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Tartaruga Maritima Luxury Tented Camp

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Situated in the extreme south of the pristine Mozambique coastline, alongside Ponta Malongane (13km from the South African Kosi Bay border ), our private and exclusive self-catering luxury, tented camp offers comfort, privacy and tranquility to the discerning nature lover and adventurer.

The beautiful beaches, inland lakes and swamps, warm water, all-year round sub-tropical climate, coral reefs and adventure trails provide an eco-system close to civilisation for those nature lovers and adventurers who wish to be away from the 'madding crowds'.

This exclusive, yet rustic retreat, where SA Rands are the preferred currency, is only accessible by 4x4 vehicles and is only 665kms from Johannesburg and just over 500 kms from Durban. Border Transfers from Kosi Bay border are available on request.

The area between Ponta do Oura, Inhaca Island and Maputo is a nature lover's paradise due to its totally unspoilt, undeveloped coastline and low population density.

The region enjoys a sub-tropical climate, with most of the rainfall falling between December and March. The summer months from November to April are characterised by warm temperatures accompanied by relatively high humidity levels whereas the winter months are moderate to warm with much lower levels of humidity.

Average temperatures:
January 32 C
April 23 C
July 20 C
October 25 C

The warm waters of the Mozambique current flow southwards from Madagascar to within 10kms of the coastline. The sea temperature generally tracks the land temperature and will go up to 28C in the summer months and down to 21C in the winter months. This is an ideal ecosystem for the vast number of species of game and reef fish, dolphins, whales and turtles that traverse the area as well as for all or a other .

The coastline from Ponta do Oura to Inhaca Island is saturated with the most beautiful and pristine hard and soft coral reefs, home to a bewildering variety of game and reef fish, turtles, dolphins, whales, sharks and rays. Unlike the coral reefs in South Africa, most of these reefs have remained untouched for nearly two decades during the civil war. This again provides an ideal ecosystem for scuba divers and snorkellers alike.

The terrain consists of long and uninterrupted stretches of white sandy beaches, high primary sand dunes, coastal forests, inland flood plains and numerous lakes and accompanying marshlands, making it an ideal playground for 4x4 vehicle/biking and hiking enthusiasts. The roads from the South African border to the various locations are currently sand roads and therefore require 4x4 vehicles to adequately traverse them. However, use of vehicles of any description is strictly prohibited along the beaches.

In order to make use of these activities, guests are however required to bring along whatever equipment and accessories that they may require as very little, apart from diving equipment, is available for hire in the area.


Room Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Smoking
  • Television

On Site Facilities

  • Airport Transfers
  • Children Allowed
  • Internet Terminal
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Secure Parking
  • Self Catering

Local Facilities

  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Beauty
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Shopping/Curios
  • Tours


Additional Rates Info:
The daily rate is R520pp sharing in Low Season, R670 for singles and R385 if children under 12 are sharing a tent with both parents. Border transfers are available at an additional cost of R770 for a return trip from Kosi Bay border for up to six people


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Tartaruga luxury tented camp is perfectly designed to blend into the surrounding coastal forest. The tents are housed on raised wooden platforms with verandah decks furnished with chairs and tables. offering an excellent hideout for birding or just enjoying the tranquility of the camp. The camp consists of eight suites (five double tents, two three-bed tents and one three-bed log cabin). The interiors are luxuriously appointed with all the home comforts. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom with hot and cold running water, comfortable beds, mosquito netting, a discreet overhead fan as well as an electric kettle and coffee and tea-making tray. There are electric plug points for the use of the guests. For your peace of mind, all suites are equipped with in-room safes for the safe-keeping of cash, travel documents and other valuables. High Season Rates : 1 Jan-10 Jan, 18 March-3 April, 23 April-2 May, 16 June-19 June, 24 June-17 July, 6 Aug-9 Aug, 1 Oct- 10 Oct, 3 Dec- 31 Dec. R660 pppn sharing weekends (Friday and Saturday) and public holidays single supplement additional 30% Third person sharing R365 per night. Low Season Rates : R495pppn sharing (Monday to Sunday) Single supplement additional 30% Third person sharing R365 per night

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016     R 640 R 640 R 495 R 495
February 2016     R 640 R 640 R 495 R 495
March 2016     R 640 R 640 R 495 R 495
April 2016     R 640 R 640 R 495 R 495
May 2016     R 640 R 640 R 495 R 495
June 2016     R 640 R 640 R 495 R 495
July 2016     R 640 R 640 R 495 R 495
August 2016     R 640 R 640 R 495 R 495
September 2016     R 640 R 640 R 495 R 495
October 2016     R 640 R 640 R 495 R 495
November 2016     R 640 R 640 R 495 R 495
December 2016     R 640 R 640 R 495 R 495
NOTE: If a search was made without stipulating the month of occupation the rate shown on the search results page is for the lowest cost month and the least expensive room. Where pricing is "per unit" the Average Price Per Person based on maximum occupancy is used for the price range comparison. A search made for Homes and Villas however will always be based on the full daily rate of the unit irrespective of the number of people the unit sleeps.

Rates are deemed correct at time of publication and may fluctuate depending on supply and demand. Establishments maintain their rates online and any differences should be referred to the Establishment's staff. Quotations once accepted are binding.

Rates last updated: 19 January 2016


  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 88%
  • Average Response Time: 27 hours
  • This establishment does not have credit card facilities.

All credit cards are accepted when paying through Sleeping-OUT.

Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Ponta Malongane, Tartaruga Maritima Luxury Tented Camp  has been voted Best Establishment in Ponta Malongane for 2016Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Ponta Malongane, Tartaruga Maritima Luxury Tented Camp  has been voted Best Value for Money in Ponta Malongane for 2016


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Baie dankie aan Sleeping-OUT en Tartaruga! Dit is 'n wonderlike verrasing! Dit was vir ons gesin 'n voorreg om in Mosambiek by Tataruga te kon bly. Die asemrowende natuurskoon, mooi akkommodasie en vriendelike personeel het bygedrae 'n onvergeetlike tyd.
- Christa Louw

We absolutely loved our stay and wish it could've been longer. Moses and Herman are great and such an asset to the camp

We really enjoyed our stay at Tartaruga Luxury Tented Camp and will definitely stay there again. It really offers luxury at an affordable price.

Tartaruga is a gem that we discovered and will be visiting for many years to come. The staff are amazing! They are always friendly and helpful and we felt so at home there. It was delightful to have a safe place where NOTHING disappeared and everything works. The website gives a very understated picture of this wonderful place!

We absolutely loved our stay there. It was beyond our expectations. They even have a covered sitting area at the edge of the beach where you can sit and look at the waves. It's such a beautiful, peaceful place that Jacques asked me to marry him at that spot, and of course I said "yes". You couldn't think of a better setting:-)

The staff at Tartaruga made our stay even more awesome. Thanks guys!

Great stay!
Wonderful staff
Amazing location


We had a great stay, it's the first time that we actually found a lodge that matches what it advertises. The staff are absolutely great, from reception to security. Without a doubt the best stay we have had in Ponta Malongane.

Most amazing, a gem in the "forest" and stunning view of the ocean from the high kitchen! Love the deck at the beach to sit and read and relax and watch the sunrise! Great location, service from staff was excellent and very helpful, we will be back!!!

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