Mossel Bay Historical Day Tour

Mossel Bay Historical Day Tour incorporates the Dias Museum, an archeological site visit to The Point of Human Origins at Pinnacle Point, a lunch stop at the Gannet (for own account) and the Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse.

About Mossel Bay

 Mossel Bay is a harbour town on the Garden Route in South Africa’s Western Cape Province. Mossel Bay lies halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, close to the towns of Swellendam, Oudtshoorn, George and Knysna on the Garden Route. It’s known for it’s open beaches and the 19th-century Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse, which offers bay views.

Mossel Bay’s human history can – as local archaeological deposits have revealed – be traced back more than 164,000 years. An interesting tour to the Point of Human Origin at Pinnacle Point goes into detail on this and is a Provincial Heritage Site.

Mossel Bay has a rich maritime history, with European explorers setting foot on its shores as early as the 15th century. The town is particularly renowned for being the place where Bartholomeu Dias, the Portuguese explorer, first landed in South Africa in 1488. The Dias Museum Complex, located near the Old Post Office Tree, offers a fascinating glimpse into this historical event and showcases a replica of Dias’ caravel ship. The complex also houses a maritime museum, a shell museum, and an indigenous botanical garden.

In addition to its historical significance, Mossel Bay is a haven for adventure seekers. The area is renowned for its excellent water-based activities, including shark cage diving and seal island visit. Adventurous souls can also indulge in a zipline that goes across the ocean from a cliff top, and even sandboarding on the nearby dunes. For those who prefer a more relaxed experience, boat cruises are available to explore the stunning coastline and encounter dolphins, seals, and a variety of bird species.

The town of Mossel Bay itself offers a charming and welcoming atmosphere, with a range of accommodation options, restaurants, and shops. Visitors can sample fresh seafood and traditional South African cuisine at local eateries, browse through craft markets for unique souvenirs, or simply take a leisurely stroll through the streets lined with historical buildings and architecture.

The Mossel Bay Golf Club and the nearby Pinnacle Point Golf Estate, attracts golfers from around the world with its scenic fairways and challenging holes.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Mossel Bay has the second mildest all-year-round climate in the world with the only north-facing beach in Southern Africa. 

Overall, Mossel Bay is a captivating destination that combines natural beauty, rich history, and thrilling adventures. Whether you are seeking relaxation on the beach, exploring historical landmarks, or immersing yourself in outdoor activities, Mossel Bay has something for everyone. It’s a place where you can unwind, connect with nature, and create unforgettable memories in one of South Africa’s most stunning coastal towns.


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