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Twyfelfontein, Damaraland

#2 of 15 in Historic Sites in Namibia
Must see · World heritage site · Monument · Landmark
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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  • Pretty impressive when you think about the age of these paintings. The scenery is also pretty impressive here. Unfortunately, our guide was not really motivated and explained only the strict minimum.  more »
  • This site has some wonderful examples of ancient rock art. Our guide was well informed and provided lots of local information to help us piece together our knowledge linking other sites. There is a....  more »
  • 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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