Left Content

Right Content


Soutpan Attractions

Salt Pans
(salt producing water pockets). Salt water reservoirs, Salt production factory.


Florisbad mineral springs

Florisbad Museum and Research Centre (Florisbad is the location of a fossil-bearing lithium spring mound, famous for its mammalian fossils, including the skull of a 260 000 year old hominid). It is widely known for producing an archaic modern human skull, now dated to c. 260 000 years old. The mammalian remains from the Florisbad spring, dated to between 400 000 and 100 000 years ago are a key site for understanding the appearance of modern environments as well as modern human origins in southern Africa. Three osteological collections are housed at the site. It also has a small educational centre, aimed at primary school visits.