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Bartolomeu Dias Museum

Mossel Bay, now a popular holiday spot. Photo Chris Marais
The spring is now enjoyed by a squadron of ducks and ducklings. Photo Chris Marais
The water is still as clear as Dias would have found it. Photo Chris Marais
A statue of Bartolomeu Dias. Photo Chris Marais
In the museum are depictions of the first encounters between Dias and the Khoi people
This boat, a careful replica of the very one captained by Dias, was actually sailed from Portugal to South Africa in the 1980s and is now in the Maritime Museum. Photo Chris Marais