An assortment of desert-adapted wildlife such as elephant, rhino, zebra and lion eke an existence in this near-barren landscape. A not-to-be-missed attraction is the picturesque Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain, which is home to thousands of ancient rock paintings – most notably The White Lady.
The rocky outcrops of Twyfelfontein feature exceptional Bushmen engravings, which are considered to be some of the best-preserved etchings on the continent. Visitors to Damaraland can view one of its more unusual habitats – the Petrified Forest, which dates back millions of years and offers a haunting landscape of gigantic fossilised trees, some up to 30 metres (100 feet) in length.
- Damaraland is one of the most scenic areas in Namibia, a huge, untamed, ruggedly beautiful region that offers the traveller an adventurous challenge
- Here there are prehistoric water courses with open plains and grassland, massive granite koppies and deep gorges
- The Brandberg – Namibia’s highest mountain and home to the famous ‘White Lady’ Bushman Painting
- This is the prime region for desert-adapted megafauna, like elephants and rhino.
- Twyfelfontein is a rocky site situated in the Kunene Region of north-western Namibia. The site contains around 2,000 rock carvings
- Namibia’s only world heritage site
- The site is one of the largest and most important concentrations of rock art in Africa and was proclaimed a National Monument in 1952
- One of the most prominent collections of rock paintings and engravings in Namibia can be viewed at Twyfelfontein
Summer (October – April)
Min 20°C/68°F Max 40°C/104°F
Winter (May – September)
Min 0°C/32°F Max 23°C/73°F