Wellwood Fossil Museum
  • Graaff-Reinet

Last Updated: June 2021

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  • P.O. Box 204, Graaff-Reinet 6280

  • Longitude: 24.651742
  • Latitude: -32.006567
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  • Please note that our museum is open to overnight guests only.

About Wellwood Fossil Museum

Wellwood Farm fossil museum, Graaff-Reinet

The fossil collection that was started by Dr. Sydney Rubidge is the pride and joy of Wellwood and is housed in a building on the farm. While the Karoo can boast many attractions, this is one that should not be missed.

Marion invites guest staying on the farm to see the collection and have tea whenever possible. The collection is a treasure trove of creatures long forgotten 200+ Million years ago. a rich source of information of our prehistoric past that is still used by many universities here and overseas.

Please note that this museum can be visited by overnight guests only.

Map and Directions to Wellwood Fossil Museum

GPS : 32° 0' 23.64" S / 24° 39' 6.27" E

From Graaff-Reinet

  • From the N9 towards Middelburg, 3.25 km past the turn off signed "Bloemhof", turn left onto the gravel road signed "Wellwood".

From Middelburg

  • From the N9, about 7 km past Naudesberg Pass, turn right onto the gravel road signed "Wellwood".

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