Wakene Beach Estate

The Wakene Beach Estate located on 18 acres of Coastal Dune Forest with its own beach front, only 2km North of Ponta Malongane, 7km from Ponta do Oura and 15km from the Kosi / Farazelle border.

The pristine forest and its natural flora and fauna has been preserved for the enjoyment of our guests who are avid nature enthusiast and wish to get away from the more busy / populated villages of Malongane and Ponta do Oura, and enjoy peace and tranquillity.

Wakene Beach Estate is both a residential and tourism Estate that offers houses and beach front sites to investors who would like to own their houses on this beautiful coast.

The tourist accommodation comprises private ablution campsites each with their own kitchenette, 2 Bedroom self-catering chalets and safari tented decked camps, either with forest or sea views.

Consideration for this beautiful environment ensured that clearings for guest private units are nestled into the forest environment and close encounters with rare or shy birds, some of which are endemic to this coastal forest are common.

The Estate has a number of mammals including red duiker, suni, bushbuck and bush pig. There are also tree dwellers like the red-tailed squirrels, greater bush baby, and samango and vervet monkeys. The nearby villages, offer wonderful opportunity to interact with the local Mozambican Shangaan population who all speak both their native tongue and Portuguese. They are peaceful, friendly folk that offer a variety of traditionally rustic bars (Baraka’s) where tourists and locals mingle. Some trade in Mozambique curios and souvenirs and brightly coloured sarongs, while others trade firewood and charcoal. There are stores with basic provisions and food supplies including bottled water and ice.

In addition, a visit to the local fresh food market offers a selection of freshly baked breads and rolls (Pau) basic veggies and salad ingredients, cigarettes, beers, cool drinks, cashew nuts and coconuts. A must try is the strong fresh cloves of garlic and the speciality is the Peri Peri garlic sauce.

There is a selection of various restaurants offering traditional seafood and Portuguese cooked chicken with others selling Prego rolls, Pizzas and burgers. Everything is freshly cooked while you wait.

Watch out for the traditional tourist drink known as R&R, which is just about an even mix of Mozambique dark Rum and fizzy Raspberry soft drink. Easy drinking with lots of ice on a hot day, but be careful when you stand up after a few of these.

Accommodation

Beach Villas:

Unit 2 – Casa Madeira – 16 sleeper
The unit is fully equipped with 6 en suite bedrooms comprising 3 rooms with queen size beds and 3 rooms with twin single beds. Four additional pull-out beds with mattresses and linen are available. All linen and bath towels are provided and the unit is serviced daily by a full time maid. The kitchen facilities include an upright fridge/freezer combo, a separate full fridge, microwave, electric kettle, 5 plate gas hob and electric oven. There is a large chest freezer in the laundry which includes a washing machine, tumble drier and ironing facilities.

In addition to the open plan kitchen/lounge, the unit boasts an 81 square meter deck, with a super large alfresco dining table with benches that offer amazing sea views.

Braai facilities includes a portable stainless steel charcoal braai which can be used on the open deck.

Unit 4 – Blaker’s House – 9 sleeper

This magnificent villa of timber construction has a beautifully manicured garden with a wooden walk way directly on the beach. This unit has 4 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms, a full dining and lounge with DSTV. A separate kitchen has all the modern conveniences and ample space with fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster, ice machine and double sink. The real gem is the 81sqm deck with stainless steel balustrades with a full sea view. Enjoy alfresco dining at a 10 seater table with benches and a three gas burner braai on the deck. This 9 sleeper unit, fully serviced with cleaning materials, linen and towels on the beach is ideally suited to two families or 8 adults.

Unit 5 – Saaiman’s -10 sleeper
A magnificent Villa of timber construction. This unit offers 4 bedrooms all – en suite overlooking 180° Ocean View.

There is a fully equipped kitchen with both electric and separate gas ovens, fridge, chest freezer and Ice machine.

The 81sq meter deck offers alfresco dining for 10 persons with a full size gas braai griller. In addition on the extended deck overlooking the sea is a full size Jacuzzi off the main dining deck. The unit is fully serviced and all linen and bath towels supplied. There is a washing machine in the Scullery for guests to use.

A short walk onto the beach walkway, with an outdoor shower to rinse off at the unit entrance, Make this a very sought after accommodation.

Unit 11 – Wakene House -10 sleeper
Spanning 3 levels, the 1st level offers a covered car park under the building with a full separate store room. The 2nd level has 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, one of which is en-suite. The top level nestled in the dune canopy has a fully equipped kitchen with ice machine, electric and gas stoves, 2 fridges and a chest freezer. In addition there is a full living area with indoor dinning and lounge with 2 additional single beds. With the double bunks in the second bedroom. This units sleeps a maximum of 10 persons.

Off the top floor living area is a wraparound open deck with alfresco dining table and braai area on one side.

