West Coast Fossil Park

West Coast Fossil Park
West Coast Fossil Park

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. The fossil site of Langebaanweg is located in the West Coast Fossil Park, approximately 150 km north of Cape Town (a 1.5 hour drive), and is world-renowned for its exceptionally well-preserved fossil faunal remains that date to the terminal Miocene/early Pliocene (circa 5.2 million years ago).

Visitor Info


  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Operating Hours: 09:00 - 15:00 (Tours: 11h00, 12h30 and 14h00)
  • Closed: Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday

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Contact Information

Phone: +27 (0)22 766 1606

Address: R45, Langebaanweg, Vredenburg, West Coast