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 classicalView Guest House. 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.
www.botlierskop.co.za – Phone +27 (0)44 696 6055
Indalu Game Reserve:
www.indalu.co.za – Phone +27 (0)82 990 3831
GR Game Lodge:
www.grgamelodge.co.za – Phone +27 (0)28 735 1200/1
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 Farm: www.zorgfontein.com
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!
White Shark Africa:
www.whitesharkafrica.com – Phone +27 (0)44 691 3796
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.
www.mosselbay.co.za/romonza – Phone +27 (0)44 690 3101
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.
www.electrodive.co.za – Phone +27 (0)82 561 1259
Phone +27 (0)44 621 8619
Hiking on the Oystercatcher Trail
«This is not a walk, it is a love affair with nature!»
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. Discover the breathtaking views over the coastline of Mossel 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. The 14 km Oystercatcher trail is rated one of the top ten best hiking trails in South Africa by the prestigious travel magazine Getaway.
www.oystercatchertrail.co.za – Phone +27 (0)44 699 1204
The Point of Human Origins
Pinnacle Point, Mossel Bay, is home to some of the oldest and most important archaeological discoveries in relation to the origin of all people on this earth. The Point of Human Experience is a journey into prehistory.
www.humanorigin.co.za – Phone +27 (0)71 690 8889
Golf in Mossel Bay and 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: Golf in South Africa
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.
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.
www.diasmuseum.co.za – Phone +27 (0)33 691 1067
Relaxation and care for body and soul
Balance Co. in Mossel Bay offers an all-round care with various massage therapies, facials, body treatments, hair care, manicure and pedicure.
www.balanceco.co.za – Phone +27 (0)44 690 3443