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Twyfelfontein, Damaraland

4.2
#2 of 15 in Historic Sites in Namibia
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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  • We visited in September mid afternoon there were very few other people and the guide was excellent. The carvings are very clear and easy to understand and although there is a little walking and...  more »
  • Make sure you take water and wear sensible footwear as you will have to do some climbing over rocks. Also pay for a guide who can explain to you what the carvings mean. There is a flat path to walk...  more »
  • We stayed at the Mowani Mountain Lodge. This is truly a hidden gem in this region. Our accommodation was nothing short of outstanding. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. A punctured tyre was.....  more »
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  • Loved our guide for the hike (I think it was Dion). The cravings have lasted for thousands of years and it’s incredible to see them in person. Plus the surrounding scenery is gorgeous.
  • Incredible site, well worth visiting.
  • The landscape is very nice but the paintings were not that intresting for me.
  • Unfortunately, only the small round was to go. We would have liked to see more. We do not have the choice.
  • The twyfelfontyn itself is not special. The only thing worth the visit are the paintings and the surroundings. Although you can also see this at Spitzkoppe. I wouldn't stop here again.
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