Natural Wonders of South Africa 5 – The Cederberg
SPOT6 natural colour imagery acquired 2015 showing the Cederberg mountains and wilderness area. The dominating characteristic of the area is sharply defined sandstone rock formations (Table Mountain group), often reddish in colour. This group of rocks contains bands of shale and in recent years a few important fossils have been discovered in these argillaceous layers. The fossils are of primitive fish and date back 450 million years to the Ordovician Period. In caves and overhangs throughout the area, San rock art can be found, evidence of the earliest human inhabitants. The area is also home to an amateur astronomical observatory, which regularly hosts open evenings for the public.
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