De Vette Mossel Hermanus

More Than Just A Mussel

Imagine a never-ending buffet of fresh seafood prepared for you on an open fire right on the shores of the Klein River Lagoon. Well, your dream has just become a reality! Gustave and Charné du Bois invite you to join them at De Vette Mossel Hermanus in Prawn Flats just past Voëlklip. Kick-back and relax as you feast for a set price and work your way through favourites such as ‘snoek en patats’, mussels, calamari and seafood potjie. Lovers of crustacean will be pleased to know that crayfish and prawns are available as an add-on. Round this perfect Cape Whale Coast experience off with a cup of ‘moer koffie’ and a ‘koeksuster’. De Vette Mossel Hermanus is open on Saturdays and Sundays unless otherwise stipulated. There are two sittings, lunch from 12:00 to 15:00 and dinner from 18:30 to midnight. Booking is essential and you are reminded to bring your own drinks, glasses and ice.

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About

About

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The first De Vette Mossel - Beach Seafood Restaurant, was established in the summer of 2004 on an isolated and pristine beach at Groot Brak River near Mossel Bay. Owner, Niël du Bois followed through with his dream of providing seafood lovers with a generous never-ending supply of seafood prepared and served in a laid-back setting.  

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Over the years De Vette Mossel has grown in popularity and the demand has seen the concept opening throughout South Africa on riverbanks, next to dams and on beaches along the coast.

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Your De Vette Mossel Hermanus hosts are local residents, Gustave and Charné du Bois who work under the guidance of Niël (Charné’s father).

Menu

Menu

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The menu is a feast of freshly prepared seafood and you are invited to eat as much as you like. This offer excludes prawns and crayfish which are sold separately.

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There are nine courses with a total amount of 16 dishes (seafood and traditional accompaniments) that are prepared and presented one after another.

Menu
  1. Mussel meat, with onions, lots of garlic and farm butter. Mussels in half shell, steamed in onions and white wine.
  2. West Coast Snoek - with sweet potato - West Coast style.
  3. Seafood pot with four types of fish, calamari strips, mussels and cleaned prawn tails, rice (for those who want to catch the sauce), garden salad - (we seldom talk about salads), a vegetable dish with milk and cheese (even Karoo farmers tuck in).
  4. Meat potjie (for those who don’t eat seafood).
  5. Catch of the day - with onions and olive oil/butter- the chef will say.
  6. Rock Lobster/Whole Prawns - additional (for those who ordered it).
  7. Calamari Steak - pan fried with onions and olive oil/butter (this is how it should taste).
  8. Water Melon and sweet melon or tropical fruit (slides down your throat).
  9. Coffee and Koeksisters - (sorry - we do not do tea).
Cost
  • Pensioners - R250 per person
  • Adults - R295 per person
  • High School students - R230 per person
  • Primary School students - R140 per person
  • Pre-primary students - R70 per person
  • Under three years of age - No charge
Additional
  • R180 for one whole West Coast Rock Lobster
  • R220 for 600g whole Prawns
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Functions

Functions

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De Vette Mossel is the perfect venue for your next special event or social gathering. Whether you want to ‘tie-the-knot’, celebrate your birthday or host a corporate team building event, it makes sense to do it barefoot, on the beach and with a braai!

Contact Gustave and Charné du Bois directly to customize a magical De Vette Mossel experience that will suit you and your budget.

Directions

Directions

De Vette Mossel Hermanus is located on the Klein River Lagoon at Prawn Flats, just outside Voëlklip. Follow these easy directions to get there:

1.  Take the R43 through Hermanus and travel in the direction of Stanford

2.  As you leave Voëlklip, drive slowly because your turn-off is on the right, directly after you pass De Mond Caravan Park

3.  Take the Prawn Flats turn-off (you will see De Vette Mossel signage)

4.  Park on the grass

5.  Grab your cooler box and stroll down to the lagoon

6.  Welcome to De Vette Mossel!

Reviews

Reviews

“Absolutely fantastic. We attended their event at the Bloemfontein Vryfees many years ago and by pure chance saw the sign on the side of the road and promptly made a booking for the first available slot. Take note newcomers! Don't eat the bread at the beginning of the affair. Wait until the last dish is served! A standing ovation to the team at De Vette Mossel Hermanus for creating a truly unique experience with outstanding food and ambience. See you again when we're back in Hermanus!” Stephan Botha
“Too much nice will have to do it twice!” Mariska du Plessis
“Best seafood pot and calamari ever.” Fanie du Plessis

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