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Address: Main Rd, St. Helena Bay, Saldanha Bay Municipality, South Africa
Phone Number:
351 269 630 600

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VASCO DA GAMA

Nothing special but being history, it's nice to say you were there. St Helenabay has very calm water, so during the whale season it is nice to be there and see them. Just a pass... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Nothing special but being history, it's nice to say you were there. St Helenabay has very calm water, so during the whale season it is nice to be there and see them. Just a pass through sight.

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Pringle Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
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90 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Very interesting attraction. Unfortunately it is not being kept clean around the monument. Broken bear bottles abound.

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Thank Hendrik B
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

It was nice to see the monument but also sad to see that people do not care much about such landmarks. Broken beer bottles where every where and pallet gun shots againts the monument. Just wish our monuments in South-Africa could be taking better care off.

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Thank Janet P
Cape Town, South Africa
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101 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

In 1497, Vasco Da Gama anchored at the current St Helena Bay and planted the first Christian cross in the Southern Hemisphere. It is humbling to visit this spot. Sadly, it is not kept clean and neat, and the statue has been defaced and vandalised. There are broken beer bottles all over, which indicates the possibility that it has only... More 

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Thank Bennie v
Cape Town, South Africa
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

A replica monument commemmorating Da Gama's landing in 1497. Best visited in spring flower season (late July - mid-September) when the veld bursts with myriad colours of indigenous blooms.

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Thank Lucille B
Pretoria, South Africa
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is just a plain monument commemorating Vasco de Gama's arrival here. Worth turning 100 metres off the road if you are interested.

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Thank Susamsok
cape town
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48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

we visited this site on our recent trip and where well enlightened to the history of the region.A quick history lesson

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St. Helena Bay, South Africa
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

An interesting spot for a photo opportunity both for historical purposes and for the magnificent sea views. However, in flower season, this spot is not to be missed and definitely worth a stop if you are driving past.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We have so much history in our country and this particular monument should be of particular importance, but sadly it seems to be a bit neglected. There are broken glass bottles all over the surrounding ground. At least it seems to be fairly free of graffiti, but I can only assume that it must be a constant effort as the... More 

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Thank Nico C
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

They could do so much more with this place and history. We were disappointed as it is merely a marble cast with illegible writing carved out. Wish they'd do more it could really be a worthwhile attraction.

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