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About Praia Do Dorado

The quaint little town of Ponta do Ouro is situated in Southern Mozambique, a mere 10 km away from the South African border. Ponto do Ouro or "Point of Gold" gets its name from the fact that early Portuguese explorers were misled by unreliable maps, thinking that gold might be found there.

Upon arrival they found that the dunes were rich in black titanium, and the only gold in the area was the colour of the setting sun shining over the long white beaches. Essentially, this area is an extension of South Africa's Maputaland, but far more pristine. The historical truth might never be known, but the modern day value of what is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt bays in the world can certainly lay claim to golden treasures.

The Praia Do Dorado is situated in the town of Ponto do Ouro, surrounded by sea, sand, dunes, and casuarinas trees, and rated as one of the top 10 attractions in Africa. It is also known as the best resort town in Mozambique. There is a very traditional open-air market, several "cantinas" or little shops, and eager curio sellers who will quench your thirst for shopping before you make your way to one of the rustic restaurants in town.

The Praia Do Dorado house offers two bedrooms, three full bathrooms, a lounge, fully-equipped kitchen, balcony, and amazing sea views. The property has electricity and hot, clean water, as well as a full day cleaning and laundry service. A full day house manager is also available.

  • Response Rate: 93%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 16 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 8 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Beach
  • No Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Portuguese
* Please enquire for further details.

Praia Do Dorado Rooms

Reviews for Praia Do Dorado

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Miguel Ferreira-Da-Silva
11 June 2018

Great, simple little spot but a fair number of stairs. Great views of the point and bay.Was clean and neat and perfect for our surf trip getaway. We really appreciated for helpful Juao (manager) was and his assistance who came in daily to clean etc.

Charlotte Kanter
12 December 2017

The location is perfect and Ponto Do Oura is fantastic but there are a lot of big issues with the house. On arrival the floor had obviously just been varnished or something because the floor was so sticky you couldnt wear sandles inside. A pair of mine broke because they stuck to the floor. I had to wear trainers or just go barefoot. When I was barefoot whatever it was stuck to my feet which meant all the sand stuck to my feet and was impossible to get off. It was a nightmare. My mom also broke her toe on a boat and found it very difficult to walk at all inside. The upstairs main bedroom slidi...
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Theuns Pieterse
14 June 2017

* There is no DSTV as advertised* The braaier is falling apart and the is no grid to braai on* Curtain rails where broken and failing of* One room had no globes for lights*

Maxine Balkisson, South Africa
12 May 2014

Praia Do Dorado is a 2 story wood house in the main area of Ponta Do Oura. It is close to the beach as well as main village areaAdvantages:privacy and spaceair conditioningself catering with good kitchen facility 2 fridgesclose to main townDaily visits by cleaning ladyRelatively safeDisadvantages:rickety stairs leading to house somewhat dangerousno secure parkingmany cockroachesno televisionOther problems are with Ponto do Ouro itselffrequent power cuts but only for a few hoursAll food very very expensiveno groceries readily available so come preparedMain beach not great for snorkeling and...
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Caroline Milosevich , South Africa
01 September 2013

The best view in Ponta.

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Praia Do Dorado is 0.5km from the centre of Ponta do Ouro , the nearest airport 109.4km (Maputo International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling