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City Mossel Bay

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Located in South Africa :: Western Cape (Garden Route) :: Mossel Bay
Category: Places :: City

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Mossel Bay, on the Garden Route, southern coast of South Africa about 450Km east of Cape Town, received municipal status in 1852. Bartolomeu Dias arrived there on February 3, 1488 and named it (Bay of Saint Blaise) In 1601 the Dutch navigator Paulus van Caerden, renamed it Mosselbaai (Bay of Mussels). Nomadic Khoisan people were the first inhabitants of the region. There are caves in the area where the remains of ancient Khoisan dwellings have been found. One of these is at the St Blaise Lighthouse at the Point. Mossel Bay is synonymous with good weather with an average of 320 sunny days per year. Summer rain, falls mostly at night. In 1992, the Guinness Book of Records reported Mossel Bay as having 'the second mildest climate in the world' (first was a small town in Hawaii). No Hurry. No Worries. Mossel Bay offers visitors the outdoors, beaches, golf, sport, culture, art, shopping and museums, such as the Bartholomew Dias Museum Complex. Most activities regarding play, work, eat and sleep can be found here.

Contact [ correction ]
Address : Mossel Bay Tourism Information Office, corner of Market & Church Sts, Mossel Bay, 6500, Western Cape, South Africa
Postal : Mossel Bay Tourism Information Office, CBD P.O. Box 1556, Mossel Bay, 6500, Western Cape, South Africa
Contact : Mossel Bay Tourism Information Office
Tel : +27(0)44 691 2202
Fax : +27(0)44 690 3077
Email : Click Here
Website : Click Here
Host Website : Click Here
Cellphone Reception : Good Main Cellular Network : MTN. CellC. Vodacom. Virgin. 8Ta

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Destination Information [ correction ]
Police Station : Yes   Police Telephone : +27(0)44 606 2800
Hospital : Yes   Hospital Telephone : +27(0)44 691 3718
Doctor : Yes   Doctor Telephone : +27(0)44 691 3122
Tourist Information : Yes   Tourist Information Telephone : +27(0)44 691 2202
Petrol : Yes   Petrol Type : Leaded & Unleaded   Petrol Price Index : R13.55 (2014)
Diesel : Yes   Diesel Price Index : R12.85 (2014)
Towing Service : Yes   Towing Service Telephone: +27(0)44 691 2508
Facilities : Gas Refill, Shopping Mall, Shopping Centre, Shops, General Dealer, Bank, ATM, Foreign Exchange, Internet Cafe, Tour Services, Lodging, Camping, Butchery, Bakery, Liquor, Restaurant, Pharmacy, Airstrip, Car Rental, Tyre Repair, Tyre Sales, Mechanical Repair

Activities [ correction ]
Game Viewing, Game Drives, Quad Bikes, Hiking Trails, Guided Walks, Mountain Biking, Horse Trails, Golf, Fishing, Swimming, Diving, Snorkelling, Surfing, Sandboarding, Water Skiing, Boat Trips, Whale or Dolphin Watching
More Activities: Skydiving. Tennis. Squash.
Notes on Activities: (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information

George Airport is close to MosselBay, which is 25 minutes or 35km away. Shuttle services are available. Car rental is available at the George airport or in MosselBay. Tow-in is for Meyer Towing and Recovery their cell: +27(0)82 747 0251. The Doctor is Dr Berger, Ciatana Elisabeth. (Apr-14). Harbour nearby.


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