Mossel Bay Community Factsheet

Town established : 1848

Projected population in 2020 : ~ 120 000

Icons :  the Post Office Tree, many archaeological sites, WW 1 Memorial

Current economy :  finance & business services, tourism,  petrochemicals, retail & trade

Opportunities :  expansion of the harbour, logistics, heavy industry, rail hub

Challenges :  traffic management, town planning

Regional GDP 2016 : ~ R 8.3 billion

Current average price of three-bed house :  R (P24 2017)

Mossel Bay :  R 2.03mn

Gouritsmond :  R 1.85mn

Boggomsbaai :  R 2.6mn

Victoria Bay :  R 2.6mn

Dana Bay :  R 1.87mn

Tergniet :  R 2.83mn

Latest SAPS robbery & burglary stats :  173 (2015/16)

Distance from George Airport :  45 kms

Mossel Bay Municipal Office tele : 044 606 5000

Tourism Info tele :  044 691 2202

Tourism Info websitewww.visitmosselbay.co.za

Sites worth a visit

https://www.westerncape.gov.za/assets/departments/treasury/Documents/Socio-economic-profiles/2016/municipality/Eden-District/wc043_mossel_bay_2015_sep-lg_profile.pdf

http://www.turtlesa.com/mosbay.html

http://www.wesgro.co.za/pdf_repository/Eden%20District.pdf

Interesting Facts

Vleesbaai was named named Vleys Baeye (Bay of Meat) in 1601 by Dutch explorer Paulus van Caerden

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