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Proclaimed a national monument in 1952, this is one of the most famous rock...

Proclaimed a national monument in 1952, this is one of the most famous rock art concentrations in Africa featuring more than 5,000 petroglyphs and 200 rock paintings.

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Incredible carvings

This is an excellent location to visit to learn about the bushmen and others who lived in the area. The staff are knowledgeable and provide interesting facts about the area and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sheila S
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Herndon, Virginia
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Herndon, Virginia
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166 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an excellent location to visit to learn about the bushmen and others who lived in the area. The staff are knowledgeable and provide interesting facts about the area and the carvings. You need to walk a while to see the etching/carvings and there is a bit of climbing necessary to access them but well worth the effort.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A lot of climbing so you need to be fit! Lots of characters from 2 - 6,000 years ago. Great education and had a great guide.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

An excellent job in preserving and showing these ancient rock carvings is being done. Helpful knowledgeable guides, a most interesting and worthwhile visit and walk

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Calgary, AB
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to drive a long way across the semi-desert of Damaraland to reach Twyfelfontein, and for us it was worth it. To see the petroglyphs is a walk of a mile or so, some of it on a rocky trail, and there are viewing platforms up metal steps at various locations. And of course it is hot: 40C on... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The petroglyphs were beautiful and very interesting, however, the road to get there left a lot to be desired.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Namibia is a study of extremes. Going through Damaraland, one feels that you have entered the Stone Age. The terrain has changed into sandstone mountains. Imagine huge boulder of red sandtones every where. I mean, you can look in all directions and see how they are perfectly fitted into mounds of mountain peaks. This is as if the giants are... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beware-- this is quite a difficult tour, climbing over rocks & loose rock paths, not to mention the heat from both the sun & coming off the rocks. Only 3 of our 4 attempted it & one ended up with heat exhaustion -- we were careful with hats & plenty of water. The guides are OK as is the reception... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting and beautiful place.. It depends a lot on the guide you get but our guide told us a lot!

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautifully maintained site. Being a rock art geek I wish the guide had been a little more knowledgable. The visitors center and graphics all blend well with the landscape, but I wish there had been more information or books about the site, it needs to be expanded. You need to be in reasonably good shape to go through this site,... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredibly old carvings on the rocks of animals, thought to be used by the bushmen to communicate information to other groups

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