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Malongane Dive Camp

Camping sites, Chalets and Rondavel accommodation in Ponta Malongane, Mozambique

Complexo Turistico Da Ponta Malongane with its amazing sandy beach, warm waters and enticing reefs is the perfect place for an exciting family holiday.

We are near the town of Ponta Malongane in Southern Mozambique. Situated a mere six hours from Jo’burg and only four hours  from Durban we are the the perfect long weekend getaway. We can even arrange a border transfer from the Kosi Bay border post if you don’t have a 4×4!

The coastline of Southern Mozambique is very lucky to have a myriad of both hard and soft corals, to be home to a vast number of both reef and game fish, ‘tame’ potato bass, dolphins, whales, turtles, rays, hammerheads and even Zambezi sharks.

When you arrive our staff will show you the facilities, show you some fridge space in the communal kitchen and brief you on the necessities. All our Dive Camp staff are very friendly, so if you have any questions about diving or the Dive Camp do not hesitate to ask!

Complexo Turistico Da Ponta Malongane boasts 10 Chalets situated close to the beach and Restaurant:
4 x 4 Sleeper Chalets (B1:B2:C1:C2), each with 2 separate bedrooms and open plan kitchen/living area.
4 x 5 Sleeper Chalets (D1:D2:E1:E2), each with 1 separate bedroom and open plan kitchen/living area.
2 x 6 Sleeper Chalets (A1:A2), each with one separate bedroom and open plan kitchen/living/sleeping area.
1 X 8 Sleeper Guest house, one bedroom with on suite bathroom and double bed, one bedroom with double bed and one bedroom with 4 single beds sharing a bathroom.

Maximum guests:
4, 5, 6 people per unit (dependent on unit)

In all units:
Beds with bedding and linen.
Fully equipped kitchen with crockery, cutlery, fridge/freezer and gas cooker.
Private bathroom with hot water shower.
Ceiling fans.
Outside braai facilities.

Notes:

Please bring your own towels (beach and bath).
Please don’t bring hairdryers or any other electrical appliances with elements.
The Chalets are serviced daily.

There are 14 Deck Tents with beds built up on wooden decks with shade covers.
There are no plug points at the tents.
Plug points are available in the Dive Camp for laptops/cell phones/camera chargers.
Persons staying in these tents have use of the Dive Camp self catering kitchen where fridge/freezer space will be allocated on arrival.
The kitchen is equipped with gas cookers, pots & pans and basic cooking utensils.
Adjacent ablutions have hot water showers and power outlets for hairdryers and shavers.

Maximum guests:
2 people per tent.

Tent on decks comprise of:
2 single beds and mosquito screened windows and doors.

Notes:
No cooking; candles; mosquito burners are permitted inside or on decks of tents.
There is no crockery/cutlery – please bring your own.
Please bring your own towels (beach and bath).
Please take your own bedding and linen
Due to limited space in the Dive Camp, the Dive Camp Tents (80%) will be allocated to divers during high season.

Complexo Turistico Da Ponta Malongane boasts 19 Rustic Log Huts which are ideal for scuba divers.
Situated at the Dive Camp, just a few meters from the beach and Nascer do Sol Bar.
There are no plug points inside the log huts.
Plug points are available in the Dive Camp for laptops/cell phones/camera chargers.
Persons staying in these Log Huts have use of the Dive Camp self catering kitchen where fridge/freezer space will be allocated on arrival.
The communal kitchen is equipped with gas cookers, pots & pans and basic cooking utensils.

Adjacent ablutions have hot water showers and power outlets for hairdryers and shavers.

Maximum guests:
2 people per unit.

Log huts comprise of:
2 Twin beds with bedding and linen.

Notes:
No cooking; candles; mosquito burners are permitted inside or on decks of log huts.
There is no crockery/cutlery – please take your own.
Please bring your own towels (beach and bath).
Due to limited space in the Dive Camp, the Log Huts (80%) will be allocated to divers during high season.

Complexo Turistico Da Ponta Malongane offers 4 x 4 sleeper Rondavels with open plan kitchen/living area just a few meters from the beach.
One of the Rondavels has a separate bedroom with double bed.
The Rondavels are situated close to the Restaurant and are within easy walking distance of the Dive Camp.

Maximum guests:
4 people per unit.

In all units:
Beds with bedding and linen.
Fully equipped kitchen with crockery, cutlery, fridge/freezer and gas cooker.
Private bathroom with hot water shower.
Ceiling fans.
Portable braai.

Notes:
Please bring your own towels (beach and bath).
Please don’t bring hairdryers or any other electrical appliances with elements.
The Rondavels are serviced daily.

