Visit Mossel Bay and you'll quickly slip into our 'No hurry, no worries' state of mind. Offering all the luxuries of the 21st century, Mossel Bay retains the laid-back, peaceful atmosphere of a quaint harbour town. And its reputation as the favourite holiday town on the Garden Route is well deserved – because besides its 24 km of white-sand beaches and its idyllic beach-going weather, it also offers a wealth of attractions, adventures and activities for every member of the family. It is the perfect place to eat, sleep, work and play!
Getting There: 34° 10.876 South, 22° 8.578 East
The route from Cape Town on the N2 is the quickest route to Mossel Bay with many interesting towns and villages along the way. From Cape Town, take the N2 via Somerset West, the fruit-growing Elgin district, Caledon, Riviersonderend, Swellendam, Heidelberg, Riversdale and Albertinia to Mossel Bay (driving time excluding stops: approximately 4 hours).
The drive from Cape town to Mossel Bay via Route 62 – the World's Longest Wine Route – follows quiet country roads through some of South Africa's most spectacular mountain scenery. Follow the N1 from Cape Town via Paarl to Worchester. Now follow the R60 via Robertson to Ashton. Here take the R62 to Montagu, Barrydale, Ladysmith Calitzdorp and Oudtshoorn. At Oudtshoorn, turn right onto the R328 to Mossel Bay, crossing the Outeniqua Mountains on the Robinson Pass (driving time excluding stops: approximately 6 hours).
The N2 from Port Elizabeth to Mossel Bay is one of the loveliest roads in the country. From Port Elizabeth, travel westwards along the N2 via Humansdorp, Storms River and the Tsitsikamma to Nature's Valley, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna and George. The approach to Mossel Bay offers sweeping views of the Bay itself, the Indian Ocean and the surrounding countryside (driving time excluding stops: approximately 4 hours).