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The Rock Art and Lodge at Twyfelfontein

Rock art at Twyfelfontein The famous Rock Art at Twyfelfontein (doubtful fountain' or 'maybe water') is very enigmatic: no-one is really certain what its significance is. Our guide, Dekla, said it was to teach the children: which animals were good to eat, which were dangerous, what their spoor was like. She was even sure that when the drawings were less good, it was children practising! Others have written that it must have had some sort of religious/cultural significance, though it is not know what. In any case, the site is unusual in Africa as it has both carvings (petroglyphs) and paintings (pictograms).
There are various options: a short walk of about half an hour, or a longer scramble of an hour, or a much longer tour for the really dedicated scholar.
You have to take a guide, because there has been some vandalism to some of the art.
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Twyfelfontein LodgeThere is a lovely new lodge, Twyfelfontein Lodge which is a fantastic place to stay.
This photo shows the entrance on the ground floor and the open-sided restaurant upstairs. The buffet-style food was fantastic, and the staff are excellent singers!
More Lodge pix
Wildlife seen around lodge
General things seen at Twyfelfontein

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