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Fine history class

Inspiring place to visit, putting human culture, art and the need for expression into a very long... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sverre M
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Oslo, Norway
Nice cultural break in the nature

Great to see engraved rocks that went through 6000 years, and hear about their history through a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
delisley
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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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 good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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“rock carvings” (36 reviews)
“amazing rock” (11 reviews)
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"rock carvings"
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"world heritage site"
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"amazing rock"
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"stone age"
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"visitor center"
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"small museum"
in 5 reviews
"human history"
in 5 reviews
"hunter gatherers"
in 5 reviews
"well worth the trip"
in 5 reviews
"knowledgeable guide"
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"guided tour"
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"worth the effort"
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"early morning"
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"bring water"
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"interesting place"
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"worth a visit"
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"curio shop"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Inspiring place to visit, putting human culture, art and the need for expression into a very long perspective. Well worth the drive!

Thank Sverre M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to see engraved rocks that went through 6000 years, and hear about their history through a walk with a nice and accessible guide. Tricky rocky path, but easily done with good shoes and a hat when not too hot (don't bring Grandma, or our...More

Thank delisley
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did love this place and its rock engravings. Certainly worth visiting while in Damaraland. The guide was nice and knowledgeable. It is an easy walk suited to everyone. Try and visit in the morning before it gets too hot!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's quite a touristic site (well, by Namibian standards, you may get 15 cars there at once - this lack of tourists is really one of the things which makes Namibia so special), but I think it's a fascinating place to visit as those paintings...More

Thank inlimako
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old drawings from Bushmen/San tribes. excellent local guides & visitor center. It is HOT - bring water & wear study shoes are you will be climbing over rocks & trails.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

I thought the site was very interesting but, unfortunately, the guide wasn't very knowledgeable. He glossed over or ignored many questions and was incorrect in some of his facts - which was apparent after reading the information in the museum area at reception after the...More

Thank InsightCanada
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

After an early breakfast we set off again with our guide in search of the Bushmen Rock Art at Twyfelfontain (literally doubtful fountain in Afrikaans), another of Namibia’s world heritage sites. These are child like etchings of human and animal forms carved on sandstone some...More

Thank Chris I
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

You need a guide to go around this site. Ours, Kennedy, was excellent - lots of clear information and a sense of humour. It is a vast San or Bushmen site, only a small part of which has been "uncovered" but displaying fascinating drawings of...More

Thank FandRD
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Thousands of years od rock carvings by ancient tribes describing various animals grom those days. They told us it was a communication way between the tribed

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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

After our disappointment of the ‘no-go lion show’ at Brandberg White Lady, we brought our itinerary forward and drove the 1hr 45 min to Twyfelfontein. Very doable to do Twyfel, Organ Pipes and Burnt Mountain all in the space of our 3 hours. But Twyfel...More

Thank Daniel D
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Strudels
23 January 2018|
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Response from Peter G | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid that I can't be completely reassuring, although the definitive answer may be dependent upon the weather. I recall a bumpy unpaved road from the main highway (C-39?) to Twyfelfontein, which wouldn't be a... More
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Laryssa M
23 April 2017|
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Response from Guylangevin | Reviewed this property |
Hi Laryssa, I can't remember the exact opening time, the staff at !Dornawas indicated it was open at 8:30 (as I remember it) it's really laid back and they have a lot of guides. It's completely safe as a location and tour.
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