Tree Tops Cottage is split into two separate apartments – a two bed unit and a one bed unit and each is well equipped. We supply linen and towels so you will only need to take your personal items, food, beverages and groceries – and beach towels.
Here is our suggested packing list:-
There are no doctors in Ponta D’Ouro. The nearest medical facility is over the border in South Africa - at Manguzi Hospital but there is now a pharmacy at the village square. We have left a few emergency 1st aid items at the cottage.
You can get basic foodstuffs in the village, as well as cool drinks, beer, booze and freshly baked bread – and there are a variety of restaurants to choose from. Do ask around!
Ensure that you carry valid passports (two spare pages) and if travelling with children, their unabridged birth certificates and authorisation from parent(s) not travelling with them. Unsure of the rules? Then please click this link for latest information:-
The nearest border to Ponta d’Ouro is at Kozi Bay. Each passenger should present themselves on the RSA side of the border (driver being excepted) – advise the officials you are travelling INTO Ponta D’Ouro.
Walk across to the Mozambican side and have passports stamped there. This office is on the right hand side of the gate. Please check that each passport gets an entry stamp. There is nothing to pay if you are from a SADC country. However, all other countries must have a permit to visit, either issued in your city of Residence from the Mozambican Embassy, or can be issued at the border.
Driver of vehicle must take registration papers, letter of authority from bank (if under HP) or owner and report to the customs office on the left of the gate, to get a temporary import permit. Your boat, trailer, quad bikes etc. must be declared on this form. Then proceed to one of the INSURANCE provider outlets for Third Party Insurance. Third Party Insurance is currently
If you are crossing the border into Mozambique at any other border, then please ensure that ALL passengers and driver present themselves at Immigration and ensure that your car has an emergency triangle and all other legal requirements. Please visit your nearest AA shop for full information.
All businesses and restaurants in Ponta D’Ouro take SA Rand as currency and there is no need to exchange.
Duty Free allowance on food is US$ 200/person free of duty charge.
Customs Regulation returning to SA:
Yes, but get a temporary import permit and third party.
You will also need to have:
Licenses to be purchased at Ponta d’Ouro per vessel – can be purchased from officer at beach, or from the Fisheries Dept. in the village.
All vessels require a launch permit valid for a period of maximum 30 days. Work at R1:Mts3:
Fishing Licenses (Per Angler not vessel):
Bill Fish - Marlin and Sailfish require a tax to be paid if brought to shore at Mts 150 per fish. We urge you though to please catch and release to ensure this sport can entertain you for the years to come.
The “roads” on the Mozambican side of the border are currently just soft sand tracks. You will need a vehicle with high clearance and AT LEAST a diff lock – but otherwise 4x4. Also, the roads in the village are also very bumpy soft sand and if you want to explore the restaurants and villages further along the coast to Ponta Malongane and beyond, a 4x4 is essential.
There are a couple of companies that offer border transfers from Kozi Bay to the village and back and contact information can be found on this link http://www.pontainfo.com/Transport.html
If you have a question that is not listed above, please use this form to submit it to us. We are dedicated to serving our clients and prospects, and will be happy to address any concerns or enquiries with you.
You are of course always welcome to simply give us a call if you prefer.
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