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About Mossel Bay

If you're on the hunt for an amazing South African vacation, look no further than Mossel Bay. Wedged between the Outeniqua Mountains and the great blue sea, Mossel Bay has long been one of the country's most popular destinations. It was even named the 2017 Kwêla Town of the Year. Come stay in one of our Mossel Bay vacation rentals to see why the locals agree this is South Africa's most charming town!

Where is Mossel Bay?

Mossel Bay is located on the southern coast of the scenic Western Cape of South Africa, also known as the Garden Route, midway between the bustling cities of Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. 

Perched on a small peninsula and surrounded by the glistening waters of the South Atlantic, Mossel Bay is a breezy coastal town renowned for its hospitality and 300 days of sunshine. But don't let its unassuming air fool you. The caves just south of Mossel Bay are believed to be the origin of human civilization, more than 150,000 years ago - and the first place humans learned to use fire.

Things to Do in Mossel Bay

Adventure awaits at every turn in Mossel Bay. Walk with lions, dive with great white sharks, or ride on the backs of elephants. Take a picnic to the beach and watch for breaching whales. If that's not enough to get your adrenaline going, you can also experience the area's beautiful landscapes by sandboarding, skydiving, mountain biking, bungee jumping, or scuba diving.

Those who prefer to take their vacations at a slightly slower speed will find plenty to love, too. Mossel Bay is famous for its 40 miles of gorgeous sandy beaches, where you can surf, sunbathe, and swim in the warm Atlantic. Be sure to try some wild oysters during your stay - a regional delicacy - and sample the locally roasted coffee. 

There's no better way to experience the stunning natural beauty of South Africa than a stay in one of our Mossel Bay vacation rentals. Prepare yourself for a vacation unlike any other!

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