Situated in the heart of the Karoo, in the picturesque town of Nieu-Bethedsa, and home of the famous Owl House, the Kitching Fossil Exploration Centre tells the story of life in South Africa 253 million years ago during the Permian Period. Visit the centre to hear the story for yourself. BOOK A TOUR | VISIT US ON FACEBOOK Hours: 7 days a week, 9 am to 5pm | +27 (0)84 500 3902
In-depth guided tour of the exhibition centre. Try preparing a fossil yourself and then spend an hour in the riverbed under the tutorship of our expert guides looking for new fossils. Learn how to read the stories that only the rocks can tell. Discover how professional palaeontologists excavate for fossils and record their discoveries. Take a short tour through part of Nieu Bethesda while learning about its fascinating history and unique irrigation system. Our guides grew up in this fascinating small town and can give you the inside story.
Maximum Group Size: 10.
Adults: R100 | Children under eight: R50