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A very popular holiday destination only a 5 / 6 hours drive from Durban or Johannesburg. Welcome to Ponta do Ouro (also Ponta Mamoli & Ponta Malongane - all within 17kms of each other) located just outside the Kosi Bay / Ponta do Ouro border post of South Africa. The trio is a haven for diving enthusiasts (more than 15 top dive sites) and other water activities such as deep sea fishing. Enjoy a great selection of restaurants to dine at as well as a vibrant nightlife under Mozambique's moonlight!
A 4x4 vehicle is required to negotiate the very tricky sand roads to Ponta do Ouro from the Kosi Bay border post, however there is secure overnight parking areas on both the South African and Mozambican side of the border for regular 2WD vehicles (+27 82 624 6518) at approximately R50 - R60 per night where 4x4 transfer services from the border to Ponta do Ouro is offered.
We highly recommend you fill up with fuel in Manguzi, South Africa (en-route to the border) especially for those travelling in a 4x4 because the fuel station at Ponta do Ouro can run 'dry' during the busy holiday season. Manguzi is also a good stopover for basic supplies. There is a Boxer wholesaler, Spar, chemist, a few hardware shops and FNB / Absa atms where you can draw money (ZAR rands are accepted in Ponta do Ouro, Ponta Malongane & Ponta Mamoli).
If you are a diving enthusiast, then this is a perfect destination to spend your next holiday. Explore more than 15 top dive sites between Ponta do Ouro and Ponta Mamoli - a diving region in Mozambique that boasts a high success rate in sightings. Witness zambezi sharks, hammerheads, potatoe bass and the many beautiful coral fish that inhabit the reefs. Each reef ranges in depth from 10 meters down to 48 meters which caters for both beginner and advanced divers.
Even if you are not below the waters - dolphins, whales and turtles can be spotted. Between November and March, Leather-Back and Loggerhead turtles often visit the beaches to nest their eggs - a fascinating site, however we strongly urge onlookers to kindly respect nature and not interfere by keeping a decent distance from these beautiful creatures.
Explore more than 15 top dive sites between Ponta do Ouro and Ponta Mamoli - a diving region in Mozambique that boasts a high success rate in sightings. Witness zambezi sharks, hammerheads, potatoe bass and the many beautiful coral fish that inhabit the reefs. Each reef ranges in depth, from 10 meters down to 48 meters which caters for both beginner and advanced divers... Read more about Ponta do Ouro
Bird enthusiasts will be happy to know that the southern parts of Mozambique is home to a wide variety of bird species, including the magnificent Fish Eagle. Take a leisurely drive up towards Lake Piti and enjoy lake scenes and prolific birdlife - a perfect spot to relax and soak in the late afternoon sunset. On the way up, you may also spot other wildlife such as Inyala, Red Duiker, Reedbuck, Suni, crocodiles and hippos.
Deep sea fishing is another popular activity to do in Ponta do Ouro. Deep and shallow reefs nearby attract large schools of big game fish which ultimately rewards deep sea fishing enthusiasts with tons of action. So look out for accommodation and services offering fishing charters and catch something delicious for the braai later that evening!
When the sun goes down, Ponta do Ouro's vibrant atmosphere doesn't stop just there. Family and friends take their social gathering out into town where they can share their days activities with laughter and music whilst indulging in delicious local cuisine and drinks. Partygoers can let their hair down, enjoy dancing and Mozambique's famous Tipo Tinto Rum & Rasberry (R&R) which goes on till late in the night.
With miles and miles of stunning beaches - Ponta do Ouro, Ponta Malongane and Ponta Mamoli truly offers something for everyone even if you are only there for the simple pleasures of relaxing on the beach and soaking up the sun!Ponta do Ouro Accommodation
A very popular holiday destination only a 5 / 6 hours drive from Durban or Johannesburg. Welcome to Ponta Malongane (also Ponta Mamoli & Ponta do Ouro - all within 17kms of each other) located just outside the Kosi Bay / Ponta do Ouro border post of South Africa.View Details
A very popular holiday destination only a 5 / 6 hours drive from Durban or Johannesburg. Welcome to Ponta Mamoli (also Ponta do Ouro & Ponta Malongane - all within 17kms of each other) located just outside the Kosi Bay / Ponta do Ouro border post of South Africa.View Details
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Zavora is a beautiful beach renowned for its huge protective reef running 2km parallel and close to the shoreline. This reef acts as a natural tidal pool with shallow, calm waters, perfect for activities such as snorkeling, swimming and fishing
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Tofo Bay is ideally situated along the well renowned Manta Coast - a popular dive site region for all levels of diving experience with over 30 dive sites to explore.
Find beautiful pansy shells off the beaches of Santa Maria during a spring low tide, full or new moon.
