Tucked away on a secluded seaside estate, The Overhang is a charming collection of beach cabins nestled in the heart of the Kigamboni district, home to some of the least frequented, most picturesque beachfronts in the country.

The Team

The experienced team at The Overhang have been hand-picked for their depth of knowledge, enthusiasm and complete dedication to service excellence, ensuring an unforgettable stay with us on the east coast of Tanzania. At the helm is steadfast General Manager – Marelize du Preez – who boasts more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry.


The Overhang, previously named Ras Kanyengwa, was acquired by The Karimjee Jivanjee Group in 2017. In 2018, The Overhang brand was born, the group’s first venture into the hospitality industry.

The Overhang name alludes to the physical characteristics of the cabins whose structures appear to extrude and suspend over the cliff. This eco-friendly peninsula property is enveloped by lush forest, abundant with countless species of trees, and is home to an untouched ecosystem of numerous species of wildlife.

The property shares its coast with tiny fishing villages, an exposed coral reef, and a protected sanctuary of sea turtles and whales. It also boasts a carefully preserved freshwater lagoon bordered by mangroves. This home, away from home, offers a slice of tranquillity, a vibe, a mood, and a cabin with a view.


We support initiatives that raise awareness of sustainable tourism practices and the importance of protecting our environment. Help minimize negative and embrace positive impacts with focusing on energy efficiency, water and waste management, protecting natural surroundings, air quality in the tranquil Area.

We do consider supplier’s environmental commitment before choosing one, and consider the products offered. Wherever possible, we favour locally sourced products
We kindly ask you to refrain from buying shell pieces or things collected from nature, such as animal products or plants.

We are using bamboo drinking straws, they are a fun and eco-friendly alternative to plastic that can be used with any beverage. The straws are made from real whole bamboo stalks – nothing re-compressed or processed. They are washable and reusable. You will not see any plastic bottled water on our Boutique Resort, we provide to our quests refillable bottles and any other can or glass bottles will be recycled. Every drop in the ocean counts.

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