Shopping tips

  1. 1.There is a ATM to draw money otherwise you will need to bring Rands/Mozambique Meticais.

  2. 2.Most Credit cards are accepted in most of the establishments but check before you try and use them.

  3. 3.Use rands where menu/prices are quoted in Rands and Meticais where quoted otherwise exchange rates might get complicated and you will come off worst in the transaction.

  4. 4.The South African government do NOT allow you to go through the border into SA with wooden carvings, plates etc. Please adhere to this policy to save the stunning Sand Forests from being cut down.

  5. 5.Ideally bring your own charcoal also to save the forest here in the region plus it is much cheaper to bring brickettes from your local supermarket.

Market Region

BCI Bank/ATM - has two ATM’s that have a personal security guard posted outside at all times. You should use the normal precautions but nothing has happened to date that we are aware of.
Bread can be obtained form various places in the market but is mainly supplied by Elias’s bakery found next to Fernando’s.
Supermarkito -  next to Petromoc Petrol station Supplies - if you are looking for Olive Oil, Olives etc. including cheese this is the place to head to. See more HERE
Vodacom - purchase a sim card at one of the barrakas where you see the Vodacom signs and save yourself some money especially if you have friends and family here on holiday with you. Make sure you purchase the airtime you require for data and convert airtime to data by typing *111# and following the menu options. To check your balance on data if you are on a dongle modem and Apple dial *100# - check Device page for Details

Traditional shopping Village centre

Dairy Products - one of the Barrakas in the market has milk, yoghurt - ask for directions.

Petrol Station region

Fish shop - if it is bait and frozen fish you are after head to the right of the filling station where you find fridges full of frozen fish.
Pharmacy - The pharmacy is in the mall at the end of the passage where you can find many of the drugs you might need while in Ponta. Call Ico to check if they have what you require on +258 84 526 3632
Ponta Kite & Surf - Quicksilver clothing - If you are looking for quicksilver surf gear then pop in here. They also stock some items for the beach generally. website : Select HERE

Petromoc Service Station for all your fuel, Oil.. Gas requirements - more details HERE

Market Fresh Vegetables and food, herbs and spices

PONTA Local - When at the service station pop into the local Arts and crafts centre
Lukas Butchery - Butchery and Convenience store in the heart of Ponta - Marlin Centre, Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique - Opposite the BCI Bank in the Arcade and 500m from the Main Market on the way to the main beach. Select HERE for more info..

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Beach Region

Beach road Region

Plenty Barraka shops for you to found some awesome Mozambique clothing, carvings (Careful as SA does not allow you to import wooden products.... ) and beach gear you might need while here. Be careful as they have de-marked areas for no parking (includes stopping) to improve traffic flow due to tar road traffic from Maputo and SA, which these narrow roads cannot cope with.... Best to leave your car and walk down to the beach and shop on your way......

Support the locals and their wares at half the price of South African similar products. you will find most of these guys close to the beach entrances and you definitely will need slops on the beach, which is currently cooking hot! The slops are well priced and last a long time...

If you have a loved one get a heart engraved for a special moment.....

Armazens Ponta - For all you Beers, ciders etc. drink at wholesale prices... buy by the box so remeber to bring a case of empties or pay the extra deposit to get your own box....

Enter the market neat Fernando’s and Head down Chicken Alley

Locals are friendly and do not hassle you as you safely walk through the region.

This is Chicken Alley where various vendors supply famous Mozambique food

Pop into Dino for any of your entertainment from Electronic Cameras to DSTV and DJ hiring for parties.

Limited car parts available her such as spark plugs, fan belts etc.

Plenty shops supply household necessities for cleaning, pots pans etc.

Computer spares, repairs and cell phone accessories....

Hardware store for maintenance and construction

Many shops supply a variety of food and drinks, Beer, wine, Frozen chicken meat, canned foods, rice etc.

Plenty Hardware stores in the region and easily to identify.

Plenty alcohol available at very reasonable hours till late at night. This region is very safe even if you need to wander down these alleys late at night to buy another bottle o two....

Enjoy your shopping in Ponta supporting the locals