Mossel Bay: 162,000 years of good food
Food has always been important to us in Mossel Bay: in fact, the abundant seafood they found here was one of the most significant reasons why our common forebears survived (and thrived!) on this part of the Cape Coast when humanity faced its great near-extinction event 162,000 years ago.
As far as good eating is concerned, little has changed.
Seafood remains the highlight of every dining experience in Mossel Bay. Visit any of our beach- or harbour-style restaurants to feast on fresh catch of the day; mussels - the ‘Mossel’ in Mossel Bay means exactly that: ‘mussels’ - or succulent wild oysters (Mossel Bay has always been one of South Africa’s biggest sources of those delicious delights).
For lovers of food and drink made with passion – and love! - the town boasts craft distilleries (Glenhoff Beer is something of a legend, even though its first pint was drawn only a few years ago); a honey collection project (Why? Honey, which won an IUCN Award in 2011); a unique wine estate that produces world class table- and desert wines (Jakkalsvlei – also an award-winner); Baruch’s Coffee and the Blue Shed Coffee Roastery; and unique, handmade Leeukloof Cheeses – amongst many others.
Details: www.visitmosselbay.co.za or www.mosselbayart.co.za