West Coast Fossil Park

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Manya B
Cape Town Central, South Africa434 contributions
Jan 2022
Definitely worth a visit.............. if you can find the place !!! It is incorrectly marked on the new Gateway Mat: The West Coast ! On the map it indicates that the Fossil Park is on the R45 - it is NOT !!!
Otherwise, it is well run and worth a visit.
Written 24 January 2022
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Gid C
Lusaka Province, Zambia25 contributions
Jan 2022
We were completely blown away by the sight of the fossils at the dig site - just couldn't believe our eyes. Thank you to our guide who really brought to life this astonishing wonder of nature and testament to the archeolgists who continue to study this extraordinary area. We learnt so much and will never forget it. Also - congratulations on an outstanding facility - the buildings, the art works, in particular the exquisite sculptures by Egon Tania, and the museum are world class.
Written 22 January 2022
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Joe P
Pretoria, South Africa203 contributions
Sep 2021
A museum on three levels sound impressive. But the few poster displays and "bones" where unimpressive. It took us about 15 minutes to study all the displays and artworks. We were told that hundreds of fossils and pieces were unearthed. Were are they? Interesting though.

The restaurant however was quite a surprise. very good food for such a "remote" place.
Written 14 September 2021
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Ferne
Cape Town Central, South Africa16 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
Andile was our guide. Wow, he was informative and engaging. High five to you for your knowledge. Loved the tour, loved the environment and importantly learnt so much. Who knew that South Africa once had bears. Restaurant food was amazing. Staff friendly and welcoming. I highly recommend Andile as your guide and to the Chefs, well done.
Written 5 September 2021
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Matvl
4 232 contributions
Feb 2021
The West Coast Fossil Park makes for a very interesting hour or two. The museum part is interesting though a number of exhibits being updated. The actual in situ fossil site is great and our guide was excellent. It took about 45 mins. Overall a good place to go though definitely could be more made of it as it is a pity there is not kore fossil exhibition space. But good none the less.
Written 27 February 2021
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Heatherybluff
George, South Africa147 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
We were advised to go and visit this place by our guesthouse host, and it was well worth the trip. The entrance fee is well worth it just to help keep this gem open! The talk by our guide was very interesting and she was able to answer all our group’s questions adequately. It was fascinating at the dig site to see the sheer volume of fossils captured in this small area. I just wish the dig could continue so more of these treasures could be uncovered! Hopefully the full skeleton of the African bear will be moved back to where it was discovered. The walk around the museum was very educational.
Written 24 February 2021
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Kobus
Sasolburg, South Africa141 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
See the Westcoast with new eyes. Unbelievable to say tje least. Thanks for preserving the fossils. You must join a group. The light humour of our guide was well received and made it interesting. You have to take your kids there. A small shop on premises.
Written 16 February 2021
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Travel Bee
Kloof, South Africa64 contributions
Jan 2021 • Solo
The huge Lotto funded building and infrastructure leads you to expect more. Lots of modern rubber and driftwood sculptures, large murals and written information but I expected more actual fossils. I understand that it focuses on local conditions but perhaps they could purchase fossils from other areas or eras to add interest and not remain so narrowly focussed. The guide did well to make the tour more interactive but the museum displays need work.
Written 15 January 2021
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SarasNaidoo
Cape Town Central, South Africa23 contributions
Dec 2019
We had gone as a group at the end of December, expecting a dustbowl, as it was 15 years ago, only to be totally impressed! it is a world-class, impressionable destination for all, not just those dinosaur kids! It was educational and inspirational. The museum, auditorium area was cool, calming and peaceful. The displays were totally fascinating, It was informative and they were created with re-cycled materials.The great wood display was locally sourced over 2 years, A great labour of love and creativity, with the the time periods evolving through the displays. The park also provides employment for the old mine workers from the area. You do not have to leave to have a great lunch, The restaurant is airy, with high ceilings,great views, one may think one is in a wine farm. I Dig this space on our Earth!
Written 12 February 2020
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Melissa S
2 contributions
Dec 2019
The tour itself wasn't very long but it was very informative. The guide was knowledgable and the staff friendly. If you're driving out from CPT I'd recommend making a day of it in Langebaan area because it's quite a drive for only an hour or 2s visit at the fossil park.
Written 7 January 2020
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