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Very interesting

I visited this place as part of an organised tour. The local staff are passionate about their... read more

Reviewed December 18, 2018
Nigel L
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Interesting but a bit underwhelming

Interesting to see the petrified wood and the welwitschia plants but there wasn't a huge amount of... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2018
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Khorixas, Namibia
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Reviewed December 18, 2018

I visited this place as part of an organised tour. The local staff are passionate about their subject and explain in great detail. There are plenty of fossils lying about and plants your guide can tell you about, such as welwitschia. Some of the big...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

Interesting to see the petrified wood and the welwitschia plants but there wasn't a huge amount of either. Worth doing if you're in the area and have the time, but noon probably wasn't the best time for it!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pom1972
Reviewed October 23, 2018

We stopped over to the "official" petrified forest on our way to Twyfelfontein... what can we say? This is supposed to be a national monument, they charged us 100NAD/person- same as the other places we visited (Twyfelfontien, White lady, etc). You can't go by yourself...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

Our guide was knowledgeable and the entire site was fascinating. As well as the huge trunks of 280m year old trees, there was petrified bark in abundance. On the way in you were given the dire warning about the penalties for taking even a small...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank williamk271
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We had a really nice young guide who made the tour round very interesting. It was worth it just to chat to her & her life in Namibia. The pieces of petrified tree were quite visible and worth a look.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alfswife
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Take a guided tour and wonder at the size of the petrified trees and see examples of Namibia's national flower that can live for thousands of years

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Graham J
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Not really sure what to expect in this but the guide really added to the experience making the talk and visit interesting for what is a unique geological event....

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mandeville1322
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Not very spectacular. Nice colours in the stones but 15 minutes is long enough to be here. we were the only visitors.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DutchWassenaar
Reviewed August 21, 2018

We were driving past and actually stopped there to see the Welwechia plants growing there and also got to see the petrified log. I wouldnt go out of my way to get here, but if passing its worth the visit. We didnt get to see...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ks358
Reviewed August 9, 2018

It seems that there is not just one petrified forest but many. Because as you drive along the C39 you will see many signs that indicate towards it. Our “guide” led us through the path and told us factoids.

Date of experience: July 2018
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March 20, 2018|
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Response from El0nG | Reviewed this property |
yes but i do not remember how much. in any event it is little
January 22, 2018|
Response from ettelbruck | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late answer, we were just three weeks in South Africa and we had really limited access to internet. From Khorixas road was rather ok. We had Toyota Fortuner (2wd), but at least then it would have been possible also... More
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