Gala Gala Eco Resort

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  • Quiet resort with pool, bar and restaurant
  • Diving and fishing trips from site; free kayaking and paddleboarding
  • A 50-minute drive from the wildlife of the Maputo Special Reserve
Would you rather meet an elephant or a shark? Whether the answer’s both or either, get over to Gala Gala Eco Resort in southern Mozambique, a minute’s walk from the Indian Ocean and a 50-minute drive from the trumpeting herds of the Maputo Special Reserve. This environmentally-friendly resort is a few minutes’ drive from the centre of Ponta do Ouro in Matutuine province, and half an hour from the South African border, in an area famed for its white sandy beaches, clear blue seas and wetland nature reserves. Ponta do Ouro’s mile-long break makes the place a mecca for surfers and the wide stretches of empty sands are well set up for kitesurfing and quad biking as well. You can borrow kayaks and paddleboards free of charge from the site to splash up and down the coast, and arrange dolphin encounters and deep sea fishing trips from here too. When you return from the ocean laden with your catch, there’s a communal barbecue area for you to grill on, and a shared kitchen with fridge for the finer details of feast preparation. If that’s all too much effort, stroll over to the restaurant for fresh prawns and other treats of the sea or pour yourself a R&R (that’s the local tipple, rum and raspberry juice…) at the honesty bar and then have a dip in the secluded and palm-fronded outdoor pool while contemplating your options.

Site type

Tent sites 9
Caravan sites 6
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 13
Open all year

Languages spoken

English

Portuguese

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house Cycle hire Evening entertainment Fishing Fitness centre Games room Indoor swimming pool Kids' club Massages On-site cafe On-site restaurant/cafe Outdoor swimming pool Play area TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available Car parking by site/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Laundry Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Bush Peaceful Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities Dump point Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Convenience store nearby Dog walk nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby Fishing nearby Outdoor pool nearby Restaurant nearby Surf school nearby Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Water hook-up points for caravans

Location

Gala Gala Eco Resort

Lighthouse Road

Kwangwanase

Ponta do Ouro

Maputo

Mozambique

1001

Directions

Timezone

Africa/Maputo +0200 (GMT+02:00)

GPS

-26.85288°N
32.8875°W

Route directions

The site is a kilometre south of the main bay of Ponta Do Ouro. Follow the signboards as you enter Ponta Do Ouro, just past the local market where the tar road ends. The roads are sandy so low ground clearance cars may find it difficult. The site can also arrange pick ups from the market, where there is safe parking at a minimal cost.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Whether you’re a diehard diver or tempted to try it for the first time, the helpful Gala Gala Eco Resort team can fix you up, and there’s a number of classic dive spots nearby of varying depth and difficulty. Take the Three Sisters trip to see the longnose hawkfish unique to this coastline and meet the gigantic resident honeycomb eel, or if you’re up for a challenge, hang with the hammerhead and tiger sharks on the deeper Atlantis dive. When you’re ready for dry land, it’s a 50-minute drive to the west gate of the Maputo Special Reserve, 1,670 square kilometres of protected lakes, mangrove swamps and forested dunes where elephants and hippos, giraffes and zebras make their home. It’s also a haven for various forms of rare feathered life, such as African fish eagles, olive bee-eaters and white helmetshrikes. If you cross into South Africa, the Kosi Bay area (45 minutes) presents a very different kind of wilderness. Part of the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, this region of raffia palm forests, swamps and reed channels is best explored in 4x4s and boats. Rare palm nut vultures graze in the forests, leatherback and loggerhead turtles nest on the beaches and the local Thonge people trap fish with methods thousands of years old.

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  • When can I check in and check out of Gala Gala Eco Resort?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  8:30 a.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  Anytime
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  10 a.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  9:30 a.m.
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