Fodor's Expert Review Tswaing Crater Museum

Pretoria Museum/Gallery

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.

Museum/Gallery Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Quick Facts

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

079-829–5464

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: R20, tours R200

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