Ponta Falsa (the tip of Pomene beach) has some great rocky cliff features including the "whole in the wall" and a huge blowhole. Explore the ruins of the Old Pomene Hotel which was once the holiday home of Samora Machel where one can admire beautiful bay views
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Imagine an unspoilt island within a Marine National Park, deserted beaches of pure white sand that extend for miles, sparkling turquoise seas criss-crossed by local dhows plying their trade, sunny days and star-studded nights. This is the enchanting island escape you always imagined ...View Accommodation
For better understanding, we have put together a brief summary guide of what each category means and to also give you an idea of what each associated icon refers to when you see them on listings & adverts.
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Those who are on a tight budget should keep a lookout for this category icon. This type of establishment offers dormitory (shared) bedroom accommodation with other "Backpackers" generally using either single beds or bunk beds with a communal kitchen and shared ablutions.
Meaning the venue has its own bar on-site with staff serving alcohol/non-alcohol beverages and perhaps "pub-grub" included. They may offer satellite TV for bar patrons to follow the latest sporting fixtures live and may also host live music on certain days / evenings.
If an establishment has this icon, this means they either include breakfast in their rates or offer the opportunity for you to choose to include breakfast during your stay which is usually served to guests in an on-site breakfast room dinette or restaurant. Some B&B's offer basic / light (continental) breakfasts, Full English breakfasts or buffet style breakfast options.
Either they offer camping grounds for you to pitch your own tent if on a tight budget and / or they have their own pre-setup tents for you to camp in, some offering private facilities (aka "Glamping") within their tents such as beds, a fridge, sofa and bathroom.
This means the establishment has a dedicated hall room specially arranged and equipped with most facilities to host important business meetings, teambuilding events or any other occasion alike.
Goes without saying. Any establishment marked with this icon and listed under this category offers facilities for those who have reduced mobility. They may have basic facilities for these conditions or advanced. Kindly enquire with them directly for more information and/or specific requirements you may need.
These are dive centres who are a team of qualified dive instructors (PADI which means Professional Association of Diving Instructors) offering SCUBA diving lessons for clients and excursions to some of the best dive sites in the region for an unforgettable underwater adventure.
Environmentally friendly establishments built by local communities using naturally sourced / non-toxic materials with the objective of protecting the surrounding habitat. These types of lodges range from rustic bush and beach to luxury accommodation. Not only does this movement protect the environment, but it also helps support local families.
This means the associated business offers professional paid-for deep sea fishing charters / outings and excursions for those fishing enthusiasts (and for newbies). They generally have a fully equipped fishing boat and all the fishing gear ready for clients to bait up and cast a line. Their expertize, knowledge and experience will reward you with some of the best fishing spots for an action packed deep sea fishing experience.
If you're looking to invest or buy property in Mozambique, keep an eye out for this category for the latest in the property market.
Full Board means breakfast, lunch and dinner (also known as "All Inclusive"). If a venue is listed under this category, then they either offer guests the choice of a full board meal plan during their stay or their rates by default include full board meals. a lot of these establishments will have private personal chefs serving guests top class cuisine.
Because this is a popular search and request amongst many, we have created this specific category for exactly that - group accommodation which is very much the same as our Holiday Homes category. These are establishments that can cater and accommodate for large groups of 8 people and up in the same house / unit offering most self catering facilities as if you are "home away from home".
Similar to a typical B&B, a Guest House is usually a private house offering very few accommodation units all within the main building structure (or some seperately). Some serve home cooked meals within their in-house dining room specially catered to seat all their guests and offer a lounge area where fellow travellers can interact, socialize and share stories.
This type of accommodation is usually ideal for large groups of people going on holiday being a "home away from home" with numerous bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen for your self catering needs, lounge, toilets, braai/BBQ area, some with a swimming pool and some offering exclusive privacy.
Very self-explanatory. A venue will be listed under this category if they offer a specific luxury, private honeymoon suite or because our admin has "hand-picked" the establishment to be perfect for such an occasion based on their location and facilities offered. However, you are the best judge when it comes to planning that special getaway with your loved one anyway. Pssst ... and it doesn't have to be expensive either to enjoy, right?!
A hotel is generally a large premises that can accommodate a large amount of guests in many adjacent rooms grading from standard 2 sleeper units to "executive" luxury suites offering more in-room space and facilities. They generally have a restaurant and bar on-site for all day meals and drinks (quite often offered on a buffet dining basis). Other on-site facilities may include a swimming pool, gym, spa, in/outdoor entertainment area for kids, a conference / wedding room for meetings / ceremonies and a small shop.
This indicates that the establishment has a small / large restaurant on-site for their guests (they may also accept walk-ins for non-guests) or they have on-board catering staff serving guests in their own private space or in a designated dining area.
This type of establishment offers guests facilities required to cater / cook on their own terms whether it be within a holiday home for example or on communal grounds.
This means the establishment has spa facilities and services offered to guests who are looking for personal treatments during their vacation.
These business services can range from swimming with dolphins, horse riding, city tours, boat tours, island tours, dhow tours to game drives and more. You'll have to click on their advert to find out more and what they have to offer.
This means, the venue has all the on-site facilities and catering services to host large or small weddings and ceremonies. Depending on the size of the wedding, some may have enough units to accommodate all wedding guests.