Far from the Madding Crowd - We chose Umdloti because it is near Durban but not in the crush of the city. Great beaches and the opportunity to see dolphins and whales (which we saw again).
A nice village - Amazing surroundings.
Awesome! - Loved the dolphins, and beautiful beach!
Beautiful view - Beautiful views, but it was raining tho (we were in Umdloti for a school reunion).
Disappointing - Every time we visit Mossel Bay, we hope things will have improved, but we are always disappointed. It's too big to have that small-town charm anymore, but doesn't have the proper infrastructure of a larger town.
It's probably fine if all you're interested in is the beach (which is beautiful), but don't expect fine dining or tourist attractions.