4 Reasons To Visit Ponta Do Ouro


A Mozambique holiday to Ponta do Ouro is certainly a trip you’ll remember for many years to come. This popular seaside town offers excellent watersports, luxury resorts and a variety of exciting attractions.

Located in the far south of Mozambique, almost on the South African border, Ponta do Ouro attracts tourists from far and wide. Here are a few reasons why the town could be your ideal holiday destination.

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Dolphins at Ponta do Ouro

  1. Swim with dolphins

Swimming with dolphins is an activity on many people’s bucket list! Well, Ponta do Ouro is a great place to fulfil this wish. Before you dive straight in, you can learn more about conservation efforts in the area, as well as an introduction to these fascinating marine animals and their habitats.

  1. Bar crawl

If you’re more interested in experimenting with Mozambique’s extensive collection of local beers and spirits, you won’t want to miss out on the many bars available. Fernando’s Bar is very popular, but there are a number of other popular watering holes within walking distance of one another.

  1. Diving

Ponta do Ouro is extremely popular among divers, with numerous diving centres in the area offering activities to people of all skill levels. Ponta’s beautifully clear aqua waters mean you can spot whales, turtles and a variety of indigenous fish, including sharks!

  1. Quad biking

For a more adrenaline-packed experience, quad biking is widely available. Whether you prefer overcoming huge sand dunes or navigating luscious beach forests, there are many different quad bike trails from which to choose.

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Fabulous Summer Fun in Luxury Resorts of Mozambique

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Guests can learn about the country, the culture and the way of life on their holiday at a Mozambique resort. Leaving your troubles behind and absorb the lovely setting you find yourself in. the environment in Mozambique is absolutely beautiful, characterised by clear blue skies, turquoise seas, pristine white sandy beaches and marine wildlife.

Many resorts in Mozambique are very luxurious, and always putting the needs of the guests first. Expect top class service and sumptuous facilities which often exceed all expectations. At Ibo Island Lodge in the Quirimbas Archipelago, you will be served amazing huge lobsters, fresh prawns or crab and fresh line fish, and a dhow safari out to the tidal sandbank for a late breakfast under a tent is an amazing experience.

Watch incredible sunrises and even better sunsets during your stay in one of the Mozambique resorts. The Quirimbas Archipelago is a land of tranquillity as if it is stuck in the past and Ibo Island is the centre of this.

The island has been called a dream place from a lost world – from the magnificent sunsets and the mangroves to the village walks, the old forts and the lighthouse at the tip of the island, it’s no wonder it was nominated for World Heritage Site. The Ibo Island Resort fits in so perfectly with its century-old buildings, its tasteful decor harking back to India and beyond, plus the incredible setting with bougainvillaea blossoms to frame every picture you take.

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The lodge has been lovingly restored over the years and is designed to incorporate as many of the original features of Mozambique’s architecture. All rooms are well-appointed, with individual designs, reflecting the island’s history and original architecture – understated elegance, with splashes of opulence.

Combine Ibo and Azura Quilalea in a wonderful package combo of tropical island paradise meeting cultural experiences, or the eco-friendly Guludo Beach Lodge and Nuarro Lodge with their environmental slant to the Mozambique Resort idea.

For a unique beach-bush experience, choose a Mozambique resort deeper on the mainland and combine it with Ibo Island Lodge – take Nkwichi on the shores of Lake Malawi or Lugenda Camp in the remote bushveld of the Niassa National Reserve. Experience some of the last wild places in their beautiful contrasts of landscape and people.

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Mozambique Beach Breaks

Mozambiqe Beach Breaks

Finding the perfect beach break in Mozambique can be quite tricky because there is so much choice! From the capital city, Maputo, to the remotest island in the Quirimbas Archipelago, there are stunning beaches offering sumptuous accommodation for everyone.

Some beaches are lined with coconut palms with not a soul to be seen, others are a stone’s throw away from popular hotels and restaurants – you need to find the right Mozambique beach for your break. Contact one of our consultants who have been there, done that.

Picture a beach where children can play happily and safely – the ideal family annual holiday break. Think Inhambane, the southern coast of Mozambique, where stunning lodges on the beach offer swimming pools, exhilarating water sports and even quad biking for kids. Stay in rustic beach cabins and eat at resort restaurants daily – children will be able to enjoy all kinds of games in the evenings with new-found friends.

A Mozambique beach break is also about getting back in tune with nature – so seek accommodation in the Bazaruto and Quirimbas Archipelagos. Bazaruto, Benguerra and Magaruque Islands in the Bazaruto Archipelago offer luxurious villas and nouvelle cuisine, horse rides on the beaches and romantic picnic dinners for two. Go out on ocean safaris to find the rare dugong and whale sharks which lurk here.

Further north in the Quirimbas, fishing and deep sea diving make beach holidays extra special. Book a diving special package on Vamizi, Medjumbe or Quilalea Islands and you will never forget your Mozambique holiday break. See the whales, diving dolphins and sharks.

Whatever happens, Mozambique beaches are brimming with enchantment and tranquillity – everything that traveller’s need, who want to get away from it all. Driving as far afield as Tofo and Nacala will introduce travellers to charismatic beach lodges and guest houses with views of the Indian Ocean and a chance to meet other people. And booking a break on a beach with a difference would be a lodge on the shores of Lake Malawi on the Mozambique side – sand and water but a huge lake!

There is so much choice in Mozambique when it comes to the ultimate beach break. Unlimited honeymoons suites are situated on white pristine beaches that go on forever and where couples walk hand in hand – idyllic! The mainland, the cities, the islands and inland towards Malawi, there are beach breaks for all shapes and sizes, budgets and needs in Mozambique! Click here to find out more about Maputo beaches.