Things to do in and around Mossel Bay
Enjoy our long pristine beaches - for a leisurely stroll! Go Scuba- diving, deep Sea Fishing or White-shark Cage Diving. The freshest seafood in the country served at various restaurants in our area. Our Malaria Free Game Farms offer a great variety of entertainment for all. Helicopter flips over the greater Mossel Bay area are just as popular for sight seeing!
Further north there is the renowned town of Oudtshoorn - home of the world's largest bird namely the ostrich! When visiting the ostrich farms, you could even try to ride one. The cheetah & crocodile park enables you to view these magnificent animals from up close and for the brave of heart you can even do a cage dive with a crocodile.
The world famous Cango Caves, only a 10-minute drive from Oudtshoorn, can be visited during the day. Wine tasting can be done on the estates along the Garden Route as well as in the Klein Karoo. An exciting experience is grape picking during February where you can indulge in the amazing sweet taste of the Hanepoot grape.
Welcome to the Adventure Capital of South Africa!
Mossel Bay Zipline
The zipline which is 1100m long is described to be “1.1km of screaming fun” and runs from the cliffs of Cape St Blaize to the shark lab at the point. Costs is R450 pp and no children u/6 allowed with a maximum weight capacity of 120kg.
Diaz Water Park
The Diaz water Park, situated at Diaz Beach is a one-stop family fun park with a fast track water slide, one of the first built in South Africa, a giant indoor heated pool with slides and various outdoor slides. They also offer birthday parties and pool parties. This is the perfect spot to beat the heat and your children will love you for it – forever!
Botlierskop Day Safaris
Situated In the spectacular mountains on the outskirts of Mossel Bay, Botlierskop Private Game Reserve is a unique African Experience and is blessed with a great diversity of habitats and 26 different species of wildlife.The 3000 ha game reserve is a paradise for bird watchers with more than 200 species to be seen.
Shark Cage Dives
Come and join us on one of South Africa's most popular adventures where we take you to meet one of nature's most feared predators! The Great White Shark must be experienced and let us assist you in booking one of the most awesome experiences of a life time.
Great White Shark waters of Mossel Bay. Experience our sensational Ocean Safari in one of the best sites in the World. Witness the Great White Shark and countless other magnificent ocean wildlife in their natural environment, above and below water.
Indalu Elephant Experience
Guests are invited to join the Indalu team for an experience of a lifetime as you go on a guided walk with the elephants. The experienced handlers will introduce you to these gentle African giants for an informative session as you get to interact with them and feed them a healthy snack bucket.
Up close and personal photos can be taken. Game drives are also on offer at Indalu to observe the elephants in their natural habitat and where you have the chance to observe the Big 5.
Wine Tasting at Jakkalsvlei
Come visit our brand new tasting hall and taste the Garden Route. We now offer 'create your own' cheese platters and pizzas. Be sure to visit our new deli section with a variety of home made rusks, jams and our very own range of olive preserves and olive oil.
Freaking Fast Wave Rider
High adrenaline, high speed and wave jumping boat trip that can accommodate 12 people from ages 10+. Departing from Mossel Bay Harbour Waterfront , the trip will take you around seal island at speeds that may exceed 120km/h (weather and sea conditions permitting.
White Shark Parasailing
Shark-watching at its best on board our Luxury custom-built winch boat SENORITA. Weather conditions will determine area of operation within the bay. Trip can accommodate up to 10 people. Flights start and end on the boat (no swimming with the sharks).
Skydive Mossel Bay
Not only will you enjoy all of the thrill and excitement of free falling on your very first jump, you’ll also experience an exhilarating scenic flight over the Mossel Bay area with an eagle’s view of the Indian Ocean, Outeniqua mountains and beautiful beaches!
Mossel Bay Scenic Helicopter Flights
Join us on any one of the many breathtaking helicopter flights offered daily, departing from Botlierskop Game Reserve, notably one of the most scenic areas on the Garden Route. We cater to suit everyone's needs, from short helicopter flights to all day charters, tailor made tours and transfers with many more options like: viewing whales, great white sharks and frolicking dolphins as we fly along the Garden Route's beautiful coastline.
Deep Sea Fishing
Deep sea fishing for the brave. Leaving early in the morning or even evening trips. These are for the fishing enthusiast and a fun and rewarding experience.
Nothing needs to be taken on board execpt your own personal stuff. Fishing rods, bait and refreshments are organised by the operators to ensure you have a fun filled experience and hopefully catch that "Big one".
Mossel Bay Food Route
Discover a world of tastes in one district! Without travelling too far you can experience an amazing variety of taste sensations in and around Mossel Bay. Menus vary from gourmet (try the menus created by talented chefs Stefan Jamneck of Transkaroo. Restaurant and Emile Nel of Villa Point) to traditional (Sunday lunch at Stoepsit near Boggomsbaai should be booked well in advance).
Mossel Bay Historic Walk
Put on your walking shoes and discover the historical buildings and facts in the Old Quarter of Mossel Bay. You can pick up a map at the Mossel Bay Tourism office that will mark all the historical buildings along Mossel Bay's Historic Walk. Some of the buildings you will see include churches, schools, homes, municipal and commercial buildings as well as the Cape St Blaize Lighthouse all of which were built between 1830 and 1900.
Walking with Lions
An opportunity to accompany and interact with lions. A once in a lifetime experience, no leashes just a wild nature adventure. There are lots of time for beautiful photo opportunities!
Our Catwalk (walk with the lions) is one of the pleasures we like to share with guests. Lions are one of South Africa's most majestic predators and one of the famous Big 5 animals in the world. We raised the cubs and give them, on a daily basis, the opportunity to experience the wild and pleasure of the farm.
Strawberry picking @ Redberry Farm
Choose a container size at the farm stall and head off to the strawberry picking rows where the real fun begins.
There are different strawberries to choose from - we grow Californian varieties Honour, Splendour, Virtue, Commitment, Albion and Valour. Each variety is unique with differences in size and taste. The sweetest strawberry is bright red, eaten fresh from the fields at room temperature.
Cango WIldlife Ranch
Since 1977, Cango Wildlife Ranch has been able to thrill its visitors with its variety of animals and breeding programmes. It is a facility offering far more than the average zoo. Cango Wildlife Ranch believes in conservation and they know it is vital to protect all species for the generations to come. By educating the public, they try to ensure that the message of conservation comes across and that visitors, both young and old, realize just how fragile our planet is and how vital it is to conserve endangered species before it is too late.
29km from Oudtshoorn, at the head of the picturesque Cango Valley, lie the spectacular underground wonder of the Klein Karoo - the Cango Caves. Situated in a limestone ridge parallel to the well known Swartberg Mountains, you will find the finest dripstone caverns, with their vast halls and towering formations.