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Insight into the origin of mankind! 

The native inhabitants of Africa (San also known as Bushmen) left numerous rock paintings and engravings on our farm area. They are considered to be a unique cultural treasure. In spite of their partly great age the rock paintings are in remarkably good condition.
The rock paintings illustrate hunting scenes; the huntsmen are armed with bow and arrow. The depicted animals are giraffes, ostrichs, antelopes and elephants. Besides the pictures of animals there are abstract drawings as well but their meaning is still unclarified. The drawings of animals probably served to teach children and instruct huntsmen apart from ritual purposes.

On the farm area several rock engravings have been discovered.
The assumption is that the engravings were created in a period of 2.100 years (from 300 B.C. to 1800 AD).

The engravings were made without any metal instruments, which must have been extremely difficult. But probably the slabs were slightly softer than today because they had not yet been varnished by the desert. As a lot of quartz splinters were found next to the engravings one supposes that they served as chisels.

Due to mass tourism a lot of paintings have been daubed and destroyed , for example Twyfelfontein. Therefore these cultural assets of value are now protected by glass. Experience on our farm an individual visit of the interesting rock paintings and inform yourself about their history and origin far away from the inrush of tourists.

The guided tour takes about 2 hours. After a short historical introduction we will drive across the spacious farm area to the rock paintings and engravings. You will as well be shown the tools, several stones and ingredients, which the San had used for making the tint.

Don´t forget your camera!

Duration of the guidance 2 hours
Price per person 150 N$ Currency Converter

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