Fossil Experience Tour

Fossil Experience Tour

@ Gansfontein paleo extension

In this tour you will:

  • Experience geology
  • See newly discovered footprints
  • Do fossil footprint hunting.

The tour is 2 hours long, self-drive

  • Early mornings and late afternoons are better, especially in summer.
  • The footprints are more highlighted by the shade made by the sun.
  • Best photo opportunities are at sunrise.

We meet at our office, 47 Voortekker Street, Fraserburg – see map.

  • We drive to road cutting 3.5km on the Williston road.
  • See different layers of pre-historic mud rock
  • Geology explained
  • Drive to Gansfontein gravel pit
  • See modern wave ripples,
  • mud crack marks and
  • pool edge marks
  • Drive to Gansfontein paleo extension, 2km on a good gravel road.
  • Geology and paleo forming explained

YOU WILL EXPLORE:

  • Newly discovered footprints
  • Discover pre-historic wave ripples paleo
  • Discover different rocks
  • If lucky, discover your own pre-historic footprints
  • Your own humanity
  • And more…

We go back to town.

If not yet done, we go to the Old Pastorie Fossil Museum for a guided tour.

On display:

  • A lifelike Bradysaurus example

Fossils of a:

  • Racheocephalus
  • Bradysaurus skull
  • Fish fossils
  • Diictodon
  • Strateocephalus
  • Some examples of “to be touched” fossils.

Gallery

COST: SA CITIZENS

  • R150 per adult (min 2)
  • R75 per child (From 3rd child: free)

COST: NON SA CITIZENS

  • As per quotation

BOOKINGS

Make a booking below, or at 0848730098