Twyfelfontein, Brandberg & Damaraland

T he highlight of this region is Twyfelfontein – Namibia’s first and only World Heritage Site – with its wealth of rock engravings. Other special attractions are the majestic Brandberg with its treasure trove of ancient Bushman rock art and daunting rock-climbing challenges, the Petrified Forest, Burnt Mountain, Organ Pipes, the Spitzkoppe, and the Erongo Mountains.

FEATURES

  • The region hosts Twyfelfontein, Namibia’s first World Heritage Site
  • It is home to the ancient Damara people
  • It offers Arts and crafts aplenty
  • The region is dominated by the Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain
  • Rock paintings and mineral deposits abound in the surroundings

ACTIVITIES & ADVENTURES

  • Admire 6,000-year-old rock engravings at the Twyfelfontein World Heritage Site
  • Stock up on locally sourced crystals at the craft market near the Spitzkoppe
  • Buy a marble souvenir at the Karibib Marble works
  • Go arty in Omaruru
  • Visit the Damara people at their Living Museum
  • Go on a horse-back excursion with guided tours through the area

Destinations

Twyfelfontein, Brandberg & Damaraland

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Twyfelfontein, Brandberg & Damaraland

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Accommodation in the Area

Brandberg White Lady Lodge

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Ameib Guest Farm

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Camp Kipwe

Blessings come in all shapes and sizes and Camp Kipwe has all the features of a blessed camp in Damaraland. The camp is nestled among boulders, […]

Mowani Mountain Camp

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Erongo Wilderness Lodge

In a secluded valley of the Erongo Mountains, you will find ten luxury tented chalets in a dramatic setting of granite boulders and breathtaking views. Raised […]

Hohenstein Lodge

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Doro Nawas Camp

A joint venture between Wilderness Safaris and the Doro !Nawas community, Doro Nawas Camp sits atop a rocky hill commanding spectacular views of the Etendeka Mountains […]

Ai Aiba Lodge

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Vingerklip Lodge

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Hoada Campsite

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