15 days in Mossel Bay & Darling Itinerary

15 days in Mossel Bay & Darling Itinerary

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Mossel Bay
— 8 nights
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Drive to George Airport, Fly to Cape Town International Airport, Drive to Darling
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Darling
— 6 nights
Drive to Cape Town International Airport, Fly to Port Elizabeth

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Mossel Bay — 8 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mossel Bay: Oudtshoorn (Cango Wildlife Ranch, Cango Caves, &more), Knysna (Knysna Heads, Knysna Elephant Park, &more) and MLink Glass Studio (in Sedgefield). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Cape Palette Art Gallery, walk around Harry Giddy Park, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mossel Bay trip website.

Port Elizabeth to Mossel Bay is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Mossel Bay can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Darling.
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Darling — 6 nights

Darling is a small town in a farming area on the west coast region of the Western Cape, about 75 km from Cape Town.By the beginning of the 18th century about 29 farmers lived in an area called Groenkloof and on one of these farms, Langfontein, Darling was founded in 1853. Get out of town with these interesting Darling side-trips: West Coast National Park (West Coast National Park & Gamkaberg Nature Reserve) and Hopefield (The Mill Country Fair & Simply Bee Obsevation Centre). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Darling Olives, do a tasting at Ormonde Vineyard, stroll through Tienie Versfeld Wildflower Reserve, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Darling Brew.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Darling trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mossel Bay to Darling. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Mossel Bay in August since evenings lows in Darling dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.
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