Twyfelfontein, the “doubtful fountain”, was so named for the chances of finding sufficient water for farming within its rocky terrain. A UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site, Twyfelfontein is host to approx. 2 500 rock engravings, making it one of the largest and most significant rock art sites in Africa.
In 1971, under the apartheid laws of segregation, Twyfelfontein was set aside as farming land for the Damara people and the area to this day is still known as Damaraland.
A visitor’s centre and several platforms and pathways have been established to enable viewing of the rock art, thought to have been engraved by San or Bushman people. The most famous works include among others ‘The lion with the kink in its tail’, ‘The giant giraffe’, ‘The fable animal’ and and symbolic engravings in the vicinity of the terraces.
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