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Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay is a harbour town on the Garden Route in South Africa’s Western Cape Province. It’s known for the wide Santos Beach and the 19th-century Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse, which offers bay views.

The Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex includes the Maritime Museum, the Shell Museum and botanical gardens. The Post Office Tree, a milkwood tree in the complex, has been used as a mail collection point since the 1500s


St. Blaize Trail

The St. Blaize Trail is a popular 13.5 km (6 hour) hike that follows the 30 meter contour along the cliffs westwards from the Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse. It begins at the cave below the Lighthouse, and ends at Dana Bay (you can walk it in either direction), and is marked with the sign of the Oystercatcher. 

Santos Beach

Santos Beach is a delightful beach frequented by holiday-makers and locals all year round. Over the holiday season (December and January) lifeguards are on duty to keep a watchful eye on the people that descend on the beach. Live entertainment and activities are often offered at this time.


Steeped in history, ReedValley was established on one of the oldest farms in the Mossel Bay district and now boasts a selection of export wines. ReedValley offers two unique dining experiences food and our large fireplace ensures a cosy atmosphere even in the coldest weather. There is also a play area for kids.

Bartolomeu Dias Museum

The Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex was officially opened on 3 February 1989, however, the Mossel Bay museum industry can be traced back to the 1960s when the Mossel Bay museum was first opened. The museum later became known as the Post Tree museum complex before being renamed again.

Hartenbos Waterpark

A fantastic family attraction located in Hartenbos near Mossel Bay in the Western Cape. The water park has various super tubes offering fun for all ages.

Bring the whole family along for a day of fun in the sun. There are braai and picnic areas available for leisurely lunches.

Cape St Blaize Lighthouse

Was commissioned as a result of the number of vessels using the bay as a safe anchorage and to replenish supplies. There are tours of the lighthouse, Curios and memorabilia on sale & Self-catering accommodation. The most well-known historical feature is the Old Post Office Tree.

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George is a city in South Africa’s Western Cape, on a coastal stretch known as the Garden Route. It’s known for its golf courses and the George Museum, which has exhibits on the local timber industry. The Outeniqua Transport Museum has steam trains and vintage cars. The Garden Route Botanical Garden features trails and local fynbos plants. The Seven Passes road to Knysna town winds through the Outeniqua Mountains.


Redberry Farm

Visit Redberry Farm for a delightful family outing. Activities include strawberry picking, the largest permanent hedge maze in the Southern Hemisphere, the Redberry Express mini train, pony rides, bubble ball and bumper and paddle boats. Our tea garden and farm stall offer a range of exclusive strawberry products.

Outeniqua Transport Museum

The Transnet Transport Museum has a unique display featuring the history of Transnet. Enter the world of South African Railway history and admire some of the Iron Ladies that once ruled the railway lines of South Africa. From the small prestigious Emil Kessler(National Monument) to some of the more modern bigger veterans.

Victoria Bay

Victoria Bay is a small cove in the Western Cape, South Africa. It is situated on the Garden Route between George and Wilderness. It is a popular beach for surfers, consisting of a right hand reef-like wave which rolls over small boulder-like rocks for about 200m

Herold Wine Estate

On the sunlit north facing slope of Cradock Peak, the highest crest of the Outeniqua Mountain range creating part of the scenic attraction of the Garden Route, is the flourishing Herold Wines vineyard. Bounded on three sides by nature reserve, it is a remote setting, the vineyards embraced by lofty mountains covered with dramatic stands of fynbos.

Outeniqua Pass

The Outeniqua Pass is a mountain pass in the Western Cape, South Africa, that carries the N9/N12 national road through the Outeniqua Mountains north of George.

It connects George and the Garden Route coastal plain with Oudtshoorn and the Little Karoo.

Outeniqua Farmers’ Market

Located opposite the Garden Route Mall on the N2. The five-hectare site is the home to nearly 120 food and craft stalls offering produce and goods created by local farmers and skilled craft people. From berries to bread, fish to flowers visitors will find carefully selected goods, at consistently reasonable prices.

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Garden Route

One of the top scenic drives in South Africa, the Garden Route offers a little of everything for which this sun-soaked country is famous: spectacular scenery, fascinating wildlife, and adrenaline-fueled adventure.

The route stretches for more than 200 kilometers from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River on the Eastern Cape, and snakes between soaring mountains and the surf-thrashed beaches of the Indian Ocean.


Something for everyone

Bramon Wine Estate

Generous, well-priced tapas accompanied by home-made bread just out of the oven… the restaurant at Bramon Wine Estate in Plettenberg Bay is ideal for family lunches and lazy afternoons sipping wine by the fire.

Knysna Heads

A popular must-do, Featherbed cruises are synonymous with the Knysna lagoon. If time is short, then the 75-minute Three Legs River Cat cruise makes the most sense at R156 per adult and R86 per child aged 4 to 15 years.

Elephant Park

At Knysna Elephant Park, animal lovers can enjoy a rare wildlife experience with a herd of rehabilitated elephants. Under the careful supervision of experienced handlers, visitors can walk with the elephants, feed them, and interact with these majestic pachyderms.

“Plett Bay” Beach Day

A Plettenberg Bay beach day is another Garden Route must-do. Plett is home to six “Blue Flag” beaches covering about 15 kilometers of coastline. Central Beach is the most popular stretch of sand in town. Located in front of the landmark Beacon Island Resort, it is a pretty stretch of golden sand, and in summer, it has lifeguards.

Shark Cage Diving

Get your adrenaline pumping and experience the thrill of getting close to a shark on this cage diving tour in Mossel Bay. After a safety briefing, venture out to Shark Island and lure the Great White Sharks in with natural bait and chum. Once they appear, you are lowered into the water in the cage for the thrill of a lifetime.

Canyoning Trip

Situated in Plettenberg,Check in at the base camp to pick up your wetsuits, harnesses, life jackets and helmets. Once the group is ready, leave base camp for a short drive to the start of your canyon adventure. First, start your ropes course with a gentle 25-meter abseil into the canyon. Then, kick off with your first jump into the river followed by a short swim.