Property in Mossel Bay
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Property in Mossel Bay
The town of Mossel Bay straddles the Cape St Blaize peninsula (which rises to an average height of 96 metres, and has a large expanse, extending through the sandy shores of the Indian Ocean, eastwards towards George. The Outeniqua Mountains, which form part of the Cape Fold Belt, lie to the north of the municipal area. These mountains are made of sandstone and shale and are characterised by gentle slopes, which are generally covered by fynbos and expansive grasslands.
The picturesque coastal town of Mossel Bay, more commonly known to the locals as “Bay of Mussels” is situated 400 kilometres from Cape Town and has become a tourist hub, owing to its variety of activities and hospitality options. According to the Southern Cape website, “Unfortunately most of these mussels are now gone, like the rest of our heritage. You see, the tourism industry is also trying to rewrite the history of the town by fabricating the influence of the Portuguese sea fares on the development of the town.”
Owing to the temperate climate, which averages 26 and 19 degrees Celsius in summer and winter respectively, there is a host of activities in which visitors may indulge, guaranteed to suit any individual’s preference.
Mossel Bay encompasses over 60 kilometres of north facing beach, the only beach in South Africa to face this direction.) The warm Indian Ocean water is home to adventure activities such as scuba and shark cage diving. While the land is commonplace for quad and mountain biking; the Outeniqua Mountains allow for adrenalin-fuelled trails on which you can ride.
The town has deep cultural and historical roots, which is showcased by the Dias Museum Complex, which is the leading complex of its kind in the Southern Cape). Within it, you will be able to engage in a Maritime Museum, which is home to a life-size replica of the Caravel in which Bartholomew Dias first rounded the Cape in 1488. There is also a cultural museum and an Aquarium.
Furthermore, the town is also renowned for its arts and crafts. There is also the opportunity to engage with the locals who live in the townships that are situated in the surrounding areas of the town. The culture of the Western Cape is celebrated continually. The craftsmen work for many hours and produce astounding crafts that embody the cultural richness of the region. At the Barnyard Theatre, you will experience concerts and exhibitions that expand your knowledge.