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.
* Wheelchair Enabled
* Swimming Pool
* No Credit Card Facilities
* Pet Friendly*
* Restaurant on Premises
* Parking on Premises
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.
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.
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.