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.


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

A safari style camp on a pristine beach inside a picturesque national park for just 18 guests to enjoy.
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The perfect place to get in touch with nature and experience its power and beauty.
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A truly responsible tourist destination. The resort is owned by the local community and operated by a trust established for the community’s benefit.
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Lots of activities for adventurers on the beach in the surf at sea or in the park.
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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 30 minutes from Maputo International Airport. If traveling to us by private helicopter charter 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.


Road Transfer
Why not treat yourself to a scenic game drive as part of your journey to Anvil Bay? Transfer by road is available from Maputo, the Reserve entrance or from the Kosi Bay border post.  Driving time from Kosi border is around 3 hours, from Maputo around 3 and a half hours and 2 hours from the Reserve entrance.


Safari Game Drive
A 4 to 5 hour safari tour of the Maputo Special Reserve with a light breakfast for early departures from Maputo. You will be guided by an expert guide with extensive knowledge of the parks attractions.


Self Drive
The adventurous spirit and 4x4 enthusiast can drive to Anvil Bay, Ponta Chemucane. A high clearance 4x4 vehicle is required. You will need to enter the Maputo Special Reserve before 17h00 in Summer or 16h00 in Winter. Contact us for detailed directions.

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