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In operation for close on 100 years, the East London Museum is a treasure trove of finds collected over the years. The museum has three prominent items on display; that of the world’s oldest footprint, the first coelacanth ever discovered and possibly the only dodo egg still in existence. The fossilised human footprint was found on East London’s Nahoon beach and estimated to be 124000 years old while the coelacanth was deemed extinct until a ship captain, fishing along the East London coastline, called in to the museum in 1938 to report a strange catch. In amongst his nets was a coelacanth and the discovery caused a worldwide sensation; however, living coelacanths have since been located in other parts of the world. The flightless dodo bird, once endemic only to the island of Mauritius, is most definitely extinct, partly due to its trusting nature (it had no natural enemies) and through relentless hunting by man.
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Guests escape the noise and bustle of lodges by opting to stay in either fully self-catering or bed and breakfast cottages. Self-catering cottages are a home away from home and come fully equipped with everything guests need. Most self catering cottages also come with a cleaning service, Dstv, and a private patio/entertainment area. Guests who opt for bed and breakfast cottages enjoy their own private patio/entertainment area, luxury amenities, Dstv, and cleaning service. There is often a small kitchenette, if guests wish to do a little cooking, and a relaxing lounge area. Cottages are ideal for families, small groups of friends and couples wishing for a more private retreat.