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Tswaing Crater Museum

  • Old Soutpan Rd. (M35) Map It
  • Soshanguve

Updated 11/12/2014

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The huge Tswaing meteorite crater was formed about 220,000 years ago. Today the area is a nature reserve home to 240 bird species, zebra, impala, kudu, steenbok, reptiles, and even more trees and plant species. Browse through the crater's eco-museum to learn more. A three-hour guided tour includes a walk to the crater and an informative talk. Self-guided tour options are also available. The site is of great significance to traditional healers because of the mythical snake believed to live in the salty crater lake. Picnic tables and rustic accommodation are also available.

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Old Soutpan Rd. (M35), Soshanguve, 0002, South Africa

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Sight Details:

  • R20, tours R200
  • Daily 7:30–4

Updated 11/12/2014


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