ID #2261

Matjes River Shelter, Keurboomstrand, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route, Western Cape.

120000 year-old archaeological site formerly used by Strandlopers. The “rubbish” on the cave floor reached 10-m deep over a period of some 12000 years.  Since the shelter was first excavated in 1927 at least 50 human skeletons and more than 10000 stone artefacts have been found.  Keurboomstrand is south of the N2 east of Plettenberg Bay, which is on the N2 east of George, which is at the intersection of the N2 with the N12. Travelling east on the N2 from “Plett”, cross over the Bitou and Keurbooms Rivers and then turn south opposite the Thyme and Again farmstall towards Keurboomstrand. Follow the signs. Now a proclaimed national monument, the Matjes River Shelter is in the cliffs above Keurboomstrand. AHMatjes


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