Maritime Museum

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View a life-sized replica of the caravel that brought master mariner and explorer Bartolomeu Dias to the shores of Mossel Bay from Portugal.

Diaz is reputed to be the first European explorer to set foot on South African soil in Mossel Bay on 3 February 1488. He named Mossel Bay ‘The Watering Place of Saint Blaize’ after collecting fresh water from the spring on the day of the patron Saint Blaize. Today the spring still flows and can be seen in the Diaz Museum complex grounds.

The caravel replica sailed into Mossel Bay in 1987 with much festivity, a gift from the Government of Portugal. Another treasure is a 1595 map of Mossel Bay by the early Dutch sailor, Cornelius de Houtman. Also on view are interesting artefacts and displays of maritime history during the time of the early Portuguese, Dutch and English navigators.

Monday to Friday 09:00 – 16:45
Public Holidays and Weekends 09:00 – 15:45

1 Market Street, Mossel Bay
+27 (0) 44 691 1067

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Great - Fascinating and very informative. A must do for every South African

Alan Nicholls
South Africa

Fantastic - FANTASTIC!

Andrew Mackenzie
South Africa

Accommodation near Maritime Museum

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R850
1 night, 2 adults

Mosselbay Self-catering

Sleeps 6 Mossel Bay Central Self-catering in Mossel Bay Central
1.32km from Maritime Museum

This upmarket and well-furnished flat is conveniently within walking distance of The Point.

from R980
1 night, 2 adults

Da Nova Apartment

Sleeps 8 Mossel Bay Self-catering in Mossel Bay
1.34km from Maritime Museum

De Nova Apartment is located in Mossel Bay and is an ideal option for those looking for a relaxing e...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

Arosfa Lodge

Sleeps 8 Mossel Bay Guest House, Mossel Bay Lodge in Mossel Bay
1.36km from Maritime Museum

Arosfa Lodge offers comfortable overnight accommodation situated in Mossel Bay, only a short drive t...

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Monte Carlo Self-catering

Sleeps 7 De Bakke (Mossel Bay) Self-catering in De Bakke (Mossel Bay)
1.37km from Maritime Museum

Along with luxuriously comfortable accommodation and a private coastal location, Carlo Self-Catering...

from R260
1 night, 2 adults

Mossel Bay Backpackers Youth Hostel

Sleeps 28 Mossel Bay Backpacker in Mossel Bay
1.42km from Maritime Museum

Mossel Bay Backpackers youth hostel lodge on Garden Route, South Africa. Bartolomeu Dias Museum and ...

from R1,000
1 night, 2 adults

b@Home Guest House

Sleeps 15 De Bakke (Mossel Bay) Guest House in De Bakke (Mossel Bay)
1.56km from Maritime Museum

Feel at home at b@Home, the guest house with friendly service, good food and beautiful en-suite room...

from R900
1 night, 2 adults

1 Point Village Guesthouse & Holiday Cottages

Sleeps 46 Mossel Bay Self-catering, Mossel Bay Bed and Breakfast in Mossel Bay
1.67km from Maritime Museum

Mossel Bay welcomes you with its warm, relaxed and friendly Garden Route hospitality. Our guesthouse...

from R500
1 night, 2 adults

Point Village Hotel

Sleeps 79 Mossel Bay Hotel, Mossel Bay Self-catering in Mossel Bay
1.68km from Maritime Museum

Point Village Hotel is nestled on the side of a quaint village at The Point in Mossel Bay, a popular...

from R750
1 night, 2 adults

Point Beach House

Sleeps 4 Mossel Bay Central Self-catering in Mossel Bay Central
1.70km from Maritime Museum

In the beautiful fishing town of Mossel Bay, this tranquil Beach House is just what you need to get ...

from R1,900
1 night, 2 adults

2 Gecko's

Sleeps 10 Mossel Bay Self-catering in Mossel Bay
1.72km from Maritime Museum

Luxury, uniquely, decorated, fully equipped, self-catering beach house. Ideally located in the histo...

 
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Alan Nicholls - 02 April 2014