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Mossel Bay


... is located on the Garden Route, some 350km east of Cape Town, in the East of the Cape area of the Western Cape of South Africa.

The most easterly of the Garden Route towns, Mossel Bay is relatively little-visited, mainly because of the large area of industry and urban sprawl that lies between the old town centre and the main N2 highway.

In fact the old town itself is quite attractive, set up on a peninsular overlooking the old harbour and a decent sandy strand with safe swimming. The biggest attractions are the Bartholomeu Diaz Museum and the lighthouse on Cape St Blaize.

To the west of the town along the coast are the sea caves which contain what are thought to be the oldest Homo Erectus remains ever found, it is possible that all of us are descendants from the people who lived here.

There is also some snorkelling and diving, plus a couple shark cage-diving operations lesser known than those in Gansbaai.

Decent accommodation is a bit thin on the ground here and we very rarely end up including stays here, other than for guests who are particularly interested in palaeontology.
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