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Overview

Mossel Bay in South Africa is not just a vacation destination, but a winter retreat. Located in between the Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, the harbour town is positioned on the Garden Route and is known to have some of the amazing natural and cultural spots. Mossel Bay in the Garden Route is now emerging as an amazing spot for beach holidays that offers the coastal activities, scenic landscape and a complete complex for shopping and food. From the leisure evening to beach parties and water games like shark cage diving, snorkelling and shipwreck diving, tour to Mossel Bay is a well-packed entertainment hub for tourist. When it comes to spotting the attraction in Mossel Bay, you can find craft items, art galleries, dining eateries and much more. The city flaunts the vibrant culture, the city centers and the beach life as the major center of tourism in Mossel Bay. The coastal village is a busy destination that attracts the tourist during summers as well as for a winter break. The calm and refreshing Indian Ocean with the sunbathed peninsula surrounding the coastal town of Mossel Bay makes it one of the most beautiful destinations of South Africa.

Places To visit In Mossel Bay

The point

The point

The tour to Mossel bay cannot be complete without exploring some of the best beaches of the coastal town. The Point offers you to explore the rock trails, restaurants and pools while you are enjoying the leisure.
Gondwana Game Reserve

Gondwana Game Reserve

The Gondwana Game Reserve is the best attraction at Mossel Bay that offers safari and exciting game adventure to enjoy. From the Fynbos cloaks to hippo, cheetah and the black rhinoceros, Gondwana Game reserve is a home to some of the endangered and indigenous wildlife.
The Shark Lab

The Shark Lab

Picking up the best destination in Mossel Bay, the shark lab is the best place that allows you to explore and discover some of the interesting facts regarding aquatic life. The lab houses the two hound sharks, some tropical fishes and other marine creature.
Family Entertainment Centre

Family Entertainment Centre

For a complete family tour, Family Entertainment Centre is the best place to visit. There are pool tables, arcade games, backlight putt putt and a lot for a complete entertainment trip to Mossel Bay.
Santos Beach

Santos Beach

Santos Beach can be the ideal spot to spend a day on leisure during the tour among the plenty of restaurants and shops that you can explore for the day. Enjoy the sunset beach view, surfing and explore the local museums during your trip to Santos Mossel Bay.
Post Office tree

Post Office tree

The Post office tree is around 600-year-old milkwood tree that was used by the Portuguese explorers in the ancient time as a post office. Now the spot is the major attraction for tourist visiting Mossel Bay, with a long boot-shaped post office at the base.
Map of Africa

Map of Africa

The Map of Africa is not just the popular site among the tourist in Mossel Bay, but one of the best places for paragliding and to enjoy the wilderness. With the dense forest, the river flowing at the center resembles the map of Africa.
St Blaize Lighthouse

St Blaize Lighthouse

To enjoy the spectacular view of the entire area, climb up the St Blaize Lighthouse that is known to be the old manned lighthouse. This old attraction at Mossel Bay is dating back to 1864, rising up to the height of 20.5 meters above the cliff.
Mossel Bay Golf Course

Mossel Bay Golf Course

Characterizing the 14 holes, the ocean view and the incredible birdlife, the Mossel Bay Golf Course is a famous spot of Mossel Bay that attracts the tourists and the local visitors. The Golf Course has the rising and falling fairways over the green landscape that makes it perfect for a walk.
Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

With an abundance of species of birds, fishes and dusks, the Botlierskop Private Game Reserve offers a scenic view and amazing activities for the tourist in Mossel Bay. You can plan some fishing or spend the leisure time amidst the scenic backdrop.

Best Time To Visit Mossel Bay

February marks the warmest and August the coldest month at Mossel Bay. Falling on the Garden Route, Mossel Bay can be explored at any season of the year due to the moderate climate. The best time to visit Mossel bay can possibly be throughout the year except for February and August. At last, whenever you may plan your tour, you will surely experience the best of Mossel Bay.

November to February

The temperate during the summer months is not that hot and can be bearable for sightseeing tours. The months can be the best time to explore Mossel bay as the temperature then is moderate with the festive celebration of Christmas and New Year. The Christmas holidays makes the season very crowded with a sudden rise in the accommodation price.

 

March to May

The cold nights and pleasant days during the season makes the temperature ideal for the tour of Mossel Bay. You can enjoy the beach tours and the entire Garden route with some festive and celebration of Easter during the season.

