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Ditsong National Museum of Natural History

  • Paul Kruger St. Map It
  • Pretoria

Updated 11/12/2014

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This massive natural-history museum has an extensive collection of land and marine animals from around the world, with an emphasis on African wildlife. The beautiful building also contains the Austin Roberts Bird Collection, the most comprehensive display of taxidermied African birds in southern Africa. Of particular interest are the Genesis exhibits, tracing the evolution of life on Earth, and the geology section, with displays of weird and wonderful rocks and minerals.

Mrs. Ples, the famous Australopithecus skull found at the Sterkfontein Caves in the Cradle of Humankind, resides here.

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Sight Information

Address:

Paul Kruger St., across from City Hall, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa

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Phone:

012-000–0040

Sight Details:

  • R30, tours R35
  • Daily 8–4

Updated 11/12/2014

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