Mossel Bay is a harbour town on the Garden Route
It is probably one of the most diversified and interesting areas in South Africa when it comes to things to do. You can enquire about the various activities, when booking your accommodation with us.
The Pinnacle Point Estate has many wonderful facilities including the clubhouse, restaurant, golf course, driving range/swing studio/ golf academy, historic caves, hikes & walks.
Mossel Bay is known for the wide Santos Beach and the 19th-century Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse, which offers bay views. The Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex includes the Maritime Museum, the Shell Museum and botanical gardens. The Post Office Tree, a milkwood tree in the complex, has been used as a mail collection point since the 1500s.
The Pinnacle Point Golf course was opened in 2006, Golf Travel & Leisure magazine selected Pinnacle Point as one of the best ten new courses in the world and is rated among the top twenty in South Africa. Darren Clarke, 2011 Open Champion, described the course as “the best golf course on the planet”.
Depending on what you’re interested in, we’ve listed the following options, but please contact us if you would like any further information or have any questions, these are just to mention a few.
George Airport is 40km away
- ATKV Hartenbos:
A lively resort offering a water park & mini-golf, plus beach access.
- Bartolomeu Diaz Museum Complex:
It is the second biggest provincial museum affiliated to the western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport in South Africa. It is located at Mossel Bay.
- Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse:
It is a lighthouse near Mossel Bay.
- Cave at Cape St. Blaize
- Diaz Express:
The Diaz Express provides a scenic rail experience between Hartenbos and Great Brak River in the Garden Route of South Africa. The railway line is winding through a tunnel, over bridges, past precipices and indigenous plant life, with beautiful views over the Indian Ocean. Coupled with this excursion, is the fine cuisine and wines of the Transkaroo restaurant, in the old station building.
- Diaz Beach:
Remember to bring your sunblock!
- Diaz Water Park:
They have a variety of slides indoors and outdoors as well as a heated pool. These facilities are located directly next to the Diaz Beach Hotel and you also have easy exit to the beach. Perfect family activity.
- Dragon Dune:
This is an absolute must! The Ultimate Sandboarding Experience in South Africa. Although it’s the biggest dune in South Africa, the focus is on having FUN! We cater for all age groups, beginners and Pro’s. If you don’t feel confident enough to stand up on your board, you can also sit down or enjoy a belly board ride. Dragon Dune is a short drive outside of Mossel Bay, but all tours meet at the Mossel Bay ENGEN 1 STOP petrol station, 10 minutes past Mossel Bay on the N2 in the direction towards Cape Town.
- Freaking Fast Waverider:
(10-15 minutes) High adrenaline, high speed and wave jumping boat trip that can accommodate up to 12 people from ages 10+. Departing from Mossel Bay Harbour Waterfront, the trip will take you around Seal Island at speeds that may exceed 120 KM/H (weather and sea conditions permitting).
- Harry Giddy Park:
Is a beautiful park right in the centre of Mossel Bay. This tranquil oasis is quick to miss if you drive by and is often overlooked by many, but as soon as you enter the park, it feels like the Garden of Eden. Beautiful little waterfalls and a sanctuary to exotic birds on display.
- Hartenbos Museum:
This is a small Museum devoted to the Great Trek. The entrance fee is minimal. There are old photographs and literature.
- Jakkalsvlei Private Cellar:
Jakkalsvlei wine farm offers a range that caters for all tastes and consists of 8 wines. Offers Daily wine Tastings.
- Janine Iron & Washing Museum:
The museum displays more than 640 laundry irons, mostly rare and some unique. There are also more than 50 rare washing machines and mangles dating back to the 1800`s – some claimed to be the only remaining examples in the world.
- Local Shopping Centres
- Maritime Museum:
View a life-sized replica of the caravel that brought master mariner and explorer Bartolomeu Diaz to the shores of Mossel Bay from Portugal.
- Mossel Bay Seal Island Reserve:
Situated in Mossel Bay this is a great family outing. If your kids love animals, they will love the seal colony, just 2km off the harbour.
- Nkonzo Wildlife Research:
Is a privately funded wildlife research and conservation company that focuses on ethical research, positive human-wildlife coexistence, and the protection of natural ecosystems.
- Point of Human Origins Experience:
Experience the awe of standing at a Point of Human Origins. Visit world renowned archaeological site with early evidence for modern human behaviour.
- Post Office Tree:
The Old Post Office Tree is so named because it acted as a mail system for seagoing men in the 1500s. It’s an old milk-wood tree on which sailors used to hang their shoes with notes in them for safe delivery. This is a National Monument and is generally known as Post Office tree.
- Reed Valley:
ReedValley offers a unique wine-tasting experience in the heart of the world-famous Garden Route.
- Romonza Boat Trips:
Romonza offers Seal Island trips (all year round).
- Santos Beach:
Remember your sunblock and bathing suite!
- Seabird & Penguin Rehabilitation centre:
SAPREC was established and recognized by Cape Nature in March 2005.
- Shark Zone:
Come nose-to-nose with the infamous Great White Shark to lead you to an adrenaline rush like none other.
Offers you the experience of a lifetime! Do a tandem skydive from 10 000ft strapped to an experienced tandem instructor and enjoy the thrill of free fall on your 1st jump! No experience required.
- St. Blaize Hiking Trail:
This trail begins at the cave just below the St. Blaize Lighthouse and extends for 13.5 kilometres, until hikers reach Dana Bay (or vice versa).
- Sunset Cruises on the Seven Seas:
The Seven Seas is a 60-foot, motorized luxury catamaran and has been expertly fitted in order to ensure all her passengers will enjoy the cruise in a style, which benefits the stunning views.
- The Garden Route Casino:
At the Estate entrance offers entertainment, dining and casino gaming.
- The Shark Lab – Mini Aquarium:
Hands-on experiences with small sharks & tanks exhibiting an octopus & other marine life.
- War Memorial (EST. 1928):
Memorial park in Mossel Bay, South Africa
- White Shark Parasailing:
Shark-watching at its best on board our Luxury custom-built winch boat SENORITA. Weather conditions will determine area of operation within the bay. Trip can accommodate up to 10 people. Flights start and end on the boat (no swimming with the sharks).
- WildX Adventures Mossel Bay Point:
Offers a wide variety of adventures for the whole family in and around various towns in the Garden Route
A little further:
- The Garden Route Game Lodge, 45 km away,
Wonderful for a short trip or to stop along the way. Suited for the whole family, even if you just stop for a coffee break!
- Redberry Farm, George 60km away,
Pick your own strawberries at Redberry Farm in George! You can pick strawberries, eat them, drink them all day long, while enjoying the wonderful and playful atmosphere of the Tea Garden where so many exciting group tours, birthday parties and sit-down lunches and teas are enjoyed.
- The Cango Caves
Cango Ostrich & Butterfly farm & Cango Wildlife Ranch, Oudshoorn 90km
Primate Sanctuary, Plettenberg bay 164.8km away
- Swellendam, Aan de Oever Guest House, Aan de Eike Guesthouse & Aan de Heuvel Self Catering Cottage, 170km away
- Cape Town Airport 373Km & Cape Town, 390km away