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About Gala-Gala Eco Resort & Diving

Welcome to Gala-Gala Eco Resort. The word Gala-Gala means Gecko in the local dialect. The bush surroundings we enjoy are teaming with many Geckos so this was the inspiration for our new name. The biodiversity of the area in and around the resort is extensive with an impressive variety of birds, butterflies and other indigenous and interesting wildlife.

Gala-Gala Eco Resort offers both the space and scenery for those who want to be away from the busy town, and a large number of activities for people looking for an active and social holiday. The resort offers different choices of accommodation from exclusive private deluxe en-suite cabanas, to standard cabanas with social communal facilities to private camp sites with their own bathrooms.

Gala-Gala offers a unique holiday experience difficult to match according to our many loyal returning visitors. It is an intimate operation, ensuring personal attention and service. The barefoot luxury and tranquility of our resort makes the stress of the world drain from your body the minute you walk in under the trees. With many alluring features, it boasts a quiet sandy beach a short walk from the resort, Blowing Bubbles Diving dive centre on site, nature trails, amazing birds and butterflies and pristine amenities.

Only 1km from the markets of Ponta d Ouro you are treated to easy access to the vibe of the village but then you can retreat to the quiet of our resort to relax and unwind. We offer the flexibility of self-catering for those who prefer to do their own thing or if you really want a spoil let us treat you to a taste sensation with our tailored catered packages.

The beautiful long stretches of beach in and around Ponta do Ouro are perfect for every type of beach activity, whether you are looking for fun and activity on the beach with family and friends or a quiet space to relax and reflect, this coastline offers it all.

Our on-site dive charter can assist with all your diving needs plus we offer several other excursion options including swimming with the dolphins, a coastal snorkelling excursion including a picnic on the beach, quad bike trips and an extensive birding list of the area. Ponta do Ouro is also a popular destination for surfers, kite surfers and deep-sea fishing enthusiasts.

Pets allowed; this applies to small dogs and large dogs on prior request.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 9 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 32
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 13 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach
  • Pet Friendly*
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Portuguese
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Non-divers sharing with divers pay normal rates. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival. The border opens at 8am and closes at 5pm. Dive packages cannot be shared or transferred and are subject to terms and conditions.

All additional expenses incurred during your stay must be settled in cash before your departure. Please allow for this,...
Non-divers sharing with divers pay normal rates. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival. The border opens at 8am and closes at 5pm. Dive packages cannot be shared or transferred and are subject to terms and conditions.

All additional expenses incurred during your stay must be settled in cash before your departure. Please allow for this, we do not have card facilities. The fridges are shared but if the camp is not full we will try to allocate you your own fridge. Please note that the fridges are primarily for food storage so we ask that you bring a medium size cooler box for your drinks. The kitchen and tents are serviced by maids to keep the dishes washed and the area tidy. If you wish to leave a tip for them at the end of your stay please give it to us and we will pass it on to the staff.

We try to keep the camp eco-friendly with low noise levels. No quad bikes are allowed in the camp; they will need to be parked at the gate. Music must be kept at a reasonable level and no music is allowed after 10pm. We are located in the bush and share our environment with the local creatures, please keep your tents zipped closed and don’t leave food out for the monkeys. The camp is on septic tanks.

We reserve the right of admission. Please inform us ahead of time if you have a trailer or caravan. Under no circumstances are quad bikes permitted to drive in the camp. All quad bikes are to be parked in the designated parking area at the main gate. No exceptions. No loud music is allowed. No music or excessive noise is allowed after 10pm or before 7am. Starting boat engines in the camp must be kept to a minimum and not before 8:00am. No Revving of boat motors allowed. Generators may only be used if there is a power failure, but not after 10pm. In Peak season power voltage can be low or off due to main grid overloading. Please come prepared for this. We encourage gas appliances where ever possible.

No littering or discarding of rubbish in the camp grounds or the bush. Please do not washing off sand in the showers as this blocks the drains. Our toilets are on septic tanks please don’t put anything except toilet paper in them as this will cause blockages & overflowing.

If you are camping we do not supply any kitchen/fridge/freezer facilities. Please bring all your own camping equipment. The tented accommodation facilities are NOT open to clients staying on camp sites; this includes the bathrooms, kitchen, braai area and pool. Please respect the privacy of other guests. The camp ground has separate ablution facilities. Please use water and electricity sparingly. Once you have paid your deposit it is agreed that you have read, understood and accepted these rules & information.
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Reviews for Gala-Gala Eco Resort & Diving

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Hansraj Mangray
06 July 2018

Excellent family stay. Host Bev was very helpful from breakfast to revealing the best places to visit around. Restaurant, Sapphire Sands made the best food. Will definitely return.

Edna Boshoff
05 July 2018

Bev and Mandy went out of their way to make our stay as nice as possible.what a nice experiance it was to explore our neighbouring country.Next year we are defentely going back there.Thank you Gala Gala!!!

Leon Steyn
07 December 2017

Amazing amazing you will really see us again soon best place so far

Gottie Scholtz
08 November 2017

The venue was away from the noises of the town. In the morning I was woken by the soft chirp of the birds, made a coffee and relaxed in the pool. The showers and kitchen was clean and neat.

Chrisna Naude
10 April 2017

A huge thank you to Bev and Mandy! Wow!!! WE had a great time. Thank you so much for all you assistance when our vehicle broke down and anything and everything else. You made our vacation great! We will diffidently see you again - I can only sing your praises. Keep it up guys and thank you again! World class!!!!

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Gala-Gala Eco Resort & Diving is 0.9km from the centre of Ponta do Ouro , the nearest airport 110.1km (Maputo International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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