Diving and Snorkelling – “Electrodive” offers a big variety of spear fishing trips, boat charters, boat-based snorkel trips, equipment rental, diving classes and much more
Die Poort – A natural tidal pool just below the lighthouse with stunning rock formations and a kiddies play area
Botlierskop Private Game Reserve – Just 20 minutes drive from Avenues Guesthouse, situated in spectacular mountains with 26 different species of wildife and perfect for day visitors, guided 4×4 game drives, horseback safaris, bush walks, Spa treatments and much more.
Indalu Game Reserve is a 25 minutes drive away from Mossel Bay and has been created as a sanctuary for a number of elephants where they roam free in their natural environment, together with white rhinos, warthogs, eight different antelope species and over 200 species of bird, including the beautiful fish eagle and Verreaux’s eagle. Join the gentle giants for an experience of a lifetime as you go on guided walks with them. The experienced handlers have a very special bond with the elephants and will share their experience with you.
Mossel Bay Golf Course – About 5 minutes drive from Avenues Guesthouse. «You see the sea from every tee» – and with a little luck a small herd of Springboks. The Club has a long tradition and offers friendly atmosphere and an excellent restaurant. 18 hole, par 72
Pinnacle Point Beach & Golf Resort – One of the most spectacular Golf Courses in South Africa, created by Darren Clark and Peter Matkovich. A must for Golf enthusiasts, but don’t choose a windy day! 18 hole, par 72
For the Adrenaline Addicted:
The Zipline – The Mossel Bay Zipline is the longest over-the-ocean zip line in the world! Seriously. They checked. Spanning approximately 1100 meters in length (and reaching up to 90km/h), the zip line lets you glide over the bay for an adrenaline-fuelled experience. Get a bird’s eye view of the caves below, look out for the local sharks and seals below or simply take in the beauty of this incredible natural landscape from a unique viewpoint that tops any other! Oh, and did we mention that there’s a chance of you getting slightly soaked? During high tide and abnormal weather, the zipline crew has been known to welcome a slightly damp rider onto the lower platform after they’ve ziplined straight through a wave!
Shark Cage Diving – Great White Sharks have always fascinated humans. Perhaps it is their imposing size, their graceful beauty perfectly adapted to their environment, patrolling our oceans since the beginning of time. Watch the fascinating creatures in safe distance from above and under water.
Museums & Culture:
Dias Museum Complex – A fascinating journey through a colourful past: The Post Office Tree, Maritime Museum, Shell Museum & Aquarium, Culture Museum, The Granary, Munrohoek Cottages, The Muslim Graves, The Spring, Padrao Cross and a well-maintained indigenous garden. Send a specially franked card from the world’s oldest post office!
Craft Art Work Shop – Enjoy a magnificent display of locally made art and crafts, embroidery, leatherwork, jewellery, beadwork, papier-mâché, pewter work, candles and so much more.
Point of Human Origins – The caves at Pinnacle Point have revealed the earliest evidence for modern human behaviour. This short, rugged stretch of South African coastline is not only breathtakingly spectacular, it is also home to some of the most significant archaeological discoveries ever made regarding the origins of all people alive on earth today.
Cape St. Blaize Hiking Trail – Less than 300 m from Avenues Guesthouse. The 13,5 km long trail follows the 30 m contour above the ocean with breathtaking views. It starts at the Point in Mossel Bay and ends at Dana Bay. The trail can be walked in either direction or in different parts. Reasonable fitness is required.
And also in and around Mossel Bay … just naming a few: