In the foothills of the Outeniqua Mountains, perfectly nestled on the edge of the Indian Ocean, lies Mossel Bay – the town for all reasons. With 60 kilometres of beaches, year-round beach-going weather, with more than 300 days of sunshine in every 365, Mossel Bay is the ideal destination for a getaway weekend or well-deserved holiday, catering for the entire family. Mossel Bay is situated exactly halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth (400 km in each direction) – so it’s the ideal place to stay, and the ideal place from which to explore the Garden Route and the Klein Karoo and it’s conveniently close to the George Airport, which offers direct links to all of South Africa’s major transport hubs.
A splendid world of beaches, which of them are 4 Blue Flag beaches. Beach and water sports there are aplenty, so make good use of some of those sunny days. 80% of Mossel Bay’s rainfall happens during the night which makes it great for visitors to explore the area during the day.Adrenalin-junkies and outdoorsy people are catered for in Mossel Bay, with abseiling, scuba diving, shark-cage diving, sandboarding, sailing, the Oyster Catcher Trail, whale and dolphin watching, quad biking and mountain biking available. Seafood is a high point in Mossel Bay, with oysters reigning supreme. So prepare to enjoy a seafood extravaganza. Whale season starts in June/July until November anually.
Wildlife and wilderness experiences are also there for the taking, with several safari lodges offering Big 5 experiences. The Mossel Bay area is a good place for Cape fynbos, which beautifies large expanses of the landscape, especially in the Outeniqua Mountains and around Albertinia and Boggomsbaai.
Much of the holiday action happens around the Point, a promontory with an old-school seaside vibe. There are ice-cream kiosks, a caravan park and mini-golf, and it’s also a prime spot to surf. Visitors who are keen to dive with smaller sharks, can do so at the Shark Lab. Beachfront Restaurants are in abundance at the point, catering to each member of the families’ taste with 280 degree sea views.
Go Back in time and enjoy a walk through the “Old Mossel Bay” which is also the town centre, boasting with century-old buildings. The Diaz Museum is a must visit where visitors can climb aboard a exact replica of Bartholomew Diaz’s ship and can explore the different sections of the museum and visit the old Muslim graves, historic cottages, learn more about the Khoisan and their history and view some of the exquisite fish species that is found in our waters, displayed in the Shell and Aquatic section.
Visitors are spoilt for choice with leisure shopping facilities consisting of two shopping centres, and even our very own new foodcourt – CHOW! Our town is well known for our warm Hospitality and friendly folk, that contributed to Mossel Bay being voted as Town of the Year in 2017 and the Friendliest Holiday Town in the World.
Whilst visiting Mossel Bay, the ideal accommodation establishment can be found in Dana Bay – Mossel Bay Accommodation – Villa Chante. With the most affordable rates in town, Villa Chante caters for small to bigger families, couples, corporate guests and backpackers alike. a Quiet and relaxing spot to break away from the busy seaside town and enjoy the natural scenery and abundance of birdlife, so pack your bags and head to Mossel Bay in 2019 for a memorable holiday!