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Deluxe 2 Sleeper Cabana (From R700 /night.)

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom.

Bedroom & en-suite bathroom, fully-equipped kitchen with fridge & gas ... cooker. Dining and braai area. Hammock, fan, mozzie net, plug points & electric lights. Tea, coffee, milk, bodium & bathtowels supplied. Serviced.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

1 King

From R700 /night

Deluxe 4 Sleeper Cabana (From R1700 /night.)

Sleeps 4 people, 1 Bedroom.

Two adjacent luxury cabanas, sharing en-suite bathroom. Fully-equipped kitchen, ... fridge & gas cooker. Dining and braai area. Hammock, fan, mozzie net, plug points & electric lights. Tea, coffee, milk, bodium & bathtowels supplied. Serviced.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

2 King

From R1700 /night

Blue Cottage (From R850 /night.)

Sleeps 4 people, 1 Bedroom.

Cottage in very private tropical garden. Bedroom with a mozzie ... net, fan, electric lights and power points and an en-suite bathroom. There is a separate lounge area for 2 beds for children. Open plan, fully-equipped kitchenette and dining area.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

1 Queen

From R850 /night

Standard Reed 2 Sleeper Cabana (From R400 /night.)

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom.

Double or twin beds. Electric lights, plug points, fans & ... mozzie nets. Spotless communal bathrooms, showers & toilets. Well equipped communal kitchen, dining & boma/braai area & splash pool. Linen but no towels. Serviced.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

1 King

From R400 /night

Standard Reed 2 Sleeper Cabana En-suite (From R550 /night.)

Sleeps 2 people.

Double or twin beds. Electric lights, plug points, fans & ... mozzie nets. En-suite bathroom with shower & toilet. Well equipped communal kitchen, dining & boma/braai area & splash pool. Linen but no towels. Serviced.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

From R550 /night

Standard Reed 2 Sleeper Cabana En Suite (From R850 /night.)

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom.

King size bed or 2 x single beds. Electric lights, ... plug points, fans & mozzie nets. Spotless communal bathrooms, showers & toilets. Well equipped communal kitchen, dining & boma/braai area & splash pool. Linen and bath towels provided Tea coffe. Serviced.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

4 Single

From R850 /night
Full Kitchen
Garden
Stove
Fridge
Covid-19 Certified
Swimming Pool
Pet Friendly
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
Wheelchair Friendly
Bar
Child friendly
Fan
Laundry facilities
Restaurant
Serviced Daily

Ponta d Ouro means point of gold, it is a quaint little town in southern Mozambique just 8km from the South African border. A mere 5 hours from Durban and 7 hours from Johannesburg it’s the perfect spot for weekend getaways or long lazy holidays. You will find beautiful beaches, dune forests, awesome diving and ever stretching deep blue seas. The town is a buzz of activity with markets of food and crafts.

Mozambique is 4×4 territory there are no tar road so you will need a suitable vehicle. Border transfers can be arranged at a cost per person return from the Kozi Bay border only. There is no transfer service from Maputo, you will have to make use of the local taxi service.

In Room Facilities:

The resort offers different choices of accommodation from exclusive private deluxe en-suite cabanas, to standard cabanas with social communal facilities to private camp sites with their own bathrooms. Gala-Gala offers a unique holiday experience difficult to match according to our many loyal returning visitors. It is an intimate operation, ensuring personal attention and service. The barefoot luxury and tranquillity of our resort makes the stress of the world drain from your body the minute you walk in under the trees. With many alluring features, it boasts a quiet sandy beach a short walk from the resort, Blowing Bubbles Diving dive centre on site, nature trails, amazing birds & Butterflies and pristine amenities.

Area Information:

Only 1km from the markets of Ponta d Ouro you are treated to easy access to the vibe of the village but then you can retreat to the quiet of our resort to relax and unwind. We offer the flexablity of self-catering for those who prefer to do their own thing or if you really want a spoil let us treat you to a taste sensation with our tailored catered packages.

Visit the small barracas and indulge your taste buds at some of the local restaurants. The town has a bottle store, fish shop and bakery so most things are available in the town, bottled water and ice are also available. Cell phone reception is available on international roaming or in limited spots on normal SA signal. Ponta d Ouro is a low risk Malaria area and we have not had any reported cases of malaria in the area but we always advise to come prepared with good insect repellent.

Property Facilities:

* Wheelchair Enabled
* Braai/Barbecue
* Swimming Pool
* Credit Card Facilities
* Pet Friendly*
* Restaurant on Premises
* Parking on Premises

Attractions:

The beautiful long stretches of beach in and around Ponta do Ouro are perfect for every type of beach activity, whether you are looking for fun and activity on the beach with family and friends or a quiet space to relax and reflect, this coastline offers it all. Our on-site dive charter can assist with all your diving needs plus we offer several other excursion options including swimming with the dolphins, a coastal snorkelling excursion including a picnic on the beach, quad bike trips and an extensive birding list of the area. Ponta do Ouro is also a popular destination for surfers, kite surfers and deep-sea fishing enthusiasts.