Complexo Turistico Da Ponta Malongane boasts 67 beautiful shaded camp sites which are spread out along the 1km area of the Resort.
Campsites C01 – C33 are in the Northern section of the Resort.
Campsites C34 – C53, in the Southern section, are closer to the Dive Camp and boat launching area.
Bush Camp sites 101 – 109 north of camp sites 1 – 33
The camp sites are all individually numbered and demarcated by poles.
All sites are within easy walking distance to beach and one of our 5 public ablution blocks.
There is a plug point (3 point plug, 5 amp) at all campsites
We also have 6/8/12 person sites available.

Notes:

  • No appliances with elements to be plugged in as this will trip the power supply.
  • It is recommended to use gas.
  • No kitchen/fridge/freezer facilities are provided.
  • Our campsites do not have braais/grids – please bring your own.
  • Our campsites do not have tables/benches.
  • No camping or fires are permitted outside of the pole site demarcated areas, the grass area or on the roads.
  • No poles are to be removed.

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DIVE CAMP:

The selection of watersport activities we provide at Complexo Turistico Da Ponta Malongane are all run from the dive center which is located at the Southern end of the resort at the dive camp. Perfectly situated a mere 30 meters from the beach with a sunset bar looking over the beach, our dive camp is completed with self-catering kitchen, braai area, a benched dining area, small pool for beginner scuba courses, a medical room (and first aider), kitting up decks and our compressor station capable of 232Bar air refills.

DIVE PLANNING:
Dive planning is at the dive centre every evening at 5pm. You must attend the night before you are planning to dive. Dive planning can only be completed by our dive team staff. In your dive planning meeting you can discuss with the dive master which reef you will be exploring, launch time and who will accompany you.

Please remember to bring your valid C-Card and log book with you as you will be unable to dive without it.
All dives confirmed during dive planning will be charged for even if you do not attend the dive.

DIVE PREPARATION:

We beach launch in to the surf from as early as 06H00. Our boats are fully equipped Buccaneer or Rubber Duck Boats complete with safety equipment, qualified dive master and skipper.

45-60 minutes before launch time we have time to discuss any last minute questions about the dive, assembling equipment and suiting up. Our dive team will load all assembled weights and hard gear on the boat, all you will need to carry on with you are your masks and fins.
Please note: You will need to complete an indemnity form before diving

Before launch your dive master will present the dive briefing on the beach, please pay attention, this is the last chance for any final questions e.g. dive procedures or on the dive itself. When the dive master is convinced that everyone is happy and ready to get going it is time to push the boat in the water. Please try and keep the boat steady, hold on! Listen to your skipper as he will signal when it is time to climb on.

AFTER THE DIVE:

After each dive all used equipment is washed by our staff and stored at the dive camp, ready for the next dive.

Emergency oxygen is available at the Dive Camp and on all our boats.

 

When is the best time to go fishing?

September to May is the best time for fishing here at Ponta Malongane, the types of fish are seasonal but you can catch Kakaap all year round. The warmer the water, the more fish you have a chance of catching and during this time there is a warmer current closer to the shore meaning you don’t have to go deep sea fishing to find good shoals. Previous fishermen have caught Wahoo, Couta and kingfish in this period. Can’t be here then? Our winter fishing is still good compared to some other fishing spots in South Africa, the only difference is you have to go into deeper waters to find the warm currents. The best fish to catch in Winter are tuna and sail-fish.

What marine life can we expect to see at Malongane?

Lots. In winter the (Humpback and Southern Right)whales migrate to the south and pass by our shores. They are so close to shore infact that you can see them from our beach bar. We have seen Whale Sharks throughout the year and of course our resident Bottle Nose Dolphins are frequent sightings no matter what the season is. From October to December we are proud to be a nesting ground to Leatherback and Loggerhead turtles. On one of our reefs (Pinnacle) we have a vast numbers of hammerhead sharks and even Zambezi Sharks in the summer months. Our sharks swim in numbers of up to 120! Pinnacle is one of our deepest reef and is for advanced divers only.

What is the weather like?

Please bear in mind this is just a rough guide. January-February: This is our hottest time of year with temperatures in the 30c’s. It stays warm at night as well. March-May: The calmest time of year, there is nearly no wind, the temperatures stay in the mid to late 20c’s and it is warm but not hot at night. June-September: Our coldest (and windiest) season, night temperatures tend to drop below 20c leaving us with cool mornings. But this is Mozambique, it is still much warmer than winter in the Highveld! October-November Our rainy season, nice and warm but a little humid. Don’t let it put you off though, the ocean is perfect to cool off in and it is not humid underwater on our reefs! Of course lots of rain makes our spring flowers bright and colorful. December: The same as January-February. With a bit more festivity.

Can we use credit cards in the resort?

We do have credit card facilities in the resort at the Dive Centre and the admin office next to the restaurant.
Please note: We are only able to accept Maestro, Mastercard and Visa.

