15 things you can do in Mossel Bay on a budget

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Mossel Bay with its wonderful weather, postcard views and seaside wonders might seem pricey. But, you can get the full experience without breaking the bank. Here are things you can do in the area for R300 and less. The highlight? They're all within half an hour of the CBD so you won't even have to travel very far.

1. Take a boat trip | R180

From Mossel Bay's harbour, you can take a boat trip to Seal Island. Covered with over 2500 Cape Fur Seals, you'll get a fascinating look at these playful creatures.

2. Hike your heart out | Free

There's no need to skip your gym day. Mossel Bay has plenty of scenic spots to get active. A walk on the St. Blaize Trail from the lighthouse is worth every step.

3. Taste some wine | R50

With the year-end drawing closer, why not celebrate all your highlights? This ReedValley seven wine tasting course will help you feel fancy without emptying your wallet.

4. Ride a quad bike | R300

For 25 minutes, you'll have the ultimate adrenaline rush. Get on your bike and take a trip in the bush, twisting and turning around trees. WildX Adventures opens in December.

5. All aboard the Dias Express | R150

On this rail excursion, you can visit the activity-rich Klipheuwel Farm, snack on farm-fresh foods at the Klipheuwel Padstal and wine taste at the Boplaas Family Vineyards.

6. Laze at the beach | Free

Mossel Bay has many beautiful beaches that have been awarded Blue Flag status. You can surf, swim or chill at De Bakke, Hartenbos, Klein Brak, Santos or Glentana.

7. Play underwater hockey | R25

Arm yourself with a stick, dive into blue waters and get your puck into a goal. This is Electrodive's underwater hockey. Beginners are welcome and extreme fitness is not a requirement.

8. Explore Mossel's Bay's history | R20/40

With your Dias Museum Complex ticket, you'll see the famous 500-year-old post office tree, plant specimens at The Granary, view the aquarium and enter a life-size replica of the Dias Caravel.

9. Make a splash | R50

For this low price, you'll get to 'whoosh' down 4 slides at the Diaz Water Park. It's thrilling. It's heated. It's fun for the whole family. Do you even need another reason?

10. De-stress yourself | R285

Sometimes you just need a break. Treat yourself to a Swedish back and neck massage at the Beauty at the Bay Day Spa. It's 45 minutes of pure bliss.

11. See some local art | Free

Mossel Bay has a thriving art scene. By popping down to the Mossel Bay Craft Art Workshop, you can see the best in glass art, beadwork, paper mache and township art.

12. Window shop at Langeberg Mall | Free

Safe, clean and sophisticated, this shopping centre makes a great visit. There's plenty of retail eye candy from clothing, books to toy shops. Parking is also free.

13. Curl up with a book | Free

Could there be anything better than spending time with your favourite author? Embrace your inner bookworm and take to the shelves at the Mossel Bay Public Library.

14. Do lunch in style | Under R100

Carola Ann's is TripAdvisor's highest-rated Mossel Bay restaurant and an 'Eat Out 500' listed eatery. That's unsurprising - their menu is filled with tasty and affordable dishes.

15. Gallop in the wind | R300

Take to the outdoors and feel the fresh air on your face while riding these energetic creatures. Adventure Horse Safaris' pleasure ride lasts an hour but will stay with you for a lifetime.

If your New Year resolution is to stay on budget, you'll find many affordable pleasures in Mossel Bay. The area is calling out to your thrifty spirit. With Seeff Mossel Bay, finding a home here is a breeze. Check our listings and get in contact.

Author: Seeff

Submitted 01 Nov 19 / Views 573

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