As there doesn’t seem to be a review of Perna Perna in Mossel Bay in South Africa we thought we would be the first to post one on Trip Advisor. Perna Perna is a small complex of 8 units, a mixture of 2 and 3 bedroomed accommodation. We stayed from March 8 to our departure on March 14, 2012. Even though there was only the 2 of us because of renovations on site we were given a 3 bedroomed unit. It was very comfortable with a double bedroom, twin bedded room and a double bunk room. Plus a full kitchen and a washing machine and tumble dryer. The furnishings were all of good quality, if not the newest, plus a flat screen TV and DVD player. 2 toilets and shower rooms as well. There is a small swimming pool but when we used it we were the only ones there. As it’s a small complex there is no onsite restaurant but this is not a problem as there a choice of restaurants within a short drive or walking distance. But if you walk be aware that although Perna Perna is only one block from the main street and its shops and restaurants, as it is in Upper Cross Street there is a hill to walk up on the way back! On our 1st morning we were given a talk on the Mossel Bay attractions and restaurants, some of which information was useful, some not. We had excellent meals at the Cafe Gannet in town and the Big Blu restaurant down by the rocky The Point and the sea, a short drive from Perna Perna. There is also good eating in the Point Hotel. Seafood is plentiful and good value in Mossel Bay so we had a lot of it. One place to avoid is the Africa Cafe, although it had been mentioned in the intrductory talk noone had been there. Don't go, it has terrible service and average food (when it finally arrived). There is also a small Pick And Pay supermarket in town and as we had a full kitchen in our unit we sometimes ate in. The supermarket was also a good place to get a picnic for a day, as well as the mini market on the main street. Things to do we would recommend are the Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, the boat trip to Seal Island and Jukani Wildlife Predator Park, The Point with its spectacular surf and rocks with safe bathing in between, and the Cape St Blaize lighthouse up on the cliff. Half an hour’s drive took us to George where we went on the Outeniqua Power Van trip up into the mountains, well worth it. Sad to say that the steam train that used to run from Mossel Bay to George and before to Knysna no longer runs, even though it might still be referred to in guide books. All in all Perna Perna is a good place to stay in Mossel Bay.
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Mossel Bay
Ranked #16 of 23 Specialty Lodging in Mossel Bay
Hotel Class:3 star — Perna Perna Mossel Bay 3*
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set against an impressive rocky hillside, Perna Perna Mossel Bay offers spacious, fully equipped apartments with gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean. The children will enjoy their onsite playground while you relax around the resort swimming pool in the warm sun. Mossel Bay is a historic town and nearby attractions include museums, nature reserves, the harbour, shark cage diving and seal island cruises.There are a number of restaurants serving delicious seafood in Mossel Bay; some with great harbour views. ... more less
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