Garden Route for kids: Mossel Bay
Who would have thought Mossel Bay would be filled with interesting activities.
Proving there's always something to do, you and the kids might just find yourselves stuck here, not in a bad way but only because you can't bear to leave before you finish everything on your itinerary.Here's what's available:The Tidal Pool and Blougat
This a bit of a novel location for new swimmers and new divers. If you're kids are at that age and they have just started to learn how to swim or are aspiring divers, these rocky reefs will increase the adventure factor.
Worry not, scores of the towns children learn how to swim here. There are chains and ropes that they can hold onto when the currents wash down the tidal pool. The Blougat is a deeper pool where the local kids generally learn how to dive.
The War Memorial
Give them a bit of history with the War Memorial. It stands on a rock known as the Frog Rock. Maybe you can find funny jokes about frogs to make it more palatable for the younger ones?
No? You can just go straight to telling them about the soldiers from the town who fought in the two World Wars, the Korea and the Angola wars.
Before you get lost, note that Bat's cave also goes by the names Lighthouse cave, St Blaize cave or the Khoi-San cave. So remember those names if you have to ask for directions.
It got the name because at one point more thousands of bats lived here. It's over 10m high, 12m deep and 22m wide at the mouth. Also, the San, the Strandlopers and the Khoi lived in this cave at different times in history. The kids will love it. And it will definitely inspire some ghost stories later.Seal island
If your kids love animals they will love the seal colony, just 2km off the harbour. It's a natural territory where they seals are left to their own devices and culling is strictly prevented.
The island is only 100m long and 50m wide and there are about 5 000 seals living there currently. The adult seals generally move from this tiny island towards the west coast in search of more food.
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