Type: Rock engravings, historical interest
Time needed: 1.5 Hour(s) to 3 Hour(s)
Booking DetailsVisitors to the site can arrive at the entrance on the day. Once the entrance fee has been paid a trained local guide will take you to the engravings and explain their history and significance.
Twyfelfontein is home to over 2000 figures of rock carvings and it is Namibia's first World Heritage Site. The carvings found in the area were created prior to 1000 AD and span a period of two thousand years. The carvings represent the animals that once roamed the area such as elephant, ostrich and giraffe as well as other depictions including human and animal footprints. Other carvings depict the transformation of humans into animals, such as the 'Lion Man' carving. The area also has six caves that contain red ochre rock paintings. Twyfelfontein is one of the largest and most important concentrations of rock art in Africa, and it is estimated that over 40 000 people visit the site each year. When visiting Twyfelfontein one will be able to explore the visitors centre and meet their guide before wandering along the series of viewing platforms that enable easy viewing of all of the major engravings.