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Paraiso do Ouro

Paraiso do Ouro
Location & Contact Details
Address: Stand 382 Rue A
Ponta do Ouro
Mozambique
Contact : Diane van Jaarsveld
INT Tel (1) : +258-848808417
INT Tel (2) : +258-848770963
Cell : +27-72-1442483

Looking for the ultimate Beach Getaway? Want to find that perfect stretch of Beach and Blue Water where you can let all your cares drift away on Warm Tropical Breezes?

Imagine stepping from your Private Oceanfront Resort Accommodation, to be greeted by Cloudless Skies, Sparkling Turquoise Waters and White Sandy Beaches stretching to infinity. As a guest of Paraiso do Ouro Resort, this image of Paradise becomes your daily reality.

Conveniently located Accommodation in Ponta do Ouro

Paraiso do Ouro in Ponta do Ouro is about 10 Km away from the South African Border Post (Kosi Bay) and about 130Km South of Maputo. The magic of Mozambique is seen in the smiles of the people, It lies in the beauty of the nature, and in the complete tranquility of the atmosphere and the rustic destination of Ponta do Ouro.

The location of Paraiso do Ouro is also practical in terms of proximity to social amenities such as Local Shops
& Village, Surfing stores, Pubs & Restaurants. When you stay at Paraiso do Ouro, you will not need to struggle with logistics in order to take advantage of such facilities.

WE ARE RIGHT ON THE BEACH

Coordinates


-26.8391784285956 Latitude

32.886369216919 Longitude

Accommodation - Non Self-Catering

Paraiso do Ouro, in Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique, is a Budget Accommodation facility that is unlike any other you are going to encounter. In terms of accommodation, we offer Basic Budget Accommodation with the following Features; Air-conditioned Rooms, En Suite Bath Rooms, 5 Star Quality Double Beds, Coffee Making Facilities, 6 Channel Satellite TV, Mosquito Nets, Serviced Daily, Safe and Secure Holiday right on the Beach. Our facility is Safe and Comfortable so you do not need to worry about having to sacrifice any of these characteristics just for affordability. For the incredibly Low Rates, you get to benefit from things such as very friendly Staff Members, a Beach Island Themed Ambience and an Aura that is hard to find in any other similar facility.

Some say our standard Beachfront Rooms offer the comfort and elements of design that allows the mind and body to escape the pressures of today's world, we did this so that you would come back and visit more often. With a view of the Ocean from your balcony as you watch the waves roll in against the beaches below. The Rooms at Paraiso are thoughtfully designed to bring you complete comfort and tranquility.

Coastal sunrises from your balcony and the sound of crashing waves will wash away the stress of your

everyday life. Sleep better than you have in years, and awake to picturesque views, exotic air that complements the area's natural beauty. All accommodation is a few steps away from our Lovely Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, Spa Treatment Centre and Covered Beach Deck overlooking the Ocean.

Non Self-Catering Rooms
Paraisodo Ouro offers 56 Rooms with En-Suite Bathrooms (Corner Shower, Basinand Toilet). Each Suite sleeps Two (2), with the option of either a Double or 2 Single Beds subject to availability. Each Room is equipped with:

  • Double Bed (Additional Bunk Bed for children under the age of 12 years)
  • An Air-Conditioner aswell as Ceiling Fan.
  • A MosquitoNets
  • ACupboard
  • A 22" Flat Screen TV (DSTV Channels)
  • 2 x Bedsdie lamps
  • Kettle, Glasses, Cups, Teaspoons. (Please bring your favortie Coffee, Tea, Sugar, long life Milk/ Cremora with)
  • A 6011 Mini Bar Fridge
  • Safe (Refundable Depoist of R500 isrequired)
  • Corner Shower Basin & Toilet (There are no windows in the Bathrooms)
  • FreeWi Fi at the Bar/ Restaurant. (Pleasetake into account sometimes there are signal problems which we cannot control) Every Room opens onto a balcony with a Sea View. Best views from 2nd Floor

Guests are reminded to please bring own Bath Amenities and Towels. Bath Towels are available at Reception thougha R150 per Towel refundable deposit is required.
A R200 Key Deposit is required upon Check-In, though it will be refunded on return of the Room Keys & Remotes Wedohave DVD players at Reception. (Refundalbe Deposit required)
Rooms are serviced Daily - Please hand your Keys in at Recepiton to have your room Cleaned
Weaccommodate Families and Groups, giving them Rooms next to each other, linkedvia a Common Balcony
NB NB No own Alcohol/Drinks or Snacks are allowed to be consumedin the Restaurant Deck or Pool Area

Food and Dining

Guests of Paraiso do Ouro can enjoy our signature Restaurant "Galeao", serving fresh and innovative fare, which is definitely the perfect spot for a Power Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or a Romantic Rendezvous.

