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Casa Chibububo Lodge


| 4.5 Excellent 9 reviews
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About Casa Chibububo Lodge

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About Casa Chibububo Lodge

 Sleeps 48
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM

Casa Chibububo Lodge is a hidden treasure situated on the magnificent coastline of Vilanculos.
We offer affordable, family friendly accommodation in elevated wooden houses just a few steps from the water’s edge.
Situated in a quieter part of Vilanculos about 3km from town center and 1km from the airport.
We are not within walking distance to other restaurants and shops, but our friendly staff will gladly arrange a tuk- tuk or taxi to take you to town.
We have an array of accommodation options to suit your requirements, from the single traveler to large groups. Choose between one of our 3 bedroom, sea view houses or our 11 bedroom, garden view house.
All houses are fully equipped for self-catering with an ample deck area to enjoy the spectacular view and catch the evening breeze.
Some of the bedrooms in the houses are en-suite and the rest of the bedrooms share bathrooms.
Each house is equipped with linen, bath towels and mosquito nets.
Our houses are kept cool with ceiling fans in all rooms, as well as through the unique design of the local thatched roofs which leaves a space for air circulation.
The inside walls are made of natural materials like reeds and wood and walls do not go up to the roof.
We have open thatched roofs in all units, not traditional ceilings – as you will see in the pictures.
Because of the open design of the thatched roofs, birds often come and sit on the higher beams inside the roof and you may sometimes be greeted in the morning with the friendly chirp and chatter of these feathered friends.
We offer our guests a restaurant, bar, sparkling swimming pool and barbecue area under the palm trees.
In the event of a power outage, we also have an automatic backup generator to keep the lights on.
The area is popular for spectacular reefs and the Bazaruto Archipelago islands.
Ideal for scuba diving or snorkeling.
Deep sea fishing is another main attraction for Vilanculos.
Take a day excursion to the islands - a truly magical adventure on our traditional Mozambique dhow (sail boat). You can also ask our friendly staff to help arrange some of the other activities in and around Vilanculos, like: kayaking, beach horse rides and canoe safaris.
Please note that we do not have a “traditional” beach in front of the lodge – as you will see on the pictures.
It is more like a giant lagoon, as the water pulls back for about 300m at low tide and comes up to 20m from the houses at high tide.
You can swim in front of the lodge or you can easily walk along the beach (especially during low tide) to other lodges and restaurants on the beach front.
About 500meters up the coastline you will find more “traditional” sandy beaches with palm trees – although no big waves as the water is more like a lagoon.

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  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Balcony
  • Breakfast
  • Check in from 10:00
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Lunch
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Shower
  • Total number of rooms 1 - 50

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Portuguese
* Please enquire for further details.

Beach: Walking distance from the beach. Please note that we do not have a “traditional” beach in front of the lodge. Itss more like a giant lagoon, as the water pulls back about 300m at low tide and comes up to 20m from the houses at high tide.

Important Information

You do not need a 4x4 vehicle to reach Casa Chibububo Lodge, although it is generally recommended to drive a vehicle with higher ground clearance on most Mozambican roads.
During extreme high tides (Spring tide/full moon) the water may sometimes flow across the bridge at our entrance to the lodge.
The water is never deeper than calve depth and you can safely drive through it. (distance of about 20 m)
The road up to where you turn off just before the airport is paved/tarred. Only the last 1km is a dust road through the village.

Check in from 14:00 and departure strictly at 10:00, please let us know your approximate time of arrival.
Earlier check in or later check out available on request where possible.

The Restaurant at the lodge will be serving Breakfast, light lunches and dinner. Please note that no alcohol will be served to any persons under the age of 18.

No loud music or excessive noise allowed in or around chalets during the day, especially after 22:00
Absolute peace and quiet must be maintained between 22:00 and 07:00

Quad bikes ARE NOT ALLOWED to drive up and down the lodge and are prohibited from the beaches.


Please bring own swimming towels. Use of the swimming pool is at your own risk. Please be mindful of other guests that might be in the restaurant area.

Barbecue facilities are located next to the swimming pool in the gardens and in the restaurant area. NO barbecue is permitted on any balcony/deck area. We have wooden houses and thatched roofs which poses a serious fire risk if rules are not adhered to.

Housekeeping will be available on a daily basis (Monday – Saturday) No housekeeping on Sundays or public holidays.

This is a malaria region, please pack enough mosquito repellent for you and your family. Obtain a medical opinion from your doctor on what precautions you should take.
Even if you are taking malarial prophylaxis you should also take precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes (Anti- mosquito spray/cream, coils, mosquito nets etc.)
All rooms are equipped with mosquito nets.

In summer it is hot and humid in Vilanculos and the sun can be scorching, please bring protective wear (hats, sunglasses etc.) and enough sunscreen to avoid sun burn.

No WiFi available – if you have an extra device you can use as a hotspot, please bring this along and buy a local simcard with data. If you require any assistance with the sim, please ask any of our friendly staff members for help.

Please bring along a first aid kit with your necessary medicines. For your peace of mind I can mention that Vilanculos has a private NETCARE clinic that offer excellent 24Hour emergency services, ambulance response and medical emergency air evacuation.

We will endeavor to keep you and your personal belongings safe during your stay at Casa Chibububo Lodge. We have security on site 24/7 at the lodge, but we urge you to keep your valuables locked away when you are not at the house. Please also lock your doors at night and do not leave any personal items lying on your deck.

No day visitors are allowed at the lodge.

Guest Reviews

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mike adams
January 2019
Wonderful stay some bad weather and no air conditioning however comfortable lodge and very helpful and accommodating lodge manager/owner Will go back but in different time of the year
shirelda vosloo
October 2018
Hi, this was one of the best holidays every, the food was excellent especially the Prawns, the staff was very nice and helpful. and the room beautiful, and the Snorkeling on the island was the best. Thank you guy we will defiantly be back. The Honeymooners
ethilda oosthuizen
October 2018
Feels like you are staying on an island, with nature on you doorstep. Loved the trip they arranged with there Dhow boat to Margaruqe island.
john du plessis
January 2018
Staff and management is very friendly and helpfull they really try and make your stay as pleasant as possible.Food from the restaurant is also very good and the houses has the best views I would really recommend casa chibububo to anyone who wishes to stay in Vilankulos
marina bulovic, south africa
January 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Casa Chibububo Lodge. The views from the deck are fantastic and the accommodation is very nice and comfortable. The location of the lodge is very convenient when arriving at the airport. It is a bit out of town but isn't an issue if you have your own car. The accommodation is very nice and comfortable. However, we do have a few comments to improve it. There wasn't... Read more

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Casa Chibububo Lodge is 2.4km from the centre of Vilanculos , the nearest airport 0.9km (Vilankulo Airport).
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