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“Exquisite home right on the beach”
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Where we are on the Santa Maria Peninsula
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Moor your boat right in front of the house. 180 degree sea views
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Where we are on the Santa Maria Peninsula
Moor your boat right in front of the house.
180 degree sea views
Fully equipped open plan kitchen open out onto deck and dining area
All bedrooms are light and breezy. Double doors lead onto the decks with awesome sea views.
King size bed for comfort in a light airy bedroom room.
Double doors lead onto deck with sea views.
King size extra length bed in the Kingfisher room
full bathrooms include   shower, bidet and bath
Chef's view from the kitchen.
Enjoy the privacy of the pool with no on-lookers peering at you while walking past.
a perfect way to start the weekend
Clive, is one of the 3 founders of Nhoxani.  This is his 2nd house he has built on the strip.
View from the deck to the snorkelling point.
Calm friendly sea,  perfect for day on the canoes.
calm bay for safe swimming and canoeing
Rest and restore your soul by taking in these stunning views from the bottom deck
Magnificent 180 degree sea views
After a long hot day stroll down to the beach bar for a cool one.
Magnificent vivid orange sunsets are spectacular.
Set yourself free - come kite surf in the bay
The twinkling evening lights of Maputo across the bay
View from the back deck over the garden and into the dune forest
The pool is under the shade of a indigenous  Milkwood tree.
Paddle or take a ride on the boat to explore the mangrove forests
Safina will get you to Casa Karibu safe and sound. Children and families love her comfortable ride.
The beach in front of the house at low tide.  ideal, safe swimming for young kids.
Casa Karibu ... idyllic self catering accommodation right on the beach. An awesome place!
Walk to Ponte Torres on the unspoilt beach. Watch tiny crabs scurrying along on the waters edge.
Stroll along the unspoilt beach on the sea side of the bay.
Ponte Abril - a pristine peaceful  4km walk from Casa Karibu
Visit the Pink Flamingos in the bay.
Strategically positioned on one of the front sites of the beautiful Machangulo Peninsula.
Casa Karibu is an exceptional privately owned double story holiday house.
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Machangulo, Maputo Province

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anelson69
Maputo, Mozambique
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
“Exquisite home right on the beach”
Reviewed 11 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Clive and Laurie were wonderful hosts, nearby when needed, but otherwise left us to enjoy the house to ourselves. The house is lovely. The position is perfect, on the bay with the changing tides, sandbanks, easy swimming for kids, but close enough to good snorkeling, rock-pools and the surf coast on the outside of the peninsula. We'll be back...

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Kevin B
Istanbul, Turkey
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4 reviews
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“Perfect Family Holiday Spot!”
Reviewed 26 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016
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Did I say family? Try TWO! Nine of us stayed here, loved every minute of it. The kids can play all day on the safe bay-side beach, with the tides creating a fantasylandscape of sandbars and water features. The open deck and living room and kitchen were perfect for days and evenings hanging around, cooking, eating, relaxing, playing. The plunge pool was a gorgeous oasis surrounded by the perfect gardens, a place to lie in the shade of the milkwood, retreat to the cool waters of the pool. The staff were lovely and kind, and the owners Laurie and Clive were helpful, fun, fascinating, and generous. A short hike around the point of Devil's Gate or over the dunes above and you are in the wild, beautiful, stunning landscape of the Indian Ocean, miles of enormous dunes, huge waves, birds and crabs, just wild, terrific beauty all around. A stroll down the beach to the beach bar and restaurant, and there is a mangrove forest stretching for miles, full of birdlife. We spent four days here and only regretted leaving, not a moment that wasn't a joy. We long to return, and hope that we will. Simply paradise.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Jan 2017
Hi Kevin,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property, your comments are so valued.

We and our staff members are delighted that you so enjoyed your stay and welcome you back anytime.

We take pride in what we offer guests and every day do our best to provide the quality customer service, that our guests expect.

Thank you again, our house is always open for you!

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Craig C
1 review
“Picture Perfect Paradise”
Reviewed 1 July 2016 for a stay in December 2015

The accommodation is more than adequate with a spacious deck and the most stunning views. You will surely spend most of your time relaxing on the deck or lounging around the swimming pool.

A walk to the highest sand dune gives you amazing views of Santa Maria and the Maputo Bay and having a drink watching the sunset over the Maputo skyline is a must (The perfect setting to propose to my now Wife)

Your trip wouldn’t be complete without an excursion into the nearby village to experience the local cuisine, ice cold beers and friendly community.

Activities like snorkelling, collecting pansy shells, walking through the mangroves and solitude beaches, fishing and boating to name a few, will ensure that you are constantly entertained.

A fantastic holiday destination which is well recommended to all and we cannot wait to get back to experience more of the welcoming Mozambican hospitality.

Many thanks Clive and Laurie for allowing us to share your little piece of paradise.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
1 Jul 2016
Craig hi, we thank you for taking the time to share your experience and well remember the special occasion of your engagement. Thank you for reminding us of the magic and romance of Casa Karibu. Look forward to enjoying a chicken and chips in the village with you, Dale and Matthew in the near future. You are always most welcome.
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TradeWind...
Durban, South Africa
1 review
“Awesome location and great accommodation”
Reviewed 12 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

What was great about this accommodation is the accessibility - you can reach by 4x4 through the elephant reserve, or its a short boat trip (1 hour dependent on weather) from Maputo. The Lodge does offer boat transfers.
In contrast to the lodges further down the beach towards the village, when the tide is out Karibu always has water for boats. I loved it that the house is slightly raised lending more privacy to guests, and has the most beautiful views, especially at sunset.

Santa Maria itself is a beautiful place for holidays, still unspoilt, and safe.

Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Jun 2016
Many thanks for your wonderful review Christine. We'd love you to come and stay again soon.

History:
Clive, the owner of the house, is one of the 1st of three shareholders in Santa Maria. This is the 2nd house, he's built on the strip.

Transfers:
Clive offers safe, competitively priced transfers for both his house and other homeowners in the area.

His wealth of knowledge about the bay (some 30 years of experience) is highly respected.
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geebee220...
Sandton, South Africa
1 review
“Fantastic Holiday with family and friends”
Reviewed 10 November 2015 for a stay in December 2013

Wonderfull retreat the accommodation is stunning and we spent our time sitting on the deck and braai picaha, exploring the wilderness, swimming and surfing. It is the perfect escape for a couple, family or friends that wish to get away from the hustle of life.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
14 Apr 2016
Thanks you Graham, you and your family are welcome anytime.
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