Date: Aug 29, 2023

This year, from 8 September to 22 October, sports enthusiasts will for the 10th time since its inception, enjoy all the action at the annual Mossel Bay Sports and Recreation Festival. The festival was established by the Mossel Bay Municipality to stimulate the local economy and promote social regeneration through advocating a healthy lifestyle.


The opening event of the festival fittingly is the Mayoral Golf Day. Now in its 5th year, this event is hosted in support of the Mayoral Fund. The fund addresses need in the community otherwise not budgeted for, like supporting the development of young sports talent. The golf day is hosted at the Mossel Bay Golf Club. Members of the public who do not play golf can also support this worthy cause by participating in the ball drop competition. Purchase a numbered golf ball for R100 and if you ball during the helicopter drop lands closest to the hole, you can win a cash prize no less than R2500, but the more balls sold – the higher the prize money. Contact Ronell du Toit today to buy your ball (rdutoit@mosselbay.gov.za) or 044 606 5095.



If you want to score, make sure that you get your team together for the 10th Touchies Tournament hosted during the Sports and Recreation Festival. This year the tournament is proudly sponsored by Mossel Bay Tourism and Hydrolyte Ulta Sports Drink. The tournament is hosted on 15 September 2023 at the D`Almeida Stadium. The tournament starts at 18:00. The prize money up for grabs is R22 500.00 in total. It is divided as follows between the top six teams:

1st place            :           R5 000-00                     2nd place           :           R4 500-00

3rd place            :           R4 000-00                     4th place            :           R3 500-00

5th  place            :           R3 000-00                     6th place            :           R2 500-00

Entries closes on 12 September at 12:00. Only players above 16 years of age are allowed to enter. Selected teams will be notified on 13 September 2023. For entries and more information, contact Ms. T Groenewald (044-6065000) or tgroenewald@mosselbay.gov.za. See attached entry form for more details.


As during previous festivals, there are a myriad of athletics events to support. From fun runs to trail running to schools’ athletics and national competitions – and for the less competitive, the MossMarch, inviting mass participation may just be the ticket.

The full event calendar is available to download as a PDF embedded in this article. Links to the calendar will also be provided on the municipal Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/mosselbaymun), with regular event updates as the festival progresses. For more information about the events, contact Eunice Duitsjan (eduitsjan@mosselbay.gov.za)