From visa requirements to all the different ways to reach us, read the following expert travel tips when planning your trip to Colina Verde.
Many countries do not need a visa to arrive in Mozambique but please check with your closest Mozambican Embassy or Consulate before travelling for individual entry requirements. All travellers must provide a passport with 6 month validity, confirmation of accommodation booking and air arrivals must supply proof of return flight ticket.
Although the Machangulo area has a low population density and is relatively mosquito-free, it's important to note that Mozambique is considered a malaria region. While many of our guests choose not to take preventative medication, we strongly advise consulting your doctor for their recommendations before travelling.
The Mozambican Metical is not commonly available outside of Mozambique. However, the US Dollar and South African Rand are widely accepted currencies and can be easily exchanged. An ATM is also conveniently located at the airport where you can withdraw Meticals.
The 3,500 local inhabitants of Machangulo speak Tsonga dialects and Portuguese. Our managing couple speaks English, while our chef and housekeeping staff speak a mixture of Portuguese and English.
If you're travelling to Mozambique via a risk country (i.e. Ethiopia or Kenya), an immunisation certificate is required. Please ensure you meet immunisation requirements before travelling.
The closest international airport to Colina Verde is in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. International flights arrive from various European and African countries, with the most commonly used route being through Johannesburg in South Africa.
Embark on an unforgettable journey to Colina Verde, whether by helicopter, light aircraft, boat, or road.
Arriving at Colina Verde by helicopter is an undeniably breathtaking experience. A scenic 15-minute journey from Maputo international airport over the stunning Bay of Maputo offers you stunning views with a convenient landing spot just minutes away from the house. The helicopter accommodates up to five passengers with a 15-kilogram luggage restriction per person, while additional luggage can be transferred by boat at an extra fee.
Colina Verde is in a great location to travel to by private charter after a Safari, we already have 3 well-established routes, from the great game reserves of Northern KZN, the Sabi Sands and Greater Kruger and also from Gonarezhou and Singita Pamushana in southern Zimbabwe, but we can organise charters from anywhere in Southern Africa. We have a runway just 20 minutes drive from Colina Verde.
For a convenient way for larger groups to get to Machangulo, begin with a short taxi ride from the airport to the harbour, where you'll embark on a thrilling 75-minute speedboat journey across the bay. Become enveloped in the scenic views of Inhaca Island as you approach the stunning tip of the Machangulo peninsula.
Reaching Colina Verde from Maputo or South Africa by car is an option, but it’s advised for experienced 4x4 drivers due to the road conditions. A large part of the route is on sand roads through the Maputo National Park where there is limited cell phone coverage.
Relax in the care of the Colina Verde team, savouring delicious meals and a range of activities as you become immersed in the coastal paradise and natural beauty of the area.