Fodor's Expert Review Ditsong National Museum of Natural History


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 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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432 Paul Kruger St.
Pretoria, Gauteng  0002, South Africa


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Rate Includes: R35, tours additional R5, Daily 8–4

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