Mossel Bay - Museum

The Maritime Museum Mossel Bay

The building as originally erected in 1901 to serve as a grain and sawmill. It has now been adapted to serve as a unique Maritime Museum. A life-sized replica of Bartolomeu Dias’s caravel is on display together with all aspects of the maritime history of the early Portuguese, Dutch and English navigators.

Read more >>

The Shell Museum

This structure was erected in 1902. The building was also used as a furniture factory and garage for motor repairs. The building is still in a very good state of repair and the solid wooden pillars render a special atmosphere to this edifice.
On the lower level the “touch tank” and aquarium enables visitors and school groups to actively learn about sea life and the creatures along South Africa’s shoreline. A “man and mollusc” exhibition portrays the history of the use of shells by man.

Read more >>

Old Post Office Tree

The Old Post Office Tree in Mossel Bay at the Dias Museum is a 500 year old Milkwood Tree, where you can still post a your letter in the first 'post office' in South Africa.

Read more >>