Petrified Forest, Khorixas

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An accumulation of tree trunks over 250 million years old, Petrified Forest stands as a national monument in the center of an arid desert. Discovered in the 1940s, the fossilized tree trunks were probably carried to this spot by an extensive flood. It's illegal to carry off even the smallest bit of petrified wood from here, and tour guides must accompany all visitors. Using our world travel planner, Khorixas attractions like Petrified Forest can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Signposted Versteende Woud this large area includes ~50 large pine tree trunks which were brought to this area by a flood 260 million years ago. The trunks are without roots or branches and are up to ...  more »
  • More a place to visit en route than as a destination in its own right. I have been to a petrified forest before so wasn't over excited. The guide was very good & I enjoyed the explanation of the welwi...  more »
  • Fascinating place if you're into geology and plants. Good facilities and nice place for a picnic in the shade. Charming and knowledgeable guides.
  • Very unique place. Be sure to visit the official site with biggest trees, there are many smaller unofficial sites along the way.
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