Activities and Day Trips around Mossel Bay and the Garden Route
Hiking on the Oystercatcher Trail - This is not a walk, it is a love affair with nature!
The 14 km Oystercatcher trail, following the coastline from Mossel Bay to Dana Bay, is rated one of the top ten best hiking trails in South Africa by the prestigious travel magazine Getaway. Allow us to bring you to the starting point, an ancient Khoi-San cave in Mossel Bay, so you can experience the breathtaking views over the coastline of Mossel Bay. On your way back to classicalView Guest House in Dana Bay you will pass through beautiful pristine vegetation with a variety of birds. Dolphins, seals and whales are also to be seen and keep your eyes open for the elusive African Bush Buck and the cheeky Klipdassie.
A myriad of impressions to make your heart beat faster and memories to cherish for a lifetime.
Golf in Mossel Bay & on the Garden Route
You will reach the 18 hole, 72 Par Mossel Bay Golf Course within a 5-minute drive from the classicalView Guest House.
You can see the ocean from every tee.
Additional championship golf courses are Fancourt (40 km from CBD) und George (45 km).
Mossel Bay Tourism can provide further information about golf resorts and how to book for the golf courses on the Garden Route.
» You will find more information and golf courses here...
Discover the Great White Shark
Mossel Bay is without a doubt one of the best White Shark sites in the World
Experience our sensational ocean safari.
Witness the Great White Shark in their natural environment above and under water.
Mossel Bay hosts an extraordinary number of Great white sharks, and has become known around the world as "Sharkville".
White Shark Africa provides the visitor with a unique opportunity to view or dive with the mysterious and intriguing Great White Shark in its natural environment.
We gladly organize the reservation for you!
NEW! - Safari Tours
Go on a safari at the Garden Route
3 of the most beautiful game reserves at the Garden Route are located 1/2 hours away from the guest house classicalView.
Botlierskop, Garden Route Game Park and Gondwana Game Reserve.
Our favorite is Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, the resort offers 4 of the Big Five on 3000 acres overlooking the sea and mountains,
it includes 26 species of animals and 200 different birds
- ask us if we should arrange a safari, jeep and rangers.
Walk with the Lion
Take a walk with the lion
Close to Mossel Bay offers the Zorgfontein Eco & Wildlife Reserve the once in a lifetime experience to walk with young lions.
Only 8 persons can be hosted on each excursion.With these twice-a-day walks,
which is strictly controlled by guides it is a nice and quite comfortable walk,
and you walk slowly so that you can see how the animals interact and play.
The young lions do not carry collars or lines - they move absolutely freely.
It is a cosy walk, on which one is to recognize, how the small ones move and play with one another.
This impressing experience should not be missed.
Link to Zorgfontein: www.zorgfontein.com
Our recommendations for day trips
Day trips in and around Mossel Bay
Day 1: Mossel Bay » Duration 5 - 6 hours
Visit the Diaz museum and afterwards go by boat to the seal island. In the afternoon you can enjoy coffee and cake at Cafe Fynbos, including odds and sodds shop. Then visit the Point and the lighthouse and go for walk on the St. Blaize Trail, from where you can watch the whales and dolphins. Maps and directions available from Gottfried.
Evening: shuttle service free of charge to 1 of 8 restaurants in Mossel Bay
Day 2: Garden Route Excursion » Duration 6 - 7 hours
Drive from Mossel Bay to George to the Slave tree and the famous steam train museum. Then proceed east to Wilderness to Map of Africa and starting point of the paraglider, then take the 7 Passes Road or Old Road to Knysna.
In Knysna you can visit the Water front, Oyster Company and the Heads. On your way back to Mossel Bay you stop in Great Brak River and have dinner at Transkaroo restaurant.
Alternatively you can take the shuttle service free of charge to 1 of 8 restaurants in Mossel Bay
Day 3: Oudtshoorn » Duration 7 - 8 hours
From Mossel Bay you take the Robinson Pass to Oudtshoorn where you can visit one of the Ostrich Farms.
Afterwards visit the Cango Caves, the biggest caves in South Africa.
Then a stopover with winetasting and lunch at the Karusa winery.
In fair weather we recommend you to drive up the Swartberg pass, from where you will have a magnificent view over the semi-desert and Little Karoo.
Back to George over the Outeniqua Pass. Continue your travel to Little Brak River and have dinner at Stonehill Restaurant or take the shuttle service free of charge to 1 of 8 restaurants in Mossel Bay in the evening.
