Guided Tours to the Dig Site with in situ 5 million year old fossils
Approximately 45 minutes
Hourly tours on weekdays:
10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00.
Weekend and public holidays hourly tour times are as follows:
10:00, 11:00, 12:00 and 13:00.
It is advisable to phone to confirm the tour times.
The Sivatherium Coffee Shop
Our coffee shop, The Sivatherium, provides a tasty, home-baked selection of eats. Browse our gift shop where you will find some interesting local crafts and books.
Children's play park and picnic area
The children's play park is situated in a garden area which is also an excellent venue for picnics. You may bring your own, or you may pre-arrange with our coffee shop to provide you with one.
Enjoy the fresh west coast air and take a cycle through the Fossil Park. We have a selection of four trails, ranging from 3.5km to 10km, which are of varying degrees of difficulty. They go through a number of different rehabilitated areas in the Fossil Park and they are an excellent opportunity to experience firsthand our unique west coast flora and fauna.
The Restoration Trail is a scenic 3.5km walking trail. You meander along the old mine roads and pass water bodies where a variety of bird species may be seen. An interesting site to look at is the alien biological control research Rooikrans thicket. It is being used for monitoring by the University of Cape Town Plant Protection Unit to assess the success of introduced insects as a form of exotic plant control.