A private slice of wilderness

in harmony with nature

The Monarch

MACHANGULO PEninsula, mozambique

Our name, The Monarch, not only derives from our royal history, but also from the beautiful African Monarch butterfly. Once owned by the Dutch crown prince, The Monarch and land around it, was primed to become a resort. The prince intended the resort to be both ecologically and socially responsible, with a view to boosting the local economy of the Machangulo peninsula. However, the project was met with controversy from both Mozambique locals and Dutch parliamentary officials, and eventually, the prince sold the villa. His involvement pathed the way for eco-tourism in the area and it has now become a popular tourist destination. This has created many jobs for locals and empowered communities, with the development of schools for the youth.

The African Monarch is an incredibly important butterfly species, in terms of history. Archaeologists believed it to be the first butterfly ever depicted in art. A 3,500-year-old Egyptian fresco in Luxor features the oldest illustration of what appears to be The African Monarch. There are over 400 butterfly species across Mozambique, adding to the abundance of fauna and flora found around our Machangulo accommodation.

Through our luxury, eco-centric properties, we aim to connect our guests with nature, while preserving and protecting our environment.  We are committed to sustaining our planet for future generations, so they too can experience the incredible wonder of its biodiversity. We aim to leave only the lightest of footprints, while offering a truly luxurious experience to our guests, harmonising style, comfort and nature.

With impeccably designed luxury suites, an inviting and secluded pool area, immaculate white sand across endless, uninhabited stretches of coastline, The Monarch is a truly exclusive escape. Read more about the activities in the area.

Our Promise

We offer a tailored concierge service, and no request is too big, or too complicated. We want your exclusively curated travel package to be just that… YOUR package. Exactly how you want everything to be. We will cater for your every creature comfort and we take great pride in our attention to detail. We offer full transparency and reassurance that your travel plans will be flexible to accommodate your needs. With our team being on hand 24/7, you can rest assured that assistance will be available to you around the clock.

A video introduction to The Monarch Villa showcasing its logo