Mossel Bay is a harbor town with a strong tourist industry thanks to being on the Garden Route. A little of everything is provided here, from a paradise for shoppers to beaches with extreme adventures. The journey to Mossel Bay can be a splendid one when coming in along the Route. Travelers can also fly into George and take the final leg by road or rail.
As a harbor town, the vast majority of the action takes place along the coast. More than 60km of beach await the visitor here, and these beaches are teeming with activities, from simple strolls along the shore to surfing the waters. Whale watching is a popular attraction for this area, and the super-adventurous can take the chance to meet white sharks in the water. More laidback things to do while in Mossel Bay include visiting museums such as Dias Museum Complex
and sites like the Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse
built in 1864. The area is also big on wine, so lovers of the juice can certainly get their lips wet tasting some local brands.
Accommodation in Mossel Bay will be easy to find, especially on the small peninsula that juts out into the ocean. More options can be found inland with some being located near the Ruitersbos Nature Reserve. Find the most suitable accommodation for you by clicking on our interactive map and exploring Mossel Bay for hotels and must-see destinations.