Beautiful Mossel Bay is a coastal village and harbor of the World Famous Garden Route. This popular holiday town is blessed with mild climate year round and its status as historical capital of the Garden Route. Today, mussels, which give the harbor its name, are gathered in Mossel Bay each spring and are rated among the finest in the world. Due to its rich history, there are many museums housed in historical buildings to visit for maritime and sailing, fresh specimens of wild flowers, shells, and history. There are others, such as the Shirley Buildings, the Munrohoek Cottages and many others which may be visited. One of the most popular attractions is the Post Office, a National Monument estimated to be more than 800 years old. Mossel Bay is sportsman's and waters sport enthusiast's paradise. Water sports available include shark cage diving, ship wreck diving, snorkeling, power boating and others.