Point of Human Origins, Mossel Bay

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Point of Human Origins Experience with Dr. Peter Nilssen and Guided Cave Visits.

PLEASE NOTE: tours and cave visits by appointment only

1st option: 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.

2nd option: 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.
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  • What a fantastic experience!- do not waste your time going without Christopher-he is a mine of information- book him now, best value for money- he is knowledgeable, and has a wonderful sense of the...  more »
  • I cannot recommend this tour enough! Every South African should experience this phenomenal heritage of our species. Christopher is a brilliant and knowledgable guide, taking you on a trip to the...  more »
  • Fantastic site! Highly recommended if you are visiting South Africa as a tourist. The tour guide Christopher was very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. Loved the visit to these caves. Must must visit.
  • it´s an amazing experience. beautiful place, full of history - humanity history. as it´s located in a private club, you need an authorization to get in (which it´s very easy to get it on their website). don´t miss it!
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