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West Coast Fossil Park

West Coast Fossil Park
Area: West Coast
Suburb: Langebaan
Physical Address: West Coast Fossil Park, West Coast, Western Cape
Postal Address: PO Box 42, Langebaanweg, 7375, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)22 766 1606
Fax: +27 (0)22 766 1765
GPS: 32° 57´ 27.63" S; 18° 06´ 47.18" E
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Web Address: www.fossilpark.org.za

West Coast Fossil Park

Visit the West Coast Fossil Park close to Langebaan, Western Cape, South Africa. See the fossils of bears, sabre-tooth cats, short-necked giraffes and the many other exotic animals which inhabited the west coast area some 5 million years ago.

Travel back in time to 5 million years ago...
The fossil site of Langebaanweg is located in the West Coast Fossil Park, approximately 150 km north of Cape Town and is world-renowned for its exceptionally well-preserved fossil faunal remains that date to circa 5.2 million years ago. Read more...

Family outings at the Fossil Park
The Fossil Park offers a variety of entertainments and activities for the family including bird watching, mountain biking, horse riding and a variety of lovely nature trails. Our coffee shop, The Sivatherium, provides a tasty, home-baked selection of eats. Read more...

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Background

Excavations

Timeline

Fossil Animals

Scientific Info

Modern Environment

Animations

Opening Times
Weekdays (Monday to Friday): 08.00-16.00

Saturday, Sunday & public holidays: Opening times vary according to season.
(You are advised to phone or email ahead of your visit).

Closed: Christmas Day, New Year's Day & Good Friday

Entrance Fees
Adults: R20.00
Seniors and Students and Children: R15.00
Guided tours: Adults R55, Seniors & Students R30 and Children R20, Children 5 and under are free
The park entrance fee doesn’t include the fee for the guided tours or for the mountain bike and walking trails.

 

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