Safari on the Beach

Anvil Bay is a private and exclusive barefoot beach camp on a rare untouched stretch of coastal wilderness in Mozambique’s most southern national park.

Created with the smallest possible footprint to preserve the wilderness and special sense of place the camp is set up on the beach under canvas and thatch. Just 9 Casinhas are nestled in the dune forest on stilted wooden decks each with its own stretch of beachfront.

The lure of Africa is to experience the wilderness as it’s been for thousands of years. Anvil Bay is a beach in Africa where it is as it’s been for thousands of years. On a rare unspoiled stretch of beach guests get to experience life close to nature but with all the comforts of home. The perfect beach holiday to just relax and recover from a strenuous overland safari. Or go on new adventures at sea on the beach or exploring the lakes forests and savannas of the park.

Escape to a world of simple pleasures and lifetime memories. Sunrises over the ocean and sunsets across the Parks pristine lakes and vast savannas. Evenings under the stars around a campfire. Miles of untouched beaches and an ocean teeming with marine life to explore.

Anvil Bay is a dream destination for nature lovers in search of the perfect get away from it all wilderness beach experience.

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About the Camp

To give our guests the best experience of life on a beach and preserve the raw natural beauty of this pristine piece of paradise we have built as little as possible at Anvil Bay. Canvas tents provide shade on the beach and a thatched retreat in the forest shelter from occasional storms. The beach bar lounge and restaurant are centrally positioned on the bay with the accommodations either side so guests can book to be close to the action or enjoy even more isolation on the north and south ends.

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What Sets us Apart

whatsetsapart_image-1A safari style camp on a pristine beach inside a picturesque national park for just 18 guests to enjoy. See More
whatsetsapart_image-2The perfect place to get in touch with nature and experience its power and beauty. See More
whatsetsapart_image-3A truly responsible tourist destination. The resort is owned by the local community and operated by a trust established for the community’s benefit. See More
whatsetsapart_image-4 Lots of activities for adventurers on the beach in the surf at sea or in the park. See More

Getting Here

Anvil Bay is located at 26°21’18.65”S, 32°55, 52.92”E within the Maputo Special Reserve in Southern Mozambique.

Helicopter Transfer
This is generally the preferred option for guests as it brings you direct to Anvil Bay in just 25 minutes from Maputo International Airport. If traveling to us by Helicopter you will be met at the airport after clearing customs and immigration and introduced to your pilot. Sit back and enjoy the magnificent scenery as you fly around the Bay of Maputo before passing over mangrove and savanna on your way to the coast.

Light Aircraft
A 30 minute scenic flight over the Maputo Special Reserve will bring you to the Machangulo Airstrip where you will be met by the Anvil Bay driver. It is then a one hour drive in to and through the Maputo Special Reserve on your way to Anvil Bay.

Road Transfer
Why not treat yourself to a scenic game drive as part of your journey to Anvil Bay? Transfer by road is available both from Maputo and from the Kosi Bay border post between South Africa and Mozambique. Driving time from Kosi Bay is around 3 and a half hours and from Maputo around 5 hours.

Self Drive
For those with an adventurous spirit you can drive to Anvil Bay, Ponta Chemucane. A 4x4 vehicle is required and you will need to enter the Maputo Special Reserve before 17h00 in Summer or 16h00 in Winter. Contact us for detailed directions and information.

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