Our Garden Route adventure continues!

Pursuing our vision of creating a series of topnotch Signatura developments along South Africa’s stunning Garden Route, Mossel Bay was right at the top of our list.

Mossel Bay is a unique little town with enormous appeal both to tourists and to an increasing number of new residents from other parts of South Africa. It has a climate all of its own, one of the most temperate in the world. It offers all the amenities any city dweller may require, but allows for a laid-back coastal lifestyle with beautiful beaches, outdoor activities and a relaxed atmosphere. It is close to the regional airport in George and just four hours’ drive from Cape Town. And it is managed by one of the best three municipal authorities in the country!


Because of these factors, Mossel Bay is attracting more and more residents and is undergoing an acute shortage of quality accommodation.

Which is why we were terribly excited to discover a highly desirable development site right in the heart of the historic town centre. It’s one of the only north-facing ocean view sites in Southern Africa. And it’s an exceptionally rare opportunity to acquire prime coastal real estate with massive potential rental ROI. Don’t miss out!


99 sqm


39 sqm


350 m


2 per unit

An Outstanding Investment Opportunity in the Historic Heart of Mossel Bay

Mossel Cove is a contemporary residential development comprising 36 sectional title, two-bedroom apartments in three storeys, set above semi-basement parking. Located in the historic heart of the town, the building is designed to offer a luxurious holiday lifestyle, featuring:

  • Rooftop entertainment deck with sea views & swimming pool
  • Two secure parking bays for every apartment
  • Lift access from the parking level to the residential floors
  • All apartments have balconies or terraces and braais
  • Integrated, Bunny Digital Wi-Fi units in all apartments
  • Open-plan kitchens fitted with SMEG appliances
  •  Now selling off plan for completion in 2024

The development is perfect for anyone looking for an affordable modern Mossel Bay apartment to live in, or for an investor who wants to take advantage of the rewarding returns offered by the short-term rental market.

To facilitate hassle-free rental income, Perch Short Stays will offer a complete turnkey service for investors, ranging from furnishing and marketing to management and maintenance.

Perfectly positioned in a quiet but central area

Mossel Bay is the gateway to South Africa’s stunning Garden Route, which runs along a postcard-picturesque coastline from here to Plettenberg Bay, some 300 kilometres to the east. The N2 highway sweeps past the historic centre of the town, which occupies a compact area on a small peninsula jutting out into the Indian Ocean, bounded to the south by a rocky hillside and to the north and east by the sea.

The Mossel Cove site falls within the Mossel Bay Heritage Overlay Zone, in which the efficient local authorities are extremely serious about preserving the architectural heritage. Given this sensitivity, we have worked with a leading architectural firm to design a building that not only offers all of the contemporary lifestyle features synonymous with Signatura’s legendary quality, but which fits in perfectly with the old stone buildings around it.

Premier cultural and leisure attractions on your doorstep

The site offers magnificent sea views, and lies within easy walking distance of the historic Cape St Blaize Lighthouse at the Point, as well as Santos Beach and the Mossel Bay harbour, which has become an exciting new hub for dining and entertainment. The site is also just five minutes’ drive from Mossel Bay Golf Course, a brilliant and very challenging course.

For any visitor to Mossel Bay, this is exactly where they will want to stay, just a stroll from the town’s premier cultural and leisure attractions.

Contemporary architecture in sync with its historic context

Mossel Cove is situated within the historic town centre of Mossel Bay – a heritage overlay zone – and occupies a gentle north-facing slope between a natural hillside to the south and the coastline to the north. A number of buildings and sites in the immediate vicinity are considered to be of historical, architectural, and cultural significance. In particular, traditional stone building complexes form part of the urban fabric around the site perimeter.

In response, BBB Architects have designed Mossel Cove as a building that blends contemporary architecture with the historic rhythms, scale, and textures to residents of the town. The balconies, for instance, will not only offer great views, but provide visual interest to the facades, activating a sense of urban activity and lifestyle.

Floors 1, 2 & 3

The interior design team has scrupulously refined their choice of internal finishes to achieve a fresh, modern look, and optimal use of light and space.

Combined with the basement parking, spacious balconies and sensational entertainment deck, these interiors make for a beautifully relaxing seaside experience.

Short term letting at its best

Let a dedicated team of professionals take care of attracting guests to your apartment, and making sure they have a fantastic experience there. The kind that will earn great reviews on Airbnb or, and attract more guests and more revenue.

When you let Perch manage your property, you don’t only save time. Our ultra-affordable management fees can fundamentally change the profitability of your short-stay asset, saving you significant costs month in and month out.

Contact us and find out how much your apartment could make with Perch.

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Invest with the Cape’s leading luxury developers

Mossel Cove is being developed by Signatura, John Rabie’s private label development brand.

John is a legend in the property development history of South Africa, having founded the Rabie Property Group in the late 1970’s together with his partner Leon Cohen. Over the course of the next three decades John grew the company into the Western Cape’s leading developer, producing not only of hundreds of successful residential projects but several mixed-use mega-estates, such as Westlake Estate, Royal Ascot, Burgundy Estate and the company’s crown jewel, Century City: an award-winning 250-hectare New Urban precinct 10 minutes north of Cape Town’s CBD.

In 2012, John launched Signatura, concentrating initially on luxury residential developments in Cape Town’s City Bowl and Atlantic Seaboard, but soon diversifying into large-scale mixed-use buildings that combine retail, hospitality and residential components. These include The Onyx and WEX1, both of which have won several international awards. In the last nine years, Signatura has led the residential revival of Cape Town’s City Bowl, Atlantic Seaboard and CBD through a series of landmark projects offering world-class luxury, outstanding architecture and intelligent lifestyle design.

In the last few years, Signatura has answered the call of innovation by providing a number of follow-on services to its well-established property development brand. Signatura Rentals provides long-term tenant acquisition and management services for investors. Bunny Digital, a building-integrated internet service provider, provides the fastest and easiest way for owners and tenants to access high-speed internet in three easy steps. And Perch Short Stays provides short-term letting management so Signatura clients can access the high-yielding power of Airbnb via an integrated solution in which the development and operations form a seamless connection – at a market-leading fee structure!

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