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Why Mossel Bay

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Mossel Bay. Do stuff

Activities, adventures, beaches...

Interesting reading

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Archaeology in Mossel Bay

The earliest evidence for modern human behaviour

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Mossel Bay Tourism offers information, assistance with accommodation enquiries and details of attractions and adventures. We’re open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Click here for our contact details

Beaches

Mossel Bay. Do beach stuff

No less than sixty kilometres of long, sandy beaches – and beach-going weather throughout the year.

There’s plenty of beach stuff to do in Mossel Bay – stuff like swimming, surfing, fishing, and walking. But doing nothing at all? That’s what everyone likes best at the beach. Especially on beaches like ours.

Beach Safety

  • Published in Beaches
  • Tuesday, 04 December 2012 15:42
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Ocean Awareness 101

How do I avoid getting stuck in a current?

  • Never go swimming alone and always watch your friend. Use the buddy system
  • Always keep an eye on a fixed point or marker on the beach
  • Always make sure your feet can touch the ground
  • Never swim in rough water
  • Always swim between the lifesaver's red-and-yellow flags

What do I do if I DO get stuck in a current?

  • Do not panic and stay calm
  • Never swim against or directly into the current
  • If you have a surfboard or body board wit you, stay on it. It will keep you a float.
  • Use one arm to keep you afloat and hold the other one up to signal for help. Stay calm
  • Let the current take you out to sea and then assess how you can get back to shore (rip currents work in circular patterns)

How do I recognise a current:

  • Current strength is determined by the tide and wind, which in turn affect the size of the waves
  • Currents are usually discolored, sandy brown
  • Currents ripples the surface of the sea
  • Currents usually start in deep water where there is little wave activity.

5 Golden Rules of swimming at the beach:

  • Never swim alone
  • Always keep an eye on a fixed marker on the beach
  • Stay waist- to chest-deep, and keep your feet on the ground
  • Swim between the flags wherever life savers are on duty
  • After a you eat, wait at least 30 minutes before you swim

And finally:

  • Always respect Mother Nature, the sea.
  • Keep the beach clean and tidy.
  • Always tell your parents or care takers that you are going to the beach.
  • Be responsible on the beach, do not drink alcohol or eat before entering the water.
  • It's very important that you share this knowledge and information with your parents, friends, brothers and sisters.
  • If you can abide by these simple rules you will be able to enjoy swimming in the sea and still be safe.

 

Thanks for this material: www.wavesschoolofsurfing.com 

Emergency number: NSRI Mossel Bay

NSRI (National Sea Rescue Institute) emergency telephone: 044 604 6271

Break the grip of the rip

Please see - and download - the infographic on rip currents in our gallery below (with thanks to the NSRI: www.nsri.org.za)

Please watch this brilliant video

 

  • Thanks for this video, Dr Rob Brander ('Dr Rip') of the University of New South Wales.
  • Download more greaat beach safety information from Dr Rip's site: 

    www.scienceofthesurf.com 

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Outeniqua Beach

  • Published in Beaches
  • Tuesday, 23 September 2008 22:53
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Between Mossel Bay & George. 6 km of beach; 4 swim areas of 100 m each; ablutions; 30 minutes drive from Mossel Bay central.

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Dana Bay 1 2 and 3

  • Published in Beaches
  • Tuesday, 23 September 2008 22:58
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Mossel Bay.

2 swim areas with ablution blocks; braai facilities; look-out point for whales and dolphins; 20 minutes drive from Mossel Bay central.

