First and foremostly, Twyfelfontein is a "UNESCO World Heritage Site" and in our humble opinions, a must-visit when in the area, a site that was inhabited more than 6 000 years ago (yes, you read that right, 6 000 years ago). The rock carvings are thought to have been created about 2 000 - 2 500 years ago.
A place of worship and ritual, a place that overs up around 2 500 rock carvings that have stood the test of time and weathering. One of the largest concentrations of rock petroglyphs in Africa and a destination that is truly interesting.
can we recommend a visit here? oh yes, we can, a truly interesting site and a truly photogenic drive-in. This region of Namibia is something special.
A few kilometres away there is burning mountain and the organ pipes, yeah, we will leave this option up to you whether you visit or not. These two attractions did not float our boat, especially at the prices, they want to charge to access them.
Note: The afternoon we arrived, it was hot, seriously hot, very hot, over 45 degrees celsius to be exact. For this very reason, we did the shortest tour of Twyfelfontein known to mankind. From the car park to the central guest area is a +- 300m walk, from the central guest area to the start of the tour is a 400-500m walk, when the sun is baking you from above the earth is frying you from below, you want the experience over ASAP. It was a shame for the shorter tour as knowledge and photography-wise, Twyfelfontein is extremely interesting.
For those going in Namibia wintertime, you should be okay, but in summer, man the place can get hot. Just keep this in mind and bring loads of water on the tour.
All photographs have been taken by us here at Uyaphi.com over 19 years.