I have said many times that I thought the Garden Route was over-rated and Mossel Bay certainly upheld this opinion. After the great times we had in Plettenberg Bay, Mossel Bay was a massive disappointment! Our hostel- The Park House Lodge, was great – a grand old house where we got a pretty big room to ourselves. The staff there was also great! The town just had a weird vibe. It lacked the South African friendliness and the ready ‘Howzit’ at every encounter. The only folks who were awesome (outside of the hostel staff) was the crew at the dive shop. Divers are generally pretty nice folk. The town itself was sterile, the streets quite empty…it just seemed to lack ‘something’ that we had found everywhere else thus far….