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                        ♫ Down by the Riverside . . . ♫


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The peaceful tranquillity of the Oyster World Restaurant on the banks of the Great Brak River involuntarily reminds one of this age-old song from the early 1800s, later made famous by singers such as Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley and Louis Armstrong.

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Dating from before the American Civil War, this spiritual anti-war song about laying down the sword and shield, life's heavy burdens and woes, and not studying war no more, is as applicable today as it was then.


That is exactly the friendly, happy atmosphere and spirit that Oyster World exudes in pristine nature.

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Fully licensed, child-friendly and located in the heart of the greater Mossel Bay / Garden Route with its world-renowned natural beauty and diverse landscapes, the menu reflects the best booty and bounty from land and sea in the area.

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Named after the fresh wild oysters harvested daily in the prolific waters of the Southern Cape, Oyster World specializes in fresh seafood dishes - from oysters, mussels, prawns, crayfish and abalone to Cob Nuggets and Cob burgers. It is, though, especially the huge OYSTERS that is their main claim to fame and the delicatessen that brings cultures together . . . and let you speak ANY language!

Have you seen a real AFRIKAANS oyster? Check it out and watch the video . . . 


Só LYK 'n Ma se Oester . . . en só EET jy hom . . .  

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Meat-eaters, vegetarians, foodies and fussy kids are not neglected and have a wide variety of dishes and desserts to choose from. Pizzas, platters, potjiekos, puddings, poultry, pork chops and plenty other popular cuisines form part of an exciting and extended menu and weekly specials in the pipeline to cater for every whim and want. 

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Open 7 days a week from lunch to late.

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Oyster World serves only the freshest Seafood and is the ideal place to come and relax. The river combined with the fire going has a calming effect on you, and you can also indulge on a plate of fresh oysters and a glass of wine.


A Tranquil riverside setting, fully licensed bar, wild oysters and tantalizing food. Child-friendly. Tables under the cool trees outside or inside. Cocktails. Platters. Pizzas. Mussel Pot. Mussel Bread. Weekly specials.

1 Station Road GREAT BRAK
Groot-Brakrivier, Western Cape, South Africa
Call 071 254 4446

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 SEE you THERE - Down By The Riverside - SOON!


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Meet Frik and the team from TopUp Mossel Bay

If you’re a Mossel Bay local you’ve probably met Frik Hayward from our TopUp service station in Marsh street. A former farmer from the Loxton area in the Bo-Karoo, he relocated with his family to Mossel Bay and has been in the local fuel servicing industry for more than 16 years.

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Many of you would remember that up until two years ago, the service station in Marsh street was an Engen with a Volkswagen dealership right next door. In November 1999, Frik bought shares in this business and also took over the day-to-day running and management of the service station, and in 2015 it was changed to a TopUp.

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If you ask him why he decided to form a partnership with TopUp he just says that it was the best, logical choice.

“By that stage, I’ve known Sean (Ekström) for years. He is such a personable guy and I knew that I could trust him. On the other hand, when you’re dealing with large corporations you are just a number and the decision-making process can also become quite lengthy. I can’t tell you how many hours I spent on the phone with call centres!”

Frik has now been with TopUp for 2 years and has not regretted his decision for one single day. The fact that it’s a local business means he can pick up the phone and immediately speak to someone that can address his specific needs. Southcape Petroleum also offers the best infrastructure, has a local depot, and their own fleet of trucks. Frik accredits their successful partnership to the high level of personal service as well as Southcape Petroleum’s reliable fuel supply to their service stations.

You can stop at the Marsh street TopUp any time, day or night, and there will be a friendly petrol attendant, ready to assist you. These attendants are the lifeblood of the business and Frik is proud to say that their staff turnover is extremely low.

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TopUp Mossel Bay employs 16 local individuals and some of them have been with Frik for many years – Ann Pedro has been working with him for more than 16 years and Alton Blau, who has also been with him since the very beginning, started as a petrol attendant and is a supervisor today. 

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Birthdays, holidays, rain or shine, the team works around the clock to ensure that visitors to the Mossel Bay branch always receive friendly, professional service. They see early morning school runs, tired long-distance drivers; nervous first-time drivers and excited holiday makers, and can write a book about all the funny and strange things they have seen.

So the next time you visit TopUp Mossel Bay, ask your attendant how their day has been, they might surprise you with an interesting story…

TopUp Mossel Bay is a proud locally owned and managed business whose passion is to supply impeccable service to the Mossel Bay community.

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The fearless dame of Mossel Bay

Working at a 24-hour service station means that you see quite a few funny things. Frik tells us about one of the most memorable:

It was about 10 years ago. I was working in the office and keeping an eye on the security monitor. A petrol attendant was opening the bonnet of a car to check the oil and water and all of a sudden he just dropped it and ran away! The next thing I saw was an elderly lady re-opening the bonnet, grabbing what turned out to be a puff adder by its tail, dragging it out from the engine, and then she started smashing it with the dipstick that’s used for measuring the underground fuel tanks! I ran out to check if she was okay. Dead snake in hand she calmly informed me that she has killed many a puff adder in her lifetime and that there is no cause to worry.

