Time travel on the Bulembu Road

4 06 2011

Have you ever imagined what it might be like to travel back into time and view what the Earth looked like in the past? With the packaging of the 39km geotrail along the Bulembu road you may do just that. This geological trail will take you back 3.6 billion years and showcase some of the most important geological exposures and scenic sites through construction of several lay-bys and information points on the R40 just south of Mountainlands. Amongst others, this includes formations containing evidence of the first microfossils of life on Earth and 3,4 billion year old shorelines. The designs for the lookout and interpretative points have been completed and currently await provincial roads department approval. Construction is set to commence around July for completion before the December holidays. This project is also being funded by the National Department of Tourism through the BATOBIC Programme.

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