Grans Nest Bed & Breakfast
From $32 / night
- 6 bedrooms
- 6 bathrooms
- Sleeps 12
Description from the owner
"Gran's Nest" is nestled in Dana Bay, a declared nature conservation area, on the out skirts of Mossel Bay on the "Garden Route" in the Western Cape. And offers clean, comfortable, affordable and tranquil accommodation, overlooking the warm Indian Ocean. "Gran's Nest" is close to all amenities and places of interest, along the "Garden Route". All "Gran's Nest" rooms have own shower or bath, tv, tea/coffee tray, all linen and a full breakfast is included. "Gran's Nest" also offers for guest's use - free - fridges, hot/cold filtered water, tea/coffee 24/7, cutlery, crockery, microwave -(no cooking- reheating only), pool table, DStv, an outdoor...Read more
Grans Nest Bed & Breakfast
Mossel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
Additional Location Information
Dana Bay is a small coastal village on the Garden Route and for all practical reasons a suburb of Mossel Bay. As a real hidden gem for visitors, Dana Bay is often overlooked by the huge crowds. The residential area slopes gently around the long beaches providing residents with amazing sea views. Dana Bay boasts long sandy unspoilt beaches, where anglers, sunbathers, hikers and the nature lover can enjoy the outdoors.
Dana Bay is situated approximately 8 km westwards from MosselBay. It is proud of its official conservancy status. The Fynbos, a beautiful, natural shrub or heath land vegetation that can only be found in a very small belt of the Western Cape Province of South Africa, is indigenous to the area. All of this means your private garden could very well be visited by bush buck, steenbuck, mongoose, cape francolins. The prolific bird life, which consist of over 85 species, (the most famous being the endangered black oyster catcher), adds to the beauty and tranquillity of Dana Bay.
Dana Bay’s long sandy beaches offer safe walking, hiking and angling. Fishermen will often catch cob or elf and in the colder season land a mussel cracker or two. Whales visit the shores of Dana Bay to calve and schools of dolphins can often be seen at play.
The local community strives to conserve and protect the wildlife and vegetation of Dana Bay, and, consequently, it is an attraction and wonderful part of the Garden Route. In Dana Bay animals have right of way at all times!
Dana Bay began as farmland for livestock in 1821. In 1972 the land was acquired for a retirement village that would only provide 2000 plots for the future residents, but has since outgrown this. All town planning was done with conservation in mind, street names were given botanical names and the road planning was done so to minimize erosion.
Dana Bay received its official conservation status on 27th May 1998 when it was also declared as the first Urban Conservancy in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Dana Bay residents take pride in the conservation of animals, endemic plants and participate in projects that raise conservation awareness. The layouts of the buildings were designed around the dispersion of Fynbos seeds and the movement of animals, so as not to infringe or disrupt nature. Green belt zones and interlinking corridors facilitate this.
All the animals in the conservancy are protected; visitors and residents are requested to take extra care when driving in Dana Bay, to ensure they do not injure any animals accidentally.
What to Do.
Enjoy Dana Bay’s long sandy beaches – take a walk, sunbathe, have a dip, watch a sunrise or have a picnic with sundowners. Go deep sea fishing, scuba diving, shark cage diving or learn to surf. Enjoy the big variety of seafood at the many restaurants in the village. Take a game drive at one of the many game reserves in the area or visit the world famous Jukani Big Cat Park where all the big cats can be seen… and heard!
Take a hike! The St. Blaize hiking trail is a wonderful cliff walk which stretches from/to the Bats Cave in Mossel Bay to/from Dana Bay for a wonderful, scenic 15 kilometre walk. The hiker can expect to see scenic coastal views, caves, rock formations and unique flora and small game and perhaps a whale or school of dolphins. The trail is prone to high winds and waves so please check the weather conditions and make a booking at the information bureau.
Dana Bay is only 10 minutes’ drive from Hartenbos, which offers many forms of entertainment for the whole family during the holiday seasons such as flea markets, live performances, water sports and organised beach activities.
Shopping malls, flea markets, local shops, beauty salons and spas are available for those who require retail therapy.
Explore the unique coastal towns along the Eden District of the Garden Route region of the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Some of the other attractions include horse riding, fishing, 4 x 4 & quad bike tracks, bird watching, the Garden Route Casino, wild life resorts and an aquarium. And lots more attractions.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation
Nearest train station: Mossel Bay, 10 miles
Nearest airport: George, 35 miles
Car is recommended
Last updated on February 05, 2015
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- Housekeeping Optional
- Alarm Clock
- Hair dryer
- High chair
- Towels Provided
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Linens Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Fax Machine
- Ocean or water views
- Mountain Views
- Satellite or cable TV
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Balcony or terrace
- 16 Dining chairs
- 6 Lounge chairs
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - ask