The beautifully appointed Dining Area and energized Seaside Patio, with its flickering Sunset, intoxicating Ocean views and exclusive Restaurant; "Galeao", offer something for everyone and is the ultimate backdrop for Dining and gathering with friends.

Guests have the enviable privilege of experiencing some of the Palate-Pleasing experiences of our Restaurant's Cuisine. Try one of our delicious Pizzas' available at our "Pizza Bar" on the Deck along with a Cocktail from our "Thirsty Turtle" Cocktail Bar.

We are renownfor our 600m2 deck being the closest point to the beach where you can enjoy Sundowners or host your very own Beach Party.

With a full Bar Facili ty, D ST V is a vailab le in th e Restau ran t; "Galeao" , where sport channels can be enjoyed while having your favourite beverage.
Our Restaurant Seating in excess of 250 people and serving a full m en u of fan tasti c meals in traditional Mozambique style.

Breakfast is included in the Rate
Get your Breakfast Vouchers from Reception Daily!!!

Facilities

  • If surf and sand isn't quite your thing, our Swimming Pool is probably the place for you, or Relax with a drink in hand in our famous R&R Pool.
  • Braai Area - Charcoal and Wood can be purchased at our Shop
  • Wi Fi in the Bar/ Restaurant Area
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Jumping Castle for the Kiddies. You'll never have them tugging at you skirt or trousers saying "I'm bored." You can leave them to meet and play with the other kids while you simply sit back and relax. While you rest in your utopia, the kids will play in theirs. For kids this is a magical world of Jumping astles and adventure - a place where the fun only sleeps when they do.
  • Gym: The gym is fully kitted with weights and cardio equipment. This is the perfect opportunity for you to get the blood flowing, clear your head, and maybe even burn off a few extra calories so you can indulge a little more in the evenings.
  • Close-by, at the Market, you will find our Curio Shops; don't forget to take advantage of it while you're here or purchase any necessities you may have forgotten at home.
  • Conference Center & Team Building Facilities available.
  • When staying at Paraiso do Ouro, you are unlikely to miss something to do. There is such a wide range of activities that you can take part in, and if you are not careful, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the sheer variety of things youcan do. This is normally irrespective of whether it is high season or low season. The best thing about it is that when you stay at Paraiso do Ouro, you will never be more than 10 minutes away from all the fun. This makes it the ideal spot to stay at if you are looking for a way to have fun without having to worry about logistics, especially if you are intending to experience as much as possible.

    Snorkelling & Swimming

    The re are nu m erous activ ities that youcan indulge in Ponta do Ouro. The most obvious of these is the Main Beach, which is a very good place to visit i f you are looking for a place to Snorkel and Swim. The beach is of suchhigh quality that it is one place that you are unlikely to regret visiting.
    If you prefer to visit our spectacular Reefs, you can book an Ocean Safari & go out with the boat to Snorkel and admire the wonders of the water. All equipment is included in the Rate.

    Surfing/ Kite Surfing

    The other obvious thing that you are bound to have funwith are the beautiful waves. Thousands of visitors flock to the beach each year just so as to enjoy some of the waves, which are perfect for Surfing. Whether you are a Pro Surfer or are just learning how to go about it, you are bound to find that the beach has a lot to offer.

    Scuba Diving
    There are many Dive Operators in Ponta do Ouro. There are Dive Charters & Scuba Training facilities in Ponta do Ouro. The dedicated boatsoffer daily trips for Divers to explore the untouched, world class reefs close offshore, along the Ponta do Ouro coastline. Qualified Instructors, Dive Masters, and Skippers accompany all the trips. Great emphasis is placed on safety, education, conservation awareness, and responsible, non invasive interaction with the marine environment. Success is largely due to the experience and knowledge of the dive sites, and the philosophy of providing affordable divepackages, combined withprofessional service.

    The coast off Ponta do Ouro has been declared a Marine Protected Area, and is efficiently managed by the authorities to ensure that the coral reefs and tropical aquatic life is preserved in its original pristine state.

