MARE E SOL #6
Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow Accommodation
in Ponta Do Ouro, Inhambane / Gaza / Maputo,
Mar e Sol is situated in Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique, just 30 minutes drive
from the Kosi Bay border. 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
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. Praia De Oura Sol is 1 km from the rear entrance gate and has a
restaurant and bar with good Vodacom and MTN cell phone reception.
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
Four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 8 sleeper house with covered deck and patio, outside
shower, supplied with municipal electricity and serviced twice daily. All bed
linen and kitchen towels are provided for 8 people. Please bring your own bath
and swimming towels.
The Main bedroom has a Queen size beds, built in cupboards, digital safe,
ceiling fan, air-conditioner and glass doors opening onto the patio with sea
view and an en-suite bathroom with shower, basin and toilet.
Second bedroom has a Queen size bed, built in cupboards, ceiling fan,
air-conditioner and glass doors opening onto the patio with sea view.
Third bedroom has 2 single beds, built in cupboards, ceiling fan and
Fourth bedroom has 2 single beds, built in cupboards, ceiling fan and
Main bathroom has full Jacuzzi bath and shower, toilet and basin.
Kitchen is well equipped with place settings for 8 people and a generous supply
of glassware, crockery, stainless steel cookware, and general utensils. It also
4 Plate Electric Stove with Thermofan Oven
Tumble Dryer and washing machine
Breakfast bar with 3 bar stools
Living room has 2 ceiling fans. It has a wicker lounge suite, dresser and coffee
table. The living room is equipped with:
DSTV - subscription is included in the rental for peak and high season
additional daily charge for low season rates (normal decoder)
Patio consists of a wooden deck extending the full width of the house. The
centre section is covered where 2 x 4 seater patio sets are situated. There is 3
burner stainless steel Cadac gas braai. Gas for the braai is included. 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.
You need to bring:
Soap and personal toiletries
Please arrange with reception on arrival for your preferred time to have the
The water in the resort is borehole water and has proved safe to drink in the
past, however it is recommended that you bring bottled water or it can be
purchased in the village.
Costs and what you'll need
R17 per passport when entering Mozambique.
3rd party insurance (available at the border) about R150 for your car and R80
for your trailer.
Temporary import permits for your vehicle and whatever you are towing. R15 each.
Vehicle and trailer registration papers (If you're taking them through the
Make sure you inform your insurance company and bank (if financed) that you will
be travelling outside SA and ensure that you have comprehensive cover.
Visas (if you do not have a South African passport)
Visas are required for any non-South African passport. Visas can be purchased
from the Mozambican embassy in your country. We have recently confirmed
(December 2008) that visas can be obtained from the border itself at a cost of
R175 per passport, however we recommend getting the visa before hand from one of
the Mozambican embassies as the safer option.
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. It is suggested you bring your own as the local
prices are quite high. 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.
Ponta do Ouro is in the same risk area as that of most of the KZN north cost.
Please consult the following page for details on the malaria risk in Ponta do
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