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Archaeology in Mossel Bay

The earliest evidence for modern human behaviour

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  • 24 May 2015

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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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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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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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The 2015 Caveman MTB Expedition Race is a day staged mtb adventure, 450km in total. The start and [...]
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Hartenbos Drawwers presents the Langeberg Mall 5km Fun Run.     Contact: Hettie Fourie
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Hartenbos drawwers presents the langeberg mall 10km run.   Contact: Hettie Fourie
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Hartenbos Drawwers presents the Langeberg mall 32km Velskoen Run.   Contact: Hettie Fourie
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Bingo @ Santos Express Train Lodge at santos beach.   Contact: Tanya
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Jerry Mulligan, a struggling American painter in Paris, is "discovered" by an influential heiress [...]
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It`s time for Curro School`s second...."Night of a 1000 Arts".....as a fund raising event. During [...]
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Join us for FREE moviesand popcorn @ 10, 12 and 15h00. Jailhouse rock starring Elvis Let's make [...]
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Hartenbos Park Run is a free 5km fun run/walk alongside the beach. Grandparents, parents and [...]
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Karaoke at santos express train lodge at santos beach.     Contact: Tanya
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Monroe Theatre presenting "Footsteps in the Fog" Starring Jean Simmons & Stewart Granger.
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Dibiki present a Potjiekos Fest..
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Mossel Bay Harriers presents the George Habelgaarn Memorial Fun Run and 10km Run.   Contact: [...]
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It`s time for the sunday jazz sesssion!! The group Prerogatives will  perform during this session [...]
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Bingo @ Santos Express Train Lodge at santos beach.   Contact: Tanya
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Karaoke @ Santos Express Train lodge at santos beach.   Contact: Tania
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Craft Beer, German Food, Live Music and kids entertainment on offer. Tickets available from Blue [...]
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It`s Sunday jazz afternoon time and on the stage is G-Minor Band to set the mood. Free wi-fi. No [...]
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Bingo at santos express train lodge at santos beach.   Contact: Tania
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Meet the Winemaker Jacques Viljoen. Enjoy a unique evening of delicious flavours. Food prepared by [...]
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Popular South African Artist.....Jay live at garden route casino. Free wi-fi.   Cost: R100.00 [...]
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Karaoke at Santos Express train Lodge at Santos beach.   Contact: Tania
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Felicity and Bonita, actresses from 7de laan will be coming to Bravo Lounge. Contact: Dolfie
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Coastline Athletics presents the ASWD & Coastline Athletics Cross Country League [...]
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