Mozambique current, flowing very close inshore from north to south,
brings in all year-round clear blue warm water to the beaches of
southern Mozambique. Surf temperatures in the Malongane bay and
the surrounding areas vary from 25°-28° C in the summer
months (up to April) and 21°-23° C in the winter months.
The sub-tropical conditions provide hot and humid weather conditions
in summer and warm but less humid conditions in winter. This makes
for excellent all year swimming conditions.
beaches are relatively flat in inclination and hence are ideal for
wading out without fear of being dumped.
are however currents close in to the shore which move with the seasons
and hence care should always be exercised when swimming especially
as there are no permanent lifeguards on duty.
with all beach locations along the coast, there is always an element
of wind around and more so in the afternoons. In the event of wind
it is always advisable to seek the shelter provided by the various
bays (depending on wind direction) and particularly Ponta do Oura.
relatively sheltered area is Mimoli, some 5kms north of Malongane.
beaches are white and pristine and stretch for many uninterrupted
kilometres to the north. The very low population density in the
area the further north one goes, ensures discreet privacy to those
who enjoy jogging or walking on the beach.