Museum, Garden Route, South Africa
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
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.
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
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.