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Museum Complex

The Place Where Cultures and Nature meets

Some of the things you can see at the Diaz Museum are the following: the famous 500 year old Post office Tree, Life-size replica of the Dias Caravel, Shell Museum & Aquarium Culture Museum, Ethnobotanical Garden and 5 National Heritage Sites on terrain.

Open All year round except Christmas & Good Friday

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
Dias sailed along the coast of Africa as far South as a harbour later known as Baia dos Tigres. He passes Cão's last padrão at Cape Cross.

Thus he sailed round the southern tip of Africa without realising it. It was when he steered eastward and could not find any land that he took a northerly course, thereby seeing land again at the Gourits River or Rio dos Vaquerios. This was later renamed Mossel Bay by the Dutch.

 

Visit Dias Museum Mossel Bay on the web at www.diasmuseum.co.za
Contact Dias Museum Mossel Bay
044 691 1067
1 Market Street, Mossel Bay, 6500
Private Bag X1, Mossel Bay, 6500


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