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“The only way to really enjoy seafood, is in abundance, sand under the feet, the smell of the ocean in the nostrils – right next to the sea.”

De Vette Mossel (The Fat Mussel) offers much more than perfectly prepared seafood – this is an experience – in unusual and informal surroundings with traditional Cape fishing culture – in true West Coast Style. Make an evening or afternoon of it – we eat for 2 to 3 hours.


Eat as much as you like – or can! 

Kick off your shoes on a pristine and isolated beach at South African’s favourite holiday town, Mossel Bay in the Garden Route. Sip some wine, gaze over the ocean and indulge in seafood in abundance!


The excellent preparation of top quality seafood, in abundance, and value for money, is our pride. We do have a well-stocked bar, with stunning cocktails!  Do not expect hard-crafted crystal glasses, or silver cutlery – you are on the beach.

Please note: Bookings are essential. We are open mainly over weekends and during holidays.

We do accept EFT and Cash payments




From the N2 take the off ramp to Grootbrak River and turn towards the sea. Turn right at the T-junction (at the Total Garage/De Dekke) onto the R102. (in the direction of Mossel Bay.) Turn left 1.5 km further and follow the road to the sea.


-34° 3' 44.77''


22° 12' 55.97''
Souwesia Beach (R102)
Groot Brak River
Mossel Bay


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Food Served
SeafoodBuffetSouth AfricanTraditional
Average Price$$$
Payment accepted
Trading Hours
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Lunch & Dinner
Secure Parking
Child Friendly
Outside Seating
Smoking Section
Load Shedding
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