    Swimming with the Dolphins

    Ponta do Ouro's two Dolphin Centers was founded for the purposeof educational and ethical wild dolphin in-water Encountours that would fund the long term monitoring of the local Dolphins of Ponta. Their love & dedication to the dolphins and citizen science saw the birth of what was to be Africa's first structured wild dolphin swimprogram. All equipment is included in the Rate.

    Deep Sea Fishing

    These Service Providers commit to provide a fishing experience of a lifetime .Your safety and experience is their biggest concern... They provide an experienced deckhand to assist you in all aspects of fishing. They will clean, wrap and freeze your catch, free of charge. They provide all your equipment on the fishing charter including bait and lures. Their fishing Charters are designed with our customers and their pleasurable experience in mind.

    If you are not a fan of water sports, there are other things that you can indulge in as well. For instance Quad Biking

    This Service Provider offer the largest fleet of quad bikes in Ponta Do Ouro. Their newly upgraded fleet of KAWASAKI KFX 700cc bikes will thrill your socks off. They have helmets for those who require and all their bikes are serviced regularly. Their bikes are fully automatic, so even if you have never driven on a quadbike this willbe the easiest thing in the world. No Children under 16 are allowed to drive on Mozambican roads. however if accompanied by an adult this is not a problem. They offer bike rentals and tours. Unique to them is their one of a kind first in the world Quad Bike Booze Cruise. Having grown increasingly popular this is an absolute must for every one visiting Ponta Do Ouro

    In addition to that, you can also head to the Local Market and purchase some memorabilia to remind you of your unforgettable holiday experience.

    Shopping in Ponta

    All Shops are Walking Distance from Paraiso do Ouro

    -Monkey Nut Tackle shop for all your fishing requirements

    -BCI Bank/ATM - has two ATM's that have a personal security guard posted outside at all times.

    - Casa Ferragens Hardware -A wide variety of hardware from nails, screws t wood for construction

    - Ponta Patrol clothing - an awesome range of designer clothes

    - Ponta Kite & Surf - Quicksilver clothing - If you are looking for quicksilver surf gear then pop in here. They also stock some items for the beach generally.

    -Blue Barraka for Sea Food I Prawn

    - Mage nta Moon Boutique and Gift shop - Soaps home made in Ponta, Clothing and house decor from India, Nepal and Thailand.

    -Fish shop - if it is bait and frozen fish you are after head to the right of the filling station where you find fridges full of frozen fish.

    -Ethnic Threads - has a range of material and accessories for those looking for something unique. They also have sewing services if you need something made up for a wedding or function etc

    -Lukas Butchery has a wide variety of meats for your every need including spices, pastas, rice and camping gear and a range of sweets...

    -Pharmacy - The pharmacy is in the mall at the end of the passage where you can find many of the drugs you might need while in Ponta or in case of any Medical Emergency

    -Bread can be obtained form various places in the market but is mainly supplied by Elias's bakery found next to Fernando's

    - Vodacom - purchase a sim card at one of the barrakas where you see the Vodacom signs and save yourself some money especially if you have friends and family here on holiday with you. You can also use these sim cards to load your phone with Internet Data.

    -Local Market - Fresh Produce and assortment of essentials

    Travel Tips

    Items are permitted to be taken across the border, howeverthe following limits apply

    • Beer will be taxed at the Border
    • Alcoholic Drinks: 1 litre of Spirits & 2.25 litres of Wine
    • Perfumes: 50ml Bottle of Perfume
    • Pharmaceutical Products: Quantity considered reasonable for personal consumpiton
    • Other Goods (Groceries, etc): Up to a value of R2 000.00 or R3 000.00


    The Border Authorities are aware of the price of Liquor and you will not be able to negotiate the Border Taxes
    PLEASE DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL AT THE BORDER AS YOU MAY BE DENIED ENTRY

    Cell Phone - Connectivity

    We Suggest that you arrange with your Service Provider in your country beforehand to activate your International Roaming.

    You can also buy a Local Sim Card & Airtime at the Local Market. This is very cheap and you can also convert this airtime to Data

    Currency

    Currency Cheques and Travellers' Cheques are not accepted anywhere in Ponta. Most places have Credit Card facilities and there is an ATM Machine in Ponta where you can withdraw Meticais. Metical is the local currency but South African Rands and US Dollars are accepted by all in the area. The Mozambique currency rate fluctuates, so please ensure that you are aware of this. Please note that if you pay via your Credit/ Debit Card your bank will convert the amount to Meticais at the Bank Rate and again to ZAR as the Buying and selling Rates apply.

