ON THE TRAIL OF FOSSILS

Fossil sites abound in the Great Karoo, but a good starting point is the Karoo National Park’s Fossil Trail. It has wide walkways for wheel chairs and Braille board inscriptions for the convenience of the blind. Taped commentary is available for disabled visitors who have their own cassette players. Some display cases may be opened for blind visitors to feel the fossils. Gondwanaland is explained, and along this 400m route there are superb examples of fossilised mudstone, silified trees and a wide variety of fossils, most of which have been found in the Beaufort Series of rock formations.

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