Mossel Bay Activities & Attractions

Things to do in Mossel Bay & Day Trips along the Garden Route, like Knysna, Wilderness, George, Stilbay, Oudtshoorn, Riversdale

Mossel Bay Attractions & Activities:

Centrally located : Main Street : Walking Distance from (approximately):
  • Town / business area : 600m – 1 Km
  • Santos Blue Flag beach : 900m ( 10 minute walk )
  • Bayview Private Hospital : 500m
  • Bayview Shopping and Entertainment Centre : 400m
  • Restaurants and Fast Food outlets : 400m ( 5 minute walk )
  • Diaz Museum : 1 Km
  • Golf courses nearby : 1.2 Km
  • Game reserves nearby : 6 – 20 Km
  • George Airport : 45 Km
  • Harbour : 1.2 Km : Daily boat trips to Seal Island, Whale Watching etc.
  • Point and light house 2,5 Km
  • Historical caves and St Blaize walking trail 2,5 Km
Other Attractions & Activities to Enjoy in Mossel Bay:
  • Boat trips to Seal Island
  • Mossel Bay Lighthouse
  • Whale Watching (in season)
  • White Shark Africa cage diving
  • Wine tasting at Reed / Eden Valley - 10 km
  • Wine tasting at Jakkalsvlei - 30 km
  • Day Trips in the Garden Route, to George, Knysna and Oudthoorn.
  • Outeniqua Mountain Pass
  • 4 Wheel-motorbike tracks
  • Helicopter flights over the Bay and Garden Route.
  • DIAZ EXPRESS Railway Excursion - booking is essential.
  • There are 2 tidal pools, for safe swimming at the Mossel Bay Point.
  • Snorkelling
  • Scuba Diving
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Jetskiing
  • Surfing between Diaz beach and the point
  • Long walks on the silver sands of the nearby Diaz beach

There are at least 5 game reserves in a radius of 30 km, of which Botlierskop Private Game Reserve is the best known, with both lions and elephants. They also have horseback riding.

St Blaize walking trail

Click here to download a Map and Info on this beautiful, free walking trail ! (pdf 845kb)

Dias Museum, Mossel Bay

Only 1,2 Km from Aquamarine

  • The Post Office Tree
  • Maritime Museum
  • Shell Museum & Aquarium
  • Culture Display
  • The Granary
  • Munrohoek Cottages
  • The Muslim Graves
  • The Spring
  • Padráo / Stone Cross
  • Indigenous Garden

The Bartolomeu DIAS Museum Complex encompasses a wealth of information and places of historical interest. The most famous of these is possibly the Old Post Office Tree, a more than 500 year old Milkwood tree, where you can still post your letter in the first ‘post office’ in South Africa!

Open all year round except Christmas & Good Friday
Monday – Friday 09h00 – 16h45
Weekends & Public Holidays 09h00 – 15h45

Private Bag X1, Mossel Bay, 6500, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)44 6911 067, Fax: +27 (0)44 9611 915

The Diaz Express (Pty) Ltd

During the period between school holidays we do three rail excursions per week to the ever-popular Transkaroo Restaurant at Great Brak station. We travel past Great Brak, through cuttings, a tunnel, precipitous drops and over the Maalgate bridge. There we stop for a while and just enjoy the splendour of the Maalgate river way down below. Then we move back to the Transkaroo where, in this grand old station building, passengers can enjoy something light such as tea/coffee with a scone, or a full lunch from the a la carte menu, or just pack their own picnic basket.

We can accommodate 34 passengers per trip and the cost for a return trip will be R 150.00 per person. Lunch, beverages and gratuities are for the passenger’s own cost.

Please phone for reservations. When there are 25 passengers it becomes economically viable and we can do the trip.

The Diaz Express will be departing 10:00 from Hartenbos station (or Mossel Bay by special arrangement), arrive at 12:30 at Great Brak, turn around at 14:30 to be back in Hartenbos/Mossel Bay between 15:30 en 16:00.

