Discover the earliest forms of patterns and symbols
Can you imagine that prehistoric bears, sabre-tooth cats, short-necked giraffes and other creatures once inhabited the Cape West Coast (Weskus) of South Africa? Map your route to the West Coast Fossil Park near Langebaan about 150km from Cape Town to see many well-preserved fossil remains of some of the animals that roamed the area about 5-million years ago and find out how they relate to today’s fauna and environment.
The recently redeveloped park offers informative guided walks to the attraction’s dig site, where you can see fossils in the ground as they were buried and uncovered by researchers. There is also an interesting interactive museum, providing further insight into the fossil discoveries and their significance.