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Twyfelfontein, Damaraland

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Listed as the country's first World Heritage Site, Twyfelfontein contains peculiar rock engravings, petroglyphs, and paintings. Inhabited for more than 6,000 years, the site provided a home for hunter-gatherer tribes that probably conducted shamanistic rituals at this location--their imagery and pictograms remain scattered about. As you explore the protected site, observe the diverse rock art that portrays wild animals, footprints, and symbols of an ancient belief system. By using our Damaraland trip itinerary planning website, you can arrange your visit to Twyfelfontein and other attractions in Damaraland.
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  • The guides are well informed and there are quite a number of rock engravings that are easily accessible for visitors. The walk to the engravings site is also enjoyable. Avoid the gift shop, it is...  more »
  • We visited in September mid afternoon there were very few other people and the guide was excellent. The carvings are very clear and easy to understand and although there is a little walking and...  more »
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  • Loved our guide for the hike (I think it was Dion). The cravings have lasted for thousands of years and it’s incredible to see them in person. Plus the surrounding scenery is gorgeous.
  • Incredible site, well worth visiting.

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