For an extra amount (Mossel Bay R 50 pp and George R 100.00 pp) guests can be collected from the guesthouse/hotel and transported to the Diaz Express departure point.

Click here for more information and photos (pdf 500kb)

For enquiries contact:
Phone: 0798104687 / 0824507778
or e-mail to

Famous Romanza Boat Trips, Mossel Bay

In Mossel Bays Harbour (Only 1,5 Km from Aquamarine): Seal Island Trips & Boat Based Whale Watching

  • Seal Island Trips: From 10:00 to 17:00 every hour on the hour, all year round. Cruise to Seal Island for a closer look at more than 3 000 fascinating CAPE FUR SEALS
  • Sunset Cruises: Relaxed and Romantic 1½ - 2 hour cruises around Seal Island and scenic Mossel Bay. (Cash Bar on Board)
  • Whale Watching(June – October) Romanza is the only Permit Holder to do Boat Based Whale Watching in Mossel Bay. Departs from the harbour on 1½ - 3 hour trips to observe the greatest mammal CLOSE-UP. All encounters are conducted strictly to conservation guidelines. Departing twice daily. THETA guides on board. SIGHTINGS GUARANTEED!

For enquiries contact:
082 701 9031
Tel: 044 690 3101 – Fax: 044 691 3454

Helicopter Flights Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay (approximately 10 Km from Aquamarine)

  • SACAA Licensed operator!
  • Highly qualified commertial pilots
  • 100% Safety Record

A bird’s eye view of our world! See the world-renowned caves at Pinnacle Point, spot the sharks in Shark Alley and View Seal Island, seals, dolphins, whales…

Experience our beautiful coastline from a different perspective

For enquiries contact:
Capri Tours & Helicopters
Phone: +27 (0)44 695 0693
Mobile: +27 (0)82 749 9042 / +27 (0)83 453 4326

Botlierskop Day Safaris

(25 minutes drive from Mossel Bay).

Situated in spectacular mountains near Mossel Bay & George, Botlierskop Private Game Reserve is an unique African experience and is blessed with great diversity of habitats and 26 different species of wildlife.

The 3 000 ha game reserve is a paradise for bird watchers with more than 200 species to be seen.

  • Game Drives
  • Experience close encounters with rhinoceros, lion, buffalo, giraffe, rare black impala and many more species in an exhilarating three-hour guided game-viewing drive in an open vehicle.
  • Bush Walks
  • Horseback Safari
  • Malaria Free!
  • Bookings Essential!

Contact us:
Tel: +27 (0)44 696 6055
Fax: +27 (0)44 696 6272
P.O. Box 565, Little Brak River, 6503, South Africa.

Garden Route Game Lodge

35 km / 30 Minutes drive from Aquamarine

Day visitors can enjoy exciting game drives in open Landrovers.

The game reserve is currently home to giraffes, white rhinos, lions, elephants, buffaloes, zebras, cheetahs, wildebeest and 24 more species that make up a total of more than 400 animals.

Reservations (book in advance to avoid disappointment):
Tel: +27 (0)28 735 1200/1
Fax: +27 (0)28 735 1202

PO Box 344, Albertinia, 6695, South Africa

Deepsea Adventures - Fishing Charters in Mossel Bay

Enjoy a Deep Sea Fishing Trip on the best rigged 8m butt cat in Mossel Bay!

The launch and journey is safe and dry, which makes for a carefree day of fishing fun in our famous scenic coastline area.

  • Can Accommodate up to 10 Persons
  • On Board Toilet & Resting facility
  • All tackle & Bait Supplied
  • Bottom Fish & Trawling
  • All Fish caught may be kept (Subjected to bag limits)
  • Closed Cabin & Soft seating

For Booking / Inquiries:
Magda: 072 454 2988
083 260 2222
078 445 4471

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