Discovering Mossel Bay
Take a break on shore, let us discover where South Africa's first explorers landed. . . right here in 1488, Bartolomeu Diaz landed and found a freshwater fountain where they replenished supplies for the vessel. We visit the Bartolomeu Diaz Museum Complex to take in the history of the area and having time to post a card from the 'original post tree'. From the Complex we have a short drive to the Point where we shall have a picnic with light refreshments and eats while looking over the Indian ocean.
The St. Blaize Lighthouse looks over the Point, and at the base, we climb up to the St. Blaize Cave named after another explorer Vasco da Gama in 1497. These fascinating caves have a history dating to as far back as the Middle Stone Age. Leaving the cave we alight our vehicle for a short tour of the town passing several historical buildings of interest before returning to the Mossel Bay harbor quay.
Disembark ocean liner onto Mossel Bay quayside, meet tour guide - Lynn
Short journey up Church street to the Diaz Maritime Museum Complex for an hour tour on foot
Alight our vehicle and right into Church Street, left into Bland Street passing the old Cemetery on left.
Bland left into Point we round the Point and stop at for our picnic thereafter the climb up to the cave.
Departing the cave down the stairs, we re-enter our transport and continue left into Point road and join Marsh road to the left, viewing interesting buildings along the way. Right into Church street we enter the Mossel Bay harbor on right.
Farewell to our guests departing to the ocean liner from the quayside.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port
End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port
Duration: 4 hours
VW Combi Microbus 2018 model
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
500 SA Rand - Approximately USD35 - USD40
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks