2. The West Coast Fossil Park
Contrary to how the West Coast looks today, millions of years ago the area was dominated by riverine forests and wooded savannah, and was home to exotic animals that are now long extinct. Earlier mining exposed one of the richest fossil deposits ever discovered, and the property has since been declared a National Heritage Site.
A highlight of this 5 million year old playground is the ‘live’ exhibit of an ongoing excavation of early Pliocene fossils and the park also offers many hiking and mountain bike trails and its proximity to Langebaan makes it ideally situated to enjoy both beach and culture.
3. Buffelsfontein Game & Nature Reserve
Situated only 40 minutes from Cape Town, this private reserve offers spectacular game drives as well as day trip safaris. In addition to a variety of buck, you can expect to see lion, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, Blue Wildebeest and Red Hartebeest.
Also present, but more elusive are the African Wildcat, lynx and honey badgers. The reserve also offers luxurious accommodation units located near the waterholes, where you can relax at sunset and watch wild animals quench their thirst and there is also a large swimming pool and entertainment area which both guests and day visitors are welcome to enjoy. Also on site is a shooting range for target shooting and clay pigeon shooting.
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