Cape Gate Retail Centre plays host to one of the finest dinosaur exhibitions from tomorrow, 18 November till January 8th 2017. With 25 life-like animatronic dinosaurs, T-Rex rides and so much more dino fun, this exhibit is going to WOW your little dinosaur-loving adventurer. Practical activities at the event provide loads of entertainment and many opportunities to learn more about these enormous prehistoric creatures.
Hours: 09h00- 19h00 (last entrance at 17h00) Monday-Sunday
Cost: Adults- R100
Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children)- R320
School Groups- R50 per learner (1 Teacher enters free per 20 learners).
Discover what fossils are, shake hands with an ancient Karoo therapsid (mammal – like reptile) and learn to walk like a Dinocephalian. Investigate the death of an Oudenodon (crime scene). Discover how many children can sit on the body of an enormous fossil crocodile and compare own height to that of a dinosaur! All of this and so much more form part of the fun natural history programmes offered by the Iziku Museums situated in central Cape Town. The South African Museum houses more than one and a half million specimens of scientific importance.
Hours: 10h00 to 17h00, Monday -SundayCost: Adults- R30
Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children)- R75
The 20 million year-old Cango Caves system consists of a series of hidden chambers cut deep into a thick limestone rock layer. It is situated in the Klein Karoo Swartberg Mountains, 29km outside Oudtshoorn. There is more than one section to the caves, but only the main section is open to the public to preserve these majestic formations. Two types of tours of the main area of the caves are offered, with the adventure tour requiring visitors to get on all fours or even crawl around on their stomach, - to get to see all caverns, stalactites and stalagmites.
Hours: 09h00 to 16h00, Monday -SundayCost: Adults- R100/R150
(Rates are valid from 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017)
*Bookings are essential as a limited number of visitors are allowed into the caves daily
Hours: 08h30 to 17h00, Monday -SundayCost: Adults- R70
A short 150km drive North of Cape Town will bring you to the world-renowned West Coast Fossil Park close to Langebaan, Western Cape. See the well-preserved 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.
Hours: 08h00 to 16h00, Monday -Friday
Times vary per season over weekends & Public HolidaysCost: Adults- R35/R80
Croc City Crocodile & Reptile Park is fast becoming one of the most exciting attractions in South Africa, where visitors take part in thrilling activities such as holding a baby crocodile, touching exotic snakes and getting up close and personal with a tarantula! The park places great emphasis on educating society on indigenous reptile conservation. For the brave-at-heart, the park also offers the opportunity to zipline over a Nile crocodile enclosure.
Hours: 09h00 to 16h30, Monday - SundayCost: Adults- R80
The park boasts 2 underground snake enclosures containing over 15 different species of indigenous snakes (including the infamous black and green mamba) and a python tank, home to a reticulated python and a pair of anaconda’s. Other creatures to view and learn about include: Rock monitors, Nile monitors, Iguana’s, various species of lizards and tortoises, Bearded Dragons and a few freaky frogs! Hourly tours teach visitors to know the difference between venomous and non-venomous, how to avoid and respond to dangerous encounters etc.
Hours: 09h00 to 15h00, Monday - SundayCost: Adults- R80
En-route to the Kruger Park or the Panorama Route why not stop in at Perry’s Bridge with their large reptile collection? Crocodile feedings take place each Sunday and there are two daily demonstrations. This is your chance to get up close and personal with some of South Africa and the world's most venomous snakes, as well as large constrictors, crocodilians, lizards, tortoises and frogs.
Hours: 10h00 to 17h00, Monday – Sunday (*Closed on Fridays)Cost: Adults- R120
Set on 24ha of beautifully landscaped indigenous gardens with stunning sea views, Crocworld is not just a crocodile farm, it is a complete wildlife experience offering a range of displays and activities to suit all age groups and help them connect with nature. New enclosures are home to a wide variety of bird species and 11 of the 12-deadly dozen venomous snakes in South Africa. Crocodile feeding sessions take place twice daily (except Mondays) and snake demonstrations can be enjoyed on the weekends.
Hours: 08h00 to 16h30, Monday – SundayCost: Adults- R70
School Groups: R35 per child
The Sterkfontein Caves in the Maropeng Cradle of Humankind is one of the world’s richest hominid fossil sites and also the site of the longest continuous palaeoanthropological dig in the world. An exhibition through the site introduces visitors to the famous fossils, Mrs Ples and Little Foot that were discovered in the caves. Highlights of the cave tours include the ‘bottomless’ lake and the small caverns where the most famous fossils were found. After exiting the caves, be sure to pay a visit to the excavation site where scientists from the University of the Witwatersrand are continuing to work on finding more fossils (over 80 years since excavations began.)
Hours: 09h00 to 17h00, Monday – Sunday
Cost: Adults- R165
Children (4-14 years) – R97 *Children under 4 years enter for FREE
School Groups: R90 per child
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