Mosseltrap

Mosseltrap is a truly authentic west coast beach house with an unsurpassed location of total seclusion and the golden beach of the Atlantic Ocean at your doorstep.

It is newly renovated and you will appreciate a well-appointed interior with everything you need to enjoy your off the grid stay. Sip your favourite drink while digging your toes into the sand listening to the sound of the ocean and admiring the wonder of a west coast sunset. Mosseltrap cottage is a popular summer and winter retreat.

The story of Mosseltrap

On a clear winter’s morning, you will find the seagulls frolicking in the shallow waters at Wamakersvlei beach. The seagulls’ dance (mosseltrap) is actually a way in which they dig their webbed feet into the sand to find white mussels (donax Serra). 

When they find a mussel, they will fly up into the air with their catch and drop it on the beach in an attempt to break the solid shell.  You may also, on occasions, see a lonely fisherman doing a similar dance in the shallow water at low-tide looking for white mussels to use as bait to catch that 5kg galjoen (the national fish of South Africa).