Sunday, July 5, 2009

Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay is the last of the Garden Route towns we visit. From here heading west towards Cape Town the road goes via the Overberg which is mainly farming area. I don't really have any photos of this area to show.
Mossel Bay was the spot where the first European explorer set foot in South Africa. Bartholomew Diaz landed here in 1488 and in 1988 for the 500 year anniversary a replica of his caravel was built and sailed from Portugal. It now forms part of the Diaz Museum Complex (area in picture) where it can be found in the big building in the left back.
Mossel Bay is a very popular holiday and beach destination with countless activities to be done in the area. It is the closest place to Port Elizabeth where visitors can do Shark Cage Diving at the moment. It is also South Africa's reigning Favorite Town.


  1. Wow! What a stunningly beautiful place you live in!

  2. Nice place! I like the houses in the foreground!