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Melkhoutfontein Destination Guide

Touring Melkhoutfontein in South Africa

Melkhoutfontein in the region of Western Cape is a city located in South Africa - some 717 mi or ( 1155 km ) South-West of Pretoria , the country's capital city .

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Time in Melkhoutfontein is now 04:28 PM (Friday) . The local timezone is named " Africa/Johannesburg " with a UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your travel resources, these more prominent places might be interesting for you: Jongensfontein, Albertina, and Cape Town. Being here already, consider visiting Jongensfontein . Check out our recommendations for Melkhoutfontein ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Blombos Cave

Blombos Cave is a cave in a calcarenite limestone cliff on the Southern Cape coast in South Africa. It is an archaeological site made famous by the discovery of 75,000-year-old pieces of ochre engraved with abstract designs and beads made from Nassarius shells, and c. 80,000-year-old bone tools. Some of the earliest evidence for shellfishing and possibly fishing has been discovered at the site and dates to c. 140,000 years ago.

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Located at -34.41 21.22 (Lat./Long.); Less than 21 km away
Tags: Archaeological sites in South Africa, Caves of South Africa, Landforms of the Western Cape, Limestone caves, Paleoanthropological sites