PONTA DO OURO
This quaint little town of Ponta do Ouro is situated in Southern Mozambique, a mere ten kilometres away from the South African border. Ponta do Ouro or “Point of Gold “gets its name from the fact that early Portuguese explores were misled by unreliable maps, thinking that gold might be found there. Upon arrival they found that the dunes were rich in black titanium, and the only gold in the area was the colour of the setting sun shining over the long white beaches. This majestic beach being one of the most sought-after Holiday Accommodation Destinations.
The town of Ponta do Ouro is surrounded by sea, sand, dunes, and casuarinas trees. There is a very traditional open-air market, several “cantina” (little shops) and eager curio sellers sure to quench your shopping thirst on your way to one of many rustic restaurants in town.
Scuba diving enthusiasts will be charmed by many magnificent and world-renowned reefs in the area. Various vibrantly coloured species of coral, and large marine animals which include the likes of Whale Sharks, Manta Rays and Humpback Whales are regularly sighted.