This unit is special in that it has a 360° view with its location on the highest dune, there are limited sea views because of the forest canopy but spectacular sunset views over the Coastal Forest.
All linen and bath towels supplied, including cleaning materials and toilet paper. This unit is fully serviced daily by a full time maid.

Wakene Camp Sites

Nestled behind the main dune, on the Wakene Beach Estate, within the coastal forest lie six secluded camp sites, each with their own private ablution.

The private sites are approx. 200-300sqm and accommodate up to 12 guests. Power and water is

available at each site. The ablutions for each include a full bathroom with toilets, shower and basin plus an additional separate toilet and kitchen/scullery.

The building style is typical of the area with reed walls and thatch roof, however the building has been finished to the highest standards with fully tiled interiors and are serviced daily.

Toilet paper and cleaning materials, including dish washing liquid are supplied.

Each camp has its own private braai and the experience is enhanced by the night sounds of the dune forest and the lapping
Of the waves on the seashore.

An ideal base to explore the surrounding area and enjoy the indigenous coastal forest with prolific bird life and natural game on the estate.

Each campsite is within 300m of the private beach of Wakene Estate.

Dune Chalets

These fully serviced self-contained units offer an affordable alternative. Each Unit in the Dune Forest 500m from the Estate beach front, have no sea view but guests have a peaceful forest setting from which to explore the Surrounding Mozambique Attractions.
There is access to the beach from a Communal parking area and wooden walkway with stairs.

Each Chalet has two bedrooms and a bathroom. All linen and bath towels are provided and the unit is serviced daily by a full time cleaner. There is a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge/freezer, microwave oven, kettle, two plate cooker. The kitchen is open-plan to the living area. There is a private braai/Lapha area at each unit.

Luxury Tented Camp

This Tented “Safari Style” camp accommodates a maximum of 12 persons in Luxury Tents. Each tent sleeps 4 persons. Two tents have double beds and 2 single beds and the third has 4 single beds. All linen and bath towels are included in these furnished units with pedestal fans.

The camp is raised on a wooden deck with interconnected walkways. Each Tent has a decked veranda with seating to enjoy the magnificent view over the forest canopy onto the sea.

There is an enclosed kitchen/dining area leading onto an open deck with sliding glass doors, a separate scullery and one and a half bathrooms with an additional open air shower.
The camp has 220Volt electricity, gas and a 12Volt back up lighting.

This fully serviced Luxury Camp with fully time maid and ample facilities offers the ideal break away for group holidays.

About the area:

Ponta Malongane, “Place of the Children”, is situated on the Southern Mozambique Coast. It has a beautiful tropical coastline and is known for its scuba diving. This quaint little town is just 10km from the Kosy Bay border or 115km from the capital city Maputo.

The unspoiled beauty of the blue sea, golden beaches and lush coastal vegetation, set the scene for memorable “fun in the sun” holidays. Ponta Malongane is fast becoming the ideal destination for the enthusiastic deep-sea angler and boating enthusiasts. The southern Mozambique coastline is teaming with game fish and waiting for you to explore it.

Southern Mozambique is known for its abundant bird life especially the fish eagles. Turtles can be seen nesting from November to March on the beaches of Ponto Malongane the loggerhead and leather-back turtles frequent the beaches here in Malongane. Activities in Ponta Malongane includes scuba diving, deep sea fishing, snorkelling, fishing charters, swimming with dolphins and nature walks. Turtle night drives are conducted under the auspices of the Turtle project.

Directions:

Wakene Residential Estate is situated approximately 15 km North of Kosi Bay in Southern Mozambique.

From Durban, take the N2 north. Turn onto the R22 at Hluhluwe and follow signs to Sodwana Bay and then Kosi Bay.

From Johannesburg, take the N17 to Ermelo, the N2 to Jozini, and then follow signs to Kosi Bay.

The sandy tracks on the Mozambican side of the border appear confusing at first, but they’re mostly just deviations from two main roads: the one that goes straight (north) to Maputo – take this one to get to the Maputo Elephant Reserve and the Santa Maria Peninsula – and the one that goes right (east) to Ponta do Ouro, Ponta Malongane and Ponta Mamoli.

The right hand tracks split into sand extreme tracks on the Mozambiquen side with two distinct directions, the one to the right leads to Ponto do Ouro and the other to Ponto Malongane. Take the Ponto Malongane sand track (approximately half an hour’s drive to Malongane Village).

Turn left at Blue Bulls bar (Sharks Bar is opposite). Travel North past Mbenga bar on Right and continue for approximately 15 minutes. Wakene Signage is on the right.

Viewing by appointment only.

GPS Co-ordinates:
South 26 degrees, 45 minutes and 35 seconds or (-26.759983) East 32 degrees, 53 minutes and 45.3 seconds or (32.895917)

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