Cape Town – The Blombos
Cave in the Southern Cape and the Elandsfontein Fossil Dune Site on the West
Coast have been named the latest provincial heritage sites in the Western Cape.
heritage sites contain important evidence of life from previous years and with
their declaration as Provincial Heritage Sites, we are ensuring that they will
still be kept preserved for years to come,” Cultural Affairs and Sport MEC
Anroux Marais said in a statement released by the Western Cape Government.
the Blombos Cave, just outside Stilbaai, as being especially important, since
it presents archaeological evidence from the Middle Stone Age and bears
testimony to a cultural tradition which has now disappeared.
Due to the high
levels of sensitivity, and their location on private property, the sites are
unfortunately not open to the public.
However, in the
future, once Heritage Western Cape has developed and finalised the conservation
management plans for the sites, there would be the possibility that they might
be visited on an appointment basis.