Fishing at Pomene is very good and offers easy access by boat from Casa Ray. On a receding spring tide at dawn or dusk, excellent surf fishing can be had at the mouth of the estuary. Pomene is one of the prime fishing venues on the Mozambique coast. Species frequently taken are King Mackerel, Queen Mackerel, Tuna (several species), Kingfish (several species) and Wahoo. Assist us to preserve Pomene as a world class angling venue by limiting your catch to what you can eat during your stay. Catch and release whenever possible.
Diving & Snorkeling
Zambia South reef is a famous dive site as is Raapies Playstation off the point of the old hotel. Bring your own equipment or visit the dive centres in the vicinty. Snorkelers, don’t miss the downed timber in the estuary where an impressive variety of reef dwellers can be seen. There is an accessible reef for snorkelling on the North Beach.
Take a boat ride or kayak up the estuary into the mangroves. Dolphins are often seen inside the estuary as well as the rare dugong. Fishing from fishing skiis is also done in the estuary and a number of good sized fish have been caught here.
A holiday to Mozambique means getting to know an authentic part of Africa which also has a strong Portuguese influence.It is a land which can mutate in just a few kilometres, from its white sands with the coral reef of the Indian Ocean, to its plateaus and mountains which almost reach 3000 metres, or to the legendary Rift Valley, the cradle of the human race, which lies in the center of the country. Here, the population is cheerful and hospitable. The territory is shared by colonial cities and villages made up of huts and mangrove forests, unspoilt archipelagos and great natural reserves.
The beaches are deserted so great for exploring with awesome footage opportunities available. Visit the rocks and blow holes at the point by the derelict hotel and the freshwater lakes and the red cliffs up the North Beach.
The broad range of habitats in the vicinity of the Ridge makes this an exciting (and hitherto unexplored) venue for birders.
Surfing and Kite Boarding
For surfers there are lots of A frame beach breaks, rock and clay points along the coast at Pomene. The wave is fun and maneuverable. You will encounter lots of dolphins. The water is ALWAYS warm so bring board shorts. The best wave in the area is a right hander that runs for about 250 metres in the bay just north of the old Pomene Hotel which is about 5 km south of Casa Ray. Casa Ray is way off the beaten track, with lots of secret surf spots to be discovered along the kilometers of uninhabited beach.
Kite Boarders have the best of both worlds. For beginners the estuary has flat water and constant winds. A stone’s throw across the sand bar in the open sea is all the wave action you could wish for.
If fat biking is your sport then Casa Ray is the place to visit. Hundreds of kilometers of unspoilt beaches, dunes, bush tracks, lakes and wetlands await you. Have a look on Google Earth and Plot-a-Route.