The Madrugada Experience

Come and Enjoy Magical Accommodation in the Bvumba Mountains

After midnight comes a time which
belongs to no day.
It begins beyond the point of deepest
darkness and runs to the edge of dawn.
The Portuguese have a special word for
this time — Madrugada.

Enjoy delicious and wholesome cuisine in charming cottage accommodation, which harmonises with the environment. Benefit from the natural synergies in holistic healing and the restorative powers of nature. Rediscover the harmony of Body, Spirit and Mind – and know it is possible to restore this equilibrium …whenever you need to …

Treat yourself to health-enhancing holistic treatments in an environment in which you are most receptive to the benefits. Get back in tune with nature on guided walks through the cool, verdant, benign forest – home to over two hundred species of birds, many of them not found anywhere else in Southern Africa, including the mystical Narina Trogon, the flamboyant, Gorgeous Bush Shrike, the beautiful Green Twinspot, the awesome Silvery Cheeked Hornbill, the mimicking Natal Robin, the uncommon Swynnerton’s Robin, the elusive Emerald Cuckoo, the magnificent Black Fronted Bush Shrike, the rare Nyasa Seedcracker, the stunning red faced Crimson Wing and the pretty Red Throated Twinspot.

Watch the exotic Samango Monkeys’ dance through the indigenous forest canopy, and see the shy Blue Duiker walk through the early morning mists. Drink the fresh mountain spring water; enjoy the breathtaking Bvumba scenery and invigorating mountain air. Take time to relax, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

And for those who just can’t do without it – we now offer free WiFi to our guests!

Madrugada cottage

Madrugada cottage

19 thoughts on “The Madrugada Experience

  1. zia

    A truly tranquil place and Roger is a lovely host. We enjoyed a chilled, restorative time there. Thanx Rog xxx

  2. pippa

    and of course hug a giant tree, swim beneath a waterfall……highly recommended as a lifetime experience

  3. Tino

    My wife and i had a truly magical experience at Madrugada….Roger went above and beyond and made our stay lovely.Cant wait to go back again it’s just out of this world!

  4. Bianca

    Had a beautiful weekend with my mum in September. There is something magical about Madrugada. The view from my room was breathtaking.Our host Roger was attentive and showed us the best of Vumba. Definitely coming again

  5. Chandra Baier

    Roger has perfectly created a paradise in Vumba!

    Our family stayed for a long weekend in late April 2017, at the A-frame Madrugada cottage pictured here. The surrounding forest, homestyle comforts and cozy fireplace of the cottage, the delicious food Roger prepared and the hikes around his property made for a truly magical weekend. Plus Roger customized an ideal “itinerary” so we wouldn’t miss out on any of the highlights in the Vumba area!

    Anyone wanting a lovely escape from town, any town, I would HIGHLY recommend this picture perfect getaway! You can even self cater, but why would you when Roger can prepare homemade meat and vegetarian meals for you?

    Don’t miss your opportunity to enjoy Madrugada! ❤️

  6. Gugu

    Amazing views, fresh air and a lovely host. Nothing was too much trouble for Roger and we were very comfortable in our Lake Chicamba facing cottage. A truly magical experience.

  7. Nyasha

    I stayed there this October. The weather was absolutely amazing. Roger is such a gem. He fed us and made sure we were well taken care of. The views are breathtaking and the rooms are so clean and cozy.
    I will definitely try to go every year. It’s a little piece of heaven.
    Thanks Roger

  8. Simbarashe Kaseke

    Madrugada was an experience of a lifetime. A true magical experience in the heart of bvumba. We really enjoyed our stay and can’t wait to there again next year. Thumbs up Roger.


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