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Living in Mossel Bay, South Africa:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

four local experts

If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Mossel Bay, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked four people living in Mossel Bay what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


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Living here means waking up to the sound of the ocean and seeing friendly faces all around. The climate is mild, perfect for enjoying the outdoors year-round.

You’ll love exploring the rich history of Mossel Bay, from its days as a historical port, evident in places like the Diaz Museum Complex. The marine life here is incredible—imagine watching whales from the shore or getting up close with sharks through cage diving adventures.

But what really makes Mossel Bay special is its community. It’s a place where neighbors feel like family, and there’s always a warm welcome waiting for newcomers. The beautiful beaches are perfect for days or adventurous outings, and the lifestyle here is relaxed and laid-back.

Mossel Bay is no longer a best kept secret! It is one of the best towns to live in in South Africa. Tick so many boxes. Location, weather, people, seafood, and more.. You have not lived until you’ve been to Mossel Bay.

Mossel Bay is a town approximately four hours away from Cape Town when driving. It is a coastal area and therefore has unpredictable weather conditions. It is also thirty minutes away from Gondwana Game Reserve. Mossel Bay has three shopping centers namely Mossel Bay Mall, KwaNonqaba Mall as well as the Langeberg Mall.

Mandisa, says: 2020

We are famous for our white sharks in summer and for our whale sightings during winter in South Africa. We also have a great variety of indigenous plants growing in or beautiful area. Mossel Bay also has the second most moderate climate in the world which is topped only by Hawaii.

Venusha, says: 2020

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