Bartholomew Dias Museum Complex and the Shell and Maritime Museum

Bartholomew Dias Museum Complex and the Shell and Maritime Museum

Bartholomew Dias Museum Complex and the Shell and Maritime Museum
The Dias Museum officially opened in 1989 and is probably the most popular attraction in Mossel Bay in the Western Cape of South Africa. The Museum consists of four different museums and several monuments. A statue of Bartholomew Dias stands outside the famous 500 year old Post Office Tree, which is an old Milkwood Tree used by sailors for the safe delivery of letters.

The Shell Museum and Aquarium was built in 1902 and was later incorporated as part of the Dias Museum in 1987. It has an impressive shell collection and displays of creative ways shells were used by man. There is also an interesting "whale and dolphin" exhibit. There are often school groups who enjoy this museum and aquarium, especially for the interesting "touch tank" where visitors actively learn more about the underwater sea world.

The Maritime Museum was built in 1901 as a grain and saw mill but later also became part of the museum where a life size ship was built. This exhibit is the replica of the Dias caravel and visitors may board the ship for an exciting and historic tour where you will learn about Bartholomew Dias' voyages which has made the Western Cape so famous.

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Gouriqua 305

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Mossel Bay

0.1km South of center of Bartholomew Dias Museum Complex and the Shell and Maritime Museum

Gouriqua 305 is a luxurious, self catering 2 bedroom apartment in Mossel Bay.

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Gouriqua Apartment 101

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Mossel Bay

0.1km South of center of Bartholomew Dias Museum Complex and the Shell and Maritime Museum

The four star self catering Gouriqua Apartment 101 is situated in the CBD of Mossel Bay within walking distance to the beach. 101 Is a ground floor unit with three bedrooms / two bathrooms to accommodate seven (six private) guests.

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Sleeps: 8 in 2 units/rooms

Santos Beach Flat no.26

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Mossel Bay

0.7km West of center of Bartholomew Dias Museum Complex and the Shell and Maritime Museum

Santos Beach Self Catering Flat is situated right in front of the famous Santos Beach, in the coastal town of Mossel Bay. Activities right on your doorstep includes swimming, fishing, snorkelling, whale and dolphin watching

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Sleeps: 4
From R 800,00
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27 Santos Apartment

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Mossel Bay

0.7km West of center of Bartholomew Dias Museum Complex and the Shell and Maritime Museum

27 Santos is a fully equipped self-catering apartment in a security access building which has a lift. It is situated on the beach-front at Santos Beach which has Blue Flag status and is within walking distance of the shops and restaurants...

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Sleeps: 6
From R 950,00
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King Cenric flat no 1

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Mossel Bay

0.9km North East of center of Bartholomew Dias Museum Complex and the Shell and Maritime Museum

North facing Three Bedroom Apartment on the ground floor with stunning sea views in Mossel Bay. Right next to the sea, only ±10 meter lawn between the sea and the unit.

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Sleeps: 8

Argyle B1

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Mossel Bay

1.0km East of center of Bartholomew Dias Museum Complex and the Shell and Maritime Museum

Mossel Bay, halfway between the historic Point Village and the eastern end of the harbour, North facing. In the ever beautiful Garden Route of the Western Cape of Southern Africa...

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NUNKI, Villa Philippe Mossel Bay

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Mossel Bay

1.1km East of center of Bartholomew Dias Museum Complex and the Shell and Maritime Museum

Villa Philippe 12, Uppercross street Mossel Bay, also know as *Nunki*, provides a spacious, modern, comfortable stay, for an unforgettable holiday. Host maximum 4 people. Splendid ocean and mountain views.

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Perna Perna Mossel Bay

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Mossel Bay

1.2km East of center of Bartholomew Dias Museum Complex and the Shell and Maritime Museum

Perna Perna Mossel Bay is a compact, multi-level property with spacious apartments overlooking the ocean, available in 2-bedroom, 6 sleeper and 3-bedroom, 6 sleeper configurations. Featuring spacious living areas and fully equipped kitchens.

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Barefoot Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Mossel Bay

1.5km East of center of Bartholomew Dias Museum Complex and the Shell and Maritime Museum

Barefoot Lodge is a 4 bedroom fisherman's cottage, situated in the 2nd row at the very popular Point Village Resort in Mossel Bay

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Sleeps: 6
From R 350,00
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82 De Bakke Terrace

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Mossel Bay

1.6km West of center of Bartholomew Dias Museum Complex and the Shell and Maritime Museum

Self-catering holiday accommodation in Mossel Bay, opposite De Bakke beach and walking distance from Santos beach.

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