History of Dana Baai

Province: Western Cape
Garden route
Coordinates:34°11′57″S 22°02′30″E
Area:9.66 km2
Municipality­ – Mossel Bay

Dana Baai or Dana Bay is basically a suburb of Mossel Bay. However, it is a conservancy, set in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom. It began in 1821 as a farm for grazing animals, it is a great destination in Mossel Bay where animals have the right of way. Buildings and town planning have been designed around the movement of animals and the dispersion of Fynbos seeds. Conservation here is paramount and residents and visitors are requested to take extra care driving in the area.
Animals there, include mongooses, bushbuck, and mountain tortoises, as well as a wonderful range of birds. There is also an interesting museum to see.

The postcode for Dana Baai is 6510 (Boxes only)

Things to see and do in Dana Baai

  • Dana Baai is a conservancy, with examples of coastal and limestone varieties of fynbos and supports one of the highest numbers of endemic species in the Cape Floristic Region. 071 625 1783


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Useful Numbers

  • Police;044 606 2805
  • Municipality;044 606 5000
  • Traffic department:044 693 4545/8
  • Fire: 044 606 5031
  • Water: 044 606 5262
  • Electricity:044 606 5082
  • Ambulance: 10177
  • Post office;044 691 1554
  • Library:044 606 5000
  • Closest hospital;Dana Bay Medical Centre-044 698 1274
  • Pharmacy;Danabay Medicine Depot- 044 698 1093
  • SPCA:Garden Route SPCA-044 693 0824
  • Tourism -044 691 2202                                                                                                     [/vc_column_text]

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