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Bats Cave & Bats Cave Trail

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The Bat’s Cave Trail in the Nahoon Point Nature Reserve starts at the MBSA Coastal Education and Visitors Centre.

A beautiful walk along the boardwalk provides breathtaking vista’s of the area and passes the world famous excavation site where the oldest human footprints known to man were found in 1964.  Dating back 124 000 years, this site is a rich archeological site which is still being excavated today.

The recycled plastic boardwalk weaves through the Nahoon Point Nature Reserve taking you down to the beach below.  The trail winds along the beach and sandstone formations through a number of coves and steep sandstone cliffs.  Bat’s Cave itself is only accessible at low tide and is located approximately 1,1 km’s from the MBSA Coastal Education and Visitors Centre.



Photographs by Dean Holmes Photography



The trail is accessible free of charge throughout the year however visitors are warned to make sure they understand the tides and local conditions before taking the trail.  Should you wish to take a guided tour, ask for more information at the MBSA Coastal Education and Visitors Centre.

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