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Sandy, Utah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a chance and drove 40 km off the paved highway in hopes of seeing the mesosaur fossils. When we arrived, the owner, Giel, immediately took us to the fossil bed where his 10 year old son discovered the first fossil 25 years ago. Giel is incredibly knowledgeable about the fossils, the geological history of the region, the current...

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Krugersdorp, South Africa
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We made an detour on our trip trough Namibia to visit this Mesosaurus fossil site out of curiousity.What a suprise.I can not describe or find the words to write how exelent our brief stay was.Worth every cent.Not to be missed.Best way to learn history of that region.And as a bonus there are hundreds of quiver trees on the farm.I did...

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London
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for 1 night on our way from Klein-Aus Vista to Mata Mata. We were welcomed by Hendrik (the son) and settled in to our chalet. It is pretty basic but fits the setting and was comfy. Not much to do here during the hot spell of the day but at 16h30 we met with Giel and went...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Giel, our guide was the perfect namibian gentlemen showing us his rare finds of mesosaurus fossils. The tour is short but very informative. In addition to the fossils, the area boast rare dolomite stone formations and a big forrest of quiver trees. And do not miss out on the special music performance at the very end!

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived after office hours (9:00-16:00) and the only trouble of our stay was finding somebody to check us in to our chalet. It would be handy to know this beforehand, but it wasn't a big deal. The owner's son found us on site and was very friendly. We stayed in a self-catering chalet priced at 600 ZAR for 1...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We intended camping at Mesosaurus but since we were wary after the long drive, we upgraded to the chalet. It was small and comfortable with a shaded outside area and braai. The views are incredible and the silence is priceless. The hosts are very friendly and helpful and Giel, who says he is the oldest fossil in the area, does...

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Reviewed 13 July 2016

We didn't stay here but spent a couple of hours on a fossil tour and admiring quiver trees. The fossil tour was really interesting, the trees so cool and the views amazing. We did it as a part of our Southern Swing tour organised in Windhoek.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 8 June 2016

We loved Mesosaurus. We initially were planning on camping for one night but upgraded to a cottage. When we got there, we met Oom Giel, who enthusiastically told us to follow him in our vehicle to the Quiver trees, dolomite rocks and fossils. The guided tour was awesome, the sunset landscape immediately thereafter was incredibly humbling. What a magical place...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Wonderful camping and fascinating fossils here - with beautiful quiver trees around huge dolomite plinths that provide a truly magical experience. The owner provides a great tour of the camping area and has wonderful knowledge of the area and its history. Great to stay and explore!

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2016

We stopped at Mesoaurus for 1 night en route to the Mata Mata gate at the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and found that there was more to this place than just a bush campsite. My European cousins from Switzerland and Latvia have summed Mesosaurus up very well. We too enjoyed the setting of quiver trees and dolerite rocks, the guided tour...

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Address: C17 | P.O. Box 270, Keetmanshoop, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Central Plateau > Keetmanshoop
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