Discover the earliest forms of patterns and symbols
The West Coast Fossil Park has an exceptional interpretation centre displaying well-preserved fossil remains of the animals that inhabited the area about 5-million years ago.
The deeply buried fossil bones of now-extinct animals such as sabertoothed cats, short-necked giraffes (sivatheres), hunting hyenas and African bears were uncovered in the 1950s during phosphate mining and they are now visible at the dig site in a display unique to South Africa.
This is an unforgettable visit, which will leave no visitor dissatisfied. A newly-built state-of-the-art interpretation centre, housed in an impressive eco-friendly building, will take visitors on a journey illustrating how the landscape in the area changed over the past 5-million years, what life was like when the sivatheres were alive and which other now-extinct animals roamed the land.
For more information, please visit: www.fossilpark.org.za