Ponta do Ouro is a unique little town along the southern coast of Mazombique where the ocean and beach are the locals' most reliable companion. Explore some of the world's most spectacular marine life and coral reefs while staying at a selection of luxury self-catering accommodation, guesthouses and Bed and Breakfasts that promise to live up to the well-known Mozambican hospitality.
Ponta do Ouro, meaning “tip of gold”, is a flourishing little town in southern Mozambique. It lies on the Mozambique Channel, south of Maputo, and is north of the South African Kosi Bay border. Since it is so easily accessible and affordable for South Africans, it is a popular holiday destination for South African travellers and for those visiting South Africa.
This small town often referred to as ‘Ponta’, can only be reached via a 4x4 vehicle as there are no tarred roads. However, if this isn’t an option for travellers, alternative arrangements can easily be made from the border where vehicles can be parked in a private and secure parking lot. Border transfers can be arranged from here. Ponta do Ouro has a petrol station, bank, pharmacy, hardware stores, bottle stores and few other small shops and local markets where fresh bread and produce can be bought. Even though there are no luxurious items available, the necessities and an abundance of holiday accommodation offering opulent comfort, is readily available.
Known for its beaches, the dolphins that play in its waters and for its off-shore diving and deep-sea fishing, Ponto do Ouro is a rural paradise. A place where you can expect to enjoy the simple pleasures of life and revel in all that make Mozambique the unique place that it is. With many restaurants and bars, you will be sure to find exquisite seafood cuisine among others. The famous Mozambican Mac Mahon Brewery’s beer, 2M and Laurentina is widely available as is the Mozambican rum, Tipo Tinto.
Ponta do Ouro is a perfect beach getaway for families, lovers, honeymooners and travellers of all kinds. With guest-houses, self-catering houses and both modern and pre-war resorts on offer, Ponto do Ouro accommodation will not disappoint.