Mossel Bay Adventures

Mossel Bay Adventures, things to do and what to do this weekend!

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…

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Adventures in Mossel Bay
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Mossel Bay Adventures, things to do and what to do this weekend!

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

Boat Trips

It is not surprising that Mossel Bay, a harbour town with a long maritime history and large sheltered bay offers a wide choice of boating activities from sunset cruises to whale watching to deep sea fishing.   Trips usually include a visit to Seal Island to observe the Cape fur seal. And since...

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 South Africa, we are blessed with a variety of species. Try your luck at catching red stumpnose (Miss Lucy), black musselcracker (poenskop), kob (kabeljou),...

Elephant Experience

Elephant Experience in Mossel Bay. The vibrant town of Mossel Bay busies itself with its oil and gas industry and many tourist offerings but as soon as you leave this important economic hub of the Garden Route, the beautiful southern slopes of the Outeniqua Mountains, rolling gently down to the Indian...

Helicopter Flights

The friendly town of Mossel Bay is close to many of the Garden Route’s main attractions. Why not take a bird’s eye view of some of the sights that makes this area one of South Africa’s top destinations? On a Helicopter Flight in Mossel Bay you can fly in to view game on some of the...

Hiking

Hiking in Mossel Bay, South Africa. The trail name of one of Mossel Bay’s many wonderful hiking opportunities - ‘Hunter gatherers hike’ is a clue to the areas archaeological importance. Besides being ruggedly beautiful, the coast and mountains around Mossel Bay were home to earliest...

Horse Riding

Horse Riding in Mossel Bay. Explore the picturesque hills and valleys surrounding Mossel Bay on hoof - a refreshing break from your Garden Route drive. Our operators will make sure that you are saddled up with a horse that has the perfect temperament for your skill level. This is an activity that you...

Hot-Air Ballooning

Hot-Air Ballooning in Mossel Bay is one of your must-do activities when you visit. A stately hot-air balloon floating serenely over Mossel Bay’s expansive and dramatic landscapes is a match made in heaven. There has always been an aura of magic, romance...

Quad Biking

Mossel Bay is surrounded by low fynbos covered hills with magnificent views of the Indian Ocean and the distant Outeniqua Mountains and quad biking is an exhilarating way to experience the surrounding areas of this Garden Route town. With qualified and experienced staff to assist you, you will get the...

Sailing Charters

Sailing Charters in Mossel Bay. Mossel Bay is the archetypal summer holiday town and inland living South African’s flock there over the summer season reinforcing a real beach culture; wide stretches of white sand, warm sea, surfing and soft serve and a light house that is not only fully operational...

Sandboarding

Sandboarding in Mossel Bay (Mosselbaai). 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 Adventure. Just outside of Mossel Bay you will find the Dragon Dune, the longest sandboarding dune in South Africa!...

Scenic Flights

Take to the skies for a change of perspective. From high, follow the unfolding edge of the magnificent south eastern coast of South Africa marvelling at the endless white beaches punctuated by dramatic black cliffs.  Or Helicopter low to spot Southern Right and Humpback whales breeching in season...

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...

Skydiving

If you’ve ever dreamt of leaping out of an aircraft, James bond style, and soaring eagle-like through the air then this is the place to do it. Flanked by the spectacular Outeniqua Mountains and the wildly beautiful coastline near Mossel Bay this is the ideal place to do your big jump and celebrate...

Slackpacking

Slackpacking in Mossel Bay. Step into nature, walk through history and sleep in comfort. This is the joy of slack packing. Mossel Bay, the official start to the Garden Route, has a beautiful rugged coastline where slackpacking, a soft version of multi-day hiking, is offered. On a slackpacking trip you...

Walking Safaris

Walking safaris in Mossel Bay. Start your Garden Route adventure with a walking safari conveniently located near Mossel Bay. A walking safari is certainly a way to attune your psyche to the practice of being acutely aware of your environment. This is a skill that safari guides come to master over their...

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 on a Whale Watching Adventure where you get the chance to view a giant southern right whale breach, right out...

Zip Line

Zip Line Mossel Bay. Mossel Bay zip lining as an activity has taken off and is one of the most popular aerial cable type activities around. I still refer to a zip line as a foefie slide, as we use to call our home-made ones from the houses chimney down into the garden.