It is the perfect holiday spot and the town is surrounded by dunes, sea and casuarinas trees.
- Situated a mere 5 km north of the South African border
- The town is surrounded by sand and sea
- Numerous beachfront cafes and restaurants
- Excellent fishing, snorkelling and diving conditions
- Quad biking region
- Prime waters for Whale sharks, dolphins and Giant sea turtles
Ponta Do Ouro is situated at the southern tip of Mozambique and just 5km north of the South African border. Ponto is a six and a half hour drive from Johannesburg. It is the perfect holiday spot and the town is surrounded by dunes, sea and casuarinas trees. It is becoming recognised as one of the top beach and diving destinations in Southern Africa and will please anyone interested in scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, snorkelling and swimming.
Restaurants, cafés and bars are speckled along the beachfront where locals sell their arts & crafts. This is a laid back town where you can expect to kick your shoes off without thinking of them until you leave.
Turtles lay their eggs in the soft beach sand and you might even spot a few as they make their way to their nests. There is a quad pit between Ponto Do Ouro and Ponta Malongane. Ponto is great for outdoor holidays where visitors can explore coastal forests by 4×4 or dive through some of the last high quality off-shore coral reefs still left on earth. These corals create the most unbelievable underwater scenery and reefs teem with potato bass, parrotfish, angelfish, rock cod, eels and more.
One of the prime draw cards is that you can swim with Whale sharks that frequent these waters. These “cows of the sea” are peaceful and beautiful creatures which normally grow to three times the size of an elephant! Inshore Bottlenose and Spinner dolphins live in Ponto’s sheltered waters and Humpback whales pass through the area during winter time.