    Fuel & Diesel

    Normal fuel & Diesel is available at Ponta do Ouro. However unleaded fuel is not available there. It is advisable to fill upin Manguzi (SA) as sometimes Fuel & Diesel is not always available, eg Power-cuts

    Malaria

    Ponta do Ouro is very, very low risk area but you are welcome to bring some Peaceful Sleep with. All our Rooms are equipped with Mosquito Nets.

    Border Transfers from Kosi Bay Border Post ONLYl!

      • You will needa 4x4 or 2x4 with Difflock to drive from the Border to Paraiso do Curo
      • If you do not have a 4x4 to get across the border, you can park your car at a secure parking area on the South African side of the border, where there is 24 hr security, for +- R40.00 per vehicle per day.
      • You can drive your car to the Border post, unload your bags and drive your car to the Car Park.
      • Paraiso do Curo offers Border Transfers@ R250 per person Return. This needs to be booked in advance
      • Contact numbers: +27 (0)12 743 6122 (Skype Number - Network might be a problem) or +258 84 010 6196 (Local)



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    • Border Control

      Note: Ensure that your Passport is stamped on both sides of the Border NB NB!!!
      • Please note that only 4 x 4 vehicles willbe able to drive the route to the Resort, as there are no tarred roads, only loose sea sand.
      • The Ponta do Curo border (Kosl Bay) is open from 8am - 5pm.
      • On arrival, first clear SA immigraiton, {brick building on left) and then cross over to the Mozambican side and clear im immigration
      • If you intend taking a vehicle over the border, you need to purchase a Temporary Importation Permit, (corrugated iron b building on the left - obtain necessary forms before queuing.)
      • Please ensure you take your Vehicle Registration Papers with you and if you vehicle is stillon HP you will need to obtain a letter from the bank giving you permission to take it over the border.
      • You willbe required to pay 3rd Party Insurance of +- R 280.00 for your vehicle at the Mozambique border.
      • You will also require a Temporary Import License should you be towing a Trailer or Boat. This will cost youin the region of R80.00.

      -Remember to let your tyres down to 0.9 Bar (all 4 wheels) to avoid getting stuck in the Sand.

      Visas
      • South African Passport holders do not require a visa.
      • All other passport holdersdo require visas which are available either from the Mozambique Embassy or at the border.
      • VISAS: can be obtained through your local Mozambican Embassy, but arenot necessary for SA Citizens.
      • The New Immigration Regulation dictates that as from 01 July 2015 children require UNABRIDGED BIRTHCERTIFICATES. along with their passports, when travelling outside of South Africa.

      Should you be travelling with/makinga reservation for children, please ensure that youapply for these certificates timeously.

      Local Embassy contact details
      Pretoria (012) 343 0957

      Durban (031) 304 0200

      Cape Town (021) 26 2944

      Nelspruit (013) 752 7396


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    Directions
    Coordinates
    -26.8391784285956 Latitude
    32.886369216919 Longitude

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BORDER OPENS AT 08HOO AND CLOSES AT 17HOO NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

    Johannesburg Route
    • Take N12 Witbank Highway.
    • Take Offramp to Hendrina.
    • From Hendrina, drive to Ermelo. 50km

    -Once in Ermelo turn left at the Big Engen Garage/ Wimpy. (It is on the left hand side of the robot)

    • From Ermelo drive to Piet Relief on N2 - 100km.
    • From Piel Relief drive to Pongolo on N2 - 100km.
    • From Pongola drive 51km to the Jozini turn-off.
    • Enjoy your drive through the mountain pass!!!
    • Before you enter Jozin•i there is a speed bump
    • In Jozini the road will fork. Take the left turn to go over the dam wall.
    • Drive 38km to T Junction. Turn Right towards KwaNqwanase. (Watch out for Potholes on this road!!!)
    • Travel Straight, go over traffic Circle towards KwaNgwanase.

    -Pass through Manguzi Town.

    • Drive 16km to the Kosi Bay Border Post.
    • Total distancefrom JHB = 670km

    Note: be aware of animals and speed bumps, mainly from Jozini to the Kosi Bay Border Post!!! Watch for Speed Bump warning signs!!!

