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Twyfelfontein, Damaraland

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Listed as the country's first World Heritage Site, Twyfelfontein contains peculiar rock engravings, petroglyphs, and paintings. Inhabited for more than 6,000 years, the site provided a home for hunter-gatherer tribes that probably conducted shamanistic rituals at this location--their imagery and pictograms remain scattered about. As you explore the protected site, observe the diverse rock art that portrays wild animals, footprints, and symbols of an ancient belief system. To visit Twyfelfontein and get the most from your holiday in Damaraland, create itinerary details personal to you using our Damaraland trip itinerary planning website .
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  • Nice to see that these ancient etchings are being looked after for everyone to enjoy. A pleasant walk from the information center to the site.  more »
  • Good guides, very knowledgeable. Interesting spot try to visit early when is a bit cooler. Not an easy stroll!  more »
  • Beautiful monument that should not be missed if you are in this area. Can be very hot so come here either in the morning or late afternoon. One can only visit the site with a guide, visits take betwee...  more »
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  • What an impression. You need to have some like for history and ancestors to like this place. Naturally conserved and track was just what I like. The place is not heavily intervened.
  • Cool petroglyphs. Take the "long" hike, it's really short. The price is a little high for how much you get to see, but the glyphs are sweet so I'd recommend it. Don't expect anything fancy to eat or drink when you arrive, the place is bare bones. Also, I learned more about the site and region via my self guided tour in the museum area than I did on the mandatory guided tour.
  • UNESCO World cultural heritage. Make yourself a picture. Unique on the African continent.
  • It is definitely a place worth visit as you will see and get quality information about the ancient rock engravings. Also the area by itself is quite impressive.
  • Interesting site with many places to visit nearby.
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