Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Is the water safe to drink? 
Answer: The water comes from a borehole. While the water is safe to drink, it is recommended you filter it, or buy bottled water. This is why there is a water filter in the fridge. To be safe, get all your drinking water from the water dispenser in the fridge.

Question: Can you pay for things with rands? 
Answer: Rands are readily acceptable in Ponta do Ouro, and most prices are displayed in rands as well as metacais, however there is only one ATM and not every restaurant or shop takes credit cards. Please make sure you bring enough cash with you to last the trip. Alternatively, if you need cash, you can travel back over the border to eManguzi which is 28km from the border to get some.

Question: Can I bring my boat? 
Answer: Yes, Mar e Sol has a wash bay and enough space for you to keep your boat. You’ll have to purchase a license from the maritime officer before you are permitted to launch however. Launching is done from the beach in the bay just below Mar e Sol.

Question: Can you drive on the beach? 
Answer: No.

Question: Are quad bikes allowed? 
Answer: Yes, but children under the age of 16 are not allowed to drive them.

Question: Is there cell phone reception? 
Answer: Yes, there are 1 or 2 bars of Vodacom signal at Mar e Sol #13. Alternatively, for a better signal, the top parking lot at Mar e Sol gives 3 bars of Vodacom signal. If you have roaming enabled, you will receive 5 bars almost anywhere in Ponta do Ouro.



Vodacom – your holiday internet in Mozambique 📲💻

Today I realized that the Vodacom Agents in Ponta are really taking chances. That’s why I want to share this:

You can get 2,2 GB for 220 mts (=48 Rand) (and NOT 140 Rand)

How does it work ?

You buy AIRTIME for 220 mts and convert it into data.

It works easy:

Switch off mobile data (to avoid browsing out of bundle)
scratch the code clear or get a printed code voucher. What you have to dial is printed on the vouchers. It is:

Step 1:

*100*01* the Code (12 Numbers)#dial

That adds the airtime to your number

Step 2:

Enter the Menu

*111# dial
10. Change language (from Portuguese to English)
4. Internet
2. weekly bundle & and choose the package.

Step 3:
Switch on mobile data

Step 4:
Surf 🏄♀ surf 📲 Surf 💻

The guys with the Vodacom shirts will probably tell you, they sell you data like 1 GB or 2 GB. BUT … they charge 70 Rand (320 mts.) for 1 GB or 2 GB 140 Rand (640 mts.) what is 3 times more than what it is supposed to cost 😎 if they tell you they don’t have airtime anymore .. ask the next one .. there are enough running around.

There is also a so called WFT package – which is

what’s app +
Facebook +

It is 50 mts (10 Rand) for 7 days – a real bargain !

You also find it under the Internet options. (Menu: *111#dial. Choose 4. – Internet. Choose 1 – WFT. Choose 2. WFT 50 MT)

👇🏼 look at the pics 👇🏼

Please share this with your friends visiting Ponta do Ouro ❤🇲🇿

And maybe bring your old SIM card and see if it’s still working or ask friends that came back and use theirs.

Reason 1: one electronic chip less garbage
Reason 2: one plastic card less garbage
Reason 3: Ponta Vodacom agents charge 20 rand for a SIM card which costs normally 20 mts 😀

Enjoy your trip !

Kuusamo Lodge

Kuusamo Lodge This beautiful newly built lodge called Kuusamo is situated 1.5 Kilometers away from Ponta Do Ouro Main Beach.

Ponta do Ouro is a town in the extreme south of Mozambique, lying on the Mozambique Channel south of Maputo and just north of the border with South Africa. It is known for its beach, for its dolphins and for its offshore diving and deep-sea fishing. Wikipedia

Guests will definitely need 4×4 to access the lodge.  With a beautiful communal pool and Boma area.

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Bamboo Room Beach House

The Bamboo Room Beach House is a new house now open and available to book the full house, situated in the Point @ ponta complex house no 2 on the beach road just behind the main beach of Ponta do Ouro, a 10min walk away from shops and amenities and 2 min walk to the ocean from the house. Please its recommended that you will need a 4×4 vehicle to move around in Ponta do Ouro.

Ponta do Ouro main beach front is right in front of the house, after a fun day at the beach you can come back home to the house and enjoy a stunning view of Ponta do Ouro beach point.

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Triple Story House

Triple Story House Triple story house is situated in Ponta Do Ouro. With only a short walk to the beach. Triple story house is also within walking Distance to shops, markets and Restaurants.Triple Story house is a private building that consists of 3 levels of flatlets. Ground Floor Unit, Middle  Level unit and Top level unit. Each level sleeps 12 people in Total. Each unit has Five Bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. Triple story house is very plain, simple / rustic.

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Mar Azul Estate

Mar Azul EstateMar Azul Estate  situated in Ponta Malongane, This beach housing estate comprises of 26 privately owned self catering houses. Situated on the Ponta Mamoli side of Ponta Malongane and  around a 3 minute drive from the popular Sunset Shack restaurant  in Ponta Malongane. The diving and launching site, for boats, 1km from the estate at the Dive Centre Campsite. To launch your boat you need to obtain a licence from the Port Captain in Ponta Do Ouro. Paddle skis can be launched straight off the front. Ponta Do Ouro village is about a 7km drive away.

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Tandje Beach Resort


First person pays relevant accommodation rate in any accommodation option partner sharing gets same package HALF PRICE Minimum booking 5 nights. Can be extended for any number of days PERIOD Any time – certain Long Weekends, School Holidays – except

PEAK ROOM TYPES: All Accommodation types – Private Camp sites, all Main Camp Tents, all Barracas, Beach Camp Standard & en-suite Beach Front Units EXCLUDED PEAK PERIODS – see various Peak period package options below PEAK PERIOD PACKAGES NO “ACCOMMODATION ONLY” PROMOTIONS APPLY IN PEAK PERIOD UNLESS COMBINED WITH MEAL OR DIVE PACKAGES

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