Twyfelfontein is a Unesco Heritage Site in Namibia. This is where you can discover 6000 year old engravings representing the incredible Namibian landscapes and abundant wildlife: girafes, rhino, seals… they are all on the rocks!
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INFO & PLANNING TIPS - TWYFELFONTEIN
Twyfelfontein is a small rocky site including remarkable engravings (pteroglyphs) depicting a wild animals: rhino, elephant, giraffe, oryx, ostrich and more - and footprints. The engravings are often superimposed on one another, and are engraved on the massive rock faces of free-standing boulders in completely exposed positions.
It is believed that those engravings were created over a period of 2,000 years by local hunter-gatherer peoples to pass on knowledge or as part of a ritual.
It was added to the Unesco World Heritage Site list in 2007
TIPS FOR TRAVEL PLANNING ADDICTS
Getting to Twyfelfontein
- Twyfelfontein is a very remote place in a semi-arid area North West of Windhoek.
- It lies 80km East of the small town Khorixas
- Wear good footwear and protection from the sun
- Amenities available at the entrance
- The African World Heritage has a lot of information about the history, significances and set up of Twyfelfontein
Landscape of Twyfelfontein
Even without the engravings the site of Twyfelfontein is a stunning place to go for a walk. I love the colors and different shapes of the rocks. The paths were quite well maintained and we could clearly see all the drawings.
The engravings of Twyfelfontein
As we approached the engravings I was amazed by their quality. They are well preserved and you can instantly guess what they represent. They sure were better artists than I am. You should see how I draw a giraffe 🙂
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