About Dana Bay

Dana Bay is situated on the Garden Route, between the Western Cape and Eastern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

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Whilst often disregarded simply as a suburb of Mossel Bay, Dana Bay is in fact a conservancy, set in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, home to fine examples of coastal and limestone varieties of fynbos under threat from global warming.

Limestone fynbos is rich in species and supports among the highest numbers of endemic species in the entire Cape floristic region. Because of its conservancy status, bush buck, steenbok, mongooses and Cape francolins roam freely in Dana Bay; and the prolific bird life, which includes a colony of black oyster catchers and over 85 other bird species, adds to the tranquillity and beauty of the coastline and incredible views of beach and horizon.

The white sandy Dana Bay beach here stretches for miles and is largely undisturbed, inviting lengthy morning and afternoon strolls and sundowner picnics - sunsets are legendary on this part of the coast. Add to this Dana Bays easy access to restaurants, museums, harbour and yachting facilities, water sports, and eco adventure opportunities, and the beachfront village becomes something more of an attraction.

Georges Airport is an easy 20 minute drive, schools of up to 500 dolphins have been sighted along the coastline, and during whale-watching season, Southern Right Whales are a joy to behold.

The St Blaize hiking trail is a wonderful cliff walk - an easy 13.5 kilometres along seaside cliffs and through sections of fynbos - of which you can hike a part or do the walk in its entirety. It also provides ideal spots to sight whales in season.

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Garden Route Self-Catering

Self Catering

Garden Route Self-Catering

This tastefully decorated home is situated in Dana Bay, a nature conservancy coastal town only minutes away from the ... more

ClassicalView Guest House

Guest House

ClassicalView Guest House

Its hillside location and an unlimited view over the Indian Ocean make the Classical View Guest House the ideal spot for ... more

Purple Gate Accommodation

Self Catering

Purple Gate Accommodation

Purple Gate Accommodation offers you a small luxury holiday flat located in the tranquil Dana Bay next to the Green Belt ... more

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