Colina Verde, a private house in Mozambique

Colina Verde; castaway luxury in southern Mozambique

Colina Verde, on the southern Mozambique coast, is property unique in both its location and construction. Your hosts will ensure that you have everything you need and you quickly feel Colina Verde is your home from home. The lodge is booked on an exclusive use basis taking groups of six to 18 guests.  

Colina Verde, fishing Mozambique’s coast

From Colina Verde, explore the waters surrounding the Machangulo peninsula. Whether you are a keen angler or a beginner, the species rich waters around Machangulo have something for everyone. The lodge has fishing tackle for all fishing disciplines so you can try your hand at trolling, fly fishing or spinning. Graham Pollard is an expert guide, will be on hand to ensure that your fishing experience is the best it can be. Colina Verde has an active ‘Tag and Release’ programme and recently re-caught a previously tagged fish. The giant trevally had grown 6cm and 3.5kg and was re-tagged and released to swim another day.

Among other activities at this lovely lodge are snorkelling, beach picnics, beach bikes, tennis, hiking and kayaking. 

simple elegance in Mozambique

Each of the seven en-suite bedrooms is individually decorated and all have views over the ocean. Some have open fireplaces, others come with copper baths but all are beautifully furnished with comfortable beds and cozy seating areas. 

The house has been designed to feel light and airy during the day.  Once the sun has set behind the horizon the lamp lit soft glow evokes a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere.  

If you ever tire of the beach, there is always the infinity style swimming pool. The pool is heated and inviting even in the cooler months. The adjacent hot tub overlooking the ocean is the perfect place to relax in the evening. In addition, a second hot tub sits high above the dune on the south deck of the house. It is a spectacular spot to contemplate the moon and the stars of an African night sky.

There is also a massage room, a games room, gym and space for yoga or meditation.

Meals are prepared by the chef using fresh, healthy local ingredients. That also includes produce from the lodge’s garden. The meals have a seafood emphasis and are served at different locations around the house. Nespresso coffee and a wide selection of teas are on hand. Afternoon cake is served in the lobby and tempting bites are served with sundowner cocktails each evening. 

the green hill with stunning views

Colina Verde is Portuguese for green hill and the villa is set atop a remote dune on the Machangulo Peninsula, in southern Mozambique adjacent to Inhaca Island in the Bay of Maputo. The total area of Machangulo Reserve covers 10,000 hectares, with a rugged 20 kilometres of Indian Ocean coastline. Access is via helicopter or light aircraft from Maputo airport, or by boat from Maputo harbour. 

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