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Interesting site but careful as there are many secondary " Petrified forests"

This petrified forest is very interesting. There are pieces of trees fully converted into rock... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AbejaMaya2014
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Spain
worth a visit

I suggest to do this visit if you are on the road . Pay attention to enter the original and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Giorgio P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This petrified forest is very interesting. There are pieces of trees fully converted into rock. Careful when choosing the right petrified foest, as there is an official one with proper signs, and many secondary petrified forest which are marked by handmade signs. It is worth...More

Thank AbejaMaya2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I suggest to do this visit if you are on the road . Pay attention to enter the original and official location because there are various "unofficial" entrances. Less than 1 hour guided visit (do the long one that is not so long) . It's...More

Thank Giorgio P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, don't expect a forest. But it's "funny" to see all the unofficial museums and shops along the road. We visited it along the road to Twyfelfontein, don't stop if you don't want to see welwitscha's and fossilized tree parts because that's really all there...More

Thank michiel_breda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All you can see are half buried tree trunks. Yes, they are very old and petrified, but not that spectacular. There are quite a few Welwitschia mirabilis plants along the paths, but there is very little left of them as they were eaten by goats....More

Thank Limeonade
Reviewed 16 August 2017

If you're in the area, this is okay to see, but we didn't think it was anything special. If you're in the area, I guess go ahead and stop by, but don't take a special side trip for it.

Thank KevinB229
Reviewed 1 August 2017

The site open to the public was only a small part of the whole site. It was interesting seeing the petrified wood of all different sizes.

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We drove all the way up here from Twyfelfontein just to visit the forest and are slightly disappointed. The guide was unmotivated and showed us around for half hour and could not really explain much. Of course the petrified wood and plants are very nice...More

Thank S. R
Reviewed 7 July 2017

There are at least 3 petrified forests in the area. I don't think we went to the official one. Our guide was good.

Thank TravelingFool88005
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This place offers one of many entry-points into Namibia's fascinating and dramatic geological history. The petrified pine trees - which are dated to the Great Gondwana Ice Age some 260 million years ago (!) - are there for you to see. Some are real trunks,...More

1  Thank Pierre F
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We were fascinated by the petrified trees laying down in complete stone formed over millions of years as silica, iron and magnesium seeped in to replace the wood. Leaving the resultant stone with all the ring marking branch knots and bark. Make sure you stop...More

Thank Alan H
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