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Casa Madeira Ponta do Ouro Mozambique

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A warm welcome to Casa Madeira Ponta do Ouro Mozambique, offering a wonderful family holiday with self catering accommodation just meters from the beach, were fishing, snorkeling and diving can be enjoyed at this spectacular vacation spot.


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Casa Madeira - Luxury Accommodation Ponto do Ouro (Point of Gold), the first of seven points between Kosi Bay and Santa Maria was mostly abandoned during the recent civil war.

This has now made a major come back in recent years with a number of buildings being renovated and many new buildings and developments.

Diving and Fishing are major attractions. Dolphin encounters, a non profit organization that has researched Ponta's local 300 strong pod for the past 12 years offers "swimming with dolphins" and has it's head quarters in Ponto do Ouro.

Numerous marine and terrestrial creatures frequent the Wakene beach and coastal forest including Leatherback and Logger head turtles and elephant occasionally pass through.

Meals can be enjoyed at the "Come to See" bar or "Sunset bar" overlooking Lake Sugi in Malongane village or visit the many Barrackas (bars) in the village.

Turtles breed prolifically along the coast with egg laying at night from the end of November till February and hatching 58 days later. A walk after dark with a good torch often yields rewarding results.

This is a marine protected area and commons sense should prevail. Sliding down the dunes or interfering with the turtles attracts large fines.


Accommodation at Casa Madeira , Ponta do Ouro

Casa Madeira ("house of timber/wood") is a fully equipped self catering accommodation facility situated in Southern Mozambique, 15km from the Kosi Bay

It is located on a private stretch of beach within a dune forest with a wooden walkway onto the beach. The unit is fully equipped with 6 en suite bedrooms comprising 3 rooms with queen size beds and 3 rooms with twin beds. Four additional pullout beds with mattresses and linen are available. All linen and bath towels are provided and the unit is serviced daily by a full time maid.

The kitchen facilities include an upright fridge/freezer combo, microwave oven, electric kettle, 5 plate gas hob and electric oven. There is a drinks chiller on the deck and a large chest freezer in the laundry which includes a washing machine, tumble drier and ironing facilities.

In addition to the open plan kitchen/lounge, the unit boasts an 81 square meter deck, with a super large alfresco dining table with benches that offer amazing sea views.

Braai facilities include a portable stainless steel charcoal braai and a Weber which can be used on the open deck.
A television with DVD player (no DSTV) and a music system is available for those that would like to make use of this facility.

By arrangement with the Mozambique authorities Casa Madeira is built within the 100 meter zone of the breakers with 180º views of the ocean. The unit is built on one of only 10 sites within the privately owned Wakene Residential Estate. Access to this estate is restricted by a security controlled boom gate.

Casa Madeira is designed to accommodate larger groups or up to 3 families together on a self-catering basis. Smaller groups and tour operators can be accommodated at Casa Madeira, by arrangement, at an individual rate per person.

What to take on a visit to Casa Madeira
Beach towels and sun cream
Mosquito repellant (Mozzie nets available)
Drinking water (advisable although there is a good borehole and rain water tanks)
All food (limited items can be purchased at premium prices in Ponta do Ouro (11km away)
Binoculars and camera
Toiletries and bath soap (toilet paper and cleaning materials are provided).
Fishing rods and bait
Snorkeling gear
First aid kit
Passports (Non SADC country visitors require a visa which can be purchased at the border)

There is a walkway to the beach. Frederico is a great walk just 2km north with wonderful snorkeling and spear-fishing opportunities. The reef starts in front of Casa Madeira and Dolphins can be seen regularly off the reef feeding and playing. Swimming with the dolphins can be organised with specialized boat charters in Ponto do Ouro.
Birding is great in the dune forest area or around the fresh water lakes behind the dunes.
Swimming in the ocean is recommended with caution in front of Casa Madeira as there are rip tides. The bays at Malongane and Ponto do Ouro offer safer swimming, especially for small children.
Fishing from the beach is successful with both bait and lure including drop shot (no fishing licence is necessary)
Ski boat fisherman and Jet skis should launch from the approved sites of Ponto Mamoli, Ponta Malongane or Ponta do Ouro after obtaining licence's from the Maritime officer in Ponta de Ouro. Launching of kayaks is allowed anywhere along the coast line.

