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Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex

Market Street, Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa
+27 44 691 1067
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Nice historic stop

The complex gives a nice variety of things to see - the shell museum, the post office tree and the... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
Worth a visit.

Takes u back in time Replica of Barthlomeaus boat. Shop for souveneiurs Entry is free. Great... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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  • Average16%
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Market Street, Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa
+27 44 691 1067
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

The complex gives a nice variety of things to see - the shell museum, the post office tree and the maritime museum - containing a model of Dias's ship - being the highlights.

Thank LaraB1972
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Takes u back in time Replica of Barthlomeaus boat. Shop for souveneiurs Entry is free. Great outside gardens. Remember to vsit the post tree and send yourself or someone a postcard. Postcards 4 sale on shop

Thank SonjainDubai
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Very well presented with a life-sized replica of the 15th century's sailing vessels.Interesting maps. A totally pleasant visit.

Thank 427Shaz
Reviewed 13 April 2017

As informative and cool as this spot is, the museum section displays are old and bit rundown. The climb onto the caravel was worth seeing the cramped quaters keeping in mind sailors traveld great distances in these. The post tree / shoe is cool and...More

Thank Jeanne H
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The importance of this museum in the context of South Africa cannot be over emphasised. It was here that the early European navigators first made landfall in South Africa but long before those Portuguese caravels arrived searching for food and water this place was home...More

Thank wildguide
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The museum has a varied collection of monuments, with the "Post Office Tree" worth a visit. The clear highlight is the recreated caravel as used by Dias to first reach the Bay fron Europe, with very detailed and fascinating information about the maritime explorers around...More

Thank AKDent
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I really liked the herb trail, with the possibility of blind people reading it. I think the plants need to be refreshed. The shell house was really nice.

Thank 394ilsed
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I grew up in the George/Mossel Bay area and it was commonplace to go to the post boot and big tree. Now, you can only get there by paying to go through the museum. :-( The museum itself was frustrating - lots of interesting things...More

Thank Colleen632017
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I personally found this to be a bit boring. There are some very interesting things such as the post office tree and replica ship but overall I was glad to get finished. The old buildings are nice.

Thank maureend105
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

This museum is a complex of small museums and sights .it was free to get in and only 20 rand to visit the replica ship.The maritime museum documents Bartholomew Diaz's and other Portuguese explorers attempts to find the way around Africa in the 15th century....More

Thank J.Neil M
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