Protea Hotel Mossel Bay, Mossel Bay, Garden Route, South Africa
- Mossel Bay is the gateway to the scenic Garden Route
- Accommodation is in 31 comfortable rooms and self-catering units
- Situated on the Mossel Bay shoreline
- Watch the Whales play in the warm Indian Ocean waters (seasonal)
The Protea Hotel Mossel Bay is situated on the Mossel Bay shoreline, the hotel overlooks the main beach and harbor. It is situated within the Bartolomeu Diaz Museum Complex and a stone's throw from the famous Post Office Tree. A 3 minute stroll will take you to the main north-facing beach. Its stonewalls and Mediterranean style out buildings belie the fact that the main building is one of the oldest in Mossel Bay.
The Protea Hotel Mossel Bay could best be described as a hotel complex. It comprises of the Blue Oyster Cocktail Bar, situated adjacent to the pool overlooking Munro's Bay, a cosy breakfast room, conference centre for groups of up to 35 persons and Cafe Gannet.
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.
A Mediterranean climate attracts thousands of visitors each year; many come to see the whales at play in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. The hotel, and its team of staff, under the personal supervision of JJ Moorcroft are dedicated to a gracious style of 'old world' hospitality with personal and efficient service, home away from home.
Guests will enjoy exquisite food from Cafe Gannet, renowned for its local seafood specialities including fresh coastal oysters, mussels, Mossel Bay sole, all fresh daily from the harbour. A varied A la Carte menu has proved a firm favourite, not only with the locals, but with tour operators and tourists alike.
A Brief History
Five hundred years ago, the Portuguese navigators who called at the Cape left messages on the shore of Mossel Bay for the passing ships under the 'Post Office Tree'. The hotel stands near the site of this ancient milkwood tree offers a convenient stop-over along the Garden Route. The Gannet restaurant, famous for its seafoods such as Mossel Bay coastal oysters, mussels and sole, forms part of this historic stone-masoned complex overlooking the bay.