Keen photographer and visual artist, Shaun Mallett (aka Sawubona‘s Art Director) took a road trip to Ponta Malongane in Mozambique – an area known for incredible beaches, diving, local culture and laid-back holidays. Ponta is an eight- to ten-hour drive from Johannesburg, depending on whether you take the scenic route or not. Borders can be challenging, but it’s pretty and the pristine beaches, incredible food and beautiful people are worth the drive.
Beach restaurants serving cold cerveza (beer) are relaxed and there are a number of local restaurants offering anything from pizza to prawns, and more. The destination is known to be a good one for family holidays with a range of activities on offer including fishing, snorkelling, birdwatching and nighttime safaris to see the turtles (during season).