BEACH SEAFOOD RESTAURANT @ HARTIES

EAT AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE – OR CAN!

 

De Vette Mossel (The Fat Mussel) offers much more than perfectly prepared seafood – this is an experience – in unusual and informal surroundings with traditional Cape fishing culture – in true West Coast Style.

“The only way to really enjoy seafood, is in abundance, sand under the feet, among friends, next to a bonfire.”

BEACH SEAFOOD RESTAURANT @ HARTIES

EAT AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE – OR CAN!

 

De Vette Mossel (The Fat Mussel) offers much more than perfectly prepared seafood – this is an experience – in unusual and informal surroundings with traditional Cape fishing culture – in true West Coast Style.

“The only way to really enjoy seafood, is in abundance, sand under the feet, among friends, next to a bonfire.”

BEACH SEAFOOD RESTAURANT @ HARTIES

EAT AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE – OR CAN!

 

De Vette Mossel (The Fat Mussel) offers much more than perfectly prepared seafood – this is an experience – in unusual and informal surroundings with traditional Cape fishing culture – in true West Coast Style.

“The only way to really enjoy seafood, is in abundance, sand under the feet, among friends, next to a bonfire.”

OUR LAID BACK WAY

We at De Vette Mossel strive to offer much more than merely perfectly prepared seafood – this is an experience, in unusual and informal surroundings, where you relax with friends (old ones and newly found ones) where your time is your own and where you may eat as much as you like – just like we do along the West Coast.

The excellent preparation of top quality seafood, in abundance, and value for money, is our pride.

The different dishes are prepared and presented one after the other as a rolling buffet. We strive to prepare seafood perfectly, and to serve it immediately thereafter. This guarantees freshly prepared seafood on the plate – an absolute must for exceptional seafood.

FRUIT OF THE GRAPE

With arrival we welcome you with a complementary glass of good Cape wine.
We do have a well-stocked cash bar and specialize in stunning cocktails.

WEDDINGS & FUNCTIONS

A wedding on the beach, even if it is in the middle of the country? It does not have to be only a dream! Talk to us to make your wedding day truly unforgettable – you are worth it!

Our Beach Seafood Restaurant is a perfect wedding venue, where love, romance, fun and dreams become a beautiful reality. De Vette Mossel has a unique beach/sea setting with unbeatable rates. Kick of your shoes for an unforgettable beach wedding and seafood buffet.

 

Please follow the link for more info of our weddings and common Questions & Answers.

 FUNCTIONS

De Vette Mossel lends itself perfectly to work functions, year-end functions, birthday bashes and other, where colleagues and friends can interact and enjoy themselves in an informal and relaxing atmosphere.

De Vette Mossel can easily accommodate large groups – we can seat up to 340 guests.

Invest in your staff- they are your most important asset!

WEATHER

Although De Vette Mossel @ Harties is partly an open air restaurant, all seating is under roof and protected against wind and rain. 

Furthermore, it is designed in such a manner that it could be adapted within minutes to such an extent that we can be fully operational even in case of strong winds and rain.

In any case, do not complain about the weather – this is Africa. We need rain to survive.

Our Story

Founded December 2004
In December 2004, owner Niël du Bois followed his heart, gave his creative spirit free reins, took the plunge and did what many people only dream about – opening an open air restaurant literally on a beach. Where the best seafood is prepared and enjoyed in Spartan surroundings – just like on the West Coast.

With a blessing fom Above (and thanks to the support by a municipal officer or two) the first De Vette Mossel Beach Seafood Restaurant was born. On an isolated and pristine beach at Groot Brak River near Mossel Bay.

Thanks to the continuous support by our newly found Mossel friends, De Vette Mossel grew and grew until the first fire was lit at De Vette Mossel Harties in 2012 with our own bushveld beach and Tietiesbaai lighthouse! In 2013 De Vette Mossel Parys opened doors and the fourth De Vette Mossel in Hermanus in 2018.

Jannie and Zinanda Geyer and Rochelle Marais are your hosts at De Vette Mossel @ Harties. Just like Niël, they also followed their dream and traded their busy city lives for Hartbeespoort. They grew up with De Vette Mossel and fit the profile of typical West Coast hosts like a glove. Be assured of personal, friendly attention and highly efficient service.

