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About Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex

The Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex is located on the very spot where Portuguese mariner Bartolomeu Dias, the first European to ever set foot on the southern shores of Africa, landed in 1488 to pave the way for a sea route around the horn of Africa. Dias discovered a fresh spring near to the sh... read more

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215 accommodation listings within km from Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex. Enter dates to see full pricing and availability:

Point Village Hotel

Bed and Breakfast, Holiday Homes, Hotels, Self Catering in Mossel Bay

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

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1.4 km from Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex*


Diaz Hotel & Resort

Hotels in Diaz Beach , Mossel Bay

The Diaz Hotel is located only 50m from the high-water mark and offers spectacular ocean views from every window and ...

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3.8 km from Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex*


African Sun Guest House

Apartments, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Blanco, George

African Sun Guest House is situated on the border of George, on the Outeniqua Country Hop Route offering you a farm e...

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32.9 km from Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex*


Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

Bed and Breakfast, Game Lodges, Guest Lodge in Mossel Bay

Situated on a 4200ha game reserve located between Mossel Bay and George, and set in amongst spectacular mountain rang...

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16.8 km from Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex*


Blue Whale Resort

Chalets, Self Catering in George

Blue Whale Resort offers fully-equipped, self-catering chalets located in a private nature reserve on the seafront ju...

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33.9 km from Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex*


Farmlands Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Blanco, George

Farmlands Bed and Breakfast is a charming farm retreat with beautiful gardens. Located close to town, Fancourt Hotel,...

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31.7 km from Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex*


Point Village Self Catering Accommodation

Apartments, Self Catering in Mossel Bay

We offer luxury accommodation in more than 120 fully furnished self-catering apartments and houses in Point Village, ...

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1.4 km from Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex*


Bergsig Game Reserve

Game Lodges in Hartenbos

Private Game Reserve owned by Kobus Crous from Mossel Bay who also owns Mossel Bay Helicopters. Bergsig is spread ov...

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15.1 km from Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex*


Oceans Hotel

Bed and Breakfast, Chalets, Cottages, Hotels, Self Catering, Villas in Mossel Bay

Nestled in the picturesque town of Mossel Bay, walking distance from breaking waves, lies Oceans Hotel. Whether you s...

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3.5 km from Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex*


Makarios on Sea

Guest Houses in Herold's Bay

Each of the 5 self-catering units enjoys a lovely view of the beach / ocean or mountain from the balcony or bedroom. ...

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27.1 km from Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex*


Riviera Coastal Inn and Suite Hotel

Apartments, Hotels, Self Catering in Hartenbos

The Family Suites, ideal for a family of four ( 2 adults and 2 children under years) with an open plan living room/be...

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7.1 km from Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex*


De Branders 13

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Hartenbos

De Branders 13 is a self-catering apartment located in Hartenbos, a small holiday resort town between George and Moss...

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6.9 km from Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex*


At Whale-Phin Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Mossel Bay

We offer 5 en-suite double bedrooms of which 2 are also used for self-catering. All our rooms are fully equipped and ...

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11.0 km from Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex*


Dana Bay B&B Guest House****

Bed and Breakfast, Chalets, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Mossel Bay

Braai facilities - Family/Self-catering unit
George Airport 20 min away
English Breakfast/Continental
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R2000.0

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9.4 km from Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex*


Lodge 43

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Pinnacle Point, Mossel Bay

Apart from being fully self-catering, we offer a 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom house with an additional loft area that can sl...

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R1800.0

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5.7 km from Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex*


THE URBAN

Self Catering in Hartenbos

We are a trendy Place in the Heart of Hartenbos , walking distance to the Sea Front , walking distance to the beach a...

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R480

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5.6 km from Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex*


Bay Vista Selfcatering & Backpackers

Backpacker, Self Catering in Mossel Bay

Situated in the scenic harbour town of Mossel Bay. Bay Vista Guesthouse offers tranquil and affordable accommodation ...

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R290.0

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0.5 km from Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex*


Farm & Fellow @ Tramonto

Guest Houses in George

Whether you are visiting the beautiful Garden Route for a holiday, playing some golf, seeing clients or celebrating a...

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R350.0

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32.1 km from Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex*


Sandpiper Guest Cottages

Cottages in Mossel Bay

These cottages are where guests of the famous Oystercatcher Trail stay. Clay tile floors, oregon an leather furnishin...

