Mossel Bay's one and only Post Office Tree

The Milkwood Tree in Mossel Bay is over 500 years old and is known as the Post Office Tree.


The famous Milkwood Tree in Mossel Bay is over 500 years old, and is known as the Post Office Tree.

In 1500 a sailor left a letter in a shoe, tucked in the tree. In 1501 this letter was found by Joao da Nova, who was en route to India. In this way the first post office in South Africa was founded.

Contact us for more information on activities along the Garden Route and in the rest of South Africa, and subscribe to our free newsletter for more information on tours and trips, activities, museums, and other 'Things to Do ' in Cape Town and South Africa.

Also subscribe if you want to know more about great social projects, accommodation and hotels in South Africa, awesome events across the country, unique images, property development and real estate in South Africa, wine and the winelands, great music, interesting information and other stories on Cape Town and the rest of South Africa.


As a newsletter subscriber of CapeTownMagazine.com, you may win a four-star
stay in Cape Town and The Winelands. Three times a year we give away such dream holiday. And other great prizes too! Do not hesitate and subscribe!

 

Mon
H:30°
L:14°
Tue
H:25°
L:16°
Wed
H:24°
L:17°
Thu
H:27°
L:15°
Fri
H:22°
L:16°
Sat
H:24°
L:16°
Sun
H:24°
L:15°
SA vs West Indies T20 South Africa vs West Indies T20 Match ...

Come see our boys in green and gold go up against the Caribbean kings at ...

Secret Garden Jazz Picnic with Ike Moriz Secret Botanical Garden Jazz Picnic ...

Listen to this talented multilingual crooner belt out tunes in this hidden gem ...

cape town helicopter flight20 Ways to Survive Tourist Season in ...

A round-up of a few helpful hints and practical tips for co-existing with the ...

Marcel's Frozen Yoghurt BlizzardHow Awesome Would It Be If this Cape ...

We’ve reimagined some of the Mother City’s hotspots as cool and quirky ...

Youngsta CT Summer Playlist Cape Town Summer Playlist

Get into that warm season vibe with some of Cape Town’s finest musicians ...

Nectar Techno & House Music Party at the Train LodgeNectar: House Music Party at The Train ...

Get down to the lighter side of house and techno at an all-new slammin’ ...

The 360 Lounge Social GamingThe 360 Lounge in Cape Town

Green Point welcomes a new social play place for avid Xbox gamers

Chilli Poppers and tapas from Orinoco Bree StreetHalf-price Tapas Tuesdays at Orinoco ...

Tuck into twice the Latin American flavour for once the price at this vibrant ...

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips