Dome Self-Drive

Do the Dome yourself!

Get our self-drive map and 20-page illustrated booklet. You can follow several routes with informative details marked, and read up on background to the Dome story. The booklet covers the planetary science, geology, history, battlefields, archaeology and further resources.

The Dome is a big and complex scientific structure. The area is also scenically beautiful. But don’t try to drive it without some background knowledge.

You must take the BRIEFING with the SELF-DRIVE KIT because we have found that people do not understand what they are looking at.

How to get our kit

Phone or WhatsApp +27 84 245 2490 to arrange to collect the set from us. We are near the entrance to the Dome World Heritage Site at the start of the self-drive routes. When you are here, get the short presentation that explains the lie of the land and what you will see. We do not send the set by email or any other way.

Rates

Naturally, we don’t provide the map and information for nothing. But you can choose what you want to pay.

  • Briefing : R75pp in the group. 30 minutes, or more if you have lots of questions!
  • Self-drive map and booklet: R340 one copy
  • Or consider coming on a half-day or full-day tour. Rates on inquiry.

Rich info

Years of research has gone into this unique resource for visitors. Prof Graeme Addison, science writer and passionate local historian, compiled the booklet and map as a quick handy reference.  For those driving, hiking, rafting or cycling in the Dome, points on the map are provided with summary write-ups, and background is given in the booklet.

Talk & walk

You are advised to take the 45-minute  overview presentation which explains what you will be looking at and how the landscape was formed. The Dome story is like a detective novel: we have the body, but whodunnit and how? With a map briefing, videos and a short walk to see features of the Dome on our property, you will leave with a much better grasp of how to use the self-drive kit.