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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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Very nice engravings

No paintings at the site we visited but quite a number of engravings of elephants and giraffes; and oddly I thought a sea lion. It takes about 45 minutes to do the tour and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2015
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Sydney
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

I think this could have been good, but the staff were terribly rude and lazy. We arrived just before 4pm and the staff said they were closed (despite the big sign saying that they were open from 8am - 5pm). They said they changed the hours to 7am to 4pm, but when we came back the next morning at 7am,... More 

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Barbados
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

No paintings at the site we visited but quite a number of engravings of elephants and giraffes; and oddly I thought a sea lion. It takes about 45 minutes to do the tour and the guide there seemed very interested in his work. It's very uneven underfoot so trainers or closed shoes would be better. I found the whole area... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Interesting guided tour of the rock art. Don't let the road put you off it's not that bad, though it does get a bit rough if you carry on past the black mountain. Fairly easy walk but probably best to do away from the midday sun.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

Twyfelfontein has fascinating rock art drawings of giraffes, penguins, kudus, and ostriches. The 45 minute guided tour ($60 ND+ parking $20 ND) provides insight into the hunting maps of thousands of years ago. Definitely worthwhile. Organ pipes ($50 ND) is a geological feature of hexagonal stones rising like organ pipes along a walkway. The stones are made of dolomite. Interesting... More 

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Wil, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Probably , it is a nice place to visit but the road towards twyfelfontein is a disaster. Even with a Toyota Pickup, It got very bumpy and I felt every body part when we got back to our lodge. For my opnion, it is not a must see during a Namibia trip.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

Guided to protect the engravings. Our guide was knowledgeable and interesting. A gentle walk from the car park to the art.

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Liege, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

We visited the twyfelfontein site on our way from Etosha to the south of Damaraland. Given the long ride, we were happy to make a break of 1.5 hours to see the carvings. There are two possible tours and we made the long walk which is really not complicated. Important to know, you need to take a guide. Ours was... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

We were on a safari in Namibia and stopped at Twyfelfontein to see the rock carvings. There is a large shelter near the park entrance which we used for our lunch. After lunch, we met our local guide whose name was The Professor. He was quite a character and very knowledgeable. The rocky track up to the paintings is fairly... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

It is a bit out of the way from the larger tourist attractions so you will have to plan to spend a night close to it but you will not regret it. The guides are really knowledgable and bring the paintings to life (as opposed to you just looking at them and not knowing what anything is). I took a... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

We went on a guided tour of the rock engravings. Our guide was fantastic, lively and really enthusiastic which definitely added to the experience. It was definitely worth doing.

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