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Trips and Tours to Ponto D'Ouro

About Ponto D'Ouro

This Mozambican town is a superb holiday destination fringed by the ocean, sand and casuarina trees. Named Ponto D'Ouro or ‘Point of Gold’, Portuguese explorers mistakenly thought that gold could be found here. Unfortunately for them, the sand dunes consist of rich black titanium and the only gold that can be seen is the glint of the setting sun on the long white beaches.

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Surf fishing for barracuda, kingfish and bream are popular activities here. Adventurous scuba divers can also set off beyond the reefs and dive with sharks, dolphins and majestic whale sharks. Gentler wildlife pursuits include whale and dolphin-watching trips and viewing the turtles who come to lay their eggs on the beach during the summer months. Visitors can also swim or enjoy a long beach walk, such as the beautiful three-kilometre stroll to the South African border at Kosi Bay.

Run by a team of passionate conservationists, there is also the chance to swim with wild dolphins. Learning more about the threats they face will broaden your understanding of the need to protect these playful creatures.