Table Mountain was given its name in 1503 by Antonio da Saldanha, a Portuguese admiral and explorer. He called it Taboa da caba ("table of the cape"). The original name given to the mountain by the first Khoi inhabitants was Hoeri 'kwaggo ("sea mountain"). #History #TableMountain #Khoi

Table Mountain was given its name in 1503 by Antonio da Saldanha, a Portuguese admiral and explorer. He called it Taboa da caba ("table of the cape"). The original name given to the mountain by the first Khoi inhabitants was Hoeri 'kwaggo ("sea mountain"). #History #TableMountain #Khoi

Hartenbos is a town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is located some 45 kilometres outside George, South Africa. It belongs, together with 20 other settlements, to the Mossel Bay Local Municipality. Originally a farm, the South African Railways and Harbours turned it into a holiday resort for their lower-rung employees in 1933. #History #Hartenbos #SouthAfrica

Hartenbos is a town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is located some 45 kilometres outside George, South Africa. It belongs, together with 20 other settlements, to the Mossel Bay Local Municipality. Originally a farm, the South African Railways and Harbours turned it into a holiday resort for their lower-rung employees in 1933. #History #Hartenbos #SouthAfrica

The Route is sandwiched between the aforementioned mountains and the Indian Ocean. The Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma indigenous forests are a unique mixture of Cape Fynbos and Temperate Forest and offer hiking trails and eco-tourism activities. #GardenRoute #IndianOcean #Mountains

The Route is sandwiched between the aforementioned mountains and the Indian Ocean. The Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma indigenous forests are a unique mixture of Cape Fynbos and Temperate Forest and offer hiking trails and eco-tourism activities.

Mossel Bay is in the Guinness Book of records as having the second  most moderate climate in the world. #Climate #Mosselbay #GuinnessBookofRecords

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Mossel Bay’s climate is mild throughout the year as the town is situated in the area where the winter rainfall and all-year rainfall regions of the Western Cape Province meet. Its weather is influenced by the Agulhas Current of the Indian Ocean to the south, and by the presence of the Outeniqua Mountains to the north. Mossel Bay receives 80% of its rainfall at night. #Mosselbay #Fact #Climate

Mossel Bay’s climate is mild throughout the year as the town is situated in the area where the winter rainfall and all-year rainfall regions of the Western Cape Province meet. Its weather is influenced by the Agulhas Current of the Indian Ocean to the south, and by the presence of the Outeniqua Mountains to the north. Mossel Bay receives 80% of its rainfall at night. #Mosselbay #Fact #Climate

Bartolomeu Dias discovered that he had sailed past the southern-most point of Africa. A strong wind had driven him so far south of Cape Point that he did not see it and had to sail northwards to reach the coast. His first landing place was the bay of St. Blaize, now Mossel Bay. Here he took in fresh water and bartered live-stock from the Khoikhoi.  #History #BartolomeuDias #TBT

Bartolomeu Dias discovered that he had sailed past the southern-most point of Africa. A strong wind had driven him so far south of Cape Point that he did not see it and had to sail northwards to reach the coast. His first landing place was the bay of St. Blaize, now Mossel Bay. Here he took in fresh water and bartered live-stock from the Khoikhoi. #History #BartolomeuDias #TBT

Although Mossel Bay is a sheltered, safe haven for shipping, it’s also seen its fair share of marine tragedies. Melbourne (1862). She struck a line of rocks 70 metres from the shore, and wrecked at Buffelshoek, on 4 November 1862.  Want to read more just click here: http://besociable.link/o1 #Wreck #MosselBay #ship

Although Mossel Bay is a sheltered, safe haven for shipping, it’s also seen its fair share of marine tragedies. Melbourne (1862). She struck a line of rocks 70 metres from the shore, and wrecked at Buffelshoek, on 4 November 1862. Want to read more just click here: http://besociable.link/o1 #Wreck #MosselBay #ship

The War Memorial was designed by W.J. Delbridge of the Royal Institute of British Architects (ARIBA), in the style of the art deco period, and probably modeled on the cenotaph in London. It was unveiled on the 28th of September, 1928. Plaques commemorate combatants who fell in the First and Second World Wars as well as in the Korean War, and in the South African Border War. For more history, see our pintrest site:  http://besociable.link/C6 #History #mosselbay #WarMemorial

The War Memorial was designed by W.J. Delbridge of the Royal Institute of British Architects (ARIBA), in the style of the art deco period, and probably modeled on the cenotaph in London. It was unveiled on the 28th of September, 1928. Plaques commemorate combatants who fell in the First and Second World Wars as well as in the Korean War, and in the South African Border War. For more history, see our pintrest site: http://besociable.link/C6 #History #mosselbay #WarMemorial

The origin of the name Mossel Bay (the Bay of Mussels) has to do with the ascendancy of the Dutch shipping merchants in the late 16th and the early 17th Centuries. The mussels and oysters on the shore would have been a welcome addition to the limited diet on which ship’s crews were expected to survive in those days. Click here if you would like to see more: http://bit.ly/1oFdieW #Mosselbay #Mussels #History

The origin of the name Mossel Bay (the Bay of Mussels) has to do with the ascendancy of the Dutch shipping merchants in the late 16th and the early 17th Centuries. The mussels and oysters on the shore would have been a welcome addition to the limited diet on which ship’s crews were expected to survive in those days. Click here if you would like to see more: http://bit.ly/1oFdieW #Mosselbay #Mussels #History


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