There are activities galore for the adrenaline-seeking, adventure lover, such as; shark cage diving, surfing, skydiving and mountain biking to name a few. If you’re not up for such heart-racing pursuits, Mossel Bay also caters for you, with museum and art gallery tours, spas and wine tastings.
Zipline over the ocean
Why you should experience it: At 1 100 metres in length, the Mossel Bay zipline is the longest over-ocean zipline in the world and is definitely something to brag about. Whoosh past dramatic coastal scenery at 80km/h from the cliffs below Point High School to the deck of the Shark Lab Aquarium.
How much does it cost: A ride costs R550 per person and includes transport up to the starting point of the zipline.
How to get there: Find it on 6 Point Road in Mossel Bay.
Cape St. Blaize cave
Why you should visit: Cape St. Blaize cave is the site of some of South Africa’s first Middle Stone Age archaeological excavations and was once used by hunter-gatherers around 160 000 years ago. There are guided Point of Human Origin tours available for those keen on history but the cave itself is accessible to the general public. Just wear comfortable shoes and clothes for the short but steep walk.
How much does it cost: The cave is free and open to the public for viewing.
How to get there: Located just below the St Blaize lighthouse on Point Road.
Swim at Die Poort tidal pool
Why you should visit: Die Poort tidal pool is one of the best natural tidal pools in South Africa. Formed by two large reefs set wide apart to form an inlet, the pool has a smooth, sandy bottom and warm Indian ocean waters – ideal for swimming, even in winter.
How to get there: The pool is situated in front of the Point Hotel on Point Road.
St Blaize Hiking Trail
Why you should visit: The 13km-long St Blaize hiking trail is propitiously located along the cliffs westward from the St Blaize lighthouse. Enjoy uninterrupted views of sea and sky as you hike your way along the path.
How to get there: The trail goes both ways from either Dana beach or Cape St Blaize Cave.