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Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex

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Address: Market Street, Mossel Bay 6506, South Africa
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27 044 691 1067
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Impressive replica

The replica of the ship is really impressive and worth a visit. Then there are tons of information (=too much for me) on the walls that needs a lot of time to digest ;-)

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Anders N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The replica of the ship is really impressive and worth a visit. Then there are tons of information (=too much for me) on the walls that needs a lot of time to digest ;-)

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Thank Anders N
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely place to find all the information about Bartolomeu Dias. A nice experience, and definately worth the visit. The enormous replica of the ship is really something to behold.

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Thank Susanne B
Durban
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Was dragged to this museum - nothing much but a replica of the boat of Diaz. Really SA, learn how to make a museum come to life!!!!

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Thank kuzak
Middelburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This was a very interesting well spend visit! Both myself, my mother and two children enjoyed this visit ( three generations)! Excellent historical museum for school tours!

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Thank hannied2017
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The museum provided me with a lot of detailed information about when Bartolomeu Dias came to explore. I really liked walking on the ship as well.

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Thank Paul H
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The Maritime theme comes through very well. I'm going back there on my next visit to the town. Super

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Was so nice showing the children what we learnt in school as they don't learn about any history anymore.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

If you like museums and history, this is one you have to visit. The museum is free and only if you want to go on the boat you pay a little contribution.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The Bartolomeu Dias Museum is a must see when you are in the area. It's informative and interesting. It's great that you are able to get onto the replica and look into the cabins, galley, etc. Also, take a walk around the little park and sit under the impressive "post office" tree.

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Thank Kerstin Z
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Visited again after a good 10+ years of being at the museum. Great memories, both times around. Informative, hands on and worth a visit. The museum complex includes an aquarium too. Good activity for all ages. R20 for adults to board the Dias ship - give it a go!

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