to Tartaruga Maritima!
in the extreme south of the pristine Mozambique coastline, alongside
Ponta Malongane (16km from the South African border), our private
and exclusive self-catering luxury, tented
camp offers comfort, privacy and tranquility to the discerning
nature lover and adventurer.
beautiful beaches, inland
lakes and swamps, warm water, all-year round sub-tropical climate,
coral reefs and adventure trails provide an eco-system close to
civilisation for those nature lovers and adventurers who wish to
be away from the 'madding crowds'.
exclusive, yet rustic retreat, where SA Rands are the preferred
currency, is only accessible by 4x4 vehicles and is only 665kms
from Johannesburg and just over 500
kms from Durban.
area between Ponta do Oura, Inhaca Island and Maputo is a nature
lover's paradise due to its totally unspoilt, undeveloped coastline
and low population density.
region enjoys a sub-tropical climate, with most of the rainfall
falling between December and March. The summer months from November
to April are characterised by warm temperatures accompanied by relatively
high humidity levels whereas the winter months are moderate to warm
with much lower levels of humidity.
January ± 32° C
April ± 23° C
July ± 20° C
October ± 25° C
warm waters of the Mozambique current flow southwards from Madagascar
to within 10kms of the coastline. The sea temperature generally
tracks the land temperature and will go up to 28°C in the summer
months and down to 21°C in the winter months. This is an ideal ecosystem
for the vast number of species of game
and reef fish, dolphins,
whales and turtles
that traverse the area as well as for all or ther other activities
susited to an all-year round warm water location.
coastline from Ponta do Oura to Inhaca Island is saturated with
the most beautiful and pristine hard and soft coral reefs, home
to a bewildering variety of game and reef fish, turtles, dolphins,
whales, sharks and rays. Unlike the coral reefs in South Africa,
most of these reefs have remained untouched for nearly two decades
during the civil war. This again provides an ideal ecosystem for
scuba divers and snorkellers
terrain consists of long and uninterrupted stretches of white sandy
beaches, high primary sand
dunes, coastal forests, inland flood plains and numerous lakes and
accompanying marshlands, making it an ideal playground for 4x4
vehicle/biking and hiking
enthusiasts. The roads from the South
African border to the various locations are currently sand roads
and therefore require 4x4 vehicles
to adequately traverse them. However, use of vehicles of any description
is strictly prohibited along the beaches.
order to make use of these activities, guests are however required
to bring along whatever
equipment and accessories that they may require as very little,
apart from diving equipment, is available for hire in the area.