Discover the earliest forms of art and technology
At Still Bay at least 25 stonewalled fish traps represent the technological and economic evolution of early fishing practices in the area. These traps were built at the correct height to trap fish during a falling tide. They illustrate a traditional fishing method along the Southern Cape coast that endured through the ages. They have been declared a National Heritage Site in 2018 and are located within a Marine Protected Area, managed by Cape Nature. Local fishermen and farmers have been responsible for the maintenance of these fish traps since at least the early 20th century. More recently the greater community has contributed to ensuring that the local/indigenous knowledge regarding these fish traps is not lost and that they are adequately maintained. These traps will provide visitors with a unique experience from a historical, aesthetic and scientific perspective and will shed light on a traditional fishing method still in use today.
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