, fauna and wildlife native to Mozambique that has been preserved in this protected piece of coastline.

Are you unsure of where to stay? Contact us to help plan your nature-based travel.

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