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skoffel skuur
Foam Party @ The "skoffel skuur" in hartenbos.   Cost: R70.00 per person
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Monroe Theatre
Monroe Theatre presenting Cabaret. Starring the wonderful Lisa Minelli. The cost includes a light [...]
Date :  Fri, 02 Jan 2015
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skoffel skuur
"Langarm" dance taking place at the "skoffel Skuur" in hartenbos.     Cost: R35.00 per [...]
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Monroe Theatre
The Monroe Theatre Presents Burt Lancaster and Audrey Hepburn in the movie The Unforgiven. You are [...]
Boggoms Bay, South Africa
Sandpiper Guest Cottages
Wine Evening in the "Genot Grot" wine cellar at the Sandpiper Guest Cottages.
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hartenbos beach
Mr and Miss New Year 2015 taking place in hartenbos at the beach stage.
Date :  Sat, 03 Jan 2015
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garden route casino
Sunday Afternoon Jazz at Garden Route Casino`s Bravo Lounge with Sequence. Free wi-fi.
Date :  Sun, 04 Jan 2015
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Skoffelskuur
ATKV - Hartenbos Beach Programme presents a Foam Party. Cost : R70
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Monroe Theatre
Monroe Theatre presents Robin Williams in the Dead Poet's Society. You are welcome to brimg your [...]
Date :  Mon, 05 Jan 2015
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Skoffelskuur
ATKV - Hartenbos beach programme presents "langarmdans". Cost : R35
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Hartenbos Beach
ATKV - Hartenbos beach Programme presents the Mini Olympics on the beach.
Date :  Tue, 06 Jan 2015
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Walvissaal
ATKV - Hartenbos beach programme presenting Wicus van der Merwe and Emo Adams. Drinks are available [...]
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Skoffelskuur
ATKV - Hartenbos beach programme presents "Langarmdans" Cost : R35
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Monroe Theatre
Monroe theatre Presents Cactus Flower. Starring Walter Matthau and Ingrid Bergman. You are welcome [...]
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Santos Beach
The Diaz Marathon 5km Fun Run will be presented by the Mossel Bay Harriers held under the rules od [...]
Date :  Wed, 07 Jan 2015
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Amphitheatre
ATKV - Hartenbos Beach Programme Presents Snotkop and Andriëtte Norman Concert. There will be food [...]
Mossel Bay, South Africa
Monroe Theatre
Monroe Theatre presents Hello Dolly. Starring Walter Matthau and Barbra Steisand.You are welcome to [...]
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bayside shopping centre
MArket taking place at the bayside shopping centre.
Date :  Fri, 09 Jan 2015
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Garden Route Casino
Those Were The Days performance taking place at garden route casino`s, bravo lounge. Free Wi-fi. No [...]
Mossel Bay, South Africa
Monroe Theatre
Monroe Theatre presents the David Copperfield movie starring Maggie Smith. You are welcome to [...]
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Hartenbos Beach
ATKV - Hartenbos Beach Programme presenting "Boeresport" on the beach.
Date :  Sat, 10 Jan 2015
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garden route casino
Sunday afternoon jazz with LEGACY band at garden route casino`s bravo lounge. Free wi-fi.
Date :  Sun, 11 Jan 2015
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The Memory Box, Lang street
Stef Kruger performing old afrikaans favourites such as; "kronkelpad beloftes, Tussen jou en my, [...]
Date :  Mon, 12 Jan 2015
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hartenbos sports grounds
Celebrating 10 years of circus in South Africa we present to you our 10th Anniversary Tour, our [...]
Date :  Tue, 13 Jan 2015
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hartenbos sports grounds
Celebrating 10 years of circus in South Africa we present to you our 10th Anniversary Tour, our [...]
Date :  Wed, 14 Jan 2015
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hartenbos sports grounds
Celebrating 10 years of circus in South Africa we present to you our 10th Anniversary Tour, our [...]
Date :  Thu, 15 Jan 2015
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hartenbos sports grounds
Celebrating 10 years of circus in South Africa we present to you our 10th Anniversary Tour, our [...]
Date :  Fri, 16 Jan 2015
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hartenbos sports grounds
Celebrating 10 years of circus in South Africa we present to you our 10th Anniversary Tour, our [...]
Groot Brakrivier, South Africa
pine creek resort
ENJOY THE RIDE; APPRECIATE THE BEAUTY AND SPLENDOUR OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS AND GOOD LUCK.  
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benevolent park retirement home, roselind avenue
Benevolent Park Fun Run and 10km brought to you by Mossel Bay Harriers.     Contact: Jacob [...]
Date :  Sat, 17 Jan 2015
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garden route casino
Sunday Afternoon Jazz with the PREROGATIVES band at garden route casino`s Bravo Lounge. Free wi-fi.
Mossel Bay, South Africa
hartenbos sports grounds
Celebrating 10 years of circus in South Africa we present to you our 10th Anniversary Tour, our [...]
Date :  Sun, 18 Jan 2015
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monroe theatre, marsh street
Monroe Theatre presents...David and Bathsheba..with Gregory peck and Susan Hayward.   Contact: [...]
Date :  Thu, 22 Jan 2015
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Lang Street, Great Brak River
The Memory Box presents Tashia in Abba. Platters will be availablke @ R60.00 per platter and will [...]
Date :  Fri, 23 Jan 2015
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Kleynfontein bush lapa, Jonkersberg
Wolwedans MTB and Trail Run will allow you to cycle and run at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains. [...]
Herbertsdale, South Africa
jakkalsvlei wine estate
Jakkalsvlei Mountain Bike will give you the opportunity to explore the vineyards at Jakkalsvlei and [...]
Herbertsdale, South Africa
Jakkalsvlei Wine Estate, Herbertsdale
The jackal trail run will give you the opportunity to explore the vineyards at jakkalsvlei, enjoy [...]
Date :  Sat, 24 Jan 2015
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garden route casin
Sunday Afternoon Jazz with G-MINOR band at garden route casino`s Bravo Lounge. Free wi-fi.
