Anvil Bay
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Anvil Casinha

Anvil Bay

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.


The lure of Africa is to experience the wilderness as it has 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.





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.

Need to Know

4x4 Access only

4 hour drive from Maputo

3 hour drive from Kosi Border

25 min Helicopter transfer from Maputo


Ocean Safaris - motorised trips onto the nearby reefs - shallow enough to snorkel and enjoy the myriad of marine life

Snorkelling daily at low tide at the rock and coral banks by the lodge.

Nature walks through the coastal forests

Kayak, surfing and SUP

Beach biking on the bay

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Private concession in the Maputo Forest Reserve - the road transfers in and out are a wonderful introduction to this fascinating game reserve, where good plains game are found.  Peace Park Foundation has been instrumental in restocking the park, an ongoing project.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Beach Walks

With miles of stunning unspoiled coastline north and south of our bay, you can walk as far as you like and are unlikely to come across another soul. There are some beautiful ocean and sunset viewpoints atop some of the world’s highest coastal dunes.

Dune Forest Trails

You are not limited to just strolling on the beach! We are situated in a coastal forest and there are stunning walks where one can explore the inland areas of Anvil Bay, Ponta Chemucane. Whether you are a keen birder who would like to spot an elusive feathered friend or you just want to take a relaxing stroll to the nearby lake and view the resident Hippos there are plenty of options for you. If you prefer you can explore by yourself, just ask for directions, or a guide can accompany you to show you the route.

Beach Bikes

We have innovative ‘Fat Sand’ bikes that guests can use to explore the coastline. Riding on the beach is best done around low tide when the going is a bit easier.

Sea Kayaks

A selection of kayaks includes 2 adult kayaks, 2 double kayaks and 2 children’s kayaks along with paddles and lifejackets to keep you safe. Double Kayaks can also be configured for angling so if you are eager to try your hand at a spot of ocean fishing let us know and we will set them up for you. Subject to sea conditions.

Stand Up Paddle boards

Try out the exciting and challenging activity of Stand Up Paddle Boarding! We have a beginner friendly SUP for starting out on. These big surfboard style craft are designed to be paddled standing up but can be just as much fun when used in a kneeling position. Be prepared to spend some time learning, falling off and having fun! Subject to sea conditions.

Beach Games

A selection of beach toys and games are available in our treasure chest at the beach lounge. Burn off some cals with a quick kick about, a spot of Frisbee, a game of volleyball or some touch rugby.



And Many more...


Activity centre with full range of equipment for exploring the sea & beach.

SUP's, sea kayaks, surfboards


snorkels, fins, wet suits

Beach area - bar & loungers & dining area

Main area - dining area & bar in sheltered coastal forest



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.

1 casinha is a family suite with an adjacent area with 2 twin beds



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Standard Season - 7 January 2018 - 15 December 2018

Peak Season - 16 December 2018 - 6 January 2019

Average StayAverage Stay

3 - 7 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

$515 Fully inclusive 

Children PolicyChild Policy

All children welcome

0-3 yrs FREE

4 - 12 yrs - 50%

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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