The Dias Museum, Garden Route Tours & Attractions

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Dias Museum, Garden Route, South Africa

The Dias Museum takes you back in time a few hundred years ago when the Portuguese sailors, mainly Bartolomeu Dias and Vasco da Gama started sailing around South Africa looking for an alternative route to India. Here along The Garden Route, in Mossel Bay is where they stopped frequently to fill up their water and food supplies.

At The Dias Museum you can have a look at the rich history of who exactly they were, what their goals and missions were, early maps and tools, trading and battles with the locals and even step onto a replica of the ship that Bartolomeu Dias first arrived with. The museum is offered as an optional stop on our Garden Route tours and about one hour is required for this attraction.

The Dias Museum is also the home of one of the oldest post offices in South Africa. In the 1500's messages were left in a shoe hanging from a Milkwood Tree and today an actual post box stands under this tree.

Spend some time in The Dias Museum on our Garden Route tours and dicover the lives of the early portuguese sailors

The Dias Museum does not require any prebookings and can be decided upon impulsively. However, If you know for certain that this would be of interest to you please feel free to let us know and we'll include it in our Garden Route tours for you.

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