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Ponta D’ouro

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The Gateway to Mozambique

Ponta as it is fondly known, is home to marine life that very few places on the planet exhibit.

The waters are clean, turquoise and the daily activity of dolphins add to the relaxed life. You do need a 4x4 to get here but most of the lodges will pick you up at the border. Malaria is a threat so make sure you are prepared.

There is much to do in Ponta for budget travellers and backpackers. Quad bikes are a great way to explore the area around Ponta do Ouro. Travel north towards Ponta Malongane and beyond. Quad bikes can be rented on an hourly, half-day or daily rate and guided quad adventures are also available which include snorkeling, bird watching, meals, sun downer cocktails and snacks.

Ponta do Ouro‘s dolphin tours stand out as being personalised and very aware of conservation. Take a swim with the resident 250 dolphins in the area with Somente Aqua Dolphin Centre.

Diving is a must for budget travellers visiting Ponta. There are around 8 diving centres in Ponta which all offer diving trips for both beginners and advanced divers. The reefs along the coast are from 12 to 50 meters deep and many dive centres in Ponta are within walking distance to the beach and offer accommodation and diving packages.