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another good reason to visit the West Coast
Five Million years ago...
A riverside scene at Langebaanweg 5 million years ago.
The West Coast Fossil Park, a component of Iziko: Museums of Cape Town, offers students, school children and the general public an opportunity to have an on-site fossil experience. People can learn about ancient environments; the animal life and the climatic changes that occurred in this region 5 million years ago. You can even become a volunteer guide/fossil preparator/assistant curator or clerical assistant.
The many thousands of fossil bones have attracted world-wide interest and a fascinating range of extinct animals are displayed.
There are tours once a day during the week, starting at 11:30. The coffee shop is open from 10AM to 4PM during the week.
Location: The Fossil Park is located 110kms north of Cape Town, only one and a half hour's drive along the R27. Turn off on the R45 towards Hopefield.
Start your West Coast adventure with a visit to the Fossil Park.
Contact details: West Coast Fossil Park: Tel: +27 (022) 766 1606/Fax: +27 (022) 766 1765 Project Co-ordinator: Pippa Haarhoff -firstname.lastname@example.org Iziko: Museums of Cape Town: Tel: +27 (021) 424 3330/Fax: +27 (021) 424 6716 Website: www.museums.org.za/iziko Public Relations Officer: Medee Rall - email@example.com