South African Hotels

Ibo Island Lodge

Quirimbas Archipelago National Park
Northern Mozambique
Southern Africa
Hotel Type

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Ibo Island in the Quirimbas Archipelago of Mozambique, Southern Africa, the Ibo Island Lodge provides some of the most authentic, unique and luxurious accommodation in the country. Three historical mansions, each of which is over one hundred and fifty years old, have been beautifully restored to their former glory accommodating guests in a most magnificent, tropical setting.

The beach resort's 14 rooms are equipped with air-conditioning and ceiling fans to ensure comfort in the warm, tropical weather. Each of the hotel rooms has been individually designed featuring elegant pillars, coral and lime walls, tall ceilings as well as substantial teak beams.

The lodge is set among the blossoming gardens to lie the colourful Frangipani, Bougainvillea and palm trees where guests can take a welcoming uplifting swim in one of the resort's three swimming pools. The Bela Vista Lounge offers the most incredible views over the bay during the high tide while the private dining room provides a banqueting table suitable for romantic dinners or even group gatherings. The chefs at this Resort are famous for their award-winning dining menu including fresh seafood complemented by tropical sunsets and dreamy views.

Guests have the choice of various room types which include the Garden Facing Rooms, the Sea Facing Rooms as well as the Historical Rooms. Morning tea and coffee brought to the chamber, an iced water flask in the room, as well as a romantic petal, turn down for couples and honeymooners are only some of the individual services provided which guests may enjoy.

Room types:

  • Garden Facing Rooms
  • Sea Facing Rooms
  • Historical Rooms.

The rooms provide convenient amenities and feature 16-meter guests to enjoy a most relaxed setting. En-suite bathrooms with marble showers, exclusive teak and mahogany furniture combined with brass and antique original fittings offer a luxurious retreat for guests.

Hotel room features:

  • Air conditioning
  • Garden or sea views
  • Veranda
  • En-suite bathrooms with marble showers
  • Twin basins
  • Teak and mahogany furniture
  • Chest’ safe with a lock
  • Brass and antique original fittings
  • Exclusive guest amenities.


The three restored historical mansions at the Ibo Island Lodge feature the hotel rooms which offer wide verandas from with stunning views. In the rooftop restaurant, guests may enjoy snorkelling cuisine in the most beautiful, tropical setting. The 16-meter rim-flow swimming pool offers fun, relaxation and refreshment during the warm afternoons. The lush gardens of the resort which are home to beautiful bird life invite for leisurely strolls.


  • Restored historical mansions
  • Verandas with views
  • Rooftop restaurant
  • 17-meter rim-flow swimming pool
  • Tropical gardens.


Guests may enjoy a broad range of activities ranging from the most relaxing spa treatments in a tranquil setting to the most exciting scuba diving trips. During the guided Ibo Island tours, guests have the unique opportunity to discover the culture and tradition of the locals as well as the historical architecture.

Below detailed information about the Ibo Island Lodge is available.
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balconies
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Lounge
  • Tea and coffee making facilities



The Bela Vista roof deck features the lodge's restaurant where guests enjoy refreshing sundowners and after dinner drinks under the clear, star studded sky.  Magnificent sunsets can be admired from the restaurant where the talented chefs are renowned for their award-winning menu and fresh seafood.

Birding Safari and Nature Walk

This Lodge is surrounded by the Ocean and is situated near one of Africa’s largest mangrove forests.  With its magnificent floral kingdom, this is an island ideal for watching birds. Whether guests are dedicated ornithologists or amateur bird-watchers, they will be able to admire the great wealth of beautiful and rare birds in Mozambique.  Ibo Island is home to over 702 different bird species, 9 of these being threatened.

Visitors at the tropical gardens of the lodge:

  • Goliath Herons
  • Fish Eagles
  • Egrets
  • Sunbirds
  • Flamingo’s and Pelicans
  • Wood peckers
  • lilac breasted Roller.
Tours & Excursions
  • Quirimbus Island Day Tour
  • Dolphin Safari
  • Guided Ibo of Yesterday Tour
  • Guided Ibo of Today Tour
  • Trip to Mongundula Island
  • Island Hopping Safaris
Scuba Diving

The diving spots found around this Island provide shallow areas for the casual diver and dramatic drops for the more experienced divers. Magnificent underwater landscapes, beautiful rainbow marine fish combined with the gentle warm currents make scuba diving a world in its own right.

Spa treatments
  • Full Body Massage with coconut oil (60min)
  • Back and Foot Massage with coconut oil (45min)
  • Musiro Face Treatment (30min)
  • Musiro Hand & Foot treatment (20min).
Ibo Beach Excursion - Ilhas Quirimbas

One of the nicest beaches in the Quirimbas Archipelago can be accessed from Ibo Island, one of the islands best kept secrets.  The time of the transfer depends on tides, weather and other activities planned each day.  Turtles and dolphins are regularly seen from the boat along the way.

  • Garden Terrace
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Sea Views
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Concierge services
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Housekeeping service
  • Individual climate controlled room
  • Tours & Transfers on Request

Available Rooms

Garden Facing

# Rooms:

The resort features four Garden Rooms, namely Juwa (sun), Brubuletta (butterfly) Tataruga (turtle) and Makonde (The Makonde tribe is famous for their wood carvings).  Situated in the garden, these rooms feature twin beds as well as air conditioning. The spacious verandas offer comfortable chairs from where the sunshine and the bird life can be enjoyed to the fullest. The Niassa dip pool lies only a few steps away.  

