Holidaying MozAMBIQUE HORIZON 1 , 2 & 3

This is our home away- from- home, where we find pleasure in enjoying a break from reality, a beautiful sunrise and sunset, and a perfect space to stop and take a breath.

PONTA MALONGANE AREA

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Welcome to Boa Vida Estate, Private holiday homes for rent

A few tips, facts, and no go’s when holidaying in Mozambique

 The local Mozambique people are very friendly and so approachable.

 The Mozambicans are Portuguese speaking, but you will find some who speak Zulu, or other languages, as well as broken English with some who speak English quite well.

 The locals are very crafty, and talented, and as you pass through the villages you will find markets where they sell a huge array of handmade goodies. Remember to barter, or even better, swap for old clothes, shoes, or bags.

 You will find small children playing in the sandy beach roads, and will notice the glee on their faces as they wave ‘hello’. If you have to spare, a small sweet will make their day. Please look out for them as you drive along, the roads are where they tend to play and one may not notice a small child so easily.

 The Mozambican currency is called the Metical, though Rands are accepted and is obviously the easier option.

 The lakes running alongside the sandy beach roads do have crocodile and hippo. Though they are not always seen, you will notice signs up along the lake where locals warn tourists of these dangerous animals.

 When driving along the roads, and especially through the foresty area from Ponta D’Ouro to Ponta Malongane, please do not drive fast as head on collisions can very quickly occur. Should a vehicle be seen approaching you from ahead, break and look for the nearest pull over spot where the oncoming vehicle can pass. Should the other vehicle be 2x4, it is only courtesy to allow a 2x4 to pass without having to reverse. This prevents the vehicle from getting stuck in the sand.

 When driving around blind corners or blind rises, do not be shy to give a quick little hoot. This will warn other vehicles or pedestrians of your presence and will prevent accidents, which no one likes to encounter especially on a holiday away.

 There many activities available in the area, with scuba diving camps in Malongane (3 kms from Turrgane) and Ponta D’Ouro. An elephant park is situated north of Mamoli, and many shebeens which you will notice throughout the villages. Dolphins are seen from your decks every day, they travel up and down daily through the ocean. In Summer, turtles lay their eggs up on the sand dunes- look out for their tracks which travel from the sea to the dunes and back.

 Summer in Mozambique is scorching hot, while winter is very chilly in the early morning and as the sun starts to set. Be sure to put on suncream to protect yourself from a very possible burn, and take a few winter jackets to keep the cold out.

 Should you come across any animal such as monkeys, iguanas, or chameleons for sale along the roads, please do not purchase them.

 The well-known local drink is known as the R&R (local Tipo Tinto Rum and Sparletta Raspberry) and many local beers which are worthwhile trying.

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