DAY TOURS & ACTIVITIES IN MOSSEL BAY
PRIVATE GUIDED DAY TRIPS
Mossel Bay Historical Day Tour
Mossel Bay Historical Day Tour incorporates the Dias Museum, an archeological site visit to The Point of Human Origins at Pinnacle Point, a lunch stop at the Gannet (for own account) and the Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse.
About Mossel Bay
Mossel Bay is a harbour town on the Garden Route in South Africa’s Western Cape Province. Mossel Bay lies halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, close to the towns of Swellendam, Oudtshoorn, George and Knysna on the Garden Route. It’s known for it’s open beaches and the 19th-century Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse, which offers bay views.
Mossel Bay’s human history can – as local archaeological deposits have revealed – be traced back more than 164,000 years. An interesting tour to the Point of Human Origin at Pinnacle Point goes into detail on this and is a Provincial Heritage Site.
Mossel Bay has a rich maritime history, with European explorers setting foot on its shores as early as the 15th century. The town is particularly renowned for being the place where Bartholomeu Dias, the Portuguese explorer, first landed in South Africa in 1488. The Dias Museum Complex, located near the Old Post Office Tree, offers a fascinating glimpse into this historical event and showcases a replica of Dias’ caravel ship. The complex also houses a maritime museum, a shell museum, and an indigenous botanical garden.
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