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Mar e Sol Ponta do Ouro Mozambique

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A warm welcome to Mar e Sol Ponta do Ouro Mozambique, enjoy a relaxing beach holiday with family and friends offering self catering accommodation and a few activities such as fishing, diving and surfing.

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Mar e Sol is situated in Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique, just 30 minutes drive from the Kosi Bay border. Located directly on the Main Beach of Ponta D’ Ouro, the Mar e Sol Residential & Holiday Resort consists of up-market fully serviced and well appointed log Homes nestled on a coastal dune in a safe and secure Complex with majestic views of the Bay, Main Beach and Coastline as far as the eye can see.

Sheltered in a dune forest just above the bay, the houses at Mar e Sol put you right in amongst the life of Ponta do Ouro, while at the same time providing you with tranquil surroundings, and a relaxing atmosphere.

With its view of the bay, and such beautiful surroundings, you won't want to leave your deck, but if you really want to experience Ponta do Ouro, then a short walk to beach is all you need to get to the heart of it.

Not far away lies a market, restaurants, shops and a few diving camps. Further along the road towards Ponta Malangane you'll find a 4x4 driving trail as well as a restaurant or two.

The house (Number 13 & 14) sleeps 10 with two bathrooms and four bedrooms, each with air-conditioning and overhead fans. Two of the rooms have direct access to the deck, one of which has an en-suite bathroom.

Extras include a dishwasher (number 13 only) and a side by side fridge/freezer with a built in water filter and ice maker. DSTV is available and included in your rental, but you might want to bring a few DVDs to play in case the weather gets bad.

The house is serviced twice daily, just make sure to arrange the cleaning times with reception when you arrive.

Accommodation at Mar e Sol , Ponta do Ouro

our bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 10 sleeper house with covered deck and patio, outside shower, supplied with municipal electricity and serviced twice daily.

All bed linen, bath towels and kitchen towels are provided for 10 people. Please bring your own swimming towels. Main bedroom has a king size bed, built in cupboards, digital safe, hairdryer, ceiling fan, air-conditioner and glass doors opening onto the patio with sea view and an en-suite bathroom (unit 13 only) with shower, basin and toilet. Second bedroom has a king size bed, built in cupboards, hairdryer, ceiling fan, air-conditioner and glass doors opening onto the patio with sea view. Third bedroom has 1 single bed, 2 bunk beds, built in cupboards, ceiling fan and air-conditioner. Fourth bedroom has 1 single bed, 2 bunk beds, built in cupboards, ceiling fan and air-conditioner.

Main bathroom has full bath, separate shower, toilet and basin.
Second bathroom has shower, basic and toilet.

Kitchen is well equipped with place settings for 12 people and a generous supply of glassware, crockery, stainless steel cookware, and general utensils. 4 Plate electric stove with thermofan oven, side by side fridge freezer with built in cold water filter and ice making facility, microwave, dishwasher (unit 13 only) - please ensure you bring your own dishwasher tablets (3 in 1) as they are not available in Ponta do Ouro, breakfast bar with 8 bar stools

Living room has 2 ceiling fans and an air-conditioner. It has a leather lounge suite, dresser and coffee table. There are also 6 mini ottomans for extra seating. The living room is equipped with flat screen LCD TV, DSTV - subscription is included in the rental (PVR in 13, normal decoder in 14), DVD Player.

Patio consists of a wooden deck extending the full width of the house. The centre section is covered where a 12 seater patio set is situated. In addition there is 4 burner stainless steel Cadac gas braai with oven and side burner. Gas for the braai is included.

Parking for units 13 and 14 are at the top car park where 2 parkings are reserved for each unit. There is a car wash area for cars and boats at top parking as well.

Laundry service available (wash and iron). Pricing available at reception.

Mar e sol Features:
· Located directly on the Main Beach
· Safe swimming in Bay in front of Complex
· The only Luxury complex in Ponta D’ Ouro
· 24hr Security & full Maid Service
· Private access to the Beach from Complex
· Fully serviced/air-conditioned Luxury Homes
· Nestled on a pristine Coastal Dune
· Walking distance to Shops & Restaurants
· Unparalleled views of Main Beach/Coastline

Swimming, surfing, diving, fishing and all sorts of other activities are available in the bay area that are sure to provide you with enough excitement to keep you busy for quite a while. If you want a more relaxing holiday, then walks on the beach, or up to the lighthouse, will give you a chance of seeing turtles laying eggs (October to December), or some of Ponta's dolphins surfing in the waves.

