The town of Mossel Bay lies along South Africa’s Garden Route between Mossel Bay and Storms River, which runs parallel to a coastline characterized by lakes, mountains, golden beaches, cliffs and lush native forest.
The Garden Route has a well-developed tourist infrastructure, making the area popular all year round. The harbor at Mossel Bay is one of the most modern commercial and recreational ports on the Southern Cape coastline.
PetroSA’s (formerly Mossgas)메이저사이트 Information Canter informs visitors about the project and synthetic fuel production from the Mossel Bay offshore gas field. Other attractions include the Attequas Kloof Pass, the Anglo-Boer/South African War blockhouse and the Bartholomew Diaz complex. The Great Brak River offers historic towns along its expansive coastline with plenty of opportunities for whale and dolphin watching. Hosting four of the Big Five, game farms enrich wildlife and bird life.
Situated midway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, beautiful Mossel Bay is a coastal town and port on the world famous Garden Route. This popular resort town is surrounded by sunbathing peninsulas and the refreshing Indian Ocean.
It’s a busy summer getaway and an ideal winter getaway. It boasts a year-round mild climate, but its most important feature is that it is the historic capital of the Garden Route.
Well-traveled cruise ships dock regularly, along with other international crews using modern docking facilities. Mossel Bay is a fast-growing tourist destination as more and more travelers discover the jewel of the Cape Garden Route. Bortholomeu Dias CrossBack In 1488 a man named Bartholomew Dias anchored in the Bay of St Blaize. Originally known as “Aguada de Sào Bras”. The town then developed into a busy export port for wool, ocher and ostrich feathers.
The town’s many beautiful historical buildings are evidence of events that took place long before the town today. In 1601, Dutch navigator Paulus van Caerden discovered that mussels were a welcome addition to sailors’ diets and renamed them Mossel Bay. Today, the mussels gathered at Mossel Bay each spring are highly regarded by gourmets as among the best in the world.
old post office tree
Due to its rich history, the town has many museums to visit. There is a maritime museum focusing on early discovery navigation and ships, and is home to an impressive life-size replica of Bartolomeu Dias’ caravel. This is the ship he sailed into Mossel Bay in 1488. Also on display are models of ships from a bygone era and maps of the eastern route.
Granery is another museum that permanently exhibits fresh specimens of wild flowers found in the region, and has carefully selected photos of the many mountain passes that connect the coastal region to Little Karoo. The Shell Museum houses a very large collection of shells and shows how they have been used by humans as tools and more over the years.