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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic spot. Ideally located. Superb staff. If you're in Ponta to surf then this is the place to stay. Its conveniently situated on the hill above the break. Door to water is 5-7 minutes depending on how keen you are. The room I stayed in was a basic Dbl fan/en suite setup. Reasonably priced and perfect for my needs. Wake...

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Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

A warm welcome from Stephane and his team on arrival made us feel right at home. We were not sure how long we wanted to stay for, but ended up staying the whole week because it was a relaxed setting, and we felt very much at home. The bungalows are good value for money, as well as the meals. There...

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

We love our place when there are lots of guests from all over the world! Your kind review helps us to keep focused and for us to know that we are moving in the right direction! We are so glad that you enjoyed the new pool!

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were truly super impressed and humbled by the absolutely outstanding service provided by all the staff as well as the manager. They tried their best everyday to produce wonderfully large portions of vegan food for us which we appreciated a lot! NOTHING was to much of a burden for them and it felt like a home away from home....

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

We are the ones who are humbled by your review. I will make sure that this is shared with the staff. And a huge big congratulations to you regarding your engagement. I got married in Ponta Do Ouro and all my guest stayed at the lodge and the ceremony was on the beach and the celebration at the lodge. It...

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I chose Gamboozini for our weekend getaway from Maputo during our time in Mozambique, in part, for the good reviews and also for the value. From day one the manager, Stephane, was very helpful. We had issues with our rental car getting into Ponta and he helped dig us out (side note: get a 4x4!). We had...

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

Thank you for your informative and kind review. I am amazed that you made it even that far without a 4by4! Yes coming from Maputo, you will definitely still need a 4by4. This may change in some months as the road is being tarred. I will share this lovely review with all the staff and thank you for coming and...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 13 January 2017

It was my first time visiting Mozambique, and I have to say, it was a very memorable one. The manager ( Stephane ) was extremely hospitable from the moment we arrived, till the day we left. It was a warm welcome to be helped by such friendly staff and Manager. Stephane was always there to assist us no matter how...

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

Your insight will give encouragement to the staff, after a very tough Dec/Jan season and we are so very grateful for your review. I will make sure this is shared with the staff.

Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Very relaxt stay, 5 min walk for the beach. Everything is clean and they can cook a nice meal!! Wifi is top, and they have a bar! The people who worked there are friendly and Stefan is a good and fun host!

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

Thank you for your review. The Dec/Jan period is our most challenging time and we are extremely grateful when we get a positive insight, showing us that there was some appreciation for what is a very difficult challenge for our manager and staff.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Gamboozini Lodge was sold to us as a lodge via Safarinow.com which it definitely is not, it is a great backpackers/camping venue. We had campers right outside our chalet who had more rights and privileges than the high paying chalet dwellers. We arrived to find the chalet we had booked in January 2016 and paid the deposit for had been...

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

We immediately determined that you guys were not happy due to the fact that you expected a quiet holiday which is definitely something we offer all year round EXCEPT the Dec/Jan period (and sometimes during Easter it can be a bit lively) where many young people descend upon Ponta to celebrate their summer holidays (South Africa and Mozambique have their...

Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We had an incredible time at Gamboozini lodge in Ponta. The first day we arrived, covered in sweat and dust from the never ending dunes and blazing heat, we were greeted with a big smile and generous attitude from the resident manager - Stephane. He greeted us with an ice cold 2M and a super lunch. The lodge itself has...

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

Thank you for your review. The Dec/Jan period is our most challenging time and we are extremely grateful when we get a positive insight, showing us that there was some appreciation for what is a very difficult time for our manager and staff. Thank you and know that I will share this review with our staff.

Reviewed 5 January 2017

We stayed over the December period and had a lovely time the first 4 nights, apart from the fact that our roof was leaking and our bed in our queen bungalow was wet after 5 minutes into a rainy night. My brother also had a soaked mattress in his 4 man dorm room one night and actually had to cover...

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

We try so very hard to make everyone happy during the Dec/Jan "crazy" period and it is, in my opinion, one of the hardest things to accomplish.

Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I have been to Ponte many times and first time staying here. I absolutely loved the place and set up. Stephan is very hospitable and the rest of the staff very friendly. The breakfast was awesome and very filling at a reasonable rate. The peri peri chicken Is also great. It would have been perfect if it was in site...

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Thank you for your review. The Dec/Jan period is our most challenge time and we are extremely grateful when we get a positive insight, showing us that there was some appreciation for what is a very difficult challenge for our manager and staff.

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
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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: ₹ 1,825 - ₹ 2,803 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Any room will do at gamboozini!”
 of 5 bubbles chereezbeck4, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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