10 October 2011 by Kate Turkington

Rock around the clock

Journey back in time and visit the San rock paintings at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat in the Cederberg Mountains, Western Cape.

There are over 130 paintings of animals, human figures, unknown beings, signs and symbols, some interpreted, others yet to be understood. Thousands of years old, they remain a living legacy of one of the world’s oldest civilizations.

An open game vehicle and a knowledgeable guide will take you to the paintings. Choose a short walk, and climb up a few steps to see the still not fully understood fertility goddess with her Praying Mantis head, or scramble over sculpted sandstone boulders to other overhangs and mysterious caves to discover other paintings.

On your way you’ll see the largest privately owned herd of the endangered Cape Mountain zebra - so much more charismatic and brilliantly striped than its Burchell’s zebra cousins - other game and over 755 species of endemic plants.

The remote and gorgeous Bushmans Kloof was named No. 1 hotel in Africa and the Middle East, and No. 2 in the world earlier this year by Travel + Leisure World’s Best Service Awards.

                                                                                                                                           

www.bushmanskloof.co.za

Category: Adventure

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