Diving is one of Ponta do Ouro's main attractions. One of the top ten best diving sites in the world, Ponta do Ouro offers a wide range of reefs to dive, ranging from 12m to 55m. Equipment can be rented from most diving operators.

There are many excellent fishing opportunities at Ponta do Ouro. Rock and surf, deep sea and fly fishing are all options worth exploring. Catches from the shore include Pompano, Rock Cod, Sand Sharks, Stumpnose and Kingfish exceeding 20kg as well as many other species. Fishing from a boat/jet-ski/kayak you can hope to catch Couta, Wahoo, Tuna, Dorado and possibly Amberjack.

No bottom fishing allowed. Catching of Potato Bass is strictly prohibited as well as the capture of reef fish. Permits for fishing as well as boat/jet-ski launching permits can be obtained from the maritime officer (normally found at the boat launching area in his white shirt).

The Kosi Bay border post is the closest and best way to get to Ponta do Ouro. It is open from 08:00 till 17:00, 7 days a week. The last few kilometres between Mar e Sol and the border must be crossed using a 4x4. This is very important as the roads are very soft and sandy. Normal vehicles will not be allowed to make the journey. It is also important that you let your tyres down before you leave the border (between 1.2 and 1.5 bars).

If you do not own a 4x4, you can park your car at the border at a cost of R30 per day at Skelm's Parking (082 624 6518) which is secure. You can arrange for a border transfer to Mar e Sol.

From Johannesburg we recommend the following route (approximately 7 hours non-stop):

Witbank - N12 via East Rand or N4 via Pretoria
Hendrina - N11
Ermelo - N11
Piet Retief - N2
Pongola - N2
Jozini Dam (Turn left off N2 go over mountain pass and over dam wall)
Follow signs that say Kosi Bay until you see border post signs, there is one right turn at a T junction.
Past Tembe Elephant Reserve
Last town eManguzi - good Spar, banks and fuel - 28km from border

Please make sure you leave enough time to get to the border. The last portion of the journey is on dirt road. There is also a possibility of holdups due to road works in the area.

There is one main shopping centre in Ponta do Ouro which sells all the basics. Bread, sugar, milk, chocolates, cereal, tinned food, bait and many other odds and ends. At the open air market you can find some essential fresh vegetables such as tomatoes and lettuce. Near the market you can also find a butchery which sells meat from both South Africa and Mozambique. The butchery also sells bait, cheese, butter and a few bits of fishing tackle.

If you find yourself with the urge to fish, but without tackle, the shop at Praia de Ouro Sul's Bar (recommended by the way) sells rods, lures, hooks and quite a few other useful items.

Cash and credit cards
Rands are readily acceptable in Ponta do Ouro, and most prices are displayed in rands as well as metacais, however there are no ATMs and very few restaurants and shops take credit cards. Please make sure you bring enough cash with you to last the trip. Alternatively, if you need cash, you can travel back over the border to eManguzi which is 28km from the border to get some.

Mar e Sol has a wash bay and enough space for you to keep your boat. You'll have to purchase a license from the maritime officer before you are permitted to launch however. Launching is done from the beach in the bay just below Mar e Sol. Quad biking is allowed for person above the ages of 16 years.

Cell phone reception
T here are 1 or 2 bars of Vodacom signal at Mar e Sol. Alternatively, for a better signal, the top parking lot at Mar e Sol gives 3 bars of Vodacom signal. If you have roaming enabled, you will receive 5 bars almost anywhere in Ponta do Ouro.

Please bring own:
Swimming towels
Dustbin bags
Dishwashing liquid
Dishwasher tablets (Finish 3 in 1)
Soap and personal toiletries
Please arrange with reception on arrival for your preferred time to have the unit serviced.
The water in the resort is borehole water and has proved safe to drink in the past, however it is recommended that the filtered water from the fridge fountain be used for drinking purposes or bottled water be purchased in the village.



Mar e Sol Prices

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Email for Reservations: book@go.mozbookings.com

Information about Mar e Sol

Type of Accommodation at Mar e Sol

Self Catering Houses

Room/Chalet equipment

Ensuite Bathroom
Cutlery & Crockery




Towels Provided


Distance from beach

Approx. 200 meters

Road Access

2wd with High Clearance / 4wd

Collect from Border


Collect from Airport


Nearest Border

Kosi Bay 20km

Airport Nearby

Maputo 142Km

Credit cards accepted


Pet Policy




Local Mobile Phone coverage


Power supply


Plug points

Mozambique electricity plug 2 Pin round

Activities/dive centre


Shop on site


Shops nearby

Ponta do Ouro

Drinking Water


Mosquito nets provided


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