Mossel Bay is the first stop on the Garden Route,situated halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, Beuatiful Mossel Bay is a coastal village and harbour of the world famous Garden Route. This popular holiday town is surrounded by a sunbathed peninsula and the refreshing waters of the Indian Ocean. It is a busy summer destination as well as an ideal winter retreat. It is blessed with a mild climate all-year round but its most important feature is its status as the Historical capital of the Garden Route.
Mossel Bay is a rapidly growing tourist destination as more and more travelers are discovering the Jewel of the Cape Garden Route. Due to its rich history, there are many mueseums in the town to visit, there is the Maritime museum which focuses on the sailing and ships of the early days of discovery, it is home to the impressive life size replica of Bartolomeu Dia’s caravel, the ship in which he sailed into Mossel Bay in the year 1488.
Mossel Bay is sportsman’s and water sport enthusiast’s paradise, it has a very wide variety of adventure sports facilities as well as sports of the conventional type, such as golf, squash, tennis, bungi, and bridge diving to name but a few. And if you are into water sports , there is some of the countries most adrenalin induced activities available auch as, shark cage diving, ship wreck diving, snorkelling, power boating and others!