Dugong Lodge must have been fantastic a few years back, situated as it is right on the beach of the beautiful bay between the mainland and the Sanctuary peninsular. You get the sense that the creaking infrastructure has been neglected and we were subjected to constant power failures and dodgy brown water from the taps. Could hardly see what we were eating some nights. The swimming pools were dirty and the slate tiles around them sharp and flakey. The rooms are good with too large furniture (many bruises to prove that) but the bathrooms are lovely. The beds were so uncomfortable we slept on top of the bedding, my sheets had holes in them. It was the quality of the staff that made our stay. We never saw any of them without a beautiful smile and an eagerness to make us comfortable. It made up for having to use our cellphone to light the way home each night and the really weird hyperbole sprouted by the incumbent manager ...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on 30 000 hectares of pristine Marine and Wildlife territory, it provides a unique Beach & 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 most importantly, the nearly extinct "Atlantic Dugong" (which resembles a sea lion). Shallow and deep water reefs reveal beautiful creatures such as the great leatherback turtles, sailfish and manta ray. Deep-sea fishing of marlin and barracuda is truly spectacular and the large flocks of flamingos and pelicans are a sight to behold. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dugong Beach Hotel Vilanculos