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Mossel Bay. Do stuff

Activities, adventures, beaches...

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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.

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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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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Arthur Johnson Sports Week.....different sports codes competing.   Contact: Estelle
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Arthur Johnson Sports Week.....different sports codes competing.   Contact: Estelle
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Monroe Theatre
Monroe Theatre presenting the movie, "The Scarlet Empress"
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point high school
Arthur Johnson Sports Week.....different sports codes competing.   Contact: Estelle
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point high school
Arthur Johnson Sports Week.....different sports codes competing.   Contact: Estelle
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point high school
Arthur Johnson Sports Week.....different sports codes competing.   Contact: Estelle
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point high school
Arthur Johnson Sports Week.....different sports codes competing.   Contact: Estelle
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dias maritime museum
Charl du Plessis Trio at Dias Maritime Museum will perform their award-winning and much acclaimed [...]
Date :  Thu, 09 Apr 2015
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garden route casino
 Dawnay is a South African singer, producer and song writer best known for his hit "U Touch Me" [...]
Date :  Fri, 10 Apr 2015
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garden route casino
The Rockets are an extremely versatile band and it is none more apparent on their latest CD [...]
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Jakkalsvlei Private Wine Cellar
Celebrate the end of summer with a Jakkalsvlei cocktail in hand and listening to Macado perform [...]
Date :  Sat, 11 Apr 2015
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bravo lounge
Catch the best of the jazz bands in action competing to be crowned the kings of swing.
Date :  Sun, 12 Apr 2015
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Milkwood School
Autism now affects 1 in 68 children. The Education and Training Hub for Autism Needs (ETHAN) is a [...]
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NG Church Brandwacht
Well known storyteller and singer Adam Tas performing live in brandwacht at the Brandwacht [...]
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monroe theatre
Based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning book of 1961. Atticus Finch is a lawyer in a racially [...]
Groot Brakrivier, South Africa
The Memory Box
The Memory Box presents "La Vie en Rose" french chansons including afrifrans numbers with Natsja [...]
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Indoor Sports Centre, Extension 23
Attention All Business Owners, You are hereby invited to attend our Annual SMME EXPO that will [...]
Date :  Fri, 17 Apr 2015
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Karaoke at Santos Express Train Lodge.   Contact: Tanya
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Hartenbos Beach Stage
Hartenbos Park Run is a free 5km fun run/walk alongside the beach. People of all ages are [...]
Date :  Sat, 18 Apr 2015
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bravo lounge
Popular local band G-Minor jazzing up the sunday afternoon with their laid back tunes, come and [...]
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santos express train lodge, santos beach
Bingo @ Santos express train lodge at santos beach.   Cost: free Contact: Tanya
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Deon Meyer visiting Great Brakriver as a guest of the womans organisation...."outeniqua dames [...]
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It`s that time of the year again, time to choose the next Miss Asla 2015! This event is brought to [...]
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monroe theatre
In Paris, the successful alcoholic forty-two years old screenplay writer Richard Benson has three [...]
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pine creek river resort
The Big Dog Adventure Festival will test your abilities as a trail runner, navigator and mountain [...]
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Hartenbos Beach Stage
Hartenbos Park Run is a free 5km fun run/walk alongside the beach. Grandparents, parents and [...]
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pine creek river resort
The Big Dog Adventure Festival will test your abilities as a trail runner, navigator and mountain [...]
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santos express train lodge, Santos beach
Bingo Night @ Santos Express train lodge at Santos beach.   cost: no charge contact: tanya
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pine creek river resort
The Big Dog Adventure Festival will test your abilities as a trail runner, navigator and mountain [...]
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santos express train lodge
Bingo @ Santos Express Train  Lodge at Santos beach. Please bring own pen.     Cost: no [...]
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bravo lounge, garden route casino
Clint Cunningham is no stranger to South African audiences.  After 15 years of slogging the pubs [...]
Date :  Thu, 30 Apr 2015

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    Luxury 4 Star Guest House, B & B or self-catering, situated next to the 9th fairway on the Mossel Bay…
 
 

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c/o Market & Church Street (In the CBD)
P O Box 1556, Mossel Bay, 6500

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