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									TOUR:          Southern Cape Field Trip (post conference)

LED BY:        Prof. Jean Malan
               Chief Geologist

               Prof. Izak Rust
               Retired Head of Geology
               University of Port Elizabeth

DURATION:      4 Days / 3 Nights

DATE:          17 – 20 September 2005

COST:          R3 500.00 per person
               Including accommodation, all meals including lunch
               packs, access to parks, transportation and field

MAXIMUM PAX:   This tour is limited to 14 people

ITINERARY:     Saturday 17 September 2005
               The tour starts Saturday morning at the Portswood
               Hotel, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town.
               Travel to Cape Agulhas, the southern most point of
               Africa, following the coastal road through Gordon’s
               Bay, Betty’s Bay, stop at the Stony Point penguin
               colony, the Magnetic Observatory at Hermanus and
               Danger Point (Birkenhead rock), then on to Cape
               Agulhas and the overnight stop at Arniston,

               Sunday 18 September 2005
               Visit the De Hoop Nature Reserve viewing the late
               Tertiary coastal formations and Southern Right whales.
               The group crosses the Breede River with the Malgas
               pont to the overnight stop at the country village of
               Albertinia, passing through several land locked rift
               basins dating from the Gondwana break-up. These
               will be related to the oil and gas provinces
               encountered in the marine influenced offshore
               Bredasdorp basin.

               Monday 19 September 2005
               Travel to Mossel Bay stopping at the Cape St Blaize
               coastal outcrops. The route verges inland by way of
           the Outeniqua Pass across the Cape Fold Belt to the
           inland Oudtshoorn basin, well known ostrich country.
           Visit the major Kango fault with a vertical
           displacement up to 6 km placing a pre-Cape rock
           inlier against Cretaceous rocks. Magnetic and gravirty
           data across the Cape fold belt will be reviewed in the
           field. Overnight Redstone Hills, near Calitzdorp.

           Tuesday 20 September 2005
           Join a private ostrich tour. Follow the Cape Fold belt
           with Route 62 via Huisrivier Pass, Seweweekspoort
           and Kogmanskloof observing Cape Fold belt
           structures. Join a lunch time boat-cruise on the
           Breede River enjoying Robertson wines and viewing
           some Tertiary intrusions. Travel through Worcester
           over Du Toitskloof pass to Cape Town where the tour
           ends late Tuesday afternoon.

QUERIES:   Jean Malan

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