About Mossel Bay
Mossel Bay is very conveniently located halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. It is located about 400km from both cities and in the most beautiful part of South Africa, commonly known as, The Garden Route. It is the ideal town to stop over on your trip from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth and will amaze you in the quality activities and hospitality it has to offer, not to mention that amazing scenic beauty, great golf courses and in season, whales come to the bay to breed.
Mossel Bay has the 2nd most moderate climate in the world next to Hawaii. This makes Mossel Bay a great travel destination as it is never too hot or too cold. It is also perfect for the adventure seeker and will keep you busy what ever your preferred activity may be.
Mossel Bay also caters for the whole family. It doesn’t matter what age you are, there is something for everyone here. That is why Mossel Bay is such a popular destination to travel to or to spend a few weeks here on your annual holiday.
Mossel Bay has a unique beauty and is also surrounded by a very diverse range of vegetation. In and around Mossel Bay you will mostly see “fynbos” vegetation. When walking the St. Blaize Trail, you will wedged between the most beautiful fynbos on one side and high cliffs plunging in to the Indian ocean on the other side. This activity is very well recommended and please don’t forget you camera.
If you are looking for cheap holidays on the beach , you can look for amazing getaways in Mossel Bay. This town is known as a great beach holiday destination. If you love spending time by the beach, you’ll surely have a fun and exciting time here. Aside from the wonderful beach, there are also plenty of attractions that you can find here. Below, you will find various destinations and activities that you can do when you spend your holidays here.
Day Trips from Mossel Bay
Use Mossel Bay as a base, go for your trips and go back to your guesthouse for a well deserved rest.
Embark in George at the railway museum and travel with the Power Van on the Outeniqua railroad to the top of the mountain. This is a breathtaking experience. The sporting people can do the return journey on mountain bikes via the old Montagu Pass. Duration three hours. On your return visit the railway museum and explore George.
Enjoy a 4X4 experience on Bonniedale Holiday Farm at the Attaquaskloof. No need for your own 4X4. One hour’s drive from Mossel Bay, ask your host to make a reservation. More excellent 4X4 routes can be conquered.
Visit the Cango Caves, an Ostrich Farm and the Crocodile & Cheetah Farm and dive with the crocodiles. Only 1hrs drive from Mossel Bay along the Robinson Pass (R328), return via the Outeniqua Pass (N12) to Mossel Bay for a well deserved rest.
|EXPLORE MOSSEL BAY BY BIKE OR KAYAK
Mossel Bay Adventures will take you on guided mountain bike tours of the Mossel Bay area. They also have guided fishing trips via kayaks and can facilitate your team building needs! Please visit their website for more information on their services on adventure activities in Mossel Bay. http://www.mossadventures.co.za/
|SEE THE GREAT KAROO, LITTLE KAROO AND RETURN TO THE GARDEN ROUTE IN ONE DAY
Drive from Mossel Bay on the R328 via the Robinson Pass to Oudtshoorn and experience the Little Karoo. Go to Prince Alfred via Schoemanspoort, the Cango Caves and the magnificent Swartberg Pass. Travel east on the R407 next to the Swartberg Mountains through the Great Karoo to Klaarstroom. From there experience the breath taking views through Meirings Poort (N12) back to Oudtshoorn.From Oudtshoorn take the N12 to Blanco via the Outeniqua Pass and return to Mossel Bay on the N2 or the R102. Have an early breakfast in the Guesthouse, a light lunch at Prince Alfred and relax for dinner at one of our great restaurants.
Travel to George on the R102, take the scenic old Knysna road (also known as the seven passes road) to Knysna. Explore Knysna and the surrounding indigenous forests. Return to Mossel Bay on the N2.
Take the R102 from Mossel Bay to George and then follow the scenic old George Knysna road (also called the seven passes road) to Wilderness. Spend the day exploring The Lakes District at Wilderness and return to Mossel Bay on the N2 highway.
GOLF IN THE GARDEN ROUTE
With Mossel Bay as your base play golf on the best golf courses in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape. The best five golf courses are all situated in the Garden Route, another 5 of our golf courses are under the best 30 in the Western and Eastern Cape. All of these 10 golf courses except 2 are within a one hour scenic drive from Mossel Bay.
The best 10 courses in the Garden Route are as follows:
- Fancourt Montagu at George (1)
- Fancourt Outeniqua at George (2)
- Sparrebosch at Plettenberg (3)
- George Golf Course (4)
- Fancourt Links (5)
- Plettenberg Bay Golf Course (12)
- Goose Valley Golf Course(19)
- Mossel Bay Golf course ( 20 )
- Knysna Golf Course(29)
- Pinnacle Point Golf Course
Mossel Bay Golf course boasts with: http://www.mosselbaygolfclub.co.za
The most difficult greens, Second best Club House atmosphere, One of the most difficult courses, Second most difficult sand pits, On the Mossel Bay Golf course you can see the sea from every tee.
Records are kept of about 42 ships that sunk in the waters around Mossel Bay since 1734. These varied in size from approximately 200 tons to over 5000 tons, the letter being the Sabor, which was torpedoed in the Second World War by a U-boat. The wrecks include schoomers, brigs, barques and yachts, many of them wooded. For more information visit the Dias Museum.
Dias Museum Complex
Here you will experience the Post Office Tree; Maritime Museum with a 100% replica of Dias Caravel; biggest shell museum in South Africa; Aquarium; Indigenous & Ethno-botanical Garden; Braille Trail; etc.
ATKV Hartenbos Museum
Explore the theme of the Afrikaner Great Trek of 1838.
Great Brak River Museum
History and local information.
Washing Machine & Iron Museum
Situated in Hartenbos in the Laundry beneath the Wimpy.