Beacon Wharf  - Mossel Bay


12 to 15 March 2010

After a tiring 12 hour drive we were relieved to unlock the door of our accommodation at Beacon Wharf.

A friendly and helpful Marina was on hand to give us the keys to the apartment. We were glad to notice that we had a lockup garage as well as undercover parking, a great plus for us Gautengers. As we entered the unit we looked out the front sliding door and could see the ocean only e few meters away. For someone living in Gauteng, this could only be the start of a great holiday.

First thing we did was to explore the unit. We were impressed by the spacious open plan kitchen, dining area and lounge.

It was a three bedroom/two bathroom apartment with sliding doors leading to a verandah with built-in braai. A few steps across a lawn lead to stairs and to a paved pathway that stretches all along the beachfront. We couldn’t wait to see where the path lead to.

The kitchen was fully equipped for six people. The unit is self catering and the kitchen was comprehensively equipped. The TV had DSTV so we could keep up to date with our favourite programmes.

After a quick bite to eat we hit the hay early looking forward to an exciting day ahead.

We were up early the next morning and decided to work up an appetite by taking a walk along the pathway in front of the complex. We noticed some fishermen fishing from the rocks in front of the apartments and one person even enjoyed a morning swim.

The paved path meandered along between the sea and other buildings, mostly holiday accommodation. The path ended by some restaurants and a hotel overlooked by the Mossel Bay lighthouse, situated high on a koppie. We promised ourselves to come and try out the restaurants during our stay, less cooking for us to do.

After breakfast we decided to drive around and explore the area.

Mossel Bay is a genuine, home grown, South African Coastal town. One where you’ll really relax. One where you’ll quickly slip into the “No Hurries, No Worries” frame of mind.

All Southern right whales agree: Mossel Bay has the perfect combination of depth and shelter for romance – and for safe and easy calving. That’s why we all agree – Mossel Bay is the perfect place for whale watching (which is especially good in whale season – May to October)

All the locals are also quick to tell you that Mossel Bay has perfect holiday weather and 300 sunshine days a year!

Our first stop was the local harbour where we came across a really nice seafood restaurant which we just had to try out, after all, this was a seaside holiday! It would appear that the seagulls love chips (french fries) as much as we do!

We noticed that they even had a casino just outside town and on the way there we passed a large supermarket where we could stock up on groceries. The casino was kind to us and we made some additional holiday spending money!

The resort is centrally situated and we rarely used our car. The added benefit was that we could walk off all the calories that we picked up trying out the food of the various restaurants.

What we loved about Mossel Bay was that the majority of the people there spoke Afrikaans (our home language!). We also found everyone that we came in contact with very friendly and helpful.

With so much to see and do in and around Mossel Bay you will never experience a dull moment.

For reservations contact: ACT Travel