Cape Town Accommodation

Protea Hotel Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay, Garden Route

The latest addition to Protea Hotels on the Garden Route, the luxurious 31-roomed Protea Hotel Mossel Bay is a graceful landmark, built in 1846, overlooking Santos Bay and harbour. Nestling on the Mossel Bay shoreline with the majestic Outeniqua mountains as a backdrop, the Protea Hotel Mossel Bay is singled out from other establishments.

The stone walls and Mediterranean-style out-buildings belie the fact that the main building is one of the oldest in Mossel Bay and forms part of the Dias Museum Complex. Previously The Old Post Office Tree Manor Hotel, the Protea Hotel Mossel Bay, situated off Santos beach, could best be described as a hotel complex. It comprises of a breakfast patio with sea view, the Cafe Gannet Seafood Restaurant - Mossel Bay's Seafood House. The Blue Oyster cocktail bar, adjacent to the pool, overlooks Munro's Bay and Jacana curio shop.

Added attractions are the close proximity to shopping facilities, the yacht club, harbour and north-facing, sun splashed beaches. As part of the museum complex, the Maritime, Local History and Shell Museum, as well as the Old Post Office Tree, are all within strolling distance. The new golf estate is 2km away and the airport a 20 minute drive.

Protea Hotel Mossel Bay
Hotel Rooms

The hotel complex comprises of 31 designer-decorated units, ranging from 23 three star en-suite rooms to eight 4 star self-catering harbour suites. The rooms' various categories range from standard, superior, deluxe to harbour and executive suites.

All units are spacious and well appointed with all modern amenities of TV, direct dial telephones, radio clock, hairdryer, fans and/or air-conditioning, as well as tea/coffee making facilities. This, together with superb sea views, offers an extremely comfortable stay.

Harbour suites have a modern lounge equipped with TV, Hi-fi and DVD, two bedrooms (main with kingsize bed, second with two twin beds), a fully equipped kitchen and dining area with bar area and a balcony overlooking the pool and Santos Beach.

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Protea Hotel Mossel Bay
Hotel Facilities

Protea Hotel Mossel Bay's trendy restaurant, Cafe Gannet, offers an exciting and truly inviting a la carte menu 7 days a week. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, specialties include fresh Mossel Bay Mussels, sole and wild coastal oysters. Daily specials 'with a difference' are also a firm favourite with locals and tourists alike. Enjoy relaxed alfresco dining, in the afternoon, with the Gannet's light lunch menu.

The restaurant can accommodate up to 180 people, offering various set menus to suit various budgets. It is also a unique venue for hosting a memorable banquet or cocktail party.

The Blue Oyster Cocktail Bar, with its own special ambience, pool deck and superb sea views, is the perfect place to kick off a decadent evening out or simply just to relax and enjoy the sunset with an aperitif before dinner.

Protea Hotel Mossel Bay
Hotel Attractions

Bartolomeu Diaz Museum Complex

Tours to the museum available on request with multilingual guide. Make arrangements via our email. Please remember to wear flat shoes on the tours.


  • The Granary
    Reception/information on museum complex and surroundings. Exhibit of old wagon trails, mountain passes and fynbos.
  • The Culture Museum
    The museum houses many implements, photographs and artefacts of the early history of Mossel Bay.
  • The Maritime Museum
    The building was originally erected in 1901 to serve as a grain and sawmill. It was adapted to serve as a unique Maritime Museum and houses the impressive life-size replica of Bartolomeu Dias's Caravel, the ship in which he sailed into Mossel bay in the year 1488.
  • Shell Museum and Aquarium
    The Shell Museum houses an impressive shell collection, as well as an imaginative exhibition about the use of shells by man.
  • Post Office Tree
    In 1500, Pedro de Ataide, Commander of one of Cabral's ships, left a letter of importance in a shoe or iron pot under or near a large tree. In 1501, this letter was found by Joao da Nova, Commander of the Third East India Fleet en route to India. In this way, the first Post Office in South Africa was founded.

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Eco Attractions in Mossel Bay

  • Romonza - Seal Island Trips & Whale watching
  • Botlierskop Game Farm
  • St Blaize Hiking Trail

Adventure Attractions in Mossel Bay

  • White Shark Cage Diving
  • Bungi Jumping
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Surfing

Garden Route Attractions

  • The Garden Route
  • Oudtshoorn - Cango Caves
  • Cango Wildlife Ranch
  • Highgate Ostrich Showfarm
  • Safari Ostrich Showfarm
  • George - Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe
  • Wilderness & Tsitsikamma National Parks
  • Knysna Elephant Park
  • John Ben / Featherbed Nature Reserve
  • Black water tubing
  • Monkeyland

Other Attractions

  • The Model Shipyard
  • Mossel Bay Golf Estate
  • Mossel Bay Harbour
  • Shopping
  • Cape St Blaize Lighthouse
  • Mossel Bay Yacht Club


Cape Town: 380km / 4hr20min
Port Elizabeth: 377km / 3hr50min
George: 45km / 45min
East London: 650km / 6hr45min
Hermanus: 300km / 3hr30min
Swellendam: 159km / 1hr50min

Oudtshoorn: 54km / 30min
George: 45km / 45min
Knysna: 115km / 1hr10min
Plettenberg Bay: 150km / 1hr30min
Storms River: 215km / 2hr10min
George Airport: 30km / 30min

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Protea Hotel Mossel Bay, Mossel Bay, Garden Route
Protea Hotel Mossel Bay, Mossel Bay, Garden Route
Protea Hotel Mossel Bay, Mossel Bay, Garden Route
Pool - Protea Hotel Mossel Bay, Mossel Bay, Garden Route
By the pool, Protea Hotel Mossel Bay, Mossel Bay, Garden Route
Protea Hotel Mossel Bay, Mossel Bay, Garden Route
Protea Hotel Mossel Bay, Mossel Bay, Garden Route
Mossel Bay - Protea Hotel Mossel Bay, Mossel Bay, Garden Route
Beach - Protea Hotel Mossel Bay, Mossel Bay, Garden Route
Protea Hotel Mossel Bay, Mossel Bay, Garden Route


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