Date :  Sun, 25 Jan 2015
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Bartholomeu Dias Museum
Diaz Festival 2015 presents a Cultural Concert.
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Mossel Bay Bowling Cllub
The  long antivipated 2015 Evening Bowls Business Challenge, sponsored by Spes Bona Motors. Every [...]
Date :  Thu, 29 Jan 2015
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Santos Beach
Dias Festival stage programme presenting the beautiful female group, Jamali.
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Santos Beach
Dias Festival Stage Programme presents local star Loyiso Bala.
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Santos Beach
Dias Festival stage programme presenting Zoe and Sonke.
Mossel Bay, South Africa
Santos Beach
Diaz Fetsival Stage Progrmme Presenting the Local Band G Minor.
Mossel Bay, South Africa
Bartholomeu Dias Museum
2015 Dias Festival presenting Emile Minnie at his concert.
Mossel Bay, South Africa
Santos Beach
Dias Festival Stage programme presenting local singer Jody Williams.
Mossel Bay, South Africa
Santos Festival Arena
2015 Dias Festival will be opened by our lovely Mayor and Minister Ivan Meyer.
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Santos Beach
Dias Festival stage programme presenting the singer, Karin Kortje.
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Santos Festival Arena
2015 Diaz Festival presents the Miss Diaz Festival Semi finals with The Dynamic Dance Academy.
Mossel Bay, South Africa
Santos Festival Arena
2015 Diaz Festival Presenting the Standard Bank Airshow.
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Mossel Bay Bowling Cllub
The  long antivipated 2015 Evening Bowls Business Challenge, sponsored by Spes Bona Motors. Every [...]
Date :  Fri, 30 Jan 2015
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Santos Beach
Dias Festival stage programme presenting Karlien van Jaarsveld.
Mossel Bay, South Africa
Santos Beach
Dias Festival Stage Programme Presenting the Wonderful Nadine.
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Santos Beach
Dias Festival Stage Programme presents MWAH
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Santos Beach
Dias Festival Stage Programme Pressents Monique.
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Batholomeu Dias Museum
2015 Dias Festival Presents the well known Zanne Stapelberg Concert.
Mossel Bay, South Africa
Santos Beach
Dias Festival Stage Programme Presenting Ampie Du Preez.
Mossel Bay, South Africa
Santos Beach
Dias Festival Stage programme presents Gerrie Pretorius.
Mossel Bay, South Africa
Santos Beach
Dias Festival Stage Programme Presenting Willem Botha.
Mossel Bay, South Africa
Santos Beach
Dias Festival Stage Programme presents Michael Lindt.
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Santos Beach
Dias Festival Stage Programme presents Kanimambo.
Mossel Bay, South Africa
Santos Beach
Dias Festival Stage programme Presenting The Lovely David Fourie, gracing us with his presence.
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Keerom street
All prayer warriors and intercessors in and around Mossel bay are invited to join a prayer march [...]
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Santos Beach
Dias Festival Stage programme presenting the finals of the Miss Dias Festival with Dynamic Dance [...]
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Santos Beach
Dias Festival Stage Programme presents a traditional German Band.
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Santos Beach
Dias Festival stage programme presents Local Belly dancers, Girl power group Eye Candy and the well [...]
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Santos Beach
Dias Festival Stage Programme presents the dance of the Portuguese, The Portuguese Dancers.
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Santos Beach
Dias Festival Stage Programme presenting an Indonesian Performance.
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Santos Beach
Dias Festival Stage Programme presenting the Gumboot dancers, Riel dancers, Mama Africa Dancers to [...]
Mossel Bay, South Africa
Santos Beach
Dias Festival Stage Programme presenting the Zhejing Opera Wu Arts Troupe.
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Santos Beach
Dias Festival Stage Programme Presents the Arrival of Dias.
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De Bakke Parking Area
2015 Dias Festival Presents Motorsport Gymkhana.
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Santos Beach
Dias Festival Stage Programme presenting the local stars of Mossel Bay. Nicky, Peppie, Keenen, [...]
Mossel Bay, South Africa
Marsh/Church/George Road
2015 Dias Festival Street Parade will be held in Marsh street, Church street and George Road.
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Santos Festival Arena
2015 Dias Festival presenting the Standard Bank Airshow. 
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Santos Beach
2015 Dias Festival Presenting the Cape Lifesaving Championships.
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Mossel Bay Bowling Cllub
The  long antivipated 2015 Evening Bowls Business Challenge, sponsored by Spes Bona Motors. Every [...]
Date :  Sat, 31 Jan 2015

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Archaeology

More about the story of the emergence of modern man 165,000 years ago in the Mossel Bay area. Visit Our Archaeology Page

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Mossel Bay. Do stuff

Many people who come to Mossel Bay come for the beaches – but everyone stays for the attractions and adventures, the entertainment, the museums, the culture, the arts & crafts and, of course, the shopping…

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  • Dana Bay 1 2 and 3
    Mossel Bay. 2 swim areas with ablution blocks; braai facilities; look-out point for whales and dolphins; 20 minutes drive from…

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  • Police Station
    To serve and protect. The police station is located in George Road close to the CBD of Mossel Bay.
 

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  • Santos Pavilion Restaurant
    We invite you to come and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, fine food and generous hospitality at the Pavilion...With a view…

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  • Gouriqua Luxury Apartments
    Newly built Luxury apartments situated in central town area overlooking harbour&Santos beach(2min walking distance)from yacht club&beach&museum complex. No animals allowed.
 
 

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