Visit the historically-rich and beautiful town of Mossel Bay. This is the ideal venue for old and young. The ideal tourist destination during all seasons, not only in Summer.
Mossel Bay is a popular holiday town and is surrounded by a sunbathed peninsula and the Indian Ocean.
Mossel Bay is situated exactly halfway between Cape Town (and the Cape Winelands) and Port Elizabeth (with its game reserves), and is, therefore, a popular stopping-off and resting point on the itineraries of international visitors to the Western and Eastern Cape Provinces.
The major attractions are the dry, warm and stable weather, and the Indian Ocean and its beaches. In addition, the history of the town (Mossel Bay was the site of the first contact between European explorers and indigenous people), and its cultural attractions are important features.
The Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex is the largest of the museums in Mossel Bay. Originally designed to celebrate the arrival of Bartolomeu Dias and his crew on 3 February 1488, and to protect the “Post Office Tree”, the Complex now offers a wider look at the history of Mossel Bay from environmental, archaeological, and cultural perspectives.
Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse was built in 1864 to designs by the Colonial engineer, R. Robinson. The original light (on a masonry tower 20.5 metres in height) was stationary, but in 1897 a revolving, clock-work light, which required winding every three hours, was fitted. This was used until the late 1970s. The light is now fully automated.
For the Adrenaline junky there is bungee jumping; bridge swinging; abseiling; scuba diving; shark-cage diving; the Oyster Catcher Trail (a porter-aged hiking trail); whale and dolphin watching; quad bikes; yachting; and much, much more….
In fact, there’s so much to do in Mossel Bay that you’re going to miss out somewhere along the way.
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