Wreck of the Portuguese Slaver, Saõ José

Wreck of the Portuguese Slaver, Saõ José


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


West Coast Fossil Park
R45 Langebaan Road, Vredenburg, Cape West Coast

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Date: 14 March

Time: 18:00

Location: West Coast National Park

Contact: RSVP Nadia, Wendy or Hildegard 022 766 1606 | [email protected]


The West Coast Fossil Park invites you to attend their next evening talk : The Wreck of the Portuguese Slaver, Saõ José. Presented by Jaco Boshoff, Co-Principal Investigator on the wreck of Saõ José

The Saõ José was a slave ship from Portugal. It sank in 1794 off the coast of Cape Town near Clifton Beach and the discovery and identification of the wreck was confirmed in 2015.  The ship and its slaves were headed from Mozambique to Brazil.

Many other slave ships have been found, but the São José is the only shipwreck discovered, as of 3 June 2015, of a working slave ship, which sank in transit.


Talk: R35

Meal: R80

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