Heritage Mossel Bay

Heritage Mossel Bay, a non profit organisation, was founded in about 1988 and conscientiously guards its stunning heritage of old stone and other buildings, artefacts and wide open green spaces.

Heritage Registration. We are a Public Benifit Organization P B O No 930 038 896

The age and history of buildings in South Africa cannot and should not be compared to the centuries old buildings in Europe. Southern Africa was the NEW WORLD discovered by the Seafarers and Explorers of the 15th Century. It is against this background that the visitor should look at the age of buildings and towns in South Africa. Mossel Bay is a fairly old town on the South African calendar, and there are many old and interesting buildings here. Many of the old stone buildings were demolished during the 50s and 60s, but the remaining buildings are carefully watched over by the Heritage Society.

Whilst we may be seen as protective we believe in moving with the times and our architectural committee is always available to assist with modernising of heritage buildings whilst retaining their original character.

Our core function is to unite our town peoples with a common aspiration to preserve our past without compromising our future.

At present we do not have a fixed office however we can be contacted as follows:

Postal Address: P O Box 20, Great Brak River 6525 or

P O Box 774, Mossel Bay, 6530, Western Cape, South Africa.

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Chairperson: Rene' de Kock (044-620-5124)

Vice Chair: Rob Phillips


Treasurer: Pieter van Reenen (044 606 7142)

Origin and establishment: The heritage society strives to register, document, research, preserve and promote the rich heritage of the town and municipality of Mossel Bay, which was first initiated in 1852, to establish heritage awareness and to illuminate it to the broader community and visitors to the town.

The first of the new broader vision committees came into existence in November 2010.


Wolwedans Dam

The Department of Water Affairs and Forestry reports that during the last week in July 2017, our Wolwedans dam water level was more than 79 % full.

On the 10th March 2011, after a severe local drought water restrictions were eventually lifted. Whilst we have had fairly good rains since then, the remainder of the Western Cape is experiancing heavy drought conditions.

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