Ponto do Ouro, the southernmost point in Mozambique, is a seaside resort town popular among adventurous holiday-makers – so near to South Africa, yet so far.
Diving is what Ponta do Ouro is known for. 4×4 Scenic Route. A night walk along the beach might bring you face to face with a turtle laying her eggs (from October – December).
Dolphin or Whale Shark search – once found you may be able to swim with these magnificent creatures. Maputo Elephant Reserve is some 50km north of Ponta do Ouro.
There is petrol and diesel available and drinking water should be boiled. Ponto do Ouro is accessible from the South African border on a sand track from Maputo or from the border at Kozi Bay – only 12km drive. A four-wheel-drive or high-clearance two-wheel drive vehicle with an experienced driver is required. The broad beach is safe for swimming and there is reasonable fishing from the coast for experienced anglers. Inland the area is characterised by indigenous forests and lakes which look like an ideal place to go exploring.
How to find us
On arriving in Ponta, pass the market and at the top of the small hill where the ‘tar’ road splits into 3 – turn left to Ponta Malongane – we are 400m down the road on the left hand side.
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Local Ponta attractions:
- Scuba diving
- Swim with dolphins
- Deep sea fishing – charter or own ski-boat
- Quad Biking – age restrictions apply
- Nearby Maputo Elephant Special reserve – recently stocked with wildlife from SA game reserves
- Numerous restaurants, local bars, shops and market