Mossel Bay

South Africa

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Cruises to Mossel Bay

Located along the Southern Cape, Mossel Bay is one of South Africa's most popular tourist destinations. Sink your toes into the sands of Santos Beach. Hike up the trail to the Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse where the 19th century structure provides stunning views of the surrounding area. Learn about the earliest humans at the Point of Human Origins archaeological site. Then explore the more recent cultural heritage at the Bartolomeu Dias Museum.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Mossel Bay Cruise Port. Ship will ANCHOR OFFSHORE at this port.
  • Time Zone
    Standard Time Zone. UTC/GMT +2 hours
  • Language
    The 3 main local languages are Afrikaans, Xhosa, and English.
  • Currency & Shopping
    The local currency in South Africa is the rand.
    • Famous For
      The Cape St. Blaize lighthouse was constructed in 1864 and is located along the scenic St. Blaize trail.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Pinnacle Point Caves is believed to be the site where the ancestors of modern humans were located.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Mossel Bay is home to a repository of South African rock art created by the San people and dating back 27,000 years.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      The Post Office Tree is a famous milkwood tree that was, you guessed it, used as a post office by early Portuguese explorers in the 16th Century.

Mossel Bay TOP EXCURSIONS

A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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Highlights Of Mossel Bay

Discover highlights of beguiling Mossel Bay and explore a museum complex dedicated to the first European to land in Sout...

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Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

Explore the African bush on a game drive at a private reserve, where you may spy animals such as elephants, lions and gi...

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Knysna At Leisure

Follow the breathtaking Garden Route to the town of Knysna, where you are free to explore the waterfront boutiques and g...

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Scenic Mountain Passes

Cut through the majestic Outeniqua Mountains, taking in sublimely beautiful semi-desert terrain and fertile valleys, on ...

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