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We did Twyfelfontain first and then the white lady. The paintings are great, but of course the most... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Annika J
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História em parada obrigatória

A must stop spot for enhance the knowledge of ancient human history with one of the oldest rock... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gustavo L
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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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  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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“rock carvings” (36 reviews)
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We did Twyfelfontain first and then the white lady. The paintings are great, but of course the most interesting part of it is the cultural and how long they existed. They handle the tourists well and it is not to hard to go there, but...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must stop spot for enhance the knowledge of ancient human history with one of the oldest rock painting in the world.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a well preserved site thanks to the geology of the rocks. You have to take a guide to get the best from this. Our guide was experienced and very good. There are ten or more very clear examples of bushman drawings scraped in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Inspiring place to visit, putting human culture, art and the need for expression into a very long perspective. Well worth the drive!

Thank Sverre M
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great to see engraved rocks that went through 6000 years, and hear about their history through a walk with a nice and accessible guide. Tricky rocky path, but easily done with good shoes and a hat when not too hot (don't bring Grandma, or our...More

Thank delisley
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

We did love this place and its rock engravings. Certainly worth visiting while in Damaraland. The guide was nice and knowledgeable. It is an easy walk suited to everyone. Try and visit in the morning before it gets too hot!

Thank Didianarana
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

It's quite a touristic site (well, by Namibian standards, you may get 15 cars there at once - this lack of tourists is really one of the things which makes Namibia so special), but I think it's a fascinating place to visit as those paintings...More

Thank inlimako
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Old drawings from Bushmen/San tribes. excellent local guides & visitor center. It is HOT - bring water & wear study shoes are you will be climbing over rocks & trails.

Thank LucyLu_Texas
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

I thought the site was very interesting but, unfortunately, the guide wasn't very knowledgeable. He glossed over or ignored many questions and was incorrect in some of his facts - which was apparent after reading the information in the museum area at reception after the...More

Thank InsightCanada
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

After an early breakfast we set off again with our guide in search of the Bushmen Rock Art at Twyfelfontain (literally doubtful fountain in Afrikaans), another of Namibia’s world heritage sites. These are child like etchings of human and animal forms carved on sandstone some...More

Thank Chris I
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22 January 2018|
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Response from Peter G | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid that I can't be completely reassuring, although the definitive answer may be dependent upon the weather. I recall a bumpy unpaved road from the main highway (C-39?) to Twyfelfontein, which wouldn't be a... More
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Response from Guylangevin | Reviewed this property |
Hi Laryssa, I can't remember the exact opening time, the staff at !Dornawas indicated it was open at 8:30 (as I remember it) it's really laid back and they have a lot of guides. It's completely safe as a location and tour.
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