Hartenbos Beach near Mossel Bay is a wide sandy beach that’s perfect for families, swimming, surfing and walking. Near the beach are many restaurants, shops and a heated indoor swimming pool. Wheelchair access to the beach is via a number of ramps. The public ablutions and other facilities are excellent and there is adequate parking. Mossel Bay is considered by many to be the westernmost extent of the “real” Garden Route. It’s a rather sprawling town and it has some of the most wonderful beaches that are, incidentally, among the sunniest in South Africa as they are north-facing.