Ponta de Ouro, Mozambique
The quaint little town of Ponta do Ouro is situated in Southern Mozambique just 10 km from the South African border. The hustle & bustle of development, such as houses being restored to their former glory coupled with a good dose of laid back charm are what make this such an unforgettable destination.
In Ponta do Ouro you will be sure to find beautiful white beaches, dense dune forests, amazing diving and an ever-stretching azure sea. A very traditional open air market, several "cantinas" (little shops) and eager curio sellers will quench your thirst for shopping before you make your way to one of the rustic restaurants in town.
Things to do in the area:
*Diving (which, of course, is what Ponta do Ouro is known for).
*4X4 Scenic Route - go for a drive through the dense pristine dune forest, enjoying the bird life, on soft sand tracks - don't underestimate the challenges that this route offers you.
*A 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 will be able to swim with these magnificent creatures.
*Maputo Elephant Reserve is some 50km north of Ponta Do Ouro - the Elephants are very shy. There are also Duiker and other small antelope.
*Deep sea fishing - catch the big one. Use your own boat or make use of a fishing charter. Get your license from the maritime office in town.
*Enjoy a tasty meal at one of Ponta’s restaurants or watch the sunset with a cocktail in hand. Please remember that not many restaurants accept credit cards and it is recommended that you take a sufficient amount of cash along. There is no bank in Ponta.
Cruise Season – Oct - May
Currency – Mozambican metical (MZN)
Language – Portuguese
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 258