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 !