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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was my first time visiting Mozambique, and I have to say, it was a very memorable one. The manager ( Stephane ) was extremely hospitable from the moment we arrived, till the day we left. It was a warm welcome to be helped by such friendly staff and Manager. Stephane was always there to assist us no matter how...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very relaxt stay, 5 min walk for the beach. Everything is clean and they can cook a nice meal!! Wifi is top, and they have a bar! The people who worked there are friendly and Stefan is a good and fun host!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Gamboozini Lodge was sold to us as a lodge via Safarinow.com which it definitely is not, it is a great backpackers/camping venue. We had campers right outside our chalet who had more rights and privileges than the high paying chalet dwellers. We arrived to find the chalet we had booked in January 2016 and paid the deposit for had been...

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Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had an incredible time at Gamboozini lodge in Ponta. The first day we arrived, covered in sweat and dust from the never ending dunes and blazing heat, we were greeted with a big smile and generous attitude from the resident manager - Stephane. He greeted us with an ice cold 2M and a super lunch. The lodge itself has...

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Thank chereezbeck4
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed over the December period and had a lovely time the first 4 nights, apart from the fact that our roof was leaking and our bed in our queen bungalow was wet after 5 minutes into a rainy night. My brother also had a soaked mattress in his 4 man dorm room one night and actually had to cover...

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1Thank Nenuphars
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Ponte many times and first time staying here. I absolutely loved the place and set up. Stephan is very hospitable and the rest of the staff very friendly. The breakfast was awesome and very filling at a reasonable rate. The peri peri chicken Is also great. It would have been perfect if it was in site...

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Thank Stacey F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend the accommodation. Such a nice place where palms are growing, where you can relax yourself in a quiet hammock ! The manager and the staff are really friendly, looking for your wellness and the place is convenient.  Merci Stéphane pour la chaleur de l'accueil, ta disponibilité, ta bonne humeur. Nous sommes partis tôt le matin, sans avoir eu...

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Marseille, France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eventhough Stephane was very helpful at first by helping us book us one day in advance, the first contact and following ones degraded quickly. We were hoping for a quiet place and where welcome with music most of the time. We went all the way to Punta do ouro for diving, and asked if we could get some kind of...

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Mark v, Owner at Ponta Gamboozini Lodge, responded to this review

On behalf of Gamboozini, please accept our sincere apologies. We really wish that you had told us that your intention was to come to Ponta for quiet time and diving - I would not have accepted your reservation. Our lovely lodge provides exactly that except during the absolute crazy December/January season when you get +10,000 people coming to our special...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the 4 sleeper dorm room for a week at Gamboozini and felt very comfortable and relaxed the entire stay. Very friendly and helpful staff. Great value for money. Will definitely be staying here next time. Thank you to Stephan, Meeka, George and Angie for accommodating us.

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Mark v, Owner at Ponta Gamboozini Lodge, responded to this review

I am sometimes not at the lodge and getting this kind of feedback is so extremely valuable. I can not wait to share this lovely review with the staff. It helps us know that we are on the right track. Thank you so much.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A warm welcome from Stephane and his team on arrival made us feel right at home. We were not sure how long we wanted to stay for, but ended up staying the whole week because it was a relaxed setting, and we felt very much at home. The bungalows are good value for money, as well as the meals. There...

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Mark v, Owner at Ponta Gamboozini Lodge, responded to this review

We love our place when there are lots of guests from all over the world! Your kind review helps us to keep focused and for us to know that we are moving in the right direction! We are so glad that you enjoyed the new pool!

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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a small lodge located 6 minutes walk from the main beach of Ponta Do Ouro. We have a great little bar and restaurant and have 5 cozy queen bed Bungalows with private bathrooms, a luxury bungalow with a separate bathtub and shower and a balcony as well as a 10 person dorm room and two 4 person dorm rooms ideal for students and friends. We help to organize all activities ranging from Dolphin swimming and scuba diving to deep sea fishing and nature walks. Great for couples, groups or the single traveler. Camping is also available, along with a single room. Our promise to you is when you come to visit us we will go out of our way to make sure you have the best holiday possible. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ponta Gamboozini Lodge

Address: Parcela 549, Ponta do Ouro 7000, Mozambique
Region: Mozambique > Maputo Province > Ponta do Ouro
Price Range: €11 - €28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Any room will do at gamboozini!”
 of 5 bubbles chereezbeck4, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Take one of the lodge rooms. Camping not recommended.”
 of 5 bubbles LariAtLarge, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The double rooms are small & showers don't work properly. Rather camp for same amenities.”
 of 5 bubbles Nishi2016, 13 Jan 2016 | Read review
“I slept in the bamboo bungalow, and while exotic looking and fun, is actually made of grass and does nothing to block the outside sound”
 of 5 bubbles SJMcF, 25 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Rooms are rustic or basic. You get what you need a bed a toilet and a shower.”
 of 5 bubbles ExplorerZA2602, 14 Oct 2015 | Read review
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