Fly-In to Dugong Beach Lodge

Discover the tranquillity and unspoiled paradise of Dugong Beach Lodge, set within the boundaries of The Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary on this 6-Day Fly-in tour from Johannesburg.

Tour Code:
Dug/gsa
Depart From:
Johannesburg   |   Ending at: Johannesburg
Departures: Daily
Duration: 6 Days
Country: Mozambique
Type: Honeymoon |
Children: Allowed 

 






Fly-In to Dugong Beach Lodge

Fly-In to Dugong Beach Lodge

Fly-In to Dugong Beach Lodge

Fly-In to Dugong Beach Lodge

Fly-In to Dugong Beach Lodge

Fly-In to Dugong Beach Lodge

 
 

Discover the tranquillity and unspoiled paradise of Dugong Beach Lodge; set within the boundaries of The Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary, the first privately managed Specially Protected National Park in Mozambique.

Located on 30 000 hectares of pristine marine and wildlife territory, it provides a unique ‘Beach and Wilderness‘ experience in a hidden corner of sub-tropical Africa. This diverse eco-system of wilderness and wetland, with its powder white beaches and crystal clear water is host to a magnificent array of fish, dolphin and very importantly, the nearly extinct “Dugong“. Shallow and deepwater reefs reveal beautiful creatures such as the leatherback turtle, sailfish, manta ray, to name a few. Big deep-sea game fishing of marlin and barracuda is truly spectacular and the large flocks of flamingos and pelicans are a sight to behold.

Dugong Lodge, perched right on the edge of the beach is an idyllic setting with ten luxury tents built on raised decks in the shade of Msasa Trees with Jecka grass canopies. The lounge and restaurant on raised Mahogany timber decks with a jetty jutting out into the protected Vilanculos Bay, afford one breath taking views of the ever-changing colours and hues of the water dotted with the white sails of ancient dhows.

Accommodation
10 luxury Beach Chalets and 2 Luxury Villas. Each chalet has an en-suite bathroom and a separate outside shower, and is equipped with hair-dryer, fan and mosquito net, all open onto a private patio. The Villas have 2 individual en-suite bedrooms and a private plunge pool.

Facilities
- Bar – offering poolside refreshments
- Lounge equipped with TV monitor and a DVD player
- Restaurant specialising in seafood and local Portuguese cuisine.
- Boardwalk jetty with a gazebo at the end, a perfect setting for sundowners or - private dinners.
- Fresh water swimming pool
- Marine sports centre

Activities
- Fishing (saltwater fly fishing, big game fishing)
- Scuba diving
- Snorkelling in a safe calm bay
- Sunset cruises & various excursions

Equipment
- Aircraft for transfers and sightseeing (4 seater)
- Deep Sea Fishing craft
- Diving and snorkelling equipment
- Paddle Skis

GETTING THERE
There are now daily direct flights from Johannesburg to Vilanculos, as well as regular flights from Maputo. We will be happy to book these for you.

Flight options from Johannesburg are available on Federal Air, as well as LAM. LAM have introduced more flights, now on: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays, and are a lot cheaper than the Federal Air option.

The LAM flight times on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays and Sundays are:
JNB / VNX - 10H55 arr: 13H45 (short stop in Inhambane)
VNX / JNB - 14H15 arr: 17H10
Then on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays:
JNB / VNX - 10H55 arr: 12H50 direct
VNX / JNB - 13H20 arr: 16H15 (short stop in Inhambane)

Federal Air flight times are:
JNB / VNX - 10H20 arr: 12H40 (direct, except on Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays, when the flight goes via KMIA)
VNX / JNB - 14H00 arr: 16H30

On arrival at Vilanculos Airport, visitors are required to clear Customs and Immigration. Domestic Airport Tax applies to air transfer to the Lodge (for guest’s own account: $ US 3.00 per person). Guests travelling by car must make prior arrangements for “meet and greet” service.


Health & Clothing
Please note that this is a Malaria area. Please consult your physician or pharmacist for advice regarding precautionary measures. All bedrooms are equipped with mosquito nets and anti-repellents are available at the Camp.

Day 1
Depart from Johannesburg International Airport to Mozambique. Baggage is limited to 20kg per seated person.

Transfers between Vilanculos and Dugong Lodge

After clearing customs and immigration at Vilanculos, transfers are by boat and takes approx. 30 minutes. In the interests of passenger safety no transfers will be done after 15h00. Guest arrivals affected by delayed flights should be accommodated at the expense of the airline concerned and will be transferred the following morning.

Day 2 - 5
Days at leisure. A typical day begins with a lovely breakfast savoured amidst the tranquil surroundings of nature.

Water sport enthusiasts can look forward to an array of activities, including Salt Water fly fishing, Deep Sea fishing, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Pedal Boats and Kayaks.

Shallow and deepwater reefs reveal beautiful creatures such as great and leatherback turtles, sailfish and manta ray, to name a few.

For the less energetic, quite simply, relax and enjoy.

The idyllic setting may even include large flocks of flamingoes and pelicans, truly a sight to behold.

Later, enjoy sundowners with new friends, followed by a scrumptious dinner.

Afterwards, gaze at the stars in an African night sky while you ponder tomorrow's "typical day".

Day 6
After breakfast you are transferred back to the mainland for your flight from Vilanculos to Johannesburg where the experience ends.

6-Day Fly-In to Dugong Beach Lodge
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 30567.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR N/A Rate Per Child: ZAR N/A

Tour Include
Return flights between Johannesburg and Vilanculos
Return transfers from Vilanculos to Dugong Beach Lodge by boat
A welcome cocktail on arrival at Hotel
Three meals per day
Teas / coffees
All non-motorised watersports
Government & tourism taxes

Please note:
Flights to Vilanculos are based on availability in Gold class. Airline has seats in Silver, Gold & Platinum with silver the cheapest, but not always available. On booking the availability of seats will determine final cost.

Tour Exclude
Visas; Mozambique domestic taxes; beverages; fishing; and other activities, excursions, etc.

Terms & Conditions
Generally, a 20 % deposit (non-refundable) is due within 7 days to secure the reservation.

Then final payment is due between 30 & 45 days before date of travel.

Usually after this time, a 100% cancellation fee would be applicable on any cancellation.
(Groups are different however, and often a 50 % deposit is required, and full payment is often due between 60 & 90 days prior to date of travel)

Airlines are also different, and will charge a cancellation fee once tickets have been issued. (regardless of time of travel).

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