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About Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay is situated on the Garden Route in South Africa. Mossel Bay budget travel offers a range of exciting attractions such as shark cage diving, fishing and more.


Mossel Bay airports include:
•Cape Town International Airport


Mossel Bay birdlife is diverse, with a range of coastal and inland species include a number of waterbirds such as Terns, Gulls, Oystercatchers and Gannets.


With a number of coastal reserves and protected areas, Mossel Bay conservation plays an important role in preserving the number of species in the area.


Mossel Bay is a malaria free zone, so you will not have to worry about malaria medication, unless you are planning to travel to a malaria zone in South Africa or to a known malaria zone country in Africa. If you are traveling to a malaria zone after your visit to Mossel Bay, talk to a local doctor about malaria medication you will need to take.


Mossel Bay money and banking information includes:
•Banks are open Monday to Friday from 9h00, 15h00, and Saturdays from 8h30-11h30
•ATMs can be found across the entire city, especially within malls or shopping areas
•Online banking can be done at any internet cafe
•Foreign exchange facilities are widely available at malls, airport, hotels and banks
•Credit and debit cards are widely accepted at almost all shops, hotels and restaurants


Mossel Bay plant life ranges from coastal vegetation to rich fynbos areas, with woodlands and forests as well as scrublands to be found.

Safety Tips

•Mossel Bay is generally very safe to visit, with minimal crime or problems
•Sharks can sometimes be present in the sea, so swimmers should be on guard
•Petty crime such as pickpocketing can sometimes occur so keep valuables out of sight and secure in a moneybag under your shirt
•Do not leave valuables in the car when parked
•While it is generally safe to walk around at night, avoid badly lit areas and women especially should try and stay in groups

Travel Books

Mossel Bay recommended travel books include:
•The Rough Guide to Cape Town and the Garden Route by Tony Pinchuck and Barbara McCrea
•Time Out Cape Town: Winelands and the Garden Route by Time Out
•The Fairest Cape: From the West Coast to the Garden Route by Mark Skinner and Sean Fraser
•Whale Watcher: A Global Guide to Watching Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises in the Wild by Trevor Day


Mossel Bay wildlife ranges from marine species such as Great White Shark to dolphins, fish, seals and whales, plus a range of species including dassies and reptiles.


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