Top things to do in Mossel Bay

Top Choice Museum in Mossel Bay

Dias Museum Complex

This excellent museum offers insight into Mossel Bay's role as an early stomping ground for European sailors. Named for 15th-century Portuguese explorer Bartholomeu Dias, the museum contains the 'post office tree' w…
Top Choice Braai in Mossel Bay

Kaai 4

Boasting one of Mossel Bay’s best locations, this low-key restaurant has picnic tables on the sand overlooking the ocean. Most of the dishes – including stews, burgers, boerewors (farmer's sausage) and some seafood …
Top Choice Cafe in Mossel Bay

Blue Shed Coffee Roastery

Enjoy great coffee and homemade cakes at this funky cafe with eclectic decor and ocean views from the deck. It's an awesome spot to spend a couple of hours chilling or playing vinyl on the old-school jukebox.
Wildlife Reserve in Mossel Bay

Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

This reserve contains a vast range of wildlife, including lions, elephants, rhinos, buffaloes and giraffes. Day visitors are welcome for a variety of activities including three-hour wildlife drives (adult/child R450…
Cafe in Mossel Bay

Carola Ann's

Close to the museum, Carola Ann's serves inventive breakfasts, delicious, healthy lunches and not-so-healthy slabs of cake. Grab a packet of the chocolate-chip cookies for the road. Delicious.
South African in Mossel Bay

Route 57

This elegant place in a century-old house is one of Mossel Bay's swankiest dining options. Try the seafood potjie (stew) or the fillet steak topped with marrow bone. Dinner bookings recommended.
Seafood in Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay Oyster Bar

On the water's edge, this is one of the best places in town for a sundowner. Sushi and oysters are on the menu alongside a selection of cocktails (R40 to R60).
International in Mossel Bay

Café Gannet

Part of the Protea Hotel, this bright bistro has an extensive menu featuring seafood, steaks, sushi and pizza.
International in Mossel Bay

Café Havana

The Cuban-themed stalwart of Mossel Bay's drinking and dining scene is still going, although it's not as popular as it once was. Stews, steaks and seafood all make it onto the menu and there's a good cocktail list. …
Lighthouse in Mossel Bay

Cape St Blaize Lighthouse

There are wonderful views from the lighthouse, but call ahead to ensure it's open as the hours aren't always observed. There are plans to open a coffee shop at the base of the lighthouse.