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Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex

Market Street, Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa
+27 44 691 1067
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Small but informative

The museum has a varied collection of monuments, with the "Post Office Tree" worth a visit. The... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
via mobile
Love the history

I really liked the herb trail, with the possibility of blind people reading it. I think the plants... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Brits, South Africa
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“replica ship” (19 reviews)
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Market Street, Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa
+27 44 691 1067
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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
Reviewed 3 April 2017

It is worth going to the museum just to see the great boat exhibit, and of course to post your own letter under the postbox tree. Well worth a short stop here.

Thank Aimee F
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Interesting but most valuable as an access point to both the Post Office Tree and the Park, which gives pedestrian access to the Train Restaurant

Thank Timothy P
Reviewed 26 March 2017

When you visit the Shell Museum and Caravel you need to pay separately to go onto the Caravel. This additional expense is worth it! At the Shell Museum we saw live octopus, crabs etc - it is not just a museum full of shells! At...More

Thank Johan M
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful. Walk through the history and understand the reason of the Bay being here silk route etall. Need not pay for the boat since you can very much see it from all around. Must post a card in the shoe tree post office though (...More

Thank deepakazad
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The museum comprises an exact external replica of the ship that arrived here some 500 years ago - amazingly small! together with a deal of good information on the trip and other exploration of the 'dark continent' around the time. Not worth a lengthy trip...More

Thank AdrianB144
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