Adventure Awaits: 9 Reasons to take Road Trip from Cape Town to Skydive Mossel Bay

If you’re planning a South African road trip and are craving an adventure that will leave you breathless but energized, look no further than the route from Cape Town to Mossel Bay with overnight stays nestled along the stunning Garden Route. Along your way you will find Skydive Mossel Bay beckoning with promises of heart-pounding excitement and unforgettable memories. Before you plan your skydiving in Cape Town, here are 9 reasons why you should pack your bags, hit the road, and make Mossel Bay your next ultimate adventure destination.

1) Breathtaking Scenery:

Embark on a picturesque journey as you drive along the famous Garden Route, one of the most scenic routes in the world. The road from Cape Town to Mossel Bay is adorned with lush landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating coastal views, farm stalls and vineyards.

2) Instagram-Worthy Stops:

In the age of social media, capturing every moment is a must. The road trip to Mossel Bay offers plenty of Instagram-worthy stops. From the charming seaside towns like Hermanus to the Knysna Heads, your journey will be filled with opportunities to snap stunning photos and share your adventure with the world.

3) Culinary Delights:

South Africa is a melting pot of cultures, and the Garden Route is no exception. As you drive from Cape Town to Mossel Bay, indulge your taste buds in a diverse range of culinary delights. Stop by local eateries in Swellendam and enjoy fresh seafood, farm-to-table dishes, and world-class wines. Foodies will find themselves in paradise as they explore the delectable offerings along the route, like rooster-koek, rusks and biltong or the scrumptious bakery in Riversdale, Ou Meul Bakery. A “must-do” is making your own gin and enjoying incredible seafood with ocean views at Café Gannets in Mossel Bay.

4) Mossel Bay should be dubbed “Adventure Capital of South Africa”.

There is a long list of things to do in Mossel Bay without having to drive long distances or endure city life traffic. Choose from yacht sailing, scuba diving, surfing, snorkelling, axe throwing, helicopter rides, shark cage diving and elephant encounters, to name a few. Our top 4 include:

a. Tandem Skydiving from 14,000ft with Skydive Mossel Bay (highest in Africa):

The highlight of your adventure awaits at Skydive Mossel Bay. Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush with a tandem skydive, free-falling for almost a minute, over the stunning coastline and landing on the golden sands of Diaz Beach. Our expert instructors ensure a safe and exhilarating experience, making this a bucket-list-worthy adventure you can’t stop talking about.

b. Freaking Fast Wave Rider and White Shark Parasailing:

After your skydive you can head down to Mossel Bay Boat Adventures, 15 minutes from the airfield, where you can enjoy an invigorating 20 min high-speed fix on the Freaking Fast Waverider that can reach impressive speeds of up to 150km/h over flat seas. If you prefer something a little slower, try White Shark Parasailing. There is plenty to see in the water and a good chance of spotting the infamous Great White Shark for which the bay is famous for.

c. Quad Biking Through Bergsig Game Farm and feed the lions:

Get your heart racing with an off-road quad biking adventure at Bergsig Game Farm near Mossel Bay. Traverse through the game farm, cross streams, and conquer challenging terrains as you explore nature in the wild. You might be graced with a sighting of the hippos or, hold your breath while you try feed the lions.

d. Ziplining over the ocean:

Take your adventure to new heights with a unique ziplining experience at Mossel Bay Zipline. Soar along the longest over-the-ocean zipline in the world. Panning approximately 1100 meters in length (and reaching up to 90km/h*), the zip line lets you glide over the bay for a bird’s eye view of the caves below, look out for the local sharks and seals below or simply take in the beauty of this incredible natural landscape from a unique viewpoint.

5) Accommodation

Mossel Bay is the adventure travellers one-stop shop for adrenaline-packed activities and we think you should spend at least 2 days in our much-loved town. There are a variety of guest houses to choose from to suit your budget and can be found on the Iconic Mossel Bay website. Why not investigate one of the new hotels, Diaz Ocean View Hotel. Situated right on the beach, it offers luxurious accommodation with breathtaking ocean views. After a day of adventures, unwind in style, comfort and a relaxing atmosphere.

Or try the Protea Hotel  a graceful landmark, built in 1846, overlooking Santos Bay and the harbour. The stone walls and Mediterranean-style out-buildings belie the fact that the main building is one of the oldest in Mossel Bay. Beautiful and luxurious.


Embark on a two-day road trip from Cape Town to Mossel Bay, and you’ll discover a world of adventure and natural beauty along the Garden Route. From the thrill of tandem skydiving with Skydive Mossel Bay to exploring the diverse landscapes and indulging in culinary delights, every moment of your journey will be filled with excitement and awe. Pack your bags, hit the road, and let Mossel Bay be the backdrop for your next unforgettable adventure. Safe travels!