Things to do


The West Coast Chef School has officially opened its new restaurant at the West Coast Fossil Park  

In January 2014 the West Coast Chef School changed ownership. Owned & run by Fransa & her husband Heinrich Mouton, they plan to train chefs to the highest standard of either basic cooking or skills needed to work in the finest restaurants in the world. 

Our school offers a variety of accredited courses as well as non-accredited short courses.

West Coast Chef School is the school for you if you want to be part of an intimate culinary family with lots of personal attention to guide you towards your culinary dreams.

Have a meal whilst waiting for your guided tour.

Host a meeting over coffee, breakfast, or lunch, or hire the venue for your birthday party or end-of-year event.

For Bookings and enquiries, contact:

Tel: 022 772 0358



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Find something unique in the Fossil Park gift shop. Every purchase directly supports current projects in the Park.

Many of the products on sale are produced within the local region.



Mountain Bike and Walking Trails

There are four moderate mountain bike trails to choose from: 10km, 8km, 5km, 3km

The trails take you into the old mining areas that have been rehabilitated.

You also have the choice of booking a guided birding walk with a local expert.


Venue Hire

Conference Space

The park is equipped with two rooms suitable as conference space, that each hold up to 40 people seated. Your conference can also be catered for by our on-site restaurant.

conference room


150 seater for events


60-80 seater for parties and functions

Email: for booking details.