We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Excellent

Not to be missed. Incredible rock engravings and the guides really help interpret and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
AHZambia
,
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
rock carvings

We only spent an hour here on our way to Etosha National Park, but the area was fascinating, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DrTrescot
,
Eagle River, AK
Read all 781 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Proclaimed a national monument in 1952, this is one of the most famous rock art concentrations in Africa featuring more than 5,000 petroglyphs and 200 rock paintings.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Namibia
CONTACT
Website
Write a Review
Reviews (781)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 397 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not to be missed. Incredible rock engravings and the guides really help interpret and explain. Make sure you take water and a hat as there is