FRIENDS OF IZIKO MUSEUMS OF SOUTH AFRICA - WEST COAST FOSSIL PARK

SATURDAY 25 MAY FROM 11:00 TO 13:00

Join the Friends for this unique opportunity for a guided tour led by Park Manager Pippa Haarhoff. The tour will include the excavation site, the brand new Visitors Centre and museum.

Once an open cast phosphate mine, fossil excavations started in the late 1960s and continues to yield fossils even up to the present. Langebaanweg where the Park is situated, is considered one of the most diverse and abundant Miocene/Pliocene fossil sites in the world dating back over 5 million years. We will view fossils in situ including Sivatheres, (short necked, long horned giraffe) and four tusked Gomphotheres, (modern day elephants’ forebears). A brown bear jawbone and giant shark teeth are amongst some of the exhibits at the museum.

Lunch, which is optional and for your own account, has been arranged at the restaurant in the park.

To secure your booking, please respond by email samfriends@iziko.org.za

Members:                    R120,00
Non-members:            R140,00