West Coast Fossil Park
West Coast Fossil Park
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Rudene
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa14 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
I was not aware of this place and was told of it by a fellow guest at a lodge we were staying at.
We went there and what an amazing surprise !
We first went on a flower walk with a guide book and then visited the museum
I was blown away and was so sad that we could not stay for the tour due to time constraints.
My friend had a query about a specific plant in her garden which the botanist could not immediately fully answer. But as we made our way to the car, she ran after us and provided us with all the information we needed. That is commitment to your work.
Do yourself a favor and go and visit this place. It is truly worth it!
Written 10 September 2023
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Paul S
11 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Something not to miss when visiting the West Coast. Excellent tour guide. World class museum and in situ excavations. Fascinating.
Written 7 September 2023
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margie v
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa74 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
A hidden gem explaining historic facts in pictorial detail that were beautifully illustrated and tastefully displayed. The Western Cape Chef School supply delicious millionaires shortbread and tasty food at the onsite restaurant. Tours are provided but we were able to understand the amazing displays easily. Staff were informed and friendly. Highly recommended.
Written 20 August 2023
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Guide04244852840
3 contributions
May 2023
Very informative!
A must do when visiting the West Coast of Cape Town.
A cool step back in time...
Written 31 May 2023
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Imelda Marais
3 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
The in situ exhibition of fossilised extinct animals plus the guided tour.
The museum is impressive as,well. Enjoyed the whole experience very much.
Written 9 December 2022
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Susanne412
Sandton, South Africa1 653 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Very interesting, dinosaurs at our doorstep. A great place for all ages. Good explanation and an informative guided tour.
Written 29 September 2022
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Manya B
Cape Town Central, South Africa481 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, Zambia26 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 Africa217 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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