Things to do
The Diaz Express
The Diaz Express provides a rail experience run on the existing Transnet rail network in the Garden Route region of South Africa, between the scenic seaside resorts of Great Brak River on the one side and Mossel Bay on the other side. All excursions have lovely views over the Indian Ocean (with a ring side seat for whale watching during the season), river estuaries and the indigenous plant life of the Cape Floral Kingdom.
Shark Cage Diving
White Shark Africa was founded in 1995 and has been running successfully ever since. The company has always had a great passion and love for the sharks and has often supported and assisted shark research in the area. White Shark Africa staff have a proud history in white shark research, conservation and education so you can be sure that we have a passion and love for these animals and their environment. We are sure that after a day at sea with us you will find that old attitudes are reversed and you will leave us with 90% respect and 10% fear and perhaps understand that the sea is the domain of the GREAT WHITE and we have no right to harm this magnificent predator.
What makes Mossel Bay so unique is that all five vegetation types of the Cape Floral Kingdom are present. Beautiful areas of Lowland Fynbos, with patches of Limestone Fynbos can be viewed. Especially unique for a coastal town is the Succulent Karoo element. The Afromotane Forests are found towards the mountains on the outskirts of town. The St. Blaize Trail is a popular 13.5 km (6 hour) hike that follows the 30 metre 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. Parking is available at both the St. Blaize Cave and Dana Bay.
Explore Mossel Bay on foot and experience the rich heritage of this magnificent town. The Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex in the centre of town consists of various museum and sites of interest such as the Granary, the Shell Museum and Aquarium, the Maritime Museum, the Culture Museum, the Spring, the Indigenous Garden, the Padrao - and without doubt the most well-known historical feature within this Complex - the Old Post Office Tree.
Safari's and Wildlife
Botlierskop Private Game Reserve is situated on a 3000ha game farm and comprises of over 26 different species of animals and a wide variety of birds. Wildlife at the reserve includes the rare black Impala, Rhino,Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Giraffe, Mountain Zebra and Eland. Botliersskop offers guided game drives, horseback safaris and outrides, guided bush trails, guided fishing excursions and a relaxing bush spa.
The Cango Caves is one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculptured by nature through the ages - fascinating limestone formations in a wide variety of colours. An underground wonder world awaits each guest upon entering. Cango Caves is the only show cave in Africa which offers a choice of Heritage (easy) or Adventure Tours. All tours are led by experienced, knowledgeable and accredited Caves Guides. All tours are offered in English but Afrikaans, German, French and other language options may be available