Morning Talk with John Duckitt at West Coast Fossil Park

The West Coast Fossil Park invites you to attend their morning talk:

A Window into the Past of the Historical Farm, Buck Bay.

This morning talk will be presented by John Duckitt

The land was originally granted in quitrent to Laurens Johannes and Jacobus Petrus de Jongh; with the accompanying survey dated 1827. However, according to Hans Fransen, its history goes back to the early days of the VOC when the house possibly served as the home of the supervisor of the lime kiln that operated from here from the early 18th century together with accommodation for labourers. This long T-shaped house with a simple holbol gable and an attached outbuilding lies close to the sea. From 1870 until fairly recently it belonged to the Duckitt family.

Black and White Bokbaai photograph by André Pretorius (Gericke Collection University of Stellenbosch)
Colour Photo: credit

Date: 24 February 2017

Time: 10:30

Venue: West Coast Fossil Park

Cost: Talk R45.00 and includes Coffee and Tea and something sweet.

RSVP: Nadia, Wendy or Hildegard on 022 766 1606 or [email protected]

Open weekdays 09:00 – 15:00

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: guided tours from 10.00 to 13.00. Opening times vary according to season. (You are advised to phone or email ahead of your visit)

Closed: Christmas Day, New Year’s Day & Good Friday

Distance from Cape Town: 120km

Where: R27 to R45

Coordinates: 32° 57′ 19.4″ S 18° 6′ 49.9″ E

Contact: +27 (0)22 766 1606 | | [email protected]

West Coast Way Is South Africa’s Road Trip With The Most Twists

Explore the Cape West Coast by planning a self-drive trip or book a guided tour for a nature and adventure-filled Cape West Coast holiday.

Road-Trip-Southern-Africa-West-Coast-Way-Routes Find a 101+ things to see and do on the West Coast Way: Enjoy wine, craft beer, olives and Rooibos tea tastings, Weskus cuisine and braaivleis (barbecue), swing into Citrusdal with a zipline, go Cederberg bouldering, jump into natural (warm) pools, step onto cruises of lagoons and rivers, trek through nature reserves and a National Park, hop onto game drives, try the skill of archery and angling, get your adrenaline pumping with sand-boarding and quad-biking, go horse riding, learn about the San culture and Riel-dancing, do kite- and windsurfing, chill in your flip flops and do surfing, book a kayaking trip, go beach hopping, learn about bees, whales and listen to our birds in a twitcher’s paradise – all in South Africa’s wildflower reserve. For more information on the West Coast’s top places to go, road tripping, hikes, tours and trails, explore or call West Coast Way on 0861 321 777.  Follow us on @WestCoastWaySA on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

West Coast Way is a unique collection of themed routes that can be enjoyed by locals and visitors when they do an adventure-filled Cape West Coast self-drive trip for a day trip or a West Coast Holiday. The new West Coast Way “basket” of free routes on offer include the West Coast Way Scenic Route, the West Coast Way Berg Route, the West Coast Way Foodie Route, the West Coast Way Cultural Route – as well as the newly launched West Coast Way Wild Route, all of which are designed to showcase the many attractions and activities that are already on offer on the Cape West Coast and inland areas – but may be unknown to many.

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