Petrified Forest, Damaraland

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#2 of 6 in Nature in Otjozondjupa Region
An accumulation of tree trunks over 250 million years old, Petrified Forest stands as a national monument in the center of an arid desert. Discovered in the 1940s, the fossilized tree trunks were probably carried to this spot by an extensive flood. It's illegal to carry off even the smallest bit of petrified wood from here, and tour guides must accompany all visitors. Using our world travel planner, Damaraland attractions like Petrified Forest can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Loved our guide. He brought everything to life and was very knowledgeable. Talked with passion about the welwitschia, the petrified forest and told us about other plants we were walking past as well. ...  more »
  • Definitely on the to do list in case you are in the area. Incredible petrified tree trunks with up to 35 to 40 m length. Everywhere you step there are pieces of petrified wood. The guide will show you...  more »
  • After a long drive we arrived at the petrified forest. After payment of 100 pp we got a guide. This guy was nice and told us a lot too. The choice was short or long route 15 or 30 min, we chose the long. It is a very natural phenomenon and good that it so keep and not everything afgraaft looking for more. After this half hour we had also seen. Souvenirs were also for sale for ridiculously high prices. Be enjoyed but a real winner is not.
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  • This is not a forest, it is some logs on the floor. It is interesting... but not worth either the 1h detour or the approx. $10 entrance fee unless you're really into rocks/wood/wood that has turned into rocks.
  • Awesome is all can say. Highly recommend for anyone doing a Damaraland tour
  • It's a decent attraction with a fairly expensive price for 30 mins tour.
  • Friendly staff. Road from Khorixas not too bad.
  • Very interesting visit. One hour visit well spent. Attention to the false sites!

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