With travel back on the cards for the country, many South Africans are seeking adventure right on their doorsteps, and as they do so the harbour town of Mossel Bay is throwing its hat in the ring as a must-see destination.
The town has launched a nationwide campaign, aptly titled “The Great Escape to Mossel Bay” inviting visitors from the Garden Route, the greater Western and Eastern Cape, as well as national tourists, looking for their post-lock-down escape.
Top of the agenda is to mobilise local support in promoting the town as the preferred destination. As Aneli Gerber, Chief Operations Officer points out: “Mossel Bay is arguably the most award-winning town in South Africa, and sometimes, we, as “locals” forget we have achieved so much and have so much to be proud of. We encourage our residents and visitors to support our local establishments, not just financially, but also by promoting our Mossel Bay brand wherever we can.”
Mossel Bay Municipality has committed to the initiative promoting the support of local businesses, especially since the re-opening of inter-provincial leisure travel.
Something For Everyone
Mossel Bay and surrounding areas are well known for its water sports including surfing, scuba diving, shark cage diving, deep-sea fishing, flying water-powered bikes, and speed boating. Mossel Bay has two waterparks as well as two heated indoor pools to entertain the younger visitors.
For those more comfortable on dry land, an array of activities including sandboarding, mountain biking, quad biking, trail running, and hiking are options that will entertain visitors. We even cater for daredevils wanting to try skydiving, paragliding, horseback riding, and helicopter trips and flips!
Between the golf estates, malaria-free game reserves, animal interactions, and award-winning wine farms and distilleries in the area, as well as some of the country’s top blue flag beaches, restaurants, camping spots, and accommodation, there’s something for everyone in Mossel Bay.
All you need to do is go to www.visitmosselbay.co.za to plan your full itinerary. The site is designed to give you all the details you need to plan the perfect staycation.