    Durban Route #1

    • Durban - N2 on-ramp 8km
    • Durban - Empangeni N2 169km

    -Empangeni - Mkuze N2 151km

    • Mkuzi - Jozini turnoff N2 21km

    -Jozini turnoff - Jozini 20km

    • Jozini - Manguzi (KwaNgwanase) 105km
    • Manguzi - Border 16km
    • Border - Ponto Do Oura 10km Total distance= 502km


    Durban Route # 2

    • Durban - Empangeni - Hluluwe
    • Continue on Hluluwe road passing the Sodwana turnoff until you get a circle in the road.
    • Follow around circle to the right and continue on this road to Kosi Bay / Manguzi (KwaNgwanase).

    Komatipoort Border Post - Not Recommended

    • If you want to enter through the Komatipoort Border Post - Maputo, you will have to travel 1 hour from the border gate to the ferry (Catembe).
    • Then you have to wait for the ferry (30mln per trip - sometimes you can wait up to 3 hours).

    -Once across the ferry (Catembe), you will have to travel to Ponta do Ouro, which is 120km away and the road is not so good.

    • You are looking at another 3 hours drive, as you cannot travel faster than 25km/h.

    - If it rains, you will get stuck.

    • We do not arrange Travel Transfers from Maputo or Airport Transfers!!!
    • Payment Methods
    • MasterCard
    • Visa
    • Languages Spoken At Establishment
    • Afrikaans
    • English
    • Portuguese
    • Bed Configuration
    • Sea Facing Suite (Sleeps 2) x 56
      • Room 1 - double
    • Facilities
    • air conditioner (all units)
    • bar fridge
    • bar/cocktail lounge
    • beach (absolutely on the beach)
    • big game (less than 30km)
    • boat trips (less than 5km)
    • braai / barbecue - communal
    • braai / barbecue - onsite
    • conference venue onsite
    • DSTV in communal area
    • DSTV in room
    • exercise facilities (less than 5km)
    • fishing (less than 3km)
    • fishing onsite
    • game drives (less than 30km)
    • internet facilities
    • lake (less than 5km)
    • laundry facilities onsite
    • live entertainment (less than 3km)
    • nature trail onsite
    • restaurant onsite
    • scuba diving (less than 10km)
    • shark cage diving (less than 10km)
    • tea / coffee making facilities
    • television in communal area
    • television in room (non-satellite)
    • whale watching (less than 10km)
    • whale watching onsite
    • wi-fi / hotspot
    • Special Categories
    • Conference Venue Accommodationdetails
      Accommodates how many people?
      Capacity : 100

      The following apply
      Exclusive / preferred service providers on call
      Restroom accessible
      Kitchen accessible
      Audio – visual equipment (request details)
      Food / beverage facilities for catering purposes
      Crockery and cutlery available for hire
      Catering done in-house
      Designated parking area
      Sufficient parking space
      Fully staffed (cleaning, servers etc.)
      Internet connection
      Wireless internet connection
      Air conditioning
      Good lighting that can be operated independently
      Liquor license
      Bar on-site
      A purpose-built and dedicated back entrance available for equipment loading and offloading
      Wheelchair friendly
      A specified area for coaches and buses to stop to allow delegates and guests to embark and disembark safely
      Dedicated storage space that can safely store event materials and equipment overnight
      Individual lockable storage available for storage of more valuable items
    • Quad/4x4/Bike Trails Accommodationdetails
      The following apply
      Bring your own bicycle
      Bicycles to hire
      Bicycle set trails
      Bicycle - free to explore
      Bring your own quad bike
      Quad bikes to hire
      Quad bike set trails
      Quad bikes – free to explore
      Bring your own off-road motorcycle
      Off-road motorcycles to hire
      Off-road motorcycle set trails
      Off-road motorcycle – free to explore
      4x4 vehicle set trails
      4x4 vehicle – free to explore
    • Sleeps 10 or More Accommodationdetails
      Your establishment has capacity to cater for groups of 10 or more.
      Yes
    • Wedding Venue Accommodationdetails
      Capacity Information
      Overnight accommodation for how many people? : 120
      Max people allowed at the venue? : 120

      The following apply
      Reception area
      Chapel
      Area for wedding ceremony
      Undercover area for signing the register
      Fully catered
      Couple must provide own catering
      In house events coordinator (compulsory)
      In house events coordinator (not compulsory)
      Liquor license
      Fully stocked bar
      Cutlery and crockery rental
      Cleaning / serving staff
      Bridal suite
      Honeymoon suite
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