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Ponta do Ouro, Southern Mozambique

Your one stop shop for Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique with links to Scuba diving, Surfing, Kiteboarding, Accommodation, Restaurants, Regulations, Border issues, Visa info, Properties, Environment, Reserve info etc.

WHAT SUITS YOU CHOOSE

Scuba Diving

Ponta do Ouro region has some of the most amazing diving conditions with pristine unspoiled reefs not showing any sign of bleaching. The Biodiversity of Coral and Marine life is outstanding from over 100 Nudibranchs to many species you are guaranteed to dive with at certain times of the year not using cages and no chumming.

Kite Boarding and Surfing

Join us for some epic Kiteboarding/Surfing and music in Ponta with so many options within a few meters, from surfing Big Cyclone waves that you can ride form the point to the beach. The wind blows a few days each week through the year to Kite the entire year on some super flat water on low and surf some big surf on a NE or SE wind.

Fishing

This region has some of the best fishing in the Southern Hemisphere with bill fish a plenty, catch and release of course! Join some of the operators in the region or launch your own boat with required permits and follow the regulations in this Marine Reserve.

Dolphin and Whale watching

The Ponta Marine reserve is well know for the friendly Dolphin encounters, which can practically be guaranteed when heading out with one of the operators in the region. At certain times of the year you will also encounter Whales heading North and South in huge groups.

Elephant Reserve tours

The Maputo Elephant Reserve has recently been declared as a Maputo Special Reserve in the Maputo National Park, which now with the Ponta do Ouro Marine reserve one of the most Biodiverse regions in the world. Join one of the local operators or head out on your own for a awesome 4x4 Bush experience!

Hiking

There are so many hiking options whether along the beaches to the Kosi Lakes Mouth to Mamoli in the North or head up to the Lighthouse for a single track up hill hike to the South African Border with stunning 360 deg views of the region.

Beach cycling

There are various businesses that rent out fat bikes for riding on the beach and in the deep sands in the region or bring your own to cycle to Mamoli on low tide.

Yoga

There are a few companies that regularly offer Meditation, Yoga workshops so follow us on our Facebook Pontainfo Pages and Group for announcements.

Booze Cruises

Rent a Quad Bike for a really good social Baraka tour to Malongane or make use of your own with family following in a 4x4 vehicle for an exciting day/evening out with limitation on use limited to 10pm.

Restaurants

There are a few really good Restaurants in the region offering some typical Portuguese meals including Fired Pizzas. Mozambique is well know for its Peri Peri chicken, Prawns and Fish dishes so a must when here.

Barakas

Support the locals offering you Meals and drinks from 2M beer to R&R drinks made famous by the late Fernado. Fernando's in the market is a must besides some of the Baraka Restaurants nearby offering you great budget meals.

4 x 4 Adventures

The Ponta region is well know for its 4x4 technical driving experience from early days before the tar road. Test your driving skills and vehicle driving the old border road including heading north to Malongane and definitely to Santa Maria through the Maputo Elephant Reserve.

Beach Horse Riding

Horse riding is available if you head north to Santa Maria region.

Quad Bike tours

There are many Quad bike rental agencies in Ponta do Ouro so rent a Bike and head out to really experience the beauty of the region. Join a group and head out for a social evening cruising from one Baraka to another on your way to Ponta Malongane and Mamoli.

Sightseeing tour

Join some of the local tour operators on a tour of the region either in their transport or leading you across the region to some of the highlights worth seeing for future trips and for your stay in the region.

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THIS INFORMATION CAN BE USEFUL WHEN TRAVELING

Details of how to get here, Border issues and Regulations.

QUESTIONS / ANSWERS

Border Issues

Mozambique expects you to have a Rapid Covid test, which can be done at the borders including South Africa entrance. Visas are available for Non-SADC countries. You must also pay for  a Temporary Import Vehicle permit and 3rd party insurance into Mozambique. Your 3rd party Car insurance does not apply here. Make sure you passports are stamped before leaving the border.

Driving

Make sure you have all you documents with you and that your passport entry are stamped for presentation at numerous road blocks you can encounter. Do not confront officers but be courteous and respectful if there is an altercation. Stick to the speed limits in the region.

Fishing boats

On arriving get your fishing boat permit including inspection and fishing licence making sure before entry to Mozambique that your safety equipment is in a 100% condition.

Jet Skis

Fishing Jet Skis are only permitted and not for leisure as it is a Marine reserve. You also need to register your Jet ski and pay for off shore fishing license.

Respect Locals and police

Respect all the locals and especially the police. Keep in mind there are Covid regulations in place, which you need to confirm with your local accommodation hosts on arrival, which the police will be monitoring.

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