Twyfelfontein
Namibia

Twyfelfontein is a site of ancient rock engravings in the Kunene Region of north-western Namibia. It consists of a spring in a valley flanked by the slopes of a sandstone table mountain that receives very little rainfall and has a wide range of diurnal temperatures.
The site has been inhabited for 6,000 years, first by hunter-gatherers and later by Khoikhoi herders. Both ethnic groups used it as a place of worship and a site to conduct shamanist rituals. In the process of these rituals at least 2,500 items of rock carvings have been created, as well as a few rock paintings. Displaying one of the largest concentrations of rock petroglyphs in Africa, UNESCO approved Twyfelfontein as Namibia's first World Heritage Site in 2007.





I stayed at the Twyfelfontein Country Lodge which is part of the world heritage site.




Agama


Ground squirrel


The ruins of an early farm house of European settlers.


The round circles act as a map to waterholes, showing that oryx exist in between.


Human footprints depicted next to the giraffe.


Notice the sea lion carving on the right.


Wildebeest.


Giraffe


Carvings of penguins (like above) and sea lions show the great distances the people who made these carvings travelled.
These rock carvings are hundreds of miles from the sea.


Notice the extended horn of the rhino.



Notice the lion has an extended tail with a paw print at the end.


Roch hyraxes or "dussies" soaking up the sun outside of my room.