Mossel Bay is a small harbour town situated on the Garden Route in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. A favourite coastal and holiday destination, it has over the years developed into a town of unhurried hospitality, complementing the natural beauty and rich cultural history of the District of Eden. It was here that the first modern Europeans have set foot on southern African shores – commemorated at the Da Gama Museum Complex in the town-centre. Washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Mossel Bay offers sandy beaches stretching into the horizon, whale watching in season (June – mid November), water sport and extreme adventures. The Bay of Attraction, as Mossel Bay is often referred to, is also a paradise for any shopper hunting for local art and craft or maritime objects, and a hub for good entertainment and exquisite dining on the Garden Route.
Bartholomeu Dias Museum Complex, 1 Market Street, ☎ +27 44 691-1067 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . M-F 9AM-4:45PM, Sa, Su 9AM-3:45PM. This museum has expansive waterfront gardens, and exhibits which include reconstruction of the ship itself. You can go on board for an extra fee. Allow several hours to visit the entire site.edit
Get one (or more) of the nice handmade crafts in the Craft Shop next to the Tourism Info. You won't get souvenirs from Kenya / China or other countries - here you can buy pure Mossel Bay only.
Skydive Mossel Bay (Skydiving), Mossel Bay Airfield (30 09'30S - 22 03'44E), ☎ +27 82 824 8599, . daylight. Tandem skydive in the Garden Route with a fabulous option to land on the beach of the Indian Ocean coastline.R1500. edit
Avenues Guesthouse, 23, 21st Avenue, Mossel Bay, ☎ +27 44 691-1097, . Situated on top of Mossel Bay, Avenues Guesthouse is a place of tranquillity with personal touch and attentive care. We offer comfortable en-suite bedrooms (partly with DSTV) and a family unit, solar-heated saltwater pool, secure parking and free WIFI. Close to golf courses, beaches, hiking trails, restaurants and sightseeing spots. German and English spoken.From R280 per person sharing per night B&B. (34°11'23,15'' S,22°8'39,09'' E)edit
Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, (Near the R328 between Oudtshoorn and Mosselbay), ☎ +27 44 696-6055 (email@example.com), . A private game reserve, where you can stay for the night, spend a day or just eat in their superb restaurant. The higher prices means a lot of inclusions, game drives, meals, and more.In low season R550-R2560pps and in high season R2107-R3120pps. edit
Santos Express, ☎ +27 44 691-1995 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . An old train parked right at the beach. You sleep on the train. Comfort is mediocre but its worth the experience and prices are affordable. edit
Lots of camping sites near Hartenbos beach.
Dolphin House Backpackers (Dolphin House self-catering), 15 Marsh Street, Mossel Bay, ☎ +27 44 690-6446, . Offers 24-hour friendly self-catering and backpacker accommodation located close to The Point in Mossel Bay and within walking distance to attractions and amenities. (http://www.dolphinhousembay.co.za/) We are situated across the street from Trawlers Restaurant and Pub, and next to Patrick's Restaurant and Pub. Mossel Bay offers a selection of shops and art galleries and great surfing spots. Outdoor adventures such as shark cage diving and historical sites including the Diaz Museum are easy day trips to enjoy from the self Catering. edit
Blue Whale Lodge, 22 Upper Cross Street, ☎ +27 044-691-3147, . checkin: Noon; checkout: 10 AM. A Bed and Breakfast that also offers self-catering units. Within walking distance to the Lighthouse/St. Blaize Trail, restaurants, bars, attractions, and amenities. It's run by a great couple that make you feel at home.350 ZAR/night. edit