Dana Bay, Garden Route

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 Bay’s 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.

George’s 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.

Travellers' Reviews

2 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewfair

This place beautiful sunsets driving gardens route. Nice wild plants!

August 2013

Basak (Istanbul)

Verified reviewexcellent

What a jewel. We bought a house in Danabay last year and are working very hard to relocate to George and to stay in Danabay a true haven and absolute great place

April 2012

ELIZABETH VAN DER MERWE (VEREENIGING)

In the vicinity

Hotels & other accommodation options

Things to do in the area

Noteworthy attractions

Find accommodation in Dana Bay

FIND / South Africa Accommodation / Western Cape Accommodation / Garden Route Accommodation / Dana Bay Accommodation

Dana Bay as a destination

Want to stay overnight?

Number of Guests

Property Type

  • Secure your booking
Our Payment Protection Guarantee only applies if your deposit payment is made via SA-Venues.com
Destinations
  • Dana Bay

SA-Venues.com has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest, independent online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German.