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Half-day and full-day tours around Mossel Bay.

A selection of half-day and full-day tours departing from any destination in Mossel Bay.

We also arrange incentive tours, pre- and post-conference tours, and spouses’ programmes for conferences and events.

Please contact us for tours designed to your specific needs.

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Out and About Travel - Mossel Bay Tours:

Half day Mossel Bay Heritage Tour

(4 hours)

Visit both the Dias Museum Complex - which was built to commemorate the African voyages of the earliest Portuguese explorers - and the Pinnacle Point Caves, which have revealed the earliest evidence for modern human behaviour.

  • Road transfer to the Dias Museum Complex
  • View the Post Office Tree, the Maritime Museum with its replica of Bartolomeu Dias’ ship, the Shell Museum, an indigenous fynbos garden with Braille Trail•
  • Road transfer to the club house at Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Estate.
  • Meet Dr. Peter Nilssen – one of the men who discovered the archaeology of Pinnacle Point – and hear his presentation on ‘Our Origins’ (coffee, tea or water are served during the presentation)
  • Walk to one of the Caves with Dr. Nilssen
  • Return transfer to your starting point.
  • Lunch (at the clubhouse) is available on request and at additional cost.
  • This tour requires a moderate level of fitness. The walk to the Cave includes about 200 stairs. Unfortunately the Cave is not accessible to wheelchairs.
  • Minimum 6, maximum 12 guests.

Point of Human Origins Tour

(3 hours)
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Visit the caves that have revealed the earliest evidence for modern
human behaviour (And find out why the locals boast about ‘164,000
years of holidays in Mossel Bay.’)

  • Road transfer to the club house at Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Estate.
  • Meet Dr. Peter Nilssen – one of the men who discovered the archaeology of Pinnacle Point – and hear his presentation on ‘Our Origins’ (coffee, tea or water are served during the presentation)
  • Walk to one of the Caves with Dr. Nilssen
  • Return transfer to your starting point.
  • Lunch (at the clubhouse) is available on request and an additional cost.
  • This tour requires a moderate level of fitness. The walk to the Cave includes about 200 stairs. Unfortunately the Cave is not accessible to wheelchairs.
  • Minimum 6, maximum 12 guests.

Half day Mossel Bay Archaeology Tour

(4 Hours)

Mossel Bay has drawn special attention almost since the science of Archaeology was introduced to South Africa. It’s the Middle Stone Age that’s of particular importance here.

The Cape St. Blaize Cave – directly below the St Blaize Lighthouse - was first excavated by George Leith 1888, then by T. Rupert Jones in 1899, and by John Goodwin (who described the Middle Stone Age Mossel Bay Industry from his findings) in the 1920s. And now the Pinnacle

Point Caves – about 12 km west of Cape St. Blaize – have revealed the earliest evidence of modern human behaviour (as the focus of the SACP4 Project – South African Coastal Palaeontology, Palaeoenvironment, Palaeoclimate, Palaeoanthropology – they’re part of the biggest scientific project of its kind in the world). This fascinating tour provides an in-depth look at what’s been found – and why it’s all significant to our lives today.

  • Road transfer to The Point to visit Cape St. Blaize Cave, and, if you like, to walk a short part of the Cape St. Blaize Trail – a contour path along the cliffs above the Indian Ocean that offers great whale and dolphin watching (especially in whale season – about May to September).
  • Road transfer to the club house at Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Estate.
  • Meet Dr. Peter Nilssen – one of the men who discovered the archaeology of Pinnacle Point – and hear his presentation on Our Origins’ (coffee, tea or water are served during the presentation)
  • Walk to one of the Caves with Dr. Nilssen
  • Return transfer to your starting point.
  • Lunch (at the clubhouse) is available on request and at additional cost.
  • This tour requires a moderate level of fitness. The walk to the Cave includes about 200 stairs. Unfortunately the Cave is not accessible to wheelchairs.
  • Minimum 6, maximum 12 guests.

Full Day Tour: Mossel Bay – our ancestors and our environment

(6 – 7 hours)
  • Road transfer to the club house at Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Estate.
  • Meet Dr. Peter Nilssen – one of the men who discovered the archaeology of Pinnacle Point – and hear his presentation on ‘Our Origins’ (coffee, tea or water are served during the presentation)
  • Walk to one of the Caves with Dr. Nilssen
  • Road transfer to Fransmanshoek Conservancy for a private lunch featuring wild Mossel Bay oysters. In sunny weather, lunch will be served on a secluded beach; if it rains, in a cosy, traditional-style Cape fisherman’s cottage.
  • EITHER
  • (a) Take a guided walk around Fransmanshoek Point to learn why the marine environment and the fynbos (Cape macchia) of the area were so important to our ancient ancestors. And hear some of the dramatic and romantic stories of this corner of the sea, too. Or
  • (b) Enjoy a 2-hour-long guided walk along a pristine part of the coast to visit ancient hunter-gatherer (Khoi-san) middens in sand dunes, to learn about the intertidal zone, and, perhaps, for a spot of birding or – especially in whale season (May to September) for some great land-based whale watching.
  • This tour requires a moderate level of fitness. The walk to the Pinnacle Point Cave includes about 200 stairs. Unfortunately the Cave is not accessible to wheelchairs.
  • Minimum 6, maximum 12 guests