MOSSEL BAY NEWS - Renowned for having the mildest all-year climate in the world - second only to Hawaii according to the Guinness Book of Records - Mossel Bay is an ideal year-round retreat, ideal especially for people winding down and wanting to live a quality life.
Add to this long stretches of several Blue Flag, swim-safe beaches, the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, renowned golf courses and just about every outdoor and water sport adventure possible, and the active retiree will fit right in.
The town offers prospective investors a bustling, yet laid-back lifestyle.
Boasting excellent medical practitioners and specialist practitioners of virtually every medical speciality, the town is served by a world-class private hospital, a day hospital with step-down facilities, as well as a provincial hospital that receives regular praise for its excellent service and compassionate staff.
Recently upgraded and extended, the Life Bay View Hospital is ranked in the Top 20 of the Discovery Health Medical Scheme globally validated Top Hospitals list, and recently scooped six prestigious awards at the Life Healthcare 2017 Awards Ceremony.
Mossel Bay was voted the 2017 Kwêla Town of the Year, and is probably the only town in South Africa that has been "town of the year" twice.
In 2007 it was the Rapport Town of the Year. The Mossel Bay Municipality has had clean audits for the past five years in succession and prides itself on service delivery.
Furthermore, it's ward committee system is a best practice example for other local governments in SA, clearly proof of the municipality's insistence on public engagement.
The municipality takes particular care of environmental issues in development planning. Mossel Bay has four important commercial and industrial areas, namely the CBD, Louis Fourie Corridor, Mossdustria and Voorbaai.
Housing for more than 4 000 middle- to high-income earners had been approved by council over the past years, many of which is ideal for lifestyle developments earmarked for the 50+ age group. Council has in the past urged developers and potential buyers to engage with the municipality to take up the available development opportunities.
Mossel Bay is especially family friendly and draws scores of families each holiday, many of whom have invested in an apartment or holiday house in the area.
The infrastructure, as well as local government service delivery, is top class. From excellent schools and medical care to sports facilities and shopping malls, the town is a fully integrated destination that caters for buyers across the board.
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