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“Christian gateway into Africa”

Vasco Da Gama Statue
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 become a local drinking spot.

Thank Bennie v
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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.

Thank Lucille B
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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.

Thank Susamsok
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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

Thank capetownhuggy
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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.

Thank Terry157
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