The expanding town of Mossel Bay in the Western Cape
is by no means a small village type of town.
What started off as a small fishing village with a
harbour has expanded to firstly a holiday destination and then progressed to an
independent and self-sustaining town with commercial and industrial hubs and
Mosgas or as it is known today PetroSA refinery is
an offshore gas company which had for a long time been the primary source of
sustainability to the town and once the refinery has been commissioned there
was a large number of residents that were left stranded, but being a coastal
town and being on the Garden Route meant it was the prime holiday destination
as the town is located on the beaches of the Indian Ocean which is a holiday
makers paradise in summer seasons.
The commercial hub of the town and suburbs has of
course diversified after the commissioning of the refinery and is not
completely dependent on the refinery for sustained income any longer. Light to
medium engineering companies are still servicing the refinery with maintenance and
refurbishing which is a long-term prospect, adding to the economy of the town.
Property usage in Mossel Bay consists of freehold
homes, estates, townhouses, apartments and cluster homes and cluster homes.
It is thus safe to assume the property values vary
from affordable homes to exclusive homes, all with their own market driven
The newer suburbs will have a more contemporary
architecture with some conventional functional homes and the architecture of
course changes as the newer suburbs expand.
Tourism is one of Mossel Bay’s other major sources
of income and around 50 000 holiday makers are in the town between
December and January. This offers the opportunity for those in the hospitality
industry to make their mark in this region with B&B’s or gust houses by
building that idyllic haven for tourist on one of the many vacant stands
available in the more exclusive suburbs.
For permanent residents schools have been catered
for as the town was being established. Here is a short list of some of the
schools; Hoerskool Punt, Curro Mossel Bay, Hillcrest Secondary School and
Ridgeview Primary School.
Take a tour of the homes in Mossel Bay, Western Cape
Garden Route via the Myroof web-site.