 

June to October

The winters are not much favourable period to explore Mossel bay as the days are warm and nights cold but bearable. The less crowd and low rates can make the season perfect for a budget trip. If you are planning for a safari, then the season can really be approving for game reserves and safari tours.

Things To Do In Mossel Bay

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Scenic flights over Mossel Bay Area

Scenic flights over Mossel Bay Area

Mossel Bay offers a scenic flight tour over Mossel Bay Area that covers the best scenic spots like Hartenbos, including the Western Cape and Garden Route. Cover up to the major activity like shark and whale viewing, mountain flying, cargo slinging, photography, and other activities as flights arranged for the special occasion.

Tandem skydiving

Tandem skydiving

The Tandem skydiving is one of the thrilling activity that you must try at Mossel Bay, where you can completely enjoy and depend on your instructor. Enjoy the excitement and the thrill of your free fall over the beautiful beaches and breathtaking mountains ranges.

Garden Route Game Lodge

Garden Route Game Lodge

The Garden Route Game Lodge owns an abundance of wildlife and the best landscape including the deserts land and the forest area, mountains and coast making it the best safari tour at Mossel Bay. The beautiful stretch of Garden Route brings out the perfect option to opt a long game drive at Mossel Bay.

Zip lining and quad biking tours

Zip lining and quad biking tours

With an abundance of beautiful scenery and a moderate climate, both zip lining and quad biking are considered being the best activities to try at Mossel Bay. It’s the landscape that makes Mossel bay a perfect spot to try out adventure activities.

The Hiking Trails

The Hiking Trails

Plan a hiking tour at Mossel Bay covering up the St. Blaize Hiking Trail that beholds the stunning sea view, the vibrant birdlife and the vegetation of fynbos. This 13.5 kilometres stretch is one of the best hiking routes you can explore during the tour.

The Human Origins Experience tour

The Human Origins Experience tour

Learn about the beginning of human civilization, the behaviour of modern human and the history related to the origins with the Human Origins tour in Mossel Bay. The tour will take you to the historic caves and the point of origin.

Deep sea fishing

Deep sea fishing

More adventure and thrill comes with the deep sea fishing tours at Mossel Bay where you can catch some of the big fishes. Carry tour hat, towel and be prepared to catch the big fishes dwelling somewhere at the cementer of the water body.

A day at Cloud 9 Lookout

A day at Cloud 9 Lookout

Be it a picnic day, or just the leisure time, Cloud 9 Lookout offers a spectacular view and a calm ambience to enjoy a leisure day tour at Mossel Bay. One can even try adventure as paragliding and hang gliding or a photography tour at Cloud 9 Lookout.

 Black Horse Trails

Black Horse Trails

Enjoy a day at the horse ranch with the green and lush wilderness that makes the black Horse trails one of the best experiences during the Mossel Bay tour. Spend a day amidst the natural habit or even enjoy a hiking trail with the houses during your visit.

Food Trail at Mossel Bay

Food Trail at Mossel Bay

Plan a special food tour during your visit and experience the taste of authentic cuisine at Café Gannet or the De Vette Mossel. The beaches at Mossel Bay offer the best option to try out the tempting seafood at the handpicked eateries that you can explore.

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Garden Route Adventure Tour

Garden Route Adventure Tour

Duration: 9N / 10D

Cape Town (1N) - Hermanus (1N) - Mossel Bay (3N) - Oudtshoorn - Tsitsikamma National Park (2N) - Addo Elephant National Park (1N) - Port Elizabeth (1N)

Starting From USD 1785
Garden Route with Cape Winelands Tour

Garden Route with Cape Winelands Tour

Duration: 5N / 6D

Mossel Bay (3N) - Oudtshoorn - Hermanus - Cape Winelands (2N) - Cape Town

Starting From USD 842

How to Reach Mossel Bay

Falling on the Garden Route, the Mossel Bay is an assessable destination, connected with the major cities of South Africa.

Via Air- The Mossel Bay of South Africa is connected with the city of Cape Town, George, Oudtshoorn and Port Elizabeth.  The George is the connecting airport linking the Mossel Bay with Cape Town and other destination.

Via Land- The Mosel Bay in Garden route offers a day driving tour from Cape Town and Oudtshoorn. Falling in the N2 national highway the city can be explored with a day trip to the Garden Route. 

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