We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Learning”

Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex
Book In Advance
More Info
$636.49*
and up
4-Day Garden Route Experience with Ostrich Farm...
Ranked #4 of 30 things to do in Mossel Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Reviewed January 13, 2013

I have learned about all this in school to actually see everything is stunnig. A must for school students

Thank Jennyvw
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (573)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"post office"
in 65 reviews
"replica ship"
in 25 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 31 reviews
"portuguese explorers"
in 11 reviews
"full scale"
in 6 reviews
"early explorers"
in 6 reviews
"interesting place"
in 5 reviews
"sea shells"
in 5 reviews
"great history"
in 5 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 11 reviews
"the main attraction"
in 7 reviews
"on display"
in 8 reviews
"piece of history"
in 6 reviews
"south african history"
in 6 reviews
"small aquarium"
in 8 reviews
"few hours"
in 10 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 5 reviews
Filter

423 - 427 of 573 reviews

Reviewed January 10, 2013

Thank you to each and everyone who contributed to the whole experience of this Museum Complex - it feels real - it looks real with the Karveel etc. and the total vibe is just great. Would like to return and spend more time.

1  Thank MosselBayDanaBay
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 28, 2012

Our group went in to see the Replica of the Caravelle built for the 500th anniversary of Bartolomeu Diaz's voyage of 1488. This small vessel redid Diaz' journey in 1988 !!!
The displays seemed disjointed, a hit and miss scenario.
I was more interested in the Horticultural Show that was going on at the time of our short museum visit.

1  Thank belleamie10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 18, 2012

There is a stunning maritime museum with a replica ship of its time. Lovely grounds with lovely sea views and a resident tortoise. The Post Office tree can be found here. Worth an hour if you are passing by.

1  Thank Sarah C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed September 28, 2012

We tried to visit all attractions in the complex but the map provided was not clear. The garden was not well kept. It was difficult to find the Malay Graves in that jungle and impossible to find the "Padrao".

The museum where the caravel is does not have anything interesting to see. Even, you will read a notice warning you that the information provided in the museum has historical and grammar mistakes (???).
Nothing in this museum is original. They are replicas.

So, go to the museum only if you want to post postcards in the Post Office Tree, the first post office in SA. Otherwise, if you are interested in history, buy a book about Dias...

2  Thank Pri-Ben
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex also viewed

Mossel Bay, Western Cape
Mossel Bay, Western Cape
 
Mossel Bay, Western Cape
Mossel Bay, Western Cape
 

Been to Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing