We hope your stay will include plenty of time to simply relax
and enjoy the beauty of the natural surroundings
but there are also plenty of ways to explore and discover...
Take a short hop by boat to the island of Inhaca and snorkel in the tidal bay. Experience the beauty that can only be found under the sea. Keep an eye out for coral formations, giant clams and a variety of fish species.
Maputo Special Reserve
Drive out to Maputo Special Reserve with an expert guide. Take in the spectacular scenery with panoramic vistas that encompass ocean, rolling hills, mangrove forests and the bay area. Enjoy an abundant picnic close to one of the inland lakes where you can spot crocodiles, hippos and birds. The reserve is home to many species of bird and mammal including zebra, wildebeest, antelope, giraffe and elephants.
Make the most of our wonderful climate and have a decadent picnic lunch. Combine delicious meals with snorkeling or a trip to the reserve. Or just enjoy the picnic itself followed by a relaxing siesta.
Practice your skills or hold a mini-tournament on our tennis court, which is enclosed by the forest. We have racquets, balls and a ball machine, as well as tennis shoes in various sizes.
How fast can you speed down the dunes on one of our custom-made sand boards? Experience the thrill of 'surfing' down the rolling sand dunes and perfect your skills. This activity is challenging and fun for all.
Keep up your workout routine while looking out at the Indian Ocean in our compact gym. We have a Technogym stationary bike, a Technogym elliptical trainer, a Concept2 rowing machine and a small selection of hand weights. Of course, runners will love the miles and miles of unspoiled beaches.
Touring the Local Village
We love showing our guests the local area and village. We proudly organize tours that include the school and clinic. Walk to the village and enjoy a sundowner drink on the jetty while enjoying the view of Maputo and watching the local boats unloading their cargo.
Take a relaxing sunset paddle around the mangroves on one of our sturdy sea kayaks or explore the waters around Inhaca after our picnic lunch.
Explore the beach further and faster on two wheels. These bikes have extra ‘fat’ tyres and are designed for use on the sand.
Use of our yoga equipment and facilities is included in your stay. We can also arrange a yoga teacher to guide you in your practice and provide both group and private lessons. Please request this extra service at the time of booking
Heated Swimming Pool & Hot Tubs
Whether it’s daily exercise or a dip to cool off, the infinity style swimming pool is always waiting. The pool is heated and is inviting even in the cooler months. Of course, the adjacent hot tub overlooking the ocean is the perfect place to relax in the evening. A second hot tub sits high above the dune on the south deck of the house, a spectacular spot to consider the moon and stars.
Indoor and Outdoor Games
Colina Verde is full of little corners where you can hide away and read a book or simply relax and listen to the sound of the ocean. We have a small library of wildlife books and novels. There is also a great selection of board games including chess, Scrabble, puzzles, Giant 4-in-a-row, a pool table, ping pong and a DVD player with a selection of wildlife DVDs.