Discover Pinnacle Point - The Point of Human Origins Cave
Pinnacle Point - The Point of Human Origins can be found only 29km from the lovely Sandpiper Guest Cottages in Boggoms Bay. It makes for a great family outing, involving 1.5hours or a morning.
Archaeological research has shown that all humans alive today descend from a small population that lived between 150,000 and 200,000 years ago. Some of those people lived in the Mossel Bay area.
We often get asked what kind of activities guests can enjoy while they are here at Sandpiper Cottages in Boggoms Bay, and one of the first places that come to mind is Pinnacle Point – The Point of Human Origins. This beautiful gem has revealed the earliest evidence for modern human behaviour. Here is what you can expect:
The Point of Human Origins can be found on the way to Mossel Bay and is only 29km from our cottages in Boggoms Bay. It makes for a great family outing. A fun fact about Mossel Bay is that mitochondrial DNA research has shown that all humans alive today descend from a small population that lived between 150,000 and 200,000 years ago. Archaeological research has shown that at least some of those people lived in Mossel Bay.
This short, rugged stretch of South African coastline is not only breathtakingly spectacular, it is also home to some of the most significant archaeological discoveries ever made regarding the origins of all people alive on earth today.
These important archaeological sites are now accessible to small groups of people. These exciting, stimulating, half-day or 1.5 hour excursions will change the way you think about our origins as modern, thinking people.
After a stimulating day at the Pinnacle Point Cave, you will look forward to the peace and serenity of Boggoms Bay again. Our cottages are nestled in this beautiful bay at the start of the Garden Route, just off the main routes. For the rest of your stay you can indulge in such activities as sun tanning on the beach, body surfing, fishing or beach combing along a section of the famous Oystercatcher Trail. We guarantee our guests to feel completely relaxed by the time their holiday has come to an end!
PLEASE NOTE: tours and cave visits to Pinnacle Point by appointment only.