Guided Walk through Mossel bay

From: R320.00

About Mossel Bay

Although it is today best known as the place at which the first Europeans landed on South African soil (Bartolomeu Dias and his crew arrived on 3 February 1488), Mossel Bay’s human history can – as local archaeological deposits have revealed – be traced back more than 164,000 years. The modern history of Mossel Bay began on 3 February 1488, when the Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias landed with his men at a point close to the site of the modern-day Dias Museum Complex. Here they found a spring from which to replenish their water supplies.
By the time the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama reached the area in 1497, the Bay had been marked on the maps as Aguada de São Brás, (the Watering Place of St Blaize). Da Gama bartered successfully for cattle with the local Khoi people in what is generally regarded as the first commercial transaction between Europeans and the indigenous people of South Africa.

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  • 5 km Circle Route
  • Allow 4 – 5 hours
  • Starting Point: Diaz Museum
  • End Point : Diaz Museum
  • Cost: R320 per person

Bring along
Comfortable walking shoes

Your itinerary includes
Start at the Diaz Museum
Tour through the Diaz Museum
Walk to Dutch Reformed Church
Walk to Anglican Church
Coffee at Blue Shed
Walk around The Point Area
Visit the Cape St Blaize Cave
Stop for High Tea at De Ja Vu Vintage House
Walk back to Diaz Museum