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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 January 2017

My husband surprised me with a week-long honeymoon at Rio Azul Lodge in Mozambique. It exceeded my every expectation. The staff are fantastic - thank you to Andre and his team! The location is idyllic - away from the commercial buzz of other typical honeymoon holiday package destinations. We would highly recommend Rio Azul to honeymooners, families, friends and fishermen...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Rio Azul's two main strengths are its location and its staff. We were there primarily on a fishing trip but also to relax and get away from the bustle of Johannesburg. We were met by Charles at the airport and did the 2 hour northbound trip to the lodge with him. He was friendly and informative, this theme was to...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Rio Azul is a fantastic African resort on a beautiful estuary. The staff are wonderful and the villas/rooms are more than comfortable. Our villa had a private pool which was a real treat. We were happy with all the amenities provided for fishing and the eagerness and willingness of the guides to assist us on our outings. The food was...

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Reviewed 8 July 2016

We went to Rio Azul for 8 nights in July16. The intention was a fishing holiday with our three sons and while the website is OK we relied on only a few tripadvisor reviews and jumped in. We have been to Moz a few times and stayed in some wonderful and v pricey offerings. The cost was reasonable. Driving (from...

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We stayed at the Rio Azul lodge for four nights over Easter after staying at Vic falls then Sabi Sands. After a very scenic transfer along the beach we were given a warm welcome at the lodge by the Lodge manager Andre and the staff. The owners of the lodge John and Jane were present during our stay and were...

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1Thank bellf0x
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

The drive from the airport at Villanculos to the lodge is about 1.5 hours and isn't too bad considering how remote and idyllic the location for the lodge is. The lodge is situated on an estuary which is brilliant. The water is calm and very clear. It's also extremely warm and swimming is mandatory. We stayed in Villa 1 which...

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1Thank Francois M
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Rio Azul is an amazing place to experience Vilanculos. I was there for a friend's wedding and would recommend it to anyone looking to have a destination wedding or looking for some time out. I spent four lovely days there, the vilas are divine, the food was yummy and the peace of mind I left with cannot be bought. We...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 27 October 2014

A magical place on the estuary with great staff and management, both very friendly and professional. Erhardt gave us a delightful late afternoon introductory cruise on the estuary & we followed that up the next day when we took out two tinnies, with Milton as our guide. We also went exploring ourselves when we paddled around in the sea kayaks....

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East London
Reviewed 24 October 2014

Amber and I wanted to go on a fishing focused honeymoon - thankfully we chose Rio Azul!!! The Lodge is nothing but world class perfectly matched with the of friendliest staff and attention to detail. Nothing was too much effort for Echardt and Debbie who made us feel totally at home! From 3 course candle lit dinners on our own...

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Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Rio Azul a unique place with improbable power which with big love is created by remarkable people. Here each trifle which can help you to derive the maximum pleasure from rest is thought over! The personnel of hotel deserves the highest points. Masterly work the chief of the cook and his attitude towards guests is a separate applause! From first...

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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Rio Azul Lodge

Address: Vilanculos, Mozambique
Region: Mozambique > Inhambane Province > Vilanculos
Hotel Class:4 star — Rio Azul Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 22
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“All the rooms are lovely”
tsitsih2013, 30 Jul 2015 | Read review
“The villas are fantastic”
CookbookTourist, 27 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Corner suites are large and sunny - the villas for sure.”
r0blu, 17 Mar 2014 | Read review
“All rooms overlook the estuary - maybe take a room that is not directly adjacent to the main lodge - although not a problem as this is a 'chill' location!”
colleenl572, 29 Jan 2014 | Read review
“all the bedrooms were in small chalets on the beach ,fabulous !”
pascalinem2014, 28 Jan 2014 | Read review
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