Never a dull moment out here...
- EATING OUT
- TURTLE MONITORING
Activities – good fishing, snorkelling, boating, wind surfing and a beautiful safe swimming bay for children.
Fishing – Mozambique is an anglers paradise which offers deep sea fishing expeditions – Fishing Charters – Go Fisch • Gozo Azul • Filho de Praia. A couple of Tackle Shops can be found in Ponta Village which should please the fishermen in the family.
Scuba Diving – Diving is hugely popular in Ponta and is one of the top places to dive. Dive schools from Gauteng and Natal regularly descend on Ponta. An incredible range of coral home to myriads of brightly coloured fish.
Contact Angie Gullan for your dolphin encounter - do not miss this amazing experience.
Ponta do Ouro
South Africa: +27 79 528 8400
Mozambique: +258 84 330 3859
Whales can usually be seen August-November on their way to Cape Town. Whale sharks are also common and usually seen when going on the dolphin trips.
Praia do Sul – Ask for directions in the village
Beach Bar – Down on the Beach – great place to have a drink, unwind and forget about the stresses of life. Another 3 bars in town and others outside of town . Just ask around for directions in particular to Mike & Jill Platt’s unique ’on the side of the road’ restaurant/bar where you will find the best chicken peri-peri on the coastline. For Campismo Ninho turn right just after the old 360 degrees restaurant. Jelly-billies is on left before you get to 360. Sunset Shack is yet another experience situated along the road on the way to Malongane.
Ponta Village – Drive or walk to the village. Head for the village past the camp site on your right and the Dolphin office on your left. Alternatively, walk down the walkways to the beach and head out to the village along the beach.
Kwaya Keru – Change the scenery – try them for breakfast.
Ponta Malongane – Those with a 4wd can head out to Ponta Malongane or Ponta Mamoli. Beautiful camp site set in remote area with Restaurant.
The Market – very primitive but you can buy Moz airtime and sim cards there plus basics like sugar and mealie pap. Also, coconuts, tomatoes, lettuce, potatoes, bananas and onions. etc. At the local Supermarket in the Village you can purchase quite a few items such as Peanut Butter (R22.00 a bottle) flour, milk, bread, rice, soap powder, cool drinks etc.
Boutiques – Policia Boutique – a small boutique for the ladies with some interesting items situated near the Market. There are a few other small shops, selling odds and ends in the Village where you will also find the supermarket etc.
The sea turtle monitoring is organized
by Associação para Investigação Costeira e Marinha (AICM). The project covers a
large area of the Mozambique coastline and aims to identify hotspots for sea
turtle nesting and protection.
During the sea turtle nesting season four locals working as monitors walking from 5 to 7 Kms to patrol the beach. Any sign of track and/or nest is pointed out.
We collaborate with the project by providing supervision of the monitors and getting GPS data of all observed turtle vestige. We also participate weekly on patrol.