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Top 10: Rock art sites

An example of ancient San rock art. An example of ancient San rock art.

1 Game Pass Shelter, Kamberg, Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal

This site forms part of the Kamberg San Rock Art Trail in the scenic Drakensberg mountain range. The trail includes an informative Interpretive Centre. more

2 Didima Gorge and Rock Art Interpretation Centre, Cathedral Peak, Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal

Impressive shelters here reveal varied rock art styles. The interpretation centre is dedicated to San art, particularly from this region. more

3 Main Caves, Giant's Castle, Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal

The caves contain one of the best-preserved San rock art sites, and have been converted into a museum. more

4 Bushmans Kloof, Pakhuis Pass, Clanwilliam, Western Cape

Situated in a privately-owned reserve, these 130 sites depict shamanic figures and dancing processions. more

5 Warmhoek Trail, Clanwilliam Living Landscape Project, Clanwilliam, Western Cape

Community guides trained by archaeologists from the University of Cape Town, lead tours to these rock art sites. more

6 Gifberg, Van Rhynsdorp, Western Cape

Several hiking trails lead to some exceptionally well-preserved paintings. more

7 Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre, Kimberley, Northern Cape

Some 400 engravings are spread over a small sacred hill on land owned by the !Xun and Khwe San people. more

8 Wonderwerk, Kuruman, Northern Cape

This cave has long record of human history in excess of 800 000 years. more

9 Tandjesberg, Eastern Free State

Situated on the farm Tripolitania between Ladybrand and Clocolan, the site has over 530 well-preserved paintings of eland, medicine dances, rain-animals and apocalyptic figures.

10 Sevilla Trail, Pakhuis Pass, Clanwilliam, Western Cape

Ten sites located on an easy 4km walking trail. more