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Kitching Fossil Centre

ABOUT

This is a gem for little explorers and wannabe paleaontologists.  The Kitching Fossil Centre displays 3 life-sized models and information on life in South Africa 250 million years ago.

Children get a chance to try their hand on excavating bones using a small dentist drill. A tour guide will assist and explain how paleaontologists uncover the little bones. The short guided tour to nearby fossil-bearing rocks is informative and the kids get to search for real fossils buried in the Gats River bed using only water.

COSTS

R50 per person

OPENING HOURS

Normal Open:
Monday to Sunday
9:00am – 16:45pm

December Holiday Open:
8:00am – 17:45pm

Closed:
25 December 

TOP TIPS

Buy a combination ticket of the Owl House and Kitching Fossil Exploration Centre for R70.

CONTACT DETAILS

Address:
Hudson Street
Nieu-Bethesda
Eastern Cape
South Africa

Phone:
049 849 1733

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