These rooms are especially liked by are groups of friends, families traveling with children as well as honeymooners.  The Brubuletta Garden Room is ideal for an unforgettable beach island honeymoon with its unique coral outside shower, its king size 4 poster bed as well as its  welcoming day bed on the wide veranda.

Garden Room features:

  • Twin beds
  • Air conditioning
  • Set in the garden
  • Verandah
  • En-suite marble showers
  • Twin basins
  • Teak and mahogany furniture
  • Chest’ safe with lock
  • Brass and antique original fittings
  • Exclusive guest amenities.
Single Room US $450
Double Room US $650

Sea Facing

# Rooms:

The rooms have king size 4 poster king size carved bed which is draped in romantic mosquito netting. The high ceilings have teak beams. The rooms have air conditioning and ceiling fans which cool the rooms on hot summer nights. The wide veranda offers comfortable plantation chairs with stylish cushions.  This rooms have great sea views. At low tide, guests are welcome to walk out onto the sand banks among the flamingos.

  • Niassa Mansion: Both rooms located at the Niassa Mansion and they great rooms for honeymooners.
  • Bela Vista Mansion: Ngalawa is in the Bela Vista Mansion, it has a large veranda and it is close to the lodge.

Room features:

  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Twin basins and bath
  • Large marble shower
  • Exclusive bathroom amenities
  • Air conditioned
  • Teak and mahogany furniture
  • Chest’ safe with lock
  • Brass and antique original fittings.
Single Room US $480
Double Room US $700


# Rooms:

Both of the island resort's historical rooms share the shady back veranda which looks the gardens, palm trees and onto the small dip swimming pool which is perfect for cooling off during the warm afternoons.

Kixewa Room

This room is one of two historical rooms which overlook the garden and offers a king size bed with a mosquito net cover. This room type also offers a small lounge, which can accommodate up to two small children in an inter-leading room.

Luwa Room

The largest and most popular room, namely Luwa, is equipped with a beautiful carved 4 poster king size bed as well as an Indian trunk to store valuables. It features a lounge area and a hand crafted mahogany cupboard. Its en-suite bathroom has a large marble shower, twin basins as well as an outside shower.

Single Room US $450
Double Room US $650

Ibo Island Lodge Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

SADC Residents can enjoy discounted rates at Ibo Island in Mozambique.

07 Jan 2018 - 31 Jul 2018 / 01 Sep 2018 - 10 Dec 2018 / 07 Jan 2019 - 31 Jul 2019 / 01 Sep 2019 - 10 Dec 2019

  • Sea Facing: ZAR 3 295 pppn sharing
  • Historical and Garden Facing: ZAR 2 595 pppn sharing
  • Single Supplement: ZAR 1 500 pppn

PEAK SEASON RATES: 01 Aug 2018 – 31 Aug 2018 / 11 Dec 2018 – 06 Jan 2019 / 01 Aug 2019 – 31 Aug 2019 / 11 Dec 2019 – 06 Jan 2020

  • Sea Facing: ZAR 3 650 pppn sharing
  • Historical and Garden Facing: ZAR 2 995 pppn sharing
  • Single Supplement: ZAR 1 750 pppn

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Teas, Coffees and Bar snacks
  • Guided Cultural & Historical tours
  • Non-motorised water sports & Unguided kayaking
  • Transfer to famous sand bank beach
  • Mozambique VAT

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature
  • All transfers, All beverages
  • Motorised water sports & Optional activities
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Community fees & Telephone calls
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Flights and related taxes/fees
  • Visa fees /travel insurance & Gratuities

Terms and Conditions:

  • Subject to availability
  • Valid 7 January 2018 - 6 January 2020
  • Only valid for SA Residents. Rates quoted quoted in ZAR

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -12.195598

Longitude: 40.36163


There are daily flights from the OR Tambo Johannesburg International Airport (South Africa) to Vilanculos International Airport which connect well with the major international flights to Europe.

The flying time from Johannesburg is 2 hours on a 42 seat ATR aircraft. On Tuesdays and Fridays these flights collect passengers from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA), with an onward flying time of just 1 hour. This facilitates an effortless beach and bush experience.

There are also regular flights on Travelmax from Lanseria northern Johannesburg, LAM from OR Tambo, Lanseria and Maputo, and on Swazi Airlines connecting with Matsapha and Durban. Visas are available on arrival. Airport taxes are charged at the airport, US Dollars, South African Rands and Meticals are accepted.


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star


At the Safari Awards, Ibo Island Lodge in Mozambique was awarded the prestigious Best Marine Property in Africa runner-up position.

In the Mozambique country section, this beach holiday destination also received the following awards:

  • Best Mobile Safari Operator: Winner Ibo Island Lodge Dhow Safaris
  • Best Community Focused Property: Winner Ibo Island Lodge
  • Best Marine Safari Property: Winner Ibo Island Lodge
  • Best Safari Park in Mozambique: Runner-up Ibo Island Lodge
  • Best Value Safari Property: Runner-up Ibo Island Lodge.
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