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Blue Flag Bliss

Santos Beach & Jackal On The Beach Restaurant

Mossel Bay is well known for its pristine beaches and Santos is a popular choice among visitors, especially for its white sandy Blue Flag status and swimming beach.
On arrival, you are welcomed with spectacular views, and almost get that feeling as if you are on a exotic island with the thatch umbrellas scattered all over the beach.

Santos Beach is the perfect choice for a outing on hot summers’ day, to sunbathe, enjoy the water at moderate temperatures of 15’C- 19’C or to experience dining on the beach at next level. The ablution facilities are convenient and immaculately clean, as you would expect from a Blue Flag Beach.
The beach is within walking distance to to shopping facilities, right next to the Dias Museum and Mossel Bay Tourism offices, The Santos Express Restaurant and function venue as well as the Mossel Bay Harbor.

Jackal On The Beach Restaurant, previously known as the Pavilion has a unique setting, right on the Santos beach, offering visitors warm hospitality and a extensive menu to satisfy each guests’ taste buds. They are the sister-establishment of the Jakkalsvlei Wine Estate, a Award winning wine cellar in Herbertsdale, about 50km from Villa Chanté.

Read their story here on the history of the Pavilion

When entering the Restaurant, you get the feeling of luxury and fine dining with the splendid décor, done by Ansie Steyn Interiors, a local Interior Designer who has placed her fingerprint on well known Hospitality establishments in Mossel Bay.

Enjoy a meal, paired with their selection and well-stocked Jakkalsvlei wines, cocktails or a refreshing milkshake to compliment the views with the famous call of the Seagulls or the occasional seal that pops up from the surface in surf, right in front of you.

As evening falls, the restaurant gets a ambiance like no other with a almost Romantic feel as they light the lamps, the sound of the crashing waves outside and the cozy little table settings, also making this restaurant ideal for a date night. Next time that you are staying at Villa Chanté and planning a day out to the beach, Get your free town map at reception and head to Santos and see why Mossel Bay has more!



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