Getting To The Resort

By Air

Most international airlines fly into OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg. From there you can fly via SA Airlink or LAM (Air Mozambique) directly to Vilankulo (approx 1hour 20 minutes). 

There are also regular flights from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport so why not combine your visit to Dugong Beach Lodge with a trip to the Kruger National Park? 

You will have to clear customs at Vilankulo Airport. SADC passport holders (including South Africans) do not require visas to enter Mozambique. Other passport holders can purchase visas on arrival, but you should check if there are any specific visa regulations or requirements for your country beforehand. 

If you are flying on a private plane, be advised that Vilanculos airport has a tarmac runway (1470m long) and a manned air traffic control tower. Landing and parking fees and passenger taxes for private aircraft are charged on departure. 

SA Airlink

LAM Airlines

By Road

The drive from Maputo to Vilankulo is approximately 715km. 

• Take the Avenida de Moçambique (N1) out of Maputo and head towards Inhambane. 

• Go through Inhambane and continue north until you reach Pambarra. 

• Turn right at Pambarra and proceed to the Donna Anna hotel in Vilankulo where we will fetch you. 

Note: All the roads are accessible by a two wheel drive vehicle.

Transfers to the Resort

If you arrive by air, we will fetch you from the Vilankulo airport and transfer you to the resort by boat. 

If you arrive by car, please go to the Donna Ana Hotel in Vilankulo where you can safely store your vehicle, relax and even have a drink or meal at their pool bar. We will fetch you from there and transfer you to the resort by boat. 

The boat ride to the resort takes about 40 minutes depending on the tides. At low tide, we have to navigate the numerous sand banks that become exposed which can make the trip a bit longer. 

Please note that you may have to wade out to the boat so get into the island spirit and roll up your trousers or ask one of our helpful staff to give you a piggy back. 

Your adventure has just begun…

One of our boats will transfer you from Vilankulo to the resort

If you arrive by car, please meet us at the Donna Ana Hotel