The Shipwreck Museum in Bredasdorp, Garden Route Tours of South Africa

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The Shipwreck Museum

The Shipwreck Museum is a small museum found in the town of Bredasdorp. It is the only one of its kind in Africa and provides many stories and artifacts related to the hundreds of ships that met their doom around the South coast of Africa. An optional stop can be made here on our Agulhas and Garden Route tours for those who wish to explore this type of history.

The coast around Cape Town, Agulhas and The Garden Route is known as the graveyard of shipwrecks due to the vast number of ships found here on the bottom of the ocean. The weather and wind conditions proved to be too much for early ships sailing around here to India. The museum has collected hundreds of recovered cutlery, crockery, personal belongings, coins and more from these ships and put it on display along with the stories of the unfortunate ships.

The Shipwreck Museum. Explore the many artifacts, stories, photos and maps of sailors years ago as theyrounded South Africa

Apart from ships, the museum is also home to a handful of cars and vehicles used a couple of centuries ago. You can also take a trip down memory lane where old music and clothes are on display.

Let us know if you would like to stop here on our Agulhas or Garden Route tours. An hour should be more than enough time to explore the museum and surrounding areas. Kindly note the museum is only included as an optional visit on private Agulhas or Garden Route tours.

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