Activities at Casa Madeira
There is a walkway to the beach. Frederico is a great walk just 2km north with wonderful snorkeling and spear-fishing opportunities. The reef starts in front of Casa Madeira and Dolphins can be seen regularly off the reef feeding and playing. Swimming with the dolphins can be organised with specialised boat charters in ponto do Ouro.
Birding is great in the dune forest area or around the fresh water lakes behind the dunes.
Swimming in the ocean is recommended with caution in front of Casa Madeira as there are rip tides. The bays at Malongane and ponto do Ouro offer safer swimming, especially for small children.
Ponta Malongane is 4km south along the beach and the resort in the bay welcomes day visitors to the restuarant. The dive camp, on the same property has a bar with wooden deck overlooking the bay.
Meals can be enjoyed at the "Come to See" bar or "Sunset bar" overlooking Lake Sugi in Malongane village or visit the many Barrackas (bars) in the village.
Fishing from the beach is successful with both bait and lure including dropshot (no fishing licence is necessary) Ski boat fisherman and Jetskis should launch from the approved sites of Ponto Mamoli,Ponta Malongane or Ponta do Ouro after obtaining licences from the Maritime officer in Ponta de Ouro. Launching of kayaks is allowed anywhere along the coast line.
The coastal entrance to the Maputo Elephant reserve is 20 minutes away on the edge of the largest of one of 30 lakes that extend up to Santa Maria point.
Turtles breed prolifically along the coast with egg laying at night from the end of November till Febuary and hatching 58 days later.
A walk after dark with a good torch often yields rewarding results. This is a marine protected area and commons sense should prevail. Sliding down the dunes or intefering with the turtles attracts large fines.