Mossel Bay

Latitude 34º 08’ S, Longitude 22º 08’ E

LOCAL TIME
GMT/UTC + 2 hours

WORKING HOURS
TNPA Administrative offices:
08:00-16:00 (Monday to Friday)

Terminals:
24-hours: Monday to Friday
07:00-15:00 : Saturdays
08:00-16:00: Sundays 
(18:00-22:00 on request) 

CONTACT

Port Manager:
+27 44 604 6201

Harbour Master:
+27 44 604 6287

Port Control:
+27 44 604 6271

Situated half way between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, Mossel Bay is the home of Mossgas (PetroSA) and other oil industries projects. Mossel Bay is the only South African port that operates two off-shore mooring points within the port limits. Marine engineering firms are available for all classes and types of onboard repairs. A slipway of 250 tons capacity is available.

 

RAINFALL: Mossel Bay normally receives about 333 mm of rain per year, with rainfall occurring throughout the year. It receives the lowest rainfall (21 mm) in July and the highest (36 mm) in October.

TEMPERATURES: The monthly distribution of average daily maximum temperatures shows that the average midday temperatures for Mossel Bay range from 18.4°C in July to 26°C in January. The region is the coldest during July when the mercury drops to 7.6°C on average during the night.

WINDS: Prevailing winds are south-west (predominant throughout the year), north-west (winter) and south-east (summer), but wind directions and velocities
are subject to rapid change without warning. Average wind force is between 10-25 knots. Heaviest seas and swells are predominant southeasterly and accompany the south-easterly winds.
 
TRAVEL: George airport, 50 km away, acts as a domestic airport and offers flights to all the major airports within South Africa.
CONTACT
Port Manager: +27 44 604 6201
Harbour Master: +27 44 604 6287
Port Control: +27 44 604 6271