Mossel Bay (meaning ‘mussel bay’) is a coastal village and harbour on the Western Cape province of South Africa.
The latest addition to MSC Cruises’ South African cruise itinerary, Mossel Bay is situated along South Africa’s verdant ‘Garden Route’, a densely vegetated stretch of coastline located east of Cape Town. Mossel Bay will appeal to all passengers, from nature-lovers to families, history buffs and those simply seeking sun and relaxation.
With excursion packages to match all traveller needs, you can leave your luxury liner, come ashore for the day and make the most of our great deals on local sights and activities - the best way to get a feel for this newly-popular holiday spot.
Spotting the southern right whales is a favourite pastime here: trips can easily be arranged, or the whales can sometimes be spotted from the shore. Treat the children to great days out at the Jukani Wildlife Ranch, home to the big cats (jaguars, lions, leopards), just outside Mossel Bay or the local aquarium.
Pick up a unique souvenir of your vacation and learn more about local handicrafts at the Mossel Bay Craft Art workshop; you could even combine this with a ‘Meet the People’ tour in the rural areas surrounding Mossel Bay, meeting entrepreneurs and crafts people and experiencing the cultural richness of this region.
Many passengers will be eager to leave the ship if only to visit Seal Island, home to 2500 Cape Fur seals. Boat trips take place every day, so be sure to bring your camera and get ready learn more about these delightful creatures.