HOW IT WORKS
13 DIFFERENT DISHES CONSISTING OF 7 COURSES ARE PREPARED ON OPEN FIRES AND PRESENTED AS A ROLLING BUFFET
De Vette Mossel (The Fat Mussel) offers much more than perfectly prepared seafood – this is an experience – in unusual and informal surroundings with traditional Cape fishing culture – in true West Coast Style. Whether it is on an unspoiled beach along the Cape Garden Route or deep in the hinterland.
The excellent preparation of top-quality seafood, in abundance, and value for money, is our pride.
Here you relax with friends (old ones and newly found ones) and where your time is your own. Relax, wind down – we eat for nearly three hours! And remember, we will never run out of anything – the worst that can happen is that more is on the way!
Do not expect hand-crafted crystal glasses, or silver cutlery – you are on the beach, and we do it as we would along the West Coast.
WHO ARE WE?
HOW DID IT ALL BEGIN?
In December 2004, owner Niël du Bois followed his heart, gave his creative spirit free reins, took the plunge and did what many people only dream about – opening an open air restaurant literally on a beach. Where the best seafood is prepared and enjoyed in Spartan surroundings – just like on the West Coast.
The first De Vette Mossel Beach Seafood Restaurant was born. On an isolated and pristine beach at Groot Brak River near Mossel Bay.
Thanks to the continuous support by our newly found Mossel friends, De Vette Mossel grew and grew. For Niël, De Vette Mossel is still like a vacation – bare feet along one of South Africa’s most beautiful beaches, the get together with old Mossel friends and the making of new ones – every day!
Since October 2012 you can also off your shoes at the second De Vette Mossel on our Bushveld Beach at Hartbeespoortdam, North West, a year later on our little piece of sea paradise in the Free State –De Vette Mossel @ Parys, and since December 2018 in the Whale Coast at Hermanus near Cape Town.
WEDDINGS AND FUNCTIONS
A wedding on the beach just a dream??
No need – seal your love on an unspoilt beach along the beautiful Garden Route, of on any of our seaside beaches in the middle of the country! We believe that De Vette Mossel with its exceptional locations, outstanding menu, unique character and way of doing things, are probably the most extraordinary beach wedding venues in South Africa.
We also specialize in functions and lend to numerous and fitting themes – Pirates, Fun on the Beach, Hawaiin, Beach Party, etc. The restaurants can seat between 120 and 600 guests.
Visit a De Vette Mossel Near you
PLEASE GO TO EACH OF THE FOUR DE VETTE MOSSEL’S OWN WEBPAGES FOR MORE DETAIL ON MENU, TIMES, DIRECTIONS, CONTACT DETAILS, ETC.
What our clients have to say
One of the greatest eating experiences I have ever had! The food is amazing, vibe is vintage beach side Village, and the event is truly unique.★★★★★
– Robbie Catanho
What an amazing experience. A definite must do. Great venue with fantastic food. Make sure you go hungry!★★★★★
– Martiens Prinsloo
– Stefan Wiese
Where oh where to start. This is where you go in your fat pants to sit and chill with friends and family. And why is say fat pants. You are gonna need every cm extra space with all those omw out of this world food. Multiple courses complement each other.
– Danelle Gerds
Excellent food! Excellent atmosphere! What a great experience.★★★★★
– Grant Wallbridge
– Andre Cronje
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