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Mossel Bay

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Specialty Museums · Shark Diving · Wineries & Vineyards
Bay of Attraction
A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate. Whether you're looking for excitement and adventure, or a quiet family vacation, you'll find plenty of things to do in Mossel Bay, including water sports, mountain biking, and whale watching. The town doesn't lack in entertainment, shopping venues, and cultural attractions, boasting museums and archaeological sites containing some of the earliest evidence of modern human habitation. Whether you only want to go to Mossel Bay, or have a whole adventure planned, Inspirock has you covered with our user-friendly South Africa trip maker tool.
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Hidden gems in Mossel Bay

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Specialty Museum
Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Hiking Trail
St. Blaize Trail
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
History Museum
Janine Iron and Washing Museum Hartenbos
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Popular things to do in Mossel Bay

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Beach
Santos Beach
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Shark Diving
Shark Diving
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Park
Harry Giddy Park
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Nature / Park
Nkonzo Wildlife Research Hartenbos
4.8
Duration: 4 hours

Side trips from Mossel Bay

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Nature / Park
Robberg Nature Reserve Plettenberg Bay
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Cave
Cango Caves Oudtshoorn
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Geologic Formation
Knysna Heads Knysna
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Nature / Park
Cango Wildlife Ranch Oudtshoorn
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Tours in Mossel Bay

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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Speed Boats Tour
Speed Boats Tours
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
1.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Mossel Bay

Water Park
Hartenbos Waterpark Hartenbos
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Beach
Diaz Beach
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Aquarium
The Shark Lab
2.1
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Mossel Bay

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History Museum
ATKV’s Hartenbos Museum Hartenbos
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Where to stay in Mossel Bay

You can find virtually every style of accommodations in Mossel Bay, with hotels and guesthouses lining the sandy shore and dotting the scenic countryside. Whether you're looking for a cozy bed and breakfast, a backpacker-style dorm, youth hostel, or rental property, you'll find it in Mossel Bay. Private game reserves also provide lodgings to travelers, while spacious resorts offer a variety of accommodation types, including chalets, campsites, and caravan (RV) parks.
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