A display of fossils from the Waterloo Farm site outside Makhanda is illustrated by scientifically accurate paintings showing the ancient plants and animals in their environment. Guides will present the display in English or isiXhosa.
Worksheets will be available with a prize-winner drawn from each day’s best-completed worksheets!
The site is the most important fossil site of its age in the southern hemisphere, allowing for the reconstruction of a single coastal estuarine lake from the Late Devonian, 360 million years ago. Abundant plants and animals include Africa’s earliest four-legged animals (tetrapods) named Tutusius (in honour of Desmon Tutu) and Umzantsia.