Trip Planner:   Africa  /  Namibia  /  Damaraland  /  Twyfelfontein

Twyfelfontein, Damaraland

#2 of 15 in Historic Sites in Namibia
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. To visit Twyfelfontein and get the most from your holiday in Damaraland, create itinerary details personal to you using our Damaraland trip itinerary planning website .
Create an itinerary including Twyfelfontein
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Twyfelfontein Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
981 reviews
  • Unesco Namibian site, among the various rocks of Twyfelfontein you can observe numerous rock sites that tell the ancient stories of the civilizations that populated this area thousands and thousands of years ago. The tour is obligatory together with an expert guide, thanks to which the visit is deeply enriched with culture and history. The duration of the visit is about 1 hour. The place is certainly very impressive, but not easy to reach since outside the most common roads.
    View original
  • Mandatory route with driving too long under the sun... Souvenir store with more touristy, repetitive and uncrafted... never seen in Namibia. Perplexed as to how much it might be worth "throwing" an hour of the trip here... but maybe at the end of the story it's worth it...
    View original
Places to stay near Twyfelfontein

Plan your trip to Damaraland

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Damaraland

Duration: 2​h 30​min
Duration: 1​h 30​min
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Side trips from Damaraland

Duration: 2​h 30​min
Duration: 30​min