Mossel Bay Cruises

Santos Beach in Mossel bay
Santos Beach in Mossel bay
Botanical garden of the Bartolomeu Dias Museum complex, Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay is a beautiful harbour town on the Garden Route in South Africa’s Western Cape Province. Originally claimed in 1488 by the Spanish explorer, Bartholomew Dias, it is now a favourite coastal and holiday destination offering plenty of unhurried hospitality.

Named after the plentiful supply of mussels found here, Mossel Bay’s wide Santos Beach and the fabulous bay views from the 19th century Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse, both demand discovery. The Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex includes the Maritime Museum, which is home to a full-size reproduction of Dias’ ship. The Post Office Tree, an 800-year-old milkwood tree in the complex, has been used as a mail collection point since the 1500s.

Other places of interest include the wild flowers of the botanical gardens and the extraordinary Shell Museum. More active visitors have a choice of water-sports to choose from, or they can simply relax on any part of over 24km of white-sand beaches.

Cruises to Mossel Bay

Giraffes and Zebras, South Africa Giraffes and Zebras, South Africa Fred. Olsen's Africa and Indian Ocean Cruise

The Intrepid Beauty of Africa & the Indian Ocean • T2330

Sun 19 Nov 2023
93 nights
  • Experience a cruise adventure of a lifetime 
  • Seek out incredible flora and fauna and much more
  • Get a feel for authentic Indian life and sail the Suez Canal too