Mossel Bay is gearing up for its Mild Season – with special offers, discounts, and packages to make mid-year holidays even more affordable.
“Mossel Bay’s Mild Season runs from the 1st of May to the 31st of August, and we chose the name advisedly – because the weather here really is pleasantly mild at that time of the year,” said Mossel Bay Tourism’s Marcia Holm.
“In fact, with more than 300 days of sunshine in every 365, almost every day’s a beach day in Mossel Bay.” (Official figures quote summer temperatures averaging 26°C during the day and 12° at night, with wintertime – May to August – averages at 19° in the day and 8° at night.)
Ms. Holm said that accommodation providers, adventure operators, and other businesses are collaborating to make the town as attractive as possible during the quieter months of the year.
“Some of our accommodation providers will be offering up to 50% discount, and they’ll also supply their guests with vouchers which will entitle them to significant discounts on various attractions, meals, and so on.”
Packages confirmed for participation include the 4-night ‘Coast to Mountain Crest,’ which features two nights at Sandpiper Cottages in Boggomsbaai, two nights at Eight Bells Mountain Inn, a boat trip on the Romonza, and other activities.
“The Protea Hotel Mossel Bay, Santos Express Train Lodge, Park House, Outeniqua Moon Percheron Stud & Guest Farm, Diaz Beach Haven, Aquamarine Guest House, ATKV-Hartenbos Strandoord, and At Whale-Phin Guest House will also be offering various discounts – and new offers and opportunities are rolling in all the time,” said Ms. Holm.
“And the activities and shopping are coming aboard, too – there’ll be 2-for-1 specials on scuba diving, dive courses and snorkelling from Electrodive, Garden Route Sailing will take you for a sail on the Bay at a reduced rate, and Tackle Shack will offer special discounts on certain purchases.
All participating products have been listed on www.visitmosselbay.co.za/special-offers/mildseason2014.
Local businesses that want to take part in the promotion are invited to do so by contacting Marcia Holm
firstname.lastname@example.org or Zelda Sauls email@example.com (or call 044 691 2202). “And it would be nice if they’d become members of Mossel Bay Tourism, too!” said Ms. Holm.
She made the point that each of the participants in the campaign will be offering different discounts or specials. “These are detailed on the site, and we urge guests to check with them individually when making enquiries,” she said.