Day 4: Game Drive » Duration 6 - 7 hours
In the morning you can take a walk on the beautiful beach of Dana Bay. Then stop over in the Afrikaansmuseum in Hartenbos or wine tasting at Cool Bay Wine Cellar in Little Brak River. Afterwards you drive to the Game Park Botlierskop. Sightseeing in a Jeep with a Ranger - you will see 4 of the BIG 5.
Dinner at Restaurant Stonehill or take the shuttle service free of charge to 1 of 8 restaurants in Mossel Bay
Day 5: Jukani Jukani Predator Park and Aloe Vera Farms » Duration 5 - 6 hours.
In the morning you visit Jukani - then go to Vleesbaai. Take a walk along the coastline in the nature conservancy of Fransmanshoek.
Visit the little coastal village of Gouritsmond. Then drive to Albertinia and visit one of the Aloe Vera Farms to relax and have lunch. On the way back to Mossel Bay stop over again at Jukani Park where the Lions and Tigers are handfed at 16:00.
Dinner at Jazzbury's or take the shuttle service free of charge to 1 of 8 restaurants in Mossel Bay
1 Day: Whale-Watching
1 Day: St. Blaize Trail: Hiking Trail on the steep coast from Mossel Bay to Dana Bay - approx. 15 km (5 - 6 walking hours)
1 Day: Shark cage diving: In the area of Mossel Bay resides the biggest White Shark. We call the seal island the "McDonalds" for the sharks
1 Day: Relaxation on the beach or pool
1 Day: "Meet the people-Tour" exclusive with Gottfried
Maps and Explanations you will get from Gottfried.
With pleasure we will organize all entrys, trips and booking restaurants.
More Activities in and around Mossel Bay
Whale Watching and Shark Cage Diving
You can spot the southern right whale in the waters near Mossel Bay from June till November.
Enjoy the unique experience of seeing a whale from a very close distance directly in the bay.
You are looking for a breathtaking adventure? Try the ultimate thrill and dive into the ocean in a shark cage to spot the big whites sharks.
Romonza: www.mosselbay.co.za/romonza » Phone: +27 (0) 44 690 3101
White Shark Africa: www.whitesharkafrica.com » Phone: +27 (0) 44 691 3796
Diving in the Indian Ocean
Discover the Indian Ocean and go diving at the coast by Mossel Bay.
You will find plenty of opportunities to dive around Mossel Bay and the closer surroundings.
Electrodive: www.electrodive.co.za » Phone: +27 (0) 82 561 1259
AE Diving: +27 (0) 44 621 8619
The Oystercatcher Trail, which is a three day hike, runs just past our Guest House.
On request we can organise three day tours along the coast of Mossel Bay and Dana Bay to Gouritsmond.
Oystercatcher Trail: www.oystercatchertrail.co.za
Phone: + 27(0) 44 699 1204
Day Trips from Mossel Bay
You can reach Oudtshoorn, with its famous ostrich farms and cave systems (Cango Caves) via the beautiful Outeniqua-Pass.
Knysna- the lagoon town with waterfront and oyster farms can be best visited from the Heads.
Cango Caves: www.cango-caves.co.za
Dias Museum in Mossel Bay
The famous "Post Office Tree", where seafarers used to leave letters for each other in the 15th and 16th century is situated here.
The history of Mossel Bay is displayed in the Dias Museum Complex.
Dias Museum: www.diasmuseum.co.za
Phone: +27 (0) 33 691 1067
Safari & Game Parks on the Garden Route
Along the Garden route you are able to visit Game Parks and see 4 of the Big 5.
The area around the Garden Route is malaria-free. We will be glad to organize a visit on a Game Park for you.
Botlierskop Lodge: www.botlierskop.co.za » Phone: +27 (0) 44 696 6055
GR Game Lodge: www.grgamelodge.co.za » Phone: +27 (0) 28 735 1200/1
Zingela Indlela: www.zingelafarm.com » Phone: +27 (0) 694 0011
Nyaru Game Lodge: www.nyarugame.co.za » Phone: +27 (0) 82 715 1933
Horse Riding on the Garden Route
Eight Bells Mountain: www.eightbells.co.za
Phone: +27 (0) 44 631 0000
Bonniedale Farm: www.bonniedale.com
Phone: +27 (0) 44 695 3175
Outenique Moon Percheron Stud:
Phone: +27 (0) 44 631 0093