> about us


Welcome to the realization of our vision of Tartaruga Bay as one of Mozambique’s premier luxury tropical lifestyle destinations.

Our involvement in Mozambique began many decades ago: like most South Africans, we went to Lourenco Marques, San Martinho and Ponta du Ouro every school holiday in my dad’s red V8 ford galaxy. It cost him less than R5 to fill up his fuel tank back then!

We snorkelled, fished, ate cashew nuts, prawns and warm pau and enjoyed cold Laurentina and Laranjada.

We fell in love with the beautiful country and its friendly people - and we have not been the same since.

Since those days, we have visited Mozambique almost 100 times looking for a home. The primitive, poorly designed huts that some built and sold over the years did not impress us. We visited the five-star lodges in Benguera and Bazaruto and paid in US dollars for the privilege

We saw the discrepancies that exists between cost and quality and decided to create a destination where the resort matched the spectacular natural beauty – and where it was affordable.

Our decision to establish a benchmark resort resulted in the incorporation of the superb villa designs from our visits to Bali and Maldives.

The villa design had to be perfect - and the luxurious finishing and furnishing had to reflect that superior standard.

We are redefining affordable luxury coastal living in Mozambique - and we are creating your own beautiful holiday home from which you will leave with a refreshed heart.

We have created a superb leisure estate with everything we have been looking for for years:

  • A luxury villa with superb design and furnishing

  • Great facilities with extraordinary restaurants

  • Investment protection

  • Exchange with other luxury estates worldwide

  • Affordability

If you have not been to visit, you will love Mozambique

As Bob Dylan sang:

And when it's time for leaving Mozambique,
To say goodbye to sand and sea,
You turn around to take a final peek
And you see why it's so unique to be
Among the lovely people living free
Upon the beach of sunny Mozambique

On this web site you will find information on various aspects of Tartaruga Bay.

We are convinced you will agree that we are creating a unique, affordable tropical destination – one that you and your children’s children will love and enjoy. It's great to meet you!

Welcome to paradise.

Mitch and Thea Mitchell and team

contact us