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R683.0

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23.3 km from Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex*


Santos Beach Flat

Self Catering in Mossel Bay

The apartment is fully equipped and consists of 2 bedrooms.One double bedroom with breathtaking view over Santos Beac...

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R1000.0

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0.6 km from Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex*


The Noble Ant

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in George

* Small holding / Farm
* Our rooms are all en-suite, very spacious, luxurious and modern.

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R750.0

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34.3 km from Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex*


The Point Beach House

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Mossel Bay

Situated in the beautiful harbour town of Mossel Bay in the Garden Route, this tranquil Beach House with its perfect ...

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R580.0

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0.2 km from Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex*


Garden Route Self-Catering

Self Catering in Mossel Bay

Welcome to Garden Route Self-Catering where we will make you feel at home. We provide a collection of accommodation t...

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R575.0

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10.8 km from Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex*


Hanna's Ocean View Apartment

Self Catering in Mossel Bay

We invite you to come and enjoy the breath-taking views of Hanna’s Ocean View Apartment. Whether it is summer or wint...

Braai Area
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0.8 km from Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex*


Suidersee Apartments Hartenbos

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Hartenbos

At Suidersee Hartenbos, we pride ourselves in providing our guests an unforgettable experience. Our unique blend of e...

Braai Area
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6.2 km from Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex*


Sea Shells Guest House Mossel Bay

Apartments, Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Mossel Bay

With classic old charm decor and a personal touch, Sea Shells BnB tends to your comfort and ensures only the best hos...

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0.9 km from Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex*


1 Point Village Guesthouse & Holiday Cottages

Cottages, Guest Houses in Mossel Bay

Warm, relaxed, with all amenities, restaurants within walking distance. Here you park your car and enjoy the "No Hurr...

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R700.0

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1.4 km from Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex*


Blommekloof Country Cottages

Cottages, Self Catering in Mossel Bay

Whether you want to get away from the city for a few days or are visiting from not too far away, you will love the be...

Braai Area
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R600.0

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26.9 km from Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex*


Lodges - Pinnacle Point

Apartments, Golf Lodges, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Pinnacle Point, Mossel Bay

This luxury, furnished, two bedroom Cape Cod- style golf lodge boasts pool and ocean views in a unique setting, with ...

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R1350.0

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5.2 km from Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex*


Marine Manor

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Guest Lodge in Bay View, Mossel Bay

A very warm welcome to Marine Manor on the beach. We look forward to providing you with timeless elegance, beyond lux...

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5.2 km from Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex*


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More info about Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex

The Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex is located on the very spot where Portuguese mariner Bartolomeu Dias, the first European to ever set foot on the southern shores of Africa, landed in 1488 to pave the way for a sea route around the horn of Africa. Dias discovered a fresh spring near to the shore and named it Aguada de São Bras, meaning watering place of Saint Blaize. This lovely sheltered bay is called Mossel Bay and is a regular stopover for visitors to the Garden Route which extends along this stretch of the southern coastline of South Africa. During the late 16th century and early 17th century, Mossel Bay was used as a refreshment station and where a ship captain once left a letter warning others of pending unrest in India. This ancient old postal tree still survives and the 5 buildings that make up the Bartolomeu Dias museum complex are concentrated around both the tree and the spring, and set amongst landscaped gardens.

Enter the Granary to obtain information regarding the museum complex and to view the various exhibits on display. The Maritime Museum holds a replica of Dias’ caravel, built in Portugal in 1987 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of his epic journey, along with various exhibits that include shipping logs, maps and ancient navigational tools.

The Shell Museum contains the largest collection of shells in South Africa and has an interesting touch tank. The museum is laid out in the shape of a snail’s shell.

Outside is a Braille Trail for the visually impaired to learn of the region’s flora. In the gardens are giant whale bones recovered from nearby beaches.

A few Malay graves were discovered in 1968, one of which is believed to be that of an Imam (Muslim leader), and used as a place of worship by local Muslims.

Grab a self-guided map from the Info Centre to enjoy the complex at your leisure and chill in the well laid out gardens where it’s believed some of the plants originated from Dias’ days. Before departing, post a letter in the shoe under the postal tree to receive a special commemorative franking on the letter.