The easiest entry is through Kosi Bay border post and Ponta de Ouro is 10kms from the border. You need a 4x4 vehicle to drive the road from the border to Ponta Do Our but most resorts have a border pick up service available.
The town consists of a Motel, a few accommodation resorts, private houses, a Petrol Station (Petrol/Diesel), a local market and curio centre, local pubs/restaurants and the main campsite over looking the boat launch beach.
NO chemist so therefore please bring your own medical supplies. The closest doctor / hospital is 30km away in the town of Manguzi, across the border in South Africa, so a reminder of the border hours 08h00 – 17h00. Please do not drink the local water, bring or purchase your own mineral water. There is a Butchery available in Ponta D’ Ouro. If you do bring meat along, it must be vacuum packed. Bring all groceries with you, including long life milk. Fresh bread is available every day.
Petrol and diesel is available, cash only. There are Nine (9) restaurants available in the area.
There are numerous dive sites and coral reefs. This is a tourist destination to please any person interested in scuba diving, deep sea fishing, snorkelling, swimming on white sand beaches.
Currently Ponta Do Ouro does not have a bank or ATM available so don’t forget to draw money, ZAR widely accepted.
Car Lock-up area for those that don't have 4x4 and using a border transfer - Available on the South African side of the border @ R20.00/ R30.00 per day per vehicle. All vehicles are under 24-hour guard.
THE TRIP: Travel time:
1. Approx. 7-8 hours from Gauteng.
2. Approx. 5 – 5 ½ hours from Durban.
Border Time: 08h00 - 17h00
CUSTOMS & IMMIGRATION - Visitors from all countries require valid passports (6 months validity)
Needed at the Border: Passport and Visa (visas are not required by SA passport holders).
Vehicle and trailer registration papers (If taking a vehicle through the border).
R17 Immigration Fee per person (Mozambique side).
R10.00 Mozambican Road Tax per vehicle.
R150.00 vehicle and R80.00 trailer 3rd Party compulsory payment.
Climate - The region enjoys a sub-tropical climate with most of the rainfall being recorded between December and March. The summer months from November to April are characterised by warm temperatures accompanied by relatively high humidity levels whereas the winter months are moderate to warm with much lower levels of humidity. Average Temperatures:
January +- 25 degrees C
April +- 23 degrees C
July +- 20 degrees C
October +- 25 degrees C
Google Map - GPS: 26.3245, 23.334234
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