The chefs, cleaners and kitchen staff is a story in its own right. Only jobless people were employed, trained and today they form an integral part of De Vette Mossel. Without them, De Vette Mossel is not possible – they therefore also share in the fruits of success.

Niël visits often to make 100% sure that regarding concept, menu and quality it mirrors the vision of the De Vette Mossel restuarants and also to ensure that “baber” does not suddenly appear on the menu!

DE VETTE MOSSEL VISION

We strive to

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Offer an unforgettable and traditional, true West Coast experience to all people in a “lekker”, relaxing and sociable atmosphere.

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Serve a unique experience, honest seafood in abundance, quality & true value for money.

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Make a positive difference in the lives of our staff and in the communities in which we serve.

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Excellence and passion in all we do.

People and food are our passion, guest satisfaction our pride and profit a bonus!
We do it 100% – because you are worth it!

Behind which Dune?

De Vette Mossel @ Harties is in Hartbeespoort on the R511 close to Jasmyn Farm Stall.

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DE VETTE MOSSEL @ HARTIES IS OPEN THE WHOLE YEAR!

1 September to 30 April:

Friday & Saturday evenings 18:30– 23:00

Saturday Lunch (For further information please inquire)

Sunday Lunch 11:15-16:00

1 May to 31 August

Saturday Lunch: (For further information please inquire)

Saturday Evenings: 18:30 – 23:00

Sunday Lunch: 11:15 – 16:00

Public Holidays:

Lunch 11:15 – 16:00

For Functions larger than 30 the Mossel can be booked Any Day!

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R245

Per Adult

R130

Per Primary School

R200

 Per High School

R70

Pre-primary

R0

3 Years and Younger

R250 additional for whole Rock Lobster,

R180 for 400g whole Prawns (prepared West coast style- whole and NOT butterflied/deveined),

R45 for 170g Calamari Steak,

R40 for 170g Catch of the Day

(Tariffs are subject to change, once a year on 1 December.)

(PLEASE NOTE: We have a well-stocked Mossel cash bar. We also have debit/credit card facilities.)

Booking is essential. Firstly, to avoid disappointment and secondly to enable us to properly prepare for your arrival and to ensure an unbeatable experience.

De Vette Mossel reserves the right to cancel a session if the minimum required guests aren’t met.

What our clients have to say

“Fantastic place and awesome West Coast ‘bare feet in the sand’ braai vibe. Go to enjoy a unique experience, great food and awesome views. A truly unique place. All the food was fantastic, especially the calamari, so pace yourself.”

★★★★★

– Corne van der Merwe

“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 for creating a truly unique experience with outstanding food and ambience. See you again when we’re back in Hermanus!!!”

★★★★★

– Stephan Botha

“Holy Moly Seafood !

Greatest hospitality from arrival to departure. Attentive service, friendly staff. Amazeballs seafood. Well worth it!! Thank you Charne & Team”

★★★★★

 

– Charlene M

“What an experience! They deserve 5stars from our family! Staff were excellent and friendly! Food to die for!! Every cent worth the money! The venue sooo relaxing and nice! The youngsters played their hearts out in a save environment! Please, please go and visit!”

– Bets Bothma

“Unbelievably good! Don’t expect short order service or haut cuisine. Do expect a personal welcome, all you can eat seafood, sand between your toes, and a lot of laughs. We have three small kids who loved the play area whilst we filled out bellies with 9 (nine!) courses of delicious seafood cooked on a fire in front of us. This place truly is an experience. I’m going to say it…. The best restaurant I’ve ever eaten at (and that includes your poncy Michelin starred joints). Go. Just go.”

★★★★★

– Ben Garbutt

“Too much nice will have to do it twice!”

★★★★★

– Mariska Du Plessis

“A breath of fresh air as its a very different dining experience and nobody will judge you eating with your fingers or using your mussel shell as utensils and the food is finger licking good! Hosts are such down to earth people with good sense of humour and yet very professional.”
– Kalya Silver

“What a wonderful experience! Should be on any visitor to Hermanus list.”

★★★★★

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