Mossel Bay Adventures

Famous for its friendliness, laid back atmosphere and constant holiday feel, Mossel Bay is conveniently located with easy access to many of the attractions of the Garden Route. Blessed with a mild climate and an average of 320 days of sunshine per year, Mossel Bay is a year round destination for adventure seekers.

Mossel Bay is the historical capital of the Garden Route. Here, in 1488, explorer Bartholomeu Dias landed and found a spring to replenish his water supplies. A visit to the…

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Adventures in Mossel Bay
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Famous for its friendliness, laid back atmosphere and constant holiday feel, Mossel Bay is conveniently located with easy access to many of the attractions of the Garden Route. Blessed with a mild climate and an average of 320 days of sunshine per year, Mossel Bay is a year round destination for adventure seekers.

Mossel Bay is the historical capital of the Garden Route. Here, in 1488, explorer Bartholomeu Dias landed and found a spring to replenish his water supplies. A visit to the Batolomeu Dias Museum gives insight into both the cultural and natural history of the area.

Mossel Bay is also the home of South Africa’s oldest archeological site - the Cape St Blaize Cave, where middens, dating more than 200,000 years, were laid down by Khoisan herders. Exploring both ancient and more recent history is a fascinating activity in Mossel Bay.

Next, it’s time for some adventure activities!

Mossel Bay spreads out along the shores of the warm Indian Ocean. At the tip of the peninsula, surfers enjoy the waves of Inner and Outer Pool.  Hop on a cruise to Mossel Bay Seal Island Reserve for a closer look at the large colony of curious Cape Fur seas or go further out to sea for a deep-sea fishing adventure. Between July and December, it is the breeding season of the southern right whale. Join a whale watching adventure for a close up and personal view of these extraordinary mammals.

For that extra adrenaline kick, dip beneath the surface for an encounter with a great white shark or go further down below for a scuba diving adventure.

Another great way to view the sea life is from above on a scenic flight. Next, head inland to the fynbos riches of Outeniqua Mountains for an abseiling or rock climbing adventure.

There is so much to do in Mossel Bay that you are likely to visit this laid back paradise more than once!

Mossel Bay Adventures

Deep Sea Fishing

Enjoy a day of Deep Sea Fishing in Mossel Bay and bring home fresh fish for supper! Seafood is a healthy and natural source of proteins and in Mossel Bay, we are blessed with a variety of species. Try your luck at catching red stumpnose (Miss Lucy), black musselcracker (poenskop), kob (kabeljou),...

Sandboarding

Mossel Bay spreads out along the sandy shores of the Indian Ocean. All that sand makes this adventure town the ideal destination for a Sandboarding Advenventure. Just outside of Mossel Bay you will find the Dragon Dune, the longest sandboarding dune in Mossel Bay! This sandy dune sports a 320 metre...

Scuba Diving

Mossel Bay straddles the Cape St. Blaize peninsula. The setting of this friendy town, along the shores of the warm Indian Ocean, makes this a heaven for avid Scuba Divers. Spend a morning in the company of featherworms and sea fans. Spot the elusive octopus and search for sanddollars on the ocean floor....

Seal Viewing Trips

Explore the world beneath the sea on a Seal Viewing Trip. On this adventure you will witness the amazingly friendly Cape fur seal play amongst the waves – all without getting your hair wet! The Indian Ocean around Mossel Bay is teeming with marine lifte so remember to also look out for dolphins, sharks...

Shark Cage Diving

The Garden Route is a popular holiday destination. Some people enjoy its scenic beauty, others its relaxed and friendly atmosphere and then there are those that come here for the adrenaline kicks. Yes! The Garden Route has plenty of options for dare devils, swashbucklers, intrepid adventurers, adrenaline...

Snorkeling

Discover how amazing invertebrate life can be. Sponges, nudibranches and anemones offer a smorgasbord of colour. Mossel Bay on the Garden Route offer fantastic Snorkelling spots so get your flippers wet on a Snorkelling Adventure!  Try out the tidal pools in Mossel Bay, Vic Bay and Herold’s Bay....

Sunset Cruises

The famed multi-hued sunsets of Mossel Bay are best enjoyed from a Sunset Cruise and with a 320 average recorded days of sunshine per year – Mossel Bay is the prime spot for a relaxing evening on the sea! Count your blessings and raise your glass as the sun dips beneath the Indian Ocean – It is...

Whale Watching

During the winter months, Mossel Bay becomes one of the worlds whale watching meccas. The protected southern right whale is making a great comeback and our Mossel Bay operators will take you a Whale Watching Adventure where you get the chance to view a giant southern right whale breach, right out of...