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Extradordinary. Worth the drive and the hike.

These ancient rock etchings were extraordinary. Our guide patiently explained the significance of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Very interesting

We enjoyed the tour of the engravings. Our guide was friendly & informative. She answered our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brantford, Canada
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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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  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
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Reviewed 5 days ago

These ancient rock etchings were extraordinary. Our guide patiently explained the significance of each rock carving. He also explained many of the plants and evidence of animals that feed in the area. The visit requires some hiking, but it is definitely worth it.

Thank vernonb689
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the tour of the engravings. Our guide was friendly & informative. She answered our questions & engaged in conversation with us. It was interesting to hear the history & origins of these etchings. The view was spectacular as well! Roads leading to &...More

Thank DMSmithbtf
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting. A small amount of climbing over rocks but nothing that anyone cannot do. Take water as there is no shade.

Thank Both-like-travelling
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are not staying at the Hotel there, it is worth making the detour to see these rock engravings. We had tea at the Lodge which was a welcome break in our detour from the coast up to Etosha.

Thank Judith J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were part of a 10 Day Group Tour across Namibia and had a visit at Twyfelfontein to look at the stone carvings. While there, we were assigned a local guide who explained the area to us. Our tour lasted about an hour and we...More

Thank PandaHouston
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Sheila S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank shsef51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Joanna C
Reviewed 18 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank yycyycyyc
Reviewed 16 May 2017

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

Thank KitRaetsen
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Laryssa M
Hi, can you tell me the time of the first guided-tour? And the opening-times of the visitor-center from the Twyfelfontein?
22 April 2017|
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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.