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Why Mossel Bay

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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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Humidity: 88%

Wind: 3.22 km/h

  • 22 Nov 2014

    Sunny 20°C 15°C

  • 23 Nov 2014

    Showers 19°C 14°C

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 

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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garden route casino
Glam Guru Hannon Bothma of Kyk-Net fame at garden route casino`s bravo lounge, for one day only. [...]
Mossel Bay AGS Church
Mossel Bay Ags hosts bazaar. Games for kids on offer, white elephant table, recycling competition [...]
Date :  Sat, 01 Nov 2014
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Gymkhana 2014 forms part of mossel bay municipality`s Sports festival for 2014. Enthusiasts can [...]
Date :  Tue, 04 Nov 2014
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Gymkhana 2014 forms part of mossel bay municipality`s Sports festival for 2014. Enthusiasts can [...]
Date :  Wed, 05 Nov 2014
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Pinnacle Point Club House
Olga Hoffman Art School is hosting an Art Exhibition at the Pinancle Point Club House. Wine and [...]
Date :  Thu, 06 Nov 2014
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maritime museum
Mossel bay Arts Society presents....Outeniqua Youth Ensemble live at the maritime museum.   See [...]
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Pinnacle Point Club House
Olga Hoffman Art School is hosting an Art Exhibition at the Pinancle Point Club House. Wine and [...]
Date :  Fri, 07 Nov 2014
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garden route casino
Sunday afternoon Jazz time at Garden Route Casino`s Bravo Lounge. Free wi-fi.   No under [...]
Date :  Sun, 09 Nov 2014
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wilderness hotel
The Francois Ferreira Academy in collaboration with the Eden District Municipality will host a [...]
Date :  Mon, 10 Nov 2014
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wilderness hotel
The Francois Ferreira Academy in collaboration with the Eden District Municipality will host a [...]
Date :  Tue, 11 Nov 2014
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wilderness hotel
The Francois Ferreira Academy in collaboration with the Eden District Municipality will host a [...]
Date :  Wed, 12 Nov 2014
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wilderness hotel
The Francois Ferreira Academy in collaboration with the Eden District Municipality will host a [...]
Date :  Thu, 13 Nov 2014
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Bravo Lounge
Kurt Darren performing live in garden route casino`s bravo lounge. Free Wi-fi.     Cost: [...]
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wilderness hotel
The Francois Ferreira Academy in collaboration with the Eden District Municipality will host a [...]
Date :  Fri, 14 Nov 2014
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garden route casino
Lance Rhoda band at garden route casino`s bravo lounge. Free wi-fi.   No under [...]
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garden route casino
Sunday Jazz at garden route casino with Sequence at bravo lounge. Free wi-fi.   No under [...]
Date :  Sun, 23 Nov 2014
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monroe theatre
Long Tall Woman Productions presents "Zaza &die kunstenaar" at the Monroe Theatre. This [...]
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Wilderness Hotel
The Francois Ferreira Academy in collaboration with the Eden District Municipality will host a [...]
Date :  Mon, 24 Nov 2014
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Thusong Centre, Asla
The purpose of the march is against domestic violence, drugs, rape, child abuse etc. It is also to [...]
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Wilderness Hotel
The Francois Ferreira Academy in collaboration with the Eden District Municipality will host a [...]
Date :  Tue, 25 Nov 2014
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mossel bay airstrip
The 4th FAI Yak52 and 1st intermediate World Aerobatic Championships will be held in mossel bay. We [...]
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Wilderness Hotel
The Francois Ferreira Academy in collaboration with the Eden District Municipality will host a [...]
Date :  Wed, 26 Nov 2014
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mossel bay airstrip
The 4th FAI Yak52 and 1st intermediate World Aerobatic Championships will be held in mossel bay. We [...]
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Wilderness Hotel
The Francois Ferreira Academy in collaboration with the Eden District Municipality will host a [...]
Date :  Thu, 27 Nov 2014
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eight bells mountain inn
The Bell Nite Trail Run on friday evening in the langeberg mountains between Oudtshoorn and Mossel [...]
Mossel Bay, South Africa
mossel bay airstrip
The 4th FAI Yak52 and 1st intermediate World Aerobatic Championships will be held in mossel bay. We [...]
Mossel Bay, South Africa
monroe theatre
Long Tall Woman Productions presents "Zaza &die kunstenaar" at the Monroe Theatre. This [...]
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Wilderness, South Africa
Wilderness Hotel
The Francois Ferreira Academy in collaboration with the Eden District Municipality will host a [...]
Date :  Fri, 28 Nov 2014
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garden route casino
Bonita (Hildegardt Whites) and Xander (Theodore Jantjies) live on stage at garden route casino`s [...]
Mossel Bay, South Africa
eight bells mountain inn
The Eight Bells Mountain Bike Race on saturday morning in the Langeberg mountains between [...]
Mossel Bay, South Africa
mossel bay airstrip
The 4th FAI Yak52 and 1st intermediate World Aerobatic Championships will be held in mossel bay. We [...]
Date :  Sat, 29 Nov 2014
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garden route casino
Sunday afternoon Jazz with... Prerogatives live at garden route casino`s Bravo Lounge. Free [...]
Mossel Bay, South Africa
mossel bay airstrip
The 4th FAI Yak52 and 1st intermediate World Aerobatic Championships will be held in mossel bay. We [...]
Date :  Sun, 30 Nov 2014

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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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    Genuine leather goods for the whole family, direct from the factory at unbeatable prices. Ostrich leather goods, jackets, hats, caps,…
 

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    The Lighthouse Restaurant is situated on the spectacular Point in Mossel Bay and its stunning views over the sea and…

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    Helsewinde is a fully equipped self-catering apartment on a farm that is only 500 meters from the village of VleesBay…
 
 

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