Paradise Found Accommodation in Knysna
Accommodation with a Heavenly view of Knysna Lagoon

Go To Mossel Bay for museums and historical sites on the Garden Route

DAY TRIP 4

MOSSEL BAY

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View of Mossel Bay and the harbour
The town,  harbour and the beautiful bay

Historical Post Office Tree
The
Old Post Office Tree right,
received it's first post in 1500

 Mossel Bay Harbour for deep sea fishing and boating
Yachts alongside the ships that service the Mossgas project

It's a pleasant drive to Mosselbay on the N2 and takes just over an hour (100km) passing through Sedgefield, Wilderness, and bypassing George. Along the way you can make pleasant detours to Victoria Bay, Herolds Bay and Great Brak River.
The town of Mossel Bay is of great historical interest. It is perched on a hill overlooking the little harbour and the bay which on some days is azure blue. The harbour is a home the local fishing industry as well as vessels used to service the Mossgas rigs.
A great attraction is the exact replica of Bartolomeu Dias' caravel which was built to commemorate the 500th anniversary of his landing in Mossel Bay. This museum forms part of a complex which includes the Culture Museum, the Granary, the Shell Museum and the famous Post Office Tree, used by sailors to post letters collected by passing ships.
The town has many magnificent buildings of local stone which extol the stone masons craft.
On your return to Knysna catch the afternoon game drive at Botlierskop Game Farm, only a few kilometres from the Little Brak River turnoff on the N2. (See Eco & Nature)

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Munrohoek cottage on of the many museums in Mossel Bay
Munrohoek cottage built in 1830 was
the first residence in Mossel Bay


Replica of the caravel at the Maratime Museum
Replica of
Bartolomeu Dias' caravel,
actually sailed from Portugal in 1987

 Giraffe at Botilierskop Game Farm
Enjoy a late afternoon game drive at Botlierskop Game Farm

INFORMATION LINKS:  Paradise Found AA Highly Recommended Accommodation
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Dias Museum Complex
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Go To Mossel Bay for museums and historical sites
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