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About Phambuka Resort

Phambuka Resort is a locally owned and run resort situated in the quiet bush on the southern out skirts of Ponta do Ouro. Just about 2km from the busy village you can enjoy the relaxing natural environment that is safe and family friendly. If you would love to enjoy a holiday in Ponta Do Ouro but don't want the craziness of the busy season this will be the perfect spot for you.

Phambuka Resort offers affordable beach front accommodation basic but clean and neat, the beach cottages have stunning sea views and the bush cottages, set back from the beach are a great budget option. There are an abundant number and variety of shady camp site, some are closer to the beach and other set back are closer to the pool. All the sites have power points and there are several ablutions. There is an on-site restaurant which has amazing views of the coast line and a beach access so you can enjoy the beach away from the crowds and the pool area has a picnic and braai space.

Beach: Phambuka resort has a stunning beach with 180 degree sea views from the beach cottages. Its Ponta's best kept secret! At low tide there are small pools ideal for relaxing in and you can walk safely for kilometres.

Wedding Venues: At Phambuka there is a on site restaurant with amazing sea view perfect for a destination wedding. Contact us for your venue and accommodation packages.

Family friendly: Our resort is ideal for families with children. We have a low noise policy ideal for that relaxing family getaway. A path leads down onto the beach making it ideal for families who want to walk straight onto the beach with their children.

Romantic: An ideal honeymoon venue with sea views as far as you can see and very private.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 18 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering, Resort
  • Sleeps: 502
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 60 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Surf

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans
  • Portuguese

Important Information

The resort can arrange 4X4 border transfers from Kosi Bay border post for R160 per person return.
Children under 12 staying on the camp sites are R90.00 pppn.

Phambuka Resort Rooms

Reviews for Phambuka Resort

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James Bampton
12 September 2020

COVID-19 still keeping the crowds away so total tranquility. A delicious meal at Sapphire Sands Restaurant with very generous portions. Happily lent us a corkscrew. Slept like babies. Waking with the sun to see whales frollicking close to shore - lots of them. A simple breakfast - bought some fresh bread just down the road and made coffee that we brought with us - while enjoying the view. Then a stroll on the beach and our own frollicking in the surf. The sea not as cold as expected. More whale watching and then into town for some shopping, lunch and back to Maputo. A fantastic, simple,...
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Ansie Adendorff
17 February 2020

We had a lovely stay at the resort. The cabins needs serious maintenace as somebody can easily get hurt on the broken woodboards and steps.

John Rauch
13 January 2020

I made the most of a bad situation. I stayed in a beachfront hut. The place is in dire need of maintenance.The sliding door was nailed shut with rusty nails. I had to fumigate the shower to get rid of the cockroaches. The tiles were cracked. the electricity was a mess and not up to standard as my son got a shock when putting the light switch off. The lady, Celia who came to clean every day did her best. The houses are in desperate need of maintenance and not worth the asking price. If you want to go there, rather camp.

Darren Alexander
08 January 2020

Appliances in the room did not work.. Kettle and did not have a fan

Mduduzi Motsa
06 January 2020

Our stay was wonderful, loved the Ablution facilities they were very close and kept clean at all times. Was puzzled by the people that came when we were busy pitching t out tents and just helped without saying a word only after making conversation with lady she told us it’s part of her work to assist - would have preferred to be told before hand. Because another gentleman came asking if he can wash dishes.....Food at the restaurant was excellent and well prepared. The manager though was very selective on who to ask if they were happy with service. And a card facility would have made our stay...
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Phambuka Resort is 1km from the centre of Ponta do Ouro , the nearest airport 110.2km (Maputo International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling