Dunes de Dovela Eco Lodge is nested in the pristine coastal forest, 15 km north of Praia da Zavora and 90km South of Inhambane. A track winds through the forest, past coconut trees, cassava fields and villages on the edge of a lagoon and will take you to the “Dunes de Dovela” which overlook the Indian Ocean.
Built on 80 hectares, The priority has been to combine the site’s beauty and calm in order to provide you with a peaceful and comfortable stay. All ten forecasted chalets are well spaced and have been integrated into the surrounding vegetation so as to preserve the ecosystem.
Dunes de Dovela Accommodation - Offers Luxurious Bungalows, a tented bush camp and a french restaurant, all with breathtaking views over the Indian Ocean.
The luxurious bungalows - All the bungalows have their own bathroom, toilet and an outside shower that faces the sea. They are equipped for two people, but up to two additional single beds can be provided on request, as can a cot. From your bedroom, French windows that look out over the ocean allow access to your private terrace. The architecture of the bungalows and their location will give you unrivalled views of the sea and dunes whilst enjoying the cooling sea breeze and being close to nature.
The bush camp - Set up in the costal forest, the bush camp has 5 separated spaces. Each tent (bow 3*3) is pitched on a wooden platform which ends up with a privative terrace. Equipped with a double bed, a single bed or 2 stretchers, these tents are perfect to enjoy the beauty and the diversity of the costal forest. Playing with the environment, high established showers and toilets overlook the site, the Indian Ocean …. or the stars !
The site - From your accomodation, you will be able to explore the beautiful surroundings on foot. A network of shady marked paths lead you from your bungalow or your tent to the restaurant (between 40m and 80m), to the sea (300m), to the viewing platforms, through the forest, to Dongane lagoon (1.5 km) and to the villages of Chume (4km) and Dovela (6km).
The restaurant - In the restaurant, Mozambican specialities and French recipes are combined to create new, seasonal flavours. Locally-produced vegetables, fruit, fish and lobster are the highlights in our healthy, varied and delicious cuisine. The quality of food, service and atmosphere in the restaurant are all worthy of a restaurant in France.
In the heat of the day, come and relax on the shady patio. Browse through the library that includes books on local customs and traditions and local flora and fauna.
In the evening, enjoy a glass of Tipo Tinto in the welcoming bar or a cocktail round the camp fire under the stars.
In this magic and unspoilt place in Mozambique, discover nature, local culture and traditions. Come and relax in our lodge’s peaceful environment where a personalised service will enable you to enjoy every moment of your stay.