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Terrace at sunset Whale room, one of  seven luxury bedrooms
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Ariel view of Colina Verde
Terrace at sunset
Whale room, one of  seven luxury bedrooms
Lunch with an ocean view
Visit to Maputo Special Reserve
View of Colina Verde from heated infinity pool
Sunrise over the ocean
Deep sea fishing - catch and release programme
View of Colina Verde
Tennis court in the forest
The dining room at night
Leave only footprints
View from the terrace over hot tub, infinity pool and ocean
Entrance hall
Inhaca room, one of seven luxury bedrooms
View over pool and ocean at night
Living room
map of the area
The beach at Colina Verde
Picnic on Inhaca island after snorkelling
View of Inhaca island and Machangulo peninsula
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7 Bedrooms, 11 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Machangulo, Maputo Province

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niclaus00...
1 review
“Fantasicly located this beautiful house has everything one needs to totally relax and escape the real world stresses!”
Reviewed 3 July 2015 for a stay in November 2014

I spent 7 nights in the spectacular Colina Verde and we were blessed with great weather with awesome sunsets, great deep sea fishing where we caught 7 different species of fish with in a 2 hour trip, not to mention seeing a hammerhead shark!!, humpback whales and a couple of turtles. All the food was well prepared and presented and a lot of it all caught or grown locally.

The rooms are amazing each with a fantastic view and their own unique feel.

I really recommend this as a top top holiday destination which can and will cater for all of your needs..

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Marie S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
“Heaven is: Colina Verde”
Reviewed 1 July 2015 for a stay in October 2014

Went with a group of old friends (all women) from university for a relaxing week. What a great week it was! Everything was perfectly organised by care takers Lucy and Graham who will do their utmost best to make this the best vacation ever. The meals were gorgeous: organic, healthy, fresh fish, lots of vegetables and you can make your own pancakes or waffles in the morning. We loved it. Many activities to undertake such as fishing trips, safari, picknicks, tennis, swimming in the sea or in the pool, a work out at the gym and a visit to the village nearby. We almost cried when we had to go back home to our families and leave this paradise. We had such a great time there. Big thumbs up!

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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WetPlanet
White Salmon
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Pure bliss in the ultimate vacation retreat”
Reviewed 23 June 2015 for a stay in December 2014

My 5 day stay at the Colina Verde 'resort' was one of my best vacations ever, and very much recommended to anyone who is looking for a vacation or retreat in, well.., paradise!

As it was my first visit to Mozambique and the African continent, i was unsure what to expect. Upon arrival we received the warmest welcome by hosts and lodge manager Lucy, Graham and their team. All guests were where shown their own spacious comfortable quarters. The lay-out of the house is spacious and carefully designed so you can always find a quiet space to meditate or simply enjoy the views. The perfectly designed interiors create a very warm, rustic yet comfortable and friendly ambiance.

The house is superbly located on top of the dunes, with spectacular 360 views over the ocean, dunes and peninsula, with no other houses in sight. But if you look carefully early in the mornings, you will see many birds and monkeys who live in the surrounding trees.

Although instantly infected by an ultimate sense of relaxation, as you truly feel disconnected from the rest of the world - ahhh what bliss -, there is never a dull moment. The only stress one potentially feels is a result of choices to be made about what to do next. Observing monkey life from the Monkey Room, going on Turtle Watch looking for hatching turtles, going on Safari in the nearby park to see elephants and hippo's, fishing Mahi-Mahi or King Mackerel with Graham, playing tennis (again with Graham if you want a 'lesson'), and a visit to meet the friendly local people in the nearby village are just a sampling of the many things to do. Of course, simply reading a book and cooling yourself in the infinity pool in between the delicious, scrumptious, fresh meals can be enough for the day...

Highly recommended! Can't wait to go again one day.

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Liked best: The comfort and layout of the house, in combination with the very friendly and fun team of staff who manage the lodge. Very welcoming, friendly, comfortable and safe.
Liked least: We never got to see and safe the little baby turtles. Mother Nature was not on our schedule ... ;)
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Vittorian...
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Exclusivity at its best!”
Reviewed 22 June 2015 for a stay in July 2013

I've been to Colina Verde with a group of fiends: 4 families with kids ranging from 8 to 16 year old. We had the best holiday ever: nature, excitement, adventure, relaxation, privacy and wonderful shared moments.
The house is a jewel nested in the sandy dunes caddied by the Indian Ocean.
We could spot whales and dolphins just standing on the veranda, while sipping true italian coffee and freshly baked croissants.
It's hard to list all the wonderful activities we experienced during our stay at Colina Verde: maybe it's worth just mentioning a grueling football match with the local players where our young and not so young players had to give it all in order to equal the result!
Colina Verde is what you want it to be within a stunning scenario of purest sky and glorious nature. The house has been created with hart and soul and we felt it in every room, each of them with a distinctive flavor catering for highly refined palates.

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Liked best: Exclusivity, beauty of surroundings, majesty of nature
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Friends
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Alicia v
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Paradise found”
Reviewed 14 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

I have been to Colina Verde various time, always renting the place with groups of friends. The place is magic. It's located in the middle of nowhere, you only see nature around you. Yet, in the house, you have everything you need: great views, great beds, beautifully decorated rooms, delicious healthy food prepared by chef Joy and a lot of care by the managing couple Lucy and Graham. We went fishing one day with Graham and caught huge fish. We hiked to the local village where we visited the school and the small market. And we relaxed and played tennis (we were at Colina only for four days this time). I will certainly be back!

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: no complaints at all
Travelling group: Friends
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Guillen
Lisbon, Portugal
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Life is good this way”
Reviewed 11 May 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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We loved it. Imagine the ultimate paradise home away from home. No
traffic, no stress, no busy folks anywhere. Everything was so
delightful and alluring - it felt like we stepped into a National
Geographic documentary. We have never enjoyed nature like this and
could fully relax.

The food was incredible; providing fresh coffee, delicious homemade pancakes
and healthy granola (oh my!). Sitting out on the wooden deck with a
stunning view over the Indian Ocean, eating bananas and mangos grown
in Africa - a real treat. I've never heard so many birds, and hanging
out with the dogs, Clementine and Winston, made Colina Verde feel like
a warm and comfy home. Two thumbs up for the staff: Our schedule was
inconsistent, but they made meals whenever we needed, and made sure
our laundry and rooms were clean.

Loved the heated pool, Technogym equipment, massages and spa. And how
about the deep sea fishing: Unbelievable! We caught a Giant Kingfish
of a metre, which we set free again of course.

The Internet was "safari-slow." Checking in with my office took some
time. But who cares in this place. We were too busy doing nothing;
reading; watching elephants, and numerous whales frolicking in the
waves.

Colina Verde is an extra-special-not-to-miss experience. Do not hesitate.

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Liked best: The silence of the nature
Liked least: Slow Internet
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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