On arrival at Vilanculos airport you will be met and transported to the beach for a 45-minute boat journey to the Sanctuary. A welcome paddle at the start and end of the boat ride gives you a flavour of the beauty of staying by the sea. At high tide the approach is onto the beach in front of Pambele and a first glimpse of the area. If the tide is low then the boat lands in a nearby bay and the last part of the transfer is in a vehicle.


Visa regulations have recently changed. Visas on arrival are no longer available to citizens of countries that host an embassy of Mozambique. Please check with the Mozambique Embassy in your country or your travel advisor. There is also a new immigration law that has taken effect for all travellers entering/exiting South Africa. All minors under the age of 18 years are required to produce, in addition to their passport, an Unabridged Birth Certificate in English when exiting and entering South African ports of entry.


There are regular daily flights with Air Mozambique (LAM) or South African Airways airlink daily (except Sunday) from Johannesburg. There are also flights from the Kruger NP, and charter or private flights can be easily arranged.


A King Air Super B200, based in Johannesburg, is available for private charter through Pambele Investments (Pty) Ltd. It can cater for up to 6 passengers and offers a luxury option for arrival into Pambele. For further information kindly follow this link.


If driving - it is 700km from Maputo to Vilanculos. The journey is quite tough and is best done over two days with a stop at Inhambane. From the Kruger NP it is 400km, mostly on gravel roads.