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Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex

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Address: Market Street, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0)44 691 1067
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Wonderful time of remembering the past

We really enjoyed walking through the museum with our family and friends. Would love to have had a guided tour.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A brilliant museum which you must visit. Friendly, informative and well set out. The reconstruction of Diaz's ship is simply breathtaking

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We really enjoyed walking through the museum with our family and friends. Would love to have had a guided tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Informative! Pay a little extra and go onto the Diaz ship. Have a sundowner at the Protea hotel afterwards!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Kids love the replica Dias boat. Some displays urgently needs attention and maintenance. Friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Very cool museum.. they have a small aquarium and a nice shell display. Also a replica of Dias's boat. Nice way to kill time. ;)

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

An interesting visit depicting some of South Africa's early History along this coast to be seen at the Bartolomeu Dias Museum. Mossel Bay has safe beaches and because it is set on a hill, has breathtaking views of the sea. It is close to The Garden Route Game Park with its many animals, is near Oudthoorn with its ostriches and... More 

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Kalgoorlie,Western Austarlia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Went out of our way so we could see the post office tree on our tour of South Africa. I ahve total admiration for the work, effort and foresight that has gone into creating the museum complex. The spring Diaz used is still there and the building holding the replica of a caravel and the stories blew me away. Being... More 

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Roodepoort, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Had a blast, learnt a lot more from the museum than in school. Great for the kids as there is an aquarium on the premises as well. You also have the opportunity to get on board of a replica of the actual ship that Diaz used to travel to South Africa.

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Arezzo, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It is a very small museum, but nice to spend an hour or so with the children or in case of bad weather. The best part is the replica of the caravel actually used by Diaz to sail from Portugal to Mosselbaai. I particularly liked some old maps of the colonial times. There is also an area of the complex... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Very well laid out, with good access for the disabled. Good parking access. The highlight was the Diaz ship replica, which was actually sailed to Mossel Bay from Portugal.

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