What to do

Mossel Bay prides itself as being a Do Stuff Destination.

There are more than 60 km of long sandy beaches in and around Mossel Bay, four of which have been awarded Blue Flag status (Hartenbos beach, Santos beach, Klein Brak beach and De Bakke beach). Warm, beach-going weather can be expected throughout the year, with at least 300 days of sunshine in every 365!

There are restaurants to suit every taste, from fine dining to traditional game lodge feasts, exotic cuisine and family dinners. Mossel Bay is also famous for its seafood, particularly the wild coastal oysters of the Garden Route.

Mossel Bay boasts with two championship golf courses: Mossel Bay Golf Club and the award winning Pinnacle Point Golf Course. It is also within a short distance of more than a dozen golf courses in George, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Oudtshoorn. This, combined with Mossel Bay’s lovely weather, makes it a golfer’s paradise!

There are a wide variety of shops, from small gift shops to large national chain stores. Most of the malls are open-air, so you can enjoy the lovely weather while doing your shopping.

If you’re looking for the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo) – Mossel Bay’s got them. It also has some of the best stands of fynbos vegetation and some of the finest, most untouched coastal environments, where sightings of whales, dolphins and the endangered African black oyster-catcher are regular occurrences.

If you are looking for an adventure and a bit of excitement, you can try everything from shark cage diving to guided hiking, horse riding and flying!

Visitors to Mossel Bay can also enjoy gaming facilities 24 hours a day at the Garden Route Casino, situated next to the Garden Court Mossel Bay and Pinnacle Point Beach & Golf Resort.