Travel Tips
If you're planning to venture anywhere north of Ponta do Ouro, a 4x4 is essential. Even if you're just going to Ponta, a vehicle with high ground clearance is a must. Always remember to deflate your tyres to 60% of their normal road pressure when driving in sand - as low as 1.2 bar. You can park it in a secure car park at the Kosi Bay border post and arrange a 4x4 transfer with the lodge you're staying at.

Southern Mozambique is a malarial area, so take precautions. But if you plan to scuba dive check that you take the right medicine. Doxycycline and Malanin are considered safe, but consult your GP before you go to be sure.

Cash or Credit card
Some of the bigger dive charters and lodges accept credit cards, but it's a better idea to take cash. Rands are accepted everywhere. You can stock up on most basic items in Ponta do Ouro. There is a market, butchery and bakery just before you enter town.

Border Crossing
Passport should be valid for at least three months after your intended return. If you're taking a car over the border, don't forget the registration papers, as well as a letter of authorization written by the owner of the vehicle if the car isn't in your name. Third-party insurance is compulsory in Mozambique - you can buy it at the border.

Cell Phone
You can pick up a faint South African signal from the top of some of the hills surrounding Ponta do Ouro, but if you want to use your phone regularly, it's best to activate international roaming. There is a good Mozambican signal everywhere along the coast, except in the more remote areas of the Maputo Elephant Reserve.

Each vehicle must be equipped with two red reflective triangles and a reflective vest. If you are towing, a blue and yellow triangle must be attached to the front of the towing vehicle and the rear of the towed vehicle,caravan or trailer. If your vehicle is no more than six meters long you do not need to worry about reflective signage, but advise that there be reflective strips on the edge of the bumpers, white in front and red at the rear. The same requirement applies in both Zambia and Zimbabwe. These requirements and further advise can all be obtained from the AA.

GPS Co-ordinates:
South 26 degrees, 45 minutes and 35 seconds or (-26.759983)
East 32 degrees, 53 minutes and 45.3 seconds or (32.895917)

Casa Madeira is based at the Wakene Residential Estate and is situated approximately 15 km North of Kosi Bay in Southern Mozambique.

From Durban, take the N2 north. Turn onto the R22 at Hluhluwe and follow signs to Sodwana Bay and then Kosi Bay. From Johannesburg, take the N17 to Ermelo, the N2 to Jozini, and then follow signs to Kosi Bay.
The sandy tracks on the Mozambican side of the border appear confusing at first, but they're mostly just deviations from two main roads: the one that goes straight (north) to Maputo, take this one to get to the Maputo Elephant Reserve and the Santa Maria Peninsula - and the one that goes right (east) to Ponta do Ouro, Ponta Malongane and Ponta Mamoli.
The right hand tracks split into sand extreme tracks on the Mozambiquen side with two distinct directions, the one to the right leads to Ponto do Ouro and the other to Ponto Malongane. Take the Ponto Malongane sand track (approximately half an hour's drive to Malongane Village).
Turn left at Blue Bulls bar (Sharks Bar is opposite). Travel North past Mbenga bar on Right and continue for approximately 15 minutes. Wakene Signage is on the right.


Casa Madeira Prices

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Information about Casa Madeira

Type of Accommodation at Casa Madeira

Self Catering

Room/Chalet equipment

Ensuite Bathroom
Tea/ Coffee
Cutlery & Crockery
Braai Facilities
Gas cooker



Towels Provided


Distance from beach

Approx. 100 meters

Road Access

High Clearance Vehicle

Collect from Border


Collect from Airport


Nearest Border

Kosi Bay 15km

Airport Nearby

Maputo 127Km

Credit cards accepted


Pet Policy




Local Mobile Phone coverage


Power supply

Mains / Generator / Solar

Plug points

Mozambique electricity plug 2 Pin round

Activities/dive centre

Spear fishing
Bird watching

Swimming with dolphins

Shop on site


Shops nearby

Ponta do Ouro 11km

Drinking Water


Mosquito nets provided



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