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 beach next to 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 for a eat as much as you like dining experience, el fresco. Work your way through favourites such as snoek-en-patats, mussels, calamari & seafood potjie, and a hearty beef & venison pot, with the option of pre-ordering crayfish and prawns as extras. Round this perfect Cape Whale Coast experience off with a strong cup of moerkoffie and a koeksister. 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 until midnight. Remember to pack a cooler box and bring your drinks, glasses and ice. Booking is essential.

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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.


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




De Vette Mossel invites you to enjoy a three-hour feast with nine courses (seafood and traditional accompaniments) that are prepared and presented one after another. While the standard menu is charged per head and you can eat as much as you like, crayfish and prawns are charged per item and need to be ordered before your visit.

Nine-Course Menu
  1. Mussels (two ways)
  2. Snoek & Caramelised Sweet Potato (West Coast-style)
  3. Seafood Potjie (four types of fish, calamari & prawns, rice, veggie bake and salad)
  4. Beef & Venison Potjie (with rice)
  5. Catch of the Day
  6. Calamari Steak
  7. Freshly Brewed Coffee, Koeksisters & Fruit
  8. Freshly Baked Potbrood (with butter, jam and preserves)
  9. Extras (crayfish and prawns by arrangement)
  • Adults - R295 each
  • Pensioners - R250 each
  • High School Students - R230 each
  • Primary School Students - R140 each
  • Pre-primary Students - R70 each
  • Children (under the age of three) - No Charge

Extras (crayfish and prawns available by prior arrangement only):

  • West Coast Rock Lobster - R180 each 
  • Prawns - R220 for 600g
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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 to create a magical De Vette Mossel experience that will bring joy to your guests and suit your budget.




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

  • Take the R43 through Hermanus and travel in the direction of Stanford
  • Drive slowly as you leave Voëlklip, because your turn-off is on the right, directly after you pass De Mond Caravan Park
  • Take the Prawn Flats turn-off (you will see De Vette Mossel signage)
  • Park on the grass
  • Grab your cooler box and stroll down to the lagoon
  • Welcome to De Vette Mossel!


“De Vette Mossel Hermanus is not your usual restaurant, which makes this place so unique. Took the whole family which includes nine adults and four children and everyone had a blast! Great atmosphere and all the food you can eat. Make sure to pace yourself to have room for the potjie.”  Johann Stander
“Now that was so much fun. A bucket list day!”  Chari Liebenberg
“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
“What an experience! They get five stars from our family! The staff were all excellent and friendly and the food was to die for! Worth every cent! The venue is so relaxing and the kids played their hearts out in a safe environment.”  Bets Bothma
“Best seafood pot and calamari ever.”  Fanie Du Plessis
“One of the most authentic experiences you will ever get. Tons of food and an incredible host! The restaurant design is true to its origins and there is a play area for the kids!”  Jacobus Kriel



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