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Twyfelfontein, Damaraland

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Must see · World heritage site · Monument · Historic Site
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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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  • Very good rock etchings. Had to use local guide who was good. Somewhat difficult climbing over the rocks but not bad. Interesting construction on the main building utilizing oil drum lids. One of the....  more
    Very good rock etchings. Had to use local guide who was good. Somewhat difficult climbing over the rocks but not bad. Interesting construction on the main building utilizing oil drum lids. One of the....  more »
  • Beautiful art on limestone rocks in the Damaraland area of Namibia. Go early in the morning to avoid the heat, as the area is very hot and dry. Well worth visiting 
    Beautiful art on limestone rocks in the Damaraland area of Namibia. Go early in the morning to avoid the heat, as the area is very hot and dry. Well worth visiting  more »

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