We filled up her car and she was merrily on her way. Needless to say, the petrol attendant never looked at old ladies the same way again!

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Our track record

In 2010 the first TopUp service stations were established under the stewardship of the well-known Mossel Bay Ekström family’s third generation, primarily focused in the Eastern and Western Cape. The first of these included Citrusdal, Riebeeck Kasteel, Robertson, Somerset East and Despatch.

The “mother company”, PRIMAGAS was originally established in 1957 as a family business and evolved over time to focus on fuel distribution to end-users, such as farmers and transport companies – in addition to local service stations.
It is the family’s passion for people that have been fundamental to business growth through long-lasting relationships forged over five decades. At the heart of all business transactions is an ethos of good corporate citizenship, and honest, ethical, and relationship-driven business.


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Delfino’s Restaurant is much more than an ordinary eatery in superb surroundings – it is the quintessential FOOD EXPERIENCE and personification of what the essence of feel-good dining is truly all about – food for body, mind and soul. 

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Set literally on the water’s edge in Mossel Bay’s most prime spot at the Point, with sweeping views across the bay and mountains,  the location alone is a million dollar magnet for nature lovers and tourists. Watching surfers, schools of dolphins and whales frolicking in the surf is a priceless and complimentary addition to the extensive menu.

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The popular “kids’ park” that seems to be a natural extension of the restaurant, is another extra bonus. Parents can relax and keep a watchful eye from the deck while the young have their wild and wonderful way at the tidal pool, swings, rock pools and green lawns.

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“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” -J.R.R. Tolkien

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Fully licenced and catering for the whole boksomdaais – from  early bird coffee drinking, newspaper reading locals  to trendy international tourists and young night owls – Delfino’s favours an inclusive cosmopolitan style flavoured with a sprinkle of South African spice.

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The comprehensive A la Carte menu boasts an interesting and appetizing assortment of local and Mediterranian cuisine ranging from light meals, pizzas, pastas, burgers and salads to seafood, steak and lamb shank.  A kiddies menu, as well as platters, baskets and toasted sandwiches made to order provide amply for the young and not so hungry.  On weekends, a special breakfast buffet is served from 8 – 12 am.

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“You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.” -Paul Prudhomme

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“We all eat, and it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly.” -Anna Thomas


The wine list includes some top notch South African wines and bubbly, while guests also have a wide choice of interesting cocktails, cold beverages and craft beer and Gin & Tonic on Tap.

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                                           PASSION FOR FOOD – PASSION FOR LIFE

Says general manager team Johan and Wanda Coetzee: “We are passionate about great, fresh and innovative food and we love what we do. All meals are made to order and instead of only the customary chips, we also give customers a healthy choice between two salads or Mediterranean  roasted veggies.

“Interacting with our clients, listening to them and catering to their versatile needs with a choice selection of interesting and exciting dishes is what it’s all about.

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“We want to give our customers a great experience and don’t mind spending extra money to invest in top quality equipment, products and fresh ingredients for that purpose. We cater for the whole family and want everybody to feel welcome and to enjoy themselves  with great food in superb surroundings. ”

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Delfino’s can seat up to 450 guests. The inside of the restaurant is less spacious, but the canvass canopied Beach Lounge which is also used  for the popular weekend Breakfast Buffets and private groups, provides ample shelter from the elements on less perfect days. In high season, the open deck is usually jam-packed with bathers, visitors and locals soaking up the sun and enjoying the exquisite scenery.

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Thanks to its close proximity to the beach and tidal pool, sun seekers and  bathers can casually pop in anytime for a scrumptuous meal and refreshing drinks when they need a break from the hot sun.

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Mossel Bay’s mild Mediterranean climate and beautiful sunsets make this a most popular venue for sunset drinks and dinner throughout the year. It is also a perfect viewing spot to watch the antics of the ever-present surfers and dolphins, and whales that frequent the bay in whale season between November and April.

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“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” -Virginia Woolf

  • Delfino’s Restaurant is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Mondays to Thursdays:  07:00 to 22:30; Fridays to Sundays:  07:00 to 23:00.
  • Buffet Breakfast on Saturday & Sunday mornings from 8 – 12 AM.
  • Thursday nights:  Half Price Special on a variety of dishes, except during school and public holidays and/or special events.

Point Road
The Point
Mossel Bay

Tel :  044 690 5247

email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

GPS: 34° 10′ 58.16″ S 22° 09′ 24.44″ E

​”There is no sincerer love than the love of food” – George Bernard Shaw

“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” -Harriet van Horne

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