Namibia, July / August 2014 - Twefelfontein Rock Art Site and the Organ Pipes.

1. Twefelfontein Rock Art Site.

This is a World Heritage Site which contains hundreds of etching, primarily of animals. We visited the site in 2009 but were happy to go round it again. The car park is close to the main reception building where you pay for a tour led by a local guide and which also contains interesting information panels. Some of the paths amongst the rocks are rather uneven but accessible for most people.

We arrived early in the morning so most of the panels were in the shadows which made it easier to see them. Most of the drawings are open to the elements but the largely dry, arid conditions have preserved them well.

Some panels had lots of drawings.

There were several drawings of birds.

A dassie sitting on top of a fallen panel.

2. The Organ Pipes.

There is now a free guided tour of the Organ Pipes which consists of a short scramble down into a small canyon where the rock formations look like organ pipes.

Looking down the canyon.

1.Luderitz . We stopped at Aus for a couple of nights and visited Kolmanskop, Ludertiz, Diaz Point and the Garub Wild Horses.

2. Namib-Naukluft South. We had a night at Little Hunters Camp in the Tirasberg, did a wild cat walk at Hamerstein Lodge, explored Sesriem Canyon and went to see the sunrise at Sossusvlei.

3. Namib-Naukluft North. We stopped at Rostock Ritz, stayed 2 nights in the Namib-Naukluft Park Northern Section and did a Living Desert Tour.

4. Skeleton Coast. We visited the Cape Cross Seal Colony and drove up The Skeleton Coast.

5. Twefelfontein. We spent a morning at Twefelfontein Rock Art Site and then visited the Organ Pipes.

6. Etosha National Park. We stayed at Okaukuejo Camp for 2 nights then had a night at Halali Camp.

A rock agama warming up on the rocks.


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