Dugong Lodge Travel Tips

What to take

Being within the tropics the Archipelago seldom gets cold, but some evenings during the winter months of June and July a light jacket or pullover will be necessary.  Dress is informal:  Summer – lightweight clothing & swimming costumes.  Winter – warm clothing for evenings.  Binoculars, Camera, Comfortable walking shoes, sun hats, sun glasses and sun screen.


Please note that this is a Malaria area.  Consult your physician for advice regarding a suitable malaria prophylactic.  All personal medication should be brought with you.

Solar Power/Generator

Due to the remoteness of Dugong Beach Lodge power is obtained from a combination of solar and generator power. The generator operates for a few hours as the sun begins to set until approximately half an hour after the last guest has gone to bed. Limited essential lighting & ceiling fan can still operate after the generator has been switched off due to solar power.

The water has been professionally tested and although it is safe for drinking, mineral water is available.

Visa & Taxes

International travellers should check visa requirements with their travel agent prior to departure. South African residents no longer require a visa when visiting Mozambique. You will be liable for passenger tax, immigration tax and airport tax. Please confirm rate prior to departure.


Please note that you may be required to wade to the transfer boat depending on the tide. Please ensure that you are prepared and correctly dressed for this – therefore sandals and easy roll up pants or shorts are advised.

Directions & Map

Vilanculos is approximately 700km north of Maputo. Daily flights are available from OR Tambo International to Vilanculos. The trip from the Airport to the boat takes approximately 10 min and guests are transported in a 14-seater minibus. The boat transfer to Dugong Beach Lodge takes approximately 45 minutes. Transfers must be booked at the time of making a reservation and are charged separately.