Welcome to Ponta d’Ouro & Ponta Malongane
The colonial-era town of Ponta d’Ouro has boomed in popularity in recent years and is the first Mozambique stop on many Southern Africa overland itineraries. Its best asset is its excellent beach: long, wide and surf-pounded. Offshore waters host abundant life, including dolphins, whale sharks and – from July to October – whales. Thanks to Ponta d’Ouro’s proximity to South Africa, it fills up on holiday weekends. South African rand are accepted almost everywhere.
About 5km north is the quieter and even more beautiful Ponta Malongane, with an expanse of windswept coastline fringed by high, vegetated dunes and patches of coastal forest.