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Reviews

Catherine Melly
19 December 2019

Great place to stay in Ponto D'Oura. On the edge of the town, so its quiet, laid back and has its own private beach.
It is very well run, very clean and the staff are very helpful and dedicated to serving their guests. Good self catering facilities but can also opt for a fabulous breakfast that is served daily. Bev is a wonderful host. We would definitely stay there again.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Raul Neves
04 December 2019

A stayed a week with Bev and Mandy from Gala-gala while sharkdiving with Bev's brother Mike from Shark diving mozambique. This eco resort is away from the busy centre of the village and has a chilled and relaxed atmosphere. My cappuccino(from the espresso machine 😍) and breakfast was waiting for me in the morning and after the diving I enjoyed the fresh cooked lunches. What's the saying. Come as a guest, leave as a friend. Thank you for taking care of me Bev, Mandy, Nicola and the other staff members. See you next time when I visit Mozambique 😘

Superb. 5 out of 5
Ivan de Necker
06 May 2019

Great place to stay. Friendly and helpful staff as well as personal interest and service by Management.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
J. P. Grobler
21 February 2019

Had the privilege to spend an evening in the company of Bev and her Band of merry workers. A constant source of warmth and knowledge, no task or question was too much effort for her, her friendly staff and cozy quarters. Great food, great beer and a fantastic atmosphere. Thanks again Bev

Superb. 5 out of 5
Jodi Mckirdy
19 February 2019

We were a group of 9 family and friends combined on our second stay at the wonderful Gala Gala eco resort !! Bev & Mandy are exceptional hosts and go out of their way to accommodate you. We were taken in and out of ponta village at our own schedule. The food was absolutely amazing. Breakfasts and dinners equally divine I wouldn’t be able to even to choose which is the more important meal of the day. I’m especially thankful for their great efforts to accommodate our vegan and vegetarian friends and family. Beautiful rooms and lounging areas with the most amazing lush greenery all surrounding you. Never have I felt more at home and on a getaway simultaneously! Birds and monkeys singing in the daylight and frogs to sing you to sleep! Tropical paradise ! Thank you once again for a utterly magical stay ! Love you both xx

Superb. 5 out of 5
pervelang2014
17 February 2019

Excellent food and service. Walking distance from the international hotels. Best value for money Morocco food I have had to date. The waiter was very helpful in recommending the dishes on the menu. Excellent atmosphere.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Anonymous
02 February 2019

Lovely welcoming staff and great atmosphere- will come again! I highly recommend this lovely eco-lodge. Away from the noise but close enough to the beach and town. Thanks for a fun getaway weekend- cheers!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Ed Boatman
13 January 2019

Me and my wife had an absolutely superb stay in Gala Gala resort. It's a beautiful place to stay, tucked away a little way out of town, with a very relaxed vibe.

Sandy and Bev took superb care of us; booking our activities and meals, arranging lifts in to town, and generally being amazing. They also took me find medical help when I hurt my leg on the beach...I can't thank them enough for that.

Would fully recommend for anyone visiting Ponta d'Ouro.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Michelle Shapira
10 January 2019

Barefoot luxury is what you will find at Gala Gala. A well equipped self catering resort, spotlessly clean, well organised and a pleasure to stay in. The rooms are serviced daily and the staff do the dishes too, what a pleasure! The lodge has a casual bohemian feel, and its ethos is peace and quiet, with no loud behaviour or music allowed. The staff and owners are friendly and obliging, going beyond expectation. A great place for a romantic couples holiday or a family adventure. We loved it and will definitely be back.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Dion
09 January 2019

Is an amazing place. A little off the beaten track (a good thing) but great facilities. Staff very helpful and made us feel at home. Will be returning soon. Would moved to have spent more time here, but will return.

Superb. 5 out of 5

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Ashley Moonsamy
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Worst experience of my life. We were told that our Vw tiguan Rline with 20 inch rims wouldnt have a problem getting to her place. There were 2 ways to get there. We got stuck in the sand on the 1st attempt, thank God for the helpful locals. Erna Smith didnt even answer her phone when we told we were stuck. We pleaded with her to atleast refund us 50% of the the total amount she requested upfront and paid in full 3 weeks earlier as she insisted. But she eventually rocked up at Melting pot restaurant where we told we were waiting. We eventually got a hold of her and said she will meet us melting pot. She arrived fuming and asked her to follow to another way in. We again got stuck and she even tried driving my vehicle out but failed. Again the locals came to the rescue. We pleaded with her to refund us atleast 50% so we could book a place that we could atleast drive to. But she said she is broke and will give us the 50% in 2 months time, which we knew was a lie. We asked her to follow us to the police station to get this sorted out. She said she had friends in the police station and she didnt care and we must follow her to the police. But she chickened out and left us to go find another place. We were left stranded with 3 kids in a car for hours at each point. She was rude and really inhumane. Thankful for Tri M wild waves who watched everything and made us and kids very comfortable. Won't want to visit again due to this ill treatment .

Superb. 5 out of 5
Cassandra Cassandra
30 January 2020

The beach is awesome. The people are so friendly.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Catherine Melly
19 December 2019

Nice main beach and some nice restaurants.

Okay. 3 out of 5
Anonymous
17 December 2019

Beaches are amazing. People are also really friendly and helpful.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Leo Ehlers
12 August 2019

I loved the clean beaches and large choice of seafood available.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Adeline naude
27 March 2019

Lovely beach and restaurants in Ponta do Ouro.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Lindiwe Ndimande
23 January 2019

Everything, the place is right next to the beach, bar and not far from market.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Zelda Ackerman
21 December 2018

Terrific Beach

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Danielle Correia
21 December 2018

The new tar road will definitely boost tourism in the area. This is an awesome experience for any first time traveler to Mozambique.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Noelene Marian
12 December 2018

Easy going lifestyle.

Superb. 5 out of 5