Situated halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, in the heart of the Garden Route, lies the seaside town of Mossel bay. A bustling holiday resort in summer and an ideal retreat in winter. Mossel Bay is second only to Hawaii for having the mildest all-year climate in the world according to the Guiness Book of Records.
The Point Hotel is built right on the rocks above a huge natural rock pool and overlooks the endless blue expanse of the Indian Ocean. From your balcony you can watch the Humpback and Southern Right whales or the dolphins passing.
Apart from the safe swimming in the tidal pool, you can also enjoy walking along Mossel Bay's wonderful coast line.
The property has an unique location built on rocks above a huge rock pool and overlooks the endless blue expanse of the Indian Ocean.
A four star hotel consisting of 52 sea facing, en-suite rooms with private balconies, will offer you the most exhilarating views.
Rooms are equipped with direct dial telephones, international plug points, TV with DSTV, ceiling fans, panel heaters, lock-up safes and internet access in every room. The Hotel is paraplegic friendly and all floors are serviced with a hydraulic lift and serviced by surveillance cameras
Caters for 80 people in cinema style and 65 in conference layout. Situated next to The Lighthouse Restaurant, the facility with it's fantastic sea views is an ideal venue for functions, private dinners and intimate weddings. Our new Business Centre is located on the ground floor of the hotel and accommodates 10 people around a boardroom table with access to computers, printing and internet facilties.
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The Lighthouse Restaurant
Perched on the rocks on the edge of the Mossel Bay peninsula, just below the St Blaize lighthouse. The Point Hotel's Lighthouse Restaurant must surely have one of the most dramatic settings in the country.
An A La Carte menu caters for all tastes, serving an assortment of cosmopolitan fare. "Mediterranean Style" Pasta, chicken, Meat and Fresh dishes are served daily.
Open all day, "The Lighthouse" serves sumptuous Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as well as Snacks throughout the day.
Walks and Hiking Trails
The start of the St Blaize walking trail is at The Point Hotel and will lead you on the 30m contour 15km to Dana Bay. Panoramic seaviews with a constant view of waves breaking on the rocks will accompany you on your five hour walk.
The Khoi-San Cave is the home of ancient inhabitants. Artifacts have been discovered that date back 80 000 years or more. The St Blaize Lighthouse(situated in very close proximity to The Point Hotel) was erected in 1864. To date it is one of only two lighthouses on the South African coastline manned 24hours daily.
Mossel Bay offers a wide range of historic architecture, the arrival of Bartholomew Diaz in 1488 was witnessed by the Khoi-San. A life Size replica of his magnificent ship “Caravel” can be viewed at the Maritime Museum other unique museums namely the Maritime Museum, and the world famous Post Office Tree is a treat.
Next to the Hotel is the War Memorial erected in memory of those Mossel Bay citizens who gave their lives fighting wars
Various art and craft shops, curio and specialty shops can be found in Mossel Bay.
- Swimming, safe unspoiled beaches, natural rock pools, surfing, scubu diving and snorkeling
- Deep sea fishing and rock angling
- Whale and Dolphin watching
- Shark Cage Diving (Mossel Bay's famous Great White sharks)
- Bungi Jumping from Gourtiz River Bridge
- Seal Island trips
- 18-Hole Golf Course
- Horse Riding
The Point Hotel is an ideal home base for making day trips to surrounding areas and towns such as:
George/Wilderness (30 minute drive)
Outenique Choo-tjoe - Day trips along the coastline on a steam train
Wilderness lake areas - water skiing, para-sailing and canoeing
Oudtshoorn (1 hours drive)
Cheetah & Crocodile Farm (Cheetah breeding program)
Klein Karoo Wine Route
Knysna (1 hours drive)
Scenic Knysna Heads
Forests and castle's
Galleries and flea markets
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