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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For a start, it was my first time to Mozambique. We were warmly welcomed before even stepping foot onto the grounds of the lodge with our bags and luggage taken care of by their very friendly staff and owner. We were immediately offered welcome drinks accompanied by an introduction of the lodge, amenities and how things work. At this point,... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have to say from the moment we walked into the accommodation we felt right at ease with Mark's friendly and warm welcome, even being allowed to take over some of the Bar's utilities with the sound system and fridge etc. The locals themselves always smiling and exuding an air of hospitality I haven'rt felt elsewhere. Nowhere else can you... More 

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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Great spot. Value for money. Very friendly and helpful staff. Close enough to walk to beach. only small complaint that the shower could have been better. But for what we paid and what we got would gladly return! We see they are busy installing a pool, awesome idea! Will add great value!

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

We are most grateful for your kind review. I have already informed Enzo about your request regarding the shower and we are looking into this. One has to often replace/upgrade given that we are so close to the beach with all the salt etc....things do need to be replaced. But so glad that you had a good time, and yes,... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 2 August 2016

They were very friendly and helpful. They helped us unpack and when we got stuck. The area was very clean and neat. Will definitely visit them again. When we asked for charcoal and a braai they provided it for us and even made the fire. Thanks again for a wonderful stay.

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

Glad that you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your feedback and sure do hope to see you again. Greetings, More 

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Reviewed 12 July 2016

Stayed for 11 days and enjoyed all of it! The food and bar were superb. Staff were friendly and helpful and even washed my clothes for me for a very small fee. Housing was clean and robust. Always felt safe. Only complaint was that breakfast for our group was slow and often late. Would not hesitate to book again should... More 

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

Grateful for your response. I have looked into the late breakfast issue and our solution, especially regarding fresh bread, is for us to get it the night before and have toast for guests wanting to eat earlier than 8am....the reason for this is the bakery opens later than when some guests want to eat. Our apologies and we do look... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

What an enjoyable short stay. Rustic and clean. Delicious food, helpful service and all round charm. Had rain during our whole stay but that was most unfortunate. Will be back to enjoy the sunshine soon

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

Thank you for your visit and your very kind insights. We sure do hope to see you again when there is less rain... Greetings, More 

Reeuwijkbrug, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Reviewed 7 May 2016

We had a good time here, the staff was friendly. It was great that they offered the service to take and bring us to the border. The dorm was okay, there was a possibility to get WiFi. We had to walk from the beach/town to this hostel for about 10 till 15 min.

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

Thank you for your insights. Yes, decent WiFi has been slow coming to Ponta but now we are proud to offer this service free to all our guests. Thank you for your visit. Greetings, More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Everything from the comfortable accommodation, the staff (Enzo and Mice and the rest of the team), the amazing setting, the vibey decor, the delicious food, the relaxed atmosphere, the chilled music, the beautiful animals (rest in peace, Basil), the fellow Gambooziners and the always-on assistance, was absolutely perfect. I'd rate this place 10 stars if I could. I can't wait... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. It means a lot to the staff, shooing them that they are in the right track via guests feedback is a great way to do this. We sure do look forward to seeing you visit us again here in lovely Ponta! Greetings, More 

Ede, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

We went last minute and gamboozini was very quickly with responding to our request and they were able to fetch us at the border. It was a nice stay! Thanks:) The accommodation was nice as well, it is a nice atmosphere. When you are looking for a short trip, this is a great accommodation.

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

Thank you for your response. We are always ready to respond quickly to last minute requests and accommodate guests. Thank you for your visit! Greetings, More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 April 2016

We spent three nights camping here over Easter weekend and had a wonderful time. Enzo, who manages the lodge and arranges transport to and from the border, is an interesting and engaging young guy who kept us very entertained with stories of his adventures and his life. It was really great getting to know him and interacting with him on... More 

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

Thank you for staying at our lodge and thank you for all your valuable insights. We appreciate the compliments regarding the staff and food and service and apologize about the camping experience. The hot/water pressure has been fixed but do note that we are phasing out camping as we will be building a swimming pool in the campers area and... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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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: €10 - €22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“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
“Luxury is worth the little extra if you are a couple”
 of 5 bubbles pgoubs, 10 Dec 2014 | Read review
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