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Attraction Name: Pinnacle Point Caves
CATEGORY:: Natural Attractions
Type: Caves
Entrance Fee (Terms): PLEASE NOTE: tours and cave visits to Pinnacle Point by appointment only.
Description of Attraction: Experience the awe of standing at the Point of Human Origins! Visit world renown archaeological site with earliest evidence for Human Origins.

The Point of Human Origins can be found on the way to Mossel Bay. This short, rugged stretch of South African coastline is not only breathtakingly spectacular, it is also home to some of the most significant archaeological discoveries ever made regarding the origins of all people alive on earth today

These important archaeological sites are now accessible to small groups of people. These exciting, stimulating, half-day or 1.5 hour excursions will change the way you think about our origins as modern, thinking people.

Two tour options are available

Option 1: Point of Human Origins Experience with Dr. Nilssen.

Tour must be booked in advance and depends on Dr. Nilssen's availability (due to professional commitments he is not always available). We prefer a group of not less than 8 people to run a full tour. This tour is usually between 3 to 4 hours in duration.
The Point of Human Origins Experience is divided into two parts:

1st part - an introductory, thought provoking PowerPoint presentation by Dr Nilssen that will take you on a journey into pre-history where you learn about human nature and behavior, ancient environments, sea levels, food sources, cave formation processes, stone tool technology, and how our earliest ancestors managed to survive a near extinction event through their connection with and reliance on nature.

2nd part – scenic visit to the Pinnacle Point Caves in the company of Dr Nilssen. The only access to Cave 13B is via a series of steep wooden stairways and boardwalks (some 200 stairs in each direction). The climb back up can be taxing unless you’re mildly fit.

Option 2: Guided Cave Visits with Specially Trained, Knowledgeable Guide

Our guide is available, but booking is essential. This version is ideal for individuals or groups who are on the move, but who would like to visit this renowned site at short notice. We do not require particular group size to run these excursions. This tour is usually about 1.5 hours in duration. The only access to Cave 13B is via a series of steep wooden stairways and boardwalks (some 200 stairs in each direction). The climb back up can be taxing unless you’re mildly fit. Dress: comfortable clothes and walking shoes

Your contribution:

A portion of each person’s entry fee goes into a conservation fund for protecting and conserving the sites that we visit. So every visitor is personally involved in the conservation of humanity heritage at Pinnacle Point Caves. In recognition of this we give each visitor a certificate to this effect, as well as a booklet to serve as a memory jogger of their time with us.

At your expense, food and beverages are available at the Pinnacle Point Club House Restaurant.
Street Address: Pinnacle Point
Town: Mossel Bay
Region: Garden Route, South Africa
Telephone: +27 (79) 640-0004
Posted / Updated: Aug 02, 2017
Garden Route Meander Office Use Only
Registration Date: Sep 24, 2014
First Name: Garden Route Meander
Last Name: Office Use Only
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