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You want to spend your holiday in Cape Town and also have some time to travel around and explore South Africa? Then a road trip along the Garden Route is simply a must! The Garden Route is a route that takes you along the most beautiful places in South Africa. The official start is the coastal town of Dana Bay just outside Mossel Bay.

Anyone approaching the Dana Bay after about four hours by car (from Cape Town) will soon discover that numerous oil refineries and other industries have settled along the N2. Not necessarily the most beautiful sight. But you should not be put off.

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Because Dana Bay itself has a wide range of activities such as water sports and golfing but also culture and history to offer and is quite popular with tourists and locals. Also a large number of cheap backpackers and cafes, but also beautiful and luxurious lodges, hotels and restaurants can be found here.

The city of Mossel Bay is located, as well as Cape Town, in the Western Cape and has about 130,000 inhabitants. In 1488, the Portuguese explorer Bartholomeu Diaz was the first European to set foot on South African soil in Mossel Bay – the birth of European settlement. Mossel Bay owes its name to the Dutch sailor, who came to the country in 1597 and found that Dana Bay has a great many shells.

Distances and travel time from Dana Bay

Swellendam – 175 km – 2 hours (west)
Cape Town – 389km – 4 hours (west)
George – 50km – 30 minutes (east)
Prince Albert – 85 km – 1 hour and 15 minutes (in the northeast)

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Activities in and around Dana Bay

In Dana Bay on the Garden Route there is much to do and discover and it will certainly not be boring. Whether nature lover, shopping queen, culture lover or connoisseur, there is something for everyone.

Mossel Bay has a modern industrial harbour and marina where you can listen to the calming sound of the waves. Two kilometres from the harbor is Seal Island, an island inhabited by masses of seals. From the port, you can take a boat out to the sea to get closer to the island and watch the animals or cross the bay to Dana Bay.

You are good at fitness and can spare a few days to explore the area just outside Dana Bay? Then the Oystercatcher Trail is just right for you. It is a four-day hike that stretches from Cape St. Blaize near Dana Bay to the Groot Brakrivier. The 47-kilometre trail will take you through untouched nature and admire stone-age caves, breathtaking cliffs and unspoiled beaches. Keep your eyes peeled to spy on dolphins, whales, seals and of course the black oyster catchers.

The water sports enthusiasts among you come here completely at their expense. Whether diving and marvelling at fascinating underwater worlds with old shipwrecks, whether snorkelling and simply drifting or the faster version with the motorboat … Here everything is possible. Even surfers can ride on the waves at “The Point” with their boards.

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Whale Watching
From May to October is whale season and due to its good location in Dana Bay you can watch these mighty mammals from the land. Along the coast there are numerous, numerous whale species and dolphins. Look for the whale flag. If she is hoisted, it means that whales have been sighted and there is a good chance of seeing more. Of course, whale watching tours are also offered by boat.

Gansbaai is not the only place where the Great White Shark roams. In Mossel Bay, too, you can look the eyes of the dreaded predator of the seas at Shark Cage Diving.

You want to send an interesting postcard to your loved ones at home? Send them from the Postal Tree in the Dias Museum Complex. Yes, this is actually a tree that acts as a mailbox and this tree has been a kind of post office since the 15th century. If you send a card, even a commemorative stamp will be stuck on it. The Dias Museum Complex has more to offer than just the tree. It is considered one of the most beautiful museums along the Garden Route. It consists of several museums, including the Shell Museum & Aquarium, a botanical


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