Signs of the early creatures that roamed these plains are found all over the region. The route leads to spots such as the Hopefield Information Centre where one will find many fossil remains including the very famous Saldanha Man skull, as well as the West Coast Fossil Park and the West Coast National Park.
Palaeontological remains dating back five to seven million years ago have been found in the West Coast Fossil Park. The fossils are those of animals such as the sabre-toothed cat, penguins and marine mammals such as whales and dolphins. The park has some fascinating displays and future exhibits will include life-size reconstructions of extinct animals. Excavations are ongoing and tours are offered.