The last ATM before the Kosi Bay border is in Manguzi, 25km from the resort, you can use the ATM at the bank in Ponta do Ouro but currency is Metical.

What can I buy at the resort?

We have a small shop which stocks basic necessities such as freshly baked bread, long-life milk, margarine, cool drinks, sweets, rice, ice etc. Please note: the shop does not sell meat, fish, fresh fruits and vegetables. But some of these items can be bought at the market in Ponta D’Oura and in the stalls outside the resort.

What types of activities do we have in the resort?

Our most popular activities are diving, Ocean Safaris (dolphin trips) snorkeling – both from the shore and off the boat, fishing and birdwatching. But throughout the year we have different events as well including music festivals!

What currency do you need in the resort?

South African Rand, US$ and Meticais are all accepted currencies at the Complexo Turistico Da Ponta Malongane. The basic currency is Rand, the resort applies its own exchange rate (according to the bank rate at the time) for US$ and Meticais, which in general is changed every week. Please ensure you bring sufficient cash for the duration of your stay.

What must I pack?

You will need a 4×4 / off road vehicle to get here. Don’t own a 4×4? There is a safe parking facility available and you can then be transported to the resort using our border pick up service. Please note: This must be arranged before arrival.

  1. If you are bringing a boat, jet-ski’s, quad bike, trailer etc you will need all registration papers (original or certified copies) before you will be allowed to cross the border.
  2. Payment at the resort is in US Dollars, SA Rands or Mozambican Meticais. Any prices in the resort include 17% I.V.A. (VAT). Please note: The resort has no credit card facilities so you will need to bring cash with you.
  3. It is a malaria area, so please beware and take the appropriate precautions.
  4. Medical Aid Kit. Please bring your own first aid kit. There is a small clinic in Ponta D’Oura, but the nearest hospital in situated in Manguzi, South Africa which is approximately 15-20km from the Kosi Bay border.
  5. The sand can be very soft on the way to the resort, please bring appropriate equipment in case you get stuck, e.g. tow rope, hi-lift jack, sand ladders/tracks etc.

What services do we offer?

Check-in/outs. Check in is from 14H00 and check out is by 10H00 on the day of departure. Early check out (before 07H00) is, please make arrangements with the reception the day before departure. The resort requires a key deposit of R150 on arrival at the resort. Key deposits will be refunded on departure only after the resort housekeeping team has checked your accommodation and signed the back of your slip. You will need to present this slip to the reception in order to check out.

Housekeeping. All accommodation (excluding deck tents, log huts and camping) are serviced on a daily basis by our housekeeping team. Please remember that whilst bed linen is supplied in some accommodation you will still need to bring towels. If you are in tents on the ground you will need to bring your own mattresses and linen. Any problems with the accommodation must be reported to the reception on arrival. Many of our guests begin their activities early in the morning, please respect this and keep noise to a minimum after 21H00.
Laundry: There is no laundry service available.

Driving/parking. The speed limit in the resort is 15kmp/h. Please park only in the designated areas in the resort (do not park in the roads or on the grass). In case of any problems with parking, please contact the reception or the resort manager as soon as possible. Please note, that driving and parking on the beach is not allowed in Southern Mozambique, this includes the beach surrounding Complexo Turistico Da Ponta Malongane. We advise all guests to bring a spare set of keys for their vehicles as these can be easily lost overboard or in the sand.
Quad Bikes/ Bikes. All quad bikes, bikes, ATV’s must be parked in the secure bike parking area at the reception (unless taken by trailer to your accommodation). There is no driving of bikes allowed in the resort at any time. Please note: Driving on the beach in Mozambique is illegal.

Casual staff. It is possible to hire casual staff to assist you. Check at reception for available help on arrival. Please ensure that you negotiate a wage beforehand, casual workers are from the community and are not part of our team, we are not responsible for them. Casual workers are forbidden to work between 18H00-06H00. Complexo Turistico Da Ponta Malongane reserves the right of admission. Standard wage is R35 per day per casual but can be negotiated.
Security. Complexo Turistico Da Ponta Malongane has 24 hour security, however we the resort and its staff are unable to take responsibility for any stolen or damaged goods during your stay with us. Complexo Turistico Da Ponta Malongane reserves the right of admission at all times.

Border transfers. We provide a border transfer service for people who wish to leave their vehicles at the border. There is a secure parking lot for this purpose at approximately R40 per vehicle per day. All border transfers have to be paid on arrival at the border to the driver of the vehicle. Border transfers are done from the Kosi Bay Border only. All late/non-arrivals will be charged in full.

  • Pick up times are 10H00 & 14H00.
  • Drop off times are 09H00 & 13H00.
    • Vehicles will only wait at the border for a maximum of 30 minutes.
    • Please note if you do not arrive on time and a vehicle should return for your transfer, you will be charged double your border transfers.

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