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This is a hike with a difference, no fauna and flora with mountain views, but oh so much to see. So if you are a history enthusiast why not take the historic walk through the streets of Mossel Bay and discover the historical buildings and facts in the Old Quarter.

The walk begins at the Tourism Office where you can find the route map which marks all the historical buildings along the way, each with a description. There are 68 buildings in the town that are of significance and the walk offers insights into the development of the town during the second half of the 19th Century. Many of the stone masons who built these intriguing buildings were originally from Cornwall, but decided to settle here.

Some of the places you will visit along the walk are municipal and commercial buildings, homes, churches, schools and a lighthouse. All these buildings along the way where built between 1830 and 1900. It’s a walk the whole family can enjoy, have lunch at one of the buildings on the list, Café Havana or Panarotti’s and enjoy the history of Mossel Bay.

Things to do and see

  • Prince, Vincent & Co. Building
  • Errol’s Electrogas
  • Cape St Blaize Lighthouse
  • Searle’s Manor
  • Searle’s Terrace
  • St Blaize Terrace
  • Santos Pavilion
  • St Thomas Catholic Church
  • Andrag Motors
  • The Granary
  • “Stones”
  • Shell Museum
  • Dias Maritime Museum
  • Munro Cottage
  • Malay Graves
  • Punt High School


This is a self-taken tour and only a nominal charge for the map and information from the Tourism Office.


Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 16˚C and 27˚C with high rainfall in March and October.

Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 7˚C and 21˚C with the lowest rainfall in June and July.


Commercial Airlines offer flights into George Airport, 50 km from Mossel Bay. Car hire facilities are located at the Airports. 

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