Ponta Beach Camps – General
Ponta Beach Camps is an affordable, family beach resort directly on the main Beach of the quaint little seaside village of Ponta do Ouro, Southern Mozambique.
Ponta do Ouro is the most Southerly Mozambican town, situated just 4 kms (as the Seagull flies) from the Kosi Bay border with South Africa. Ponta do Ouro - New Tar Road. Hard Surfacing prior to tarring is complete into market & Fernando's Bar. Campsite & Town is now accessible for normal vehicles.
Our emphasis is on Affordability and Informality – obviously without compromising Service & Quality.
Ponta Beach Camps are essentially 3 separate camps and a small private campsite:
• Ponta Beach Camps – Beach Front Camp
• Ponta Beach Camps – Main Camp
• Ponta Beach Camps – Private Campsites
Main Camp – Private Camp sites
The Main Camp has a very small campsite (3 only) enclosed by a security fence. At night the area is patrolled by our security guards.
The sites are approximately 5m x 5m in area, and covered with a shade cloth gazebo.
Each site has a plug point, and outside overhead light. Maximum persons occupying each site is limited to 4.
Additional persons are required to pay the per person supplement. Bigger tents, trailers, extra tents may be required to pay additional charges. Please confirm camp equipment when booking.
The campsite area is accessible to off road caravans.
Guests using these campsites can make use of all the Main Camp facilities – e.g. ablutions, kitchen facilities, fridge hire, freezers, etc. (See Ponta Beach Camps – Main Camp)
We are also have much larger, and a far bigger adjacent campsite that we book. This includes Beach front sites, right on the beach.
Main Camp: Communal Ablution Facilities:
There are 2 large communal ablution blocks servicing the Main Camp. The one nearest the Barracas has a dedicated men’s wash room, with 3 basins and a urinal. There is a dedicated ladies wash room that has 3 basins and a dedicated ladies shower.
In addition there are 3 separate individual toilets and 2 separate individual showers.
The other ablution block is situated near the restaurant and tents. The men’s side has a urinal, 2 wash basins, 2 toilets, and 2 showers. The ladies side has 2 wash basins, 3 toilets and 2 showers. All showers have both hot and cold water. Please remember you bring your towels and toiletries.
Main Camp: Self Catering Dining / Braai Boma area & Kitchen:
For those that don’t want the hassle of cooking, “Barraca de Ponta”, our popular Mozambique Restaurant, is situated in the Main Camp, just 30 meters away. It offers very affordable Breakfast, and Full Board meal options. It is open from 7.00 am to 9.00 pm, depending on seasonality.
It serves genuine Mozambican Seafood – the best Prawns in Ponta, as well as Chicken & steaks.
Pre-paid discounted meal voucher Specials are usually available. The flexibility of the meal voucher system allows you the best of both worlds – to eat out somewhere else if you want to, or have you own braai when you feel like it. If you prefer to braai (BBQ) or cook your own food, the self-catering facilities consists of a large dining area and kitchen.
The kitchen area is equipped with a double gas hotplate and electric kettle, or urn. There is also a very large, rain protected braai area. (see below) and pots, pans & utensils provided.
Fridge Hire: For those that would prefer their own private fridges, there are a limited number of fridge / freezer combinations for hire, so pre – booking is essential. They are approximately 220 litre capacity.
Kitchen equipment provided:Kitchen utensils. Cooking utensils (Frying Pan, Pots, Pans,) braai, braai grids, egg lifter, big spoons, plates, basins and bowls. Personal crockery and cutlery are not provided.
What to Bring:
Personal crockery and cutlery, (glasses, coffee mugs, knives, forks, etc.) braai tongs, bottle opener, can opener, corkscrew.
There is a large braai area, with 2 communal braais, adjoining the dining area. Braai grids are supplied. This is for the sole use of the Main Camp residents and supplied free of charge. If you intend to braai, bring your own charcoal and firelighters. Both wood (soft – not good Braai wood) and charcoal is available to buy at Ponta, along the road, or in the market.
Dish wash Facilities:
There is a large sink for washing dishes and crockery. Our house keeping staff will willingly wash up your crockery, obviously at your own risk. We cannot accept responsibility for any losses or breakages if clients avail themselves of this service. Dish wash liquid is provided.