Perna Perna Mossel Bay

Perna Perna Mossel Bay

4 Upper Cross Street, Mossel Bay 6500 South Africa
Cape St Blaize cave
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View of Cape St Blaize Cave and lighthouse
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#5 of 6 apartments in Mossel Bay
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Set against an impressive rocky hillside in Mossel Bay, Perna Perna a compact, multi-level property, offers spacious, fully equipped 2 and 3-bedroom apartments with gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean. Perna Perna great for family holidays. On-site facilities include Wi-Fi, Swimming Pool (heated), Bicycle Hire, Playground, Board Games, Games Room, Open-air Chess, Business Centre, Laundry. Mossel Bay is a historic town and nearby attractions include museums, nature reserves, the harbour, shark cage diving and seal island cruises. There are a number of restaurants serving delicious seafood in Mossel Bay; some with great harbour views.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bicycle rental
Board games / puzzles
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Heated pool
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Mid-range

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4 Upper Cross Street, Mossel Bay 6500 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Hendri De Klerk wrote a review Jul 2022
Centurion, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed the week @ Perna Perna thoroughly and were pleasantly surprised with the location being so close to the restaurants and activities on offer at Mosselbay's point. The rooms were neat and the staff went out of their way to accommodate us with installing child proof gates on the stairs when they saw we have an 18 month old baby. I would highly recommend Perna Perna as a great value for money yet fun holiday destination.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Berdine J wrote a review Dec 2021
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Upon arrival the staff was on hand to greet us and ensure Covid rules and regulations are adhered to. Very clean and neat reception. Parking is challenging if you go with more than one vehicle. The flat itself is clean and well maintained. We had a sea view balcony from the upper floor. Braai area, television in 2 rooms and 2 bathrooms. Pool on site is heated but very small.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: You need not pack anything else. Hairdryer, towels, beach towels provided. Washing and tumble...
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Rachel B wrote a review Oct 2023
London, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Well located and clean these are decent units for a short stay. In need of refurbishment though , the beds & pillows need to be replaced as were as hard as nails. Partial views of the sea depending on the unit you get. Ours was obscured on the ground floor by other buildings and our terrace was tiny. My in -laws had a much better terrace but no sea view. Lighting harsh & hospital like , the whole place needed softening. Biggest drawback was the lack of back up power with load shedding. The first holiday accommodation we’d been to in SA without any. Happy to let you get plunged into darkness with a battery lamp for company. This was poor and needs to be addressed. Staff very friendly & lovely. Sorted out the lack of hair dryer , hand soap & washing up liquid quickly. Impressed with the washing machine & tumble dryer in the unit. The pool is great but the area far too small . Can seat 6 people max around the pool. We waited hours for another party to leave before we could swim. A max time in the pool needs to be organised as otherwise it’s dominated by the group that gets there first! Can’t imagine what it’s like in the school holidays! Good location right near the beach & local shops no need to drive.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Good parking , well located , helpful staff
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Response from Liandri Van Der Linde, General Manager at Perna Perna Mossel Bay
Responded 22 Oct 2023
Good day Rachel. Thank you for taking the time to do a review of your stay at Perna Perna. I am sorry to hear that you were not happy with your stay. I would like to take the time to address two of your comments: 1. Due to the lack of space, as I am sure you will agree, it really is not possible to expand the pool area. We do have maximum time limits implemented in peak season. We would have addressed your concern/problem with the long waiting if you reported it at reception. 2. We never had loadshedding as we are on the line supplying power to the lighthouse. A generator was installed at the lighthouse recently and hence we started to experience loadshedding. Inverters have been approved by our board of directors on 20 October 2023 and installation will begin ASAP. I think this will address your main concerns and would like to thank you for choosing Perna Perna as your holiday destination. Please visit us again when traveling this way. We enjoyed having you on the resort and meeting new friends from abroad. Kind regards Eduard Breet
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Sjm wrote a review Jul 2023
Secunda, South Africa
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The residents in the Unit next to mine were extremely noisy after 23:30 in the evening. No one available at the number supplied or on site to assist and ensure all residents behave according to rules.

This is extremely disappointing. Most disappointing is that I am left with no sleep and no assistance from Perna Perna.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Quest56635738879 wrote a review Apr 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First time ever that I did not need to worry about a booking or checking in. The office lady cynz was so helpful and friendly , and it was our first time ever in St Lucia. But the accomodation is more that 5 starts. The staff was friendly and everyday it was clean and so accommodating that I had peace and mind for a relaxed stay. The swimmingpool is a plus for after sea cooldown. We had zero problems or issues. Thank you perna perna. This will be the best reccommodation ever. X
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Just enjoy
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yennieandbobbyeales wrote a review Apr 2012
Callington, United Kingdom
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
As there doesn’t seem to be a review of Perna Perna in Mossel Bay in South Africa we thought we would be the first to post one on Trip Advisor. Perna Perna is a small complex of 8 units, a mixture of 2 and 3 bedroomed accommodation. We stayed from March 8 to our departure on March 14, 2012. Even though there was only the 2 of us because of renovations on site we were given a 3 bedroomed unit. It was very comfortable with a double bedroom, twin bedded room and a double bunk room. Plus a full kitchen and a washing machine and tumble dryer. The furnishings were all of good quality, if not the newest, plus a flat screen TV and DVD player. 2 toilets and shower rooms as well. There is a small swimming pool but when we used it we were the only ones there. As it’s a small complex there is no onsite restaurant but this is not a problem as there a choice of restaurants within a short drive or walking distance. But if you walk be aware that although Perna Perna is only one block from the main street and its shops and restaurants, as it is in Upper Cross Street there is a hill to walk up on the way back! On our 1st morning we were given a talk on the Mossel Bay attractions and restaurants, some of which information was useful, some not. We had excellent meals at the Cafe Gannet in town and the Big Blu restaurant down by the rocky The Point and the sea, a short drive from Perna Perna. There is also good eating in the Point Hotel. Seafood is plentiful and good value in Mossel Bay so we had a lot of it. One place to avoid is the Africa Cafe, although it had been mentioned in the intrductory talk noone had been there. Don't go, it has terrible service and average food (when it finally arrived). There is also a small Pick And Pay supermarket in town and as we had a full kitchen in our unit we sometimes ate in. The supermarket was also a good place to get a picnic for a day, as well as the mini market on the main street. Things to do we would recommend are the Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, the boat trip to Seal Island and Jukani Wildlife Predator Park, The Point with its spectacular surf and rocks with safe bathing in between, and the Cape St Blaize lighthouse up on the cliff. Half an hour’s drive took us to George where we went on the Outeniqua Power Van trip up into the mountains, well worth it. Sad to say that the steam train that used to run from Mossel Bay to George and before to Knysna no longer runs, even though it might still be referred to in guide books. All in all Perna Perna is a good place to stay in Mossel Bay.
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Date of stay: March 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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andy b wrote a review Aug 2013
cape town
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent five comfortable nights at Perna Perna, a well-run resort, ideally located not far from the Point. Both upstairs and downstairs had partial sea views. The unit was spacious, with beautiful wooden furnishings and well stocked with everything you would need. Management was regularly visible and a few minor maintenance requests were promptly dealt with by a helpful supervisor. A novel feature of this resort is a soup ‘n sherry offering for all guests each evening. Perna Perna is situated within easy striking distance of attractions such as beaches, restaurants, museums etc. We will certainly go back there. Our parking bay (No.6) was a tight fit.
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Date of stay: June 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Select unit with a parking bay that is easily accessible.
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Barry E wrote a review Mar 2015
Crawley, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Perna Perna, Mossell Bay was disappointing in that it didn’t live up to what we have come to expect from RCI’s accommodation.

Its location was not ideal- tucked in quite tightly with mainly residential housing on the side.

The plunge pool and terrace area was very small- no room for lounging.

Our apartment was dark, a bit dingy and smelly. It looked as if it had a partial re-furb at some time which, quite frankly, resulted in a mish mash of old, tired fixtures & fittings combined with newer ones- it looked like it had been ‘done on the cheap’

On the plus side, our apartment was spacious and the staffs were helpful, warm and welcoming.

We would definitely not book another week’s timeshare there.
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Date of stay: February 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mike P wrote a review Jan 2014
Benin City, Nigeria
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 7 days in Mossel Bay. It was a great jump off spot for sites on the eastern cape. The staff at the hotel were superior and very attentive to our needs. It was clean and the kitchen was well-equiped. Don't miss 5 o'clock soup & cherry! Hotel guests and staff are invited to gather a chat about the days happenings.
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Date of stay: December 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Cecil M wrote a review Oct 2018
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very relaxing stay and the staff went the extra mile to make our stay comfortable. I did email to inform them that my father cannot climb to many stairs. They move us to a ground unit with still limited view of the sea. They even provided a pullout bed downstairs Incase my dad couldn’t manage the stairs inside the unit. Will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Anna S, Manager at Perna Perna Mossel Bay
Responded 08 Oct 2018
Dear Guest We appreciate your positive feedback about our Resort. We do take pride in catering to our guests, needs the best way we can. Hope to see you soon
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MsAli asked a question Nov 2016
Scottsdale, Arizona2 contributions1 helpful vote
Does this apartment have wifi or internet?
Quest56635738879 wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just enjoy"
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Rachel B wrote a tip Oct 2023
London, United Kingdom18 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good parking , well located , helpful staff"
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Berdine J wrote a tip Dec 2021
37 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"You need not pack anything else. Hairdryer, towels, beach towels provided. Washing and tumble drier machines in unit with iron and board."
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Trevor G wrote a tip Nov 2019
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only one suggestion...please put rubbers under the dining room chairs as they can prevent the scratching of the tile floors! "
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65lion wrote a tip Nov 2019
Graaff-Reinet, South Africa12 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We left a room tip for Irish, the cleaning lady. "
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R 1,424 - R 1,838 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Perna Perna Mossel Bay
Which popular attractions are close to Perna Perna Mossel Bay?
Nearby attractions include Cape St Blaize Lighthouse (0.4 km), House of Maria (0.1 km), and Axara (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Perna Perna Mossel Bay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, a business centre, and kids activities.
Is parking available at Perna Perna Mossel Bay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Perna Perna Mossel Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Carola Ann's, The Blue Shed Coffee Roastery, and Kingfisher Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Perna Perna Mossel Bay?
Yes, guests have access to a heated pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Perna Perna Mossel Bay?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
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