Our Location

Pambele is located in the Vilanculos Wildlife Sanctuary on the San Sebastian Peninsula in the south eastern coast of Mozambique. The waters directly in front of the property are part of the Bazaruto Marine National Park.

The archipelago became a National Park in 1971 and there is a wide abundance of reef fish, Surgeon, Moorish Idols, Parrot, Angel and Butterfly fish to name but a few. Giant Turtles, Game fish and Devil rays are regularly seen and for the lucky few, the elusive Dugong. Schools of dolphins are regularly seen as well as the spectacular Whale sharks and humpbacks at the right time of the year. 

All live free in this conservation paradise, proclaimed a National Park and recognised as a Gift to the Earth by the WWF. The whole area, both land and sea is beautifully unspoilt, tranquil and devoid of any trappings of commercial tourism. Pambele itself is nestled on the edge of the pristine sands on the shore line of the San Sebastian Peninsula which forms part of the Vilanculos Wildlife Sanctuary. The waters are part of the Bazaruto Marine National Park.



Air Mozambique, SA Airlink & Pambele Aviation operate flights from Johannesburg to Vilanculos.  There are also flights from the Kruger National Park, and charter or private flights can be easily arranged.

If driving - Maputo to Vilanculos is 700km by road. The journey is quite tough and is best done over two days with a stop at Inhambane.

Guests will be met at the Vilanculos Airport by Pambele’s manager and transferred by boat from Vilanculos to Pambele Beach House.  At high tide the approach is onto the beach in front of Pambele and guests receive their first glimpse of the area. If, however, the tide is low then the boat lands in a nearby bay and the last part of the transfer is in an open game vehicle.

Visa regulations: Please check with the Mozambique Embassy in your country or your travel advisor before making a booking. There is also a new immigration law that has taken effect for all minors entering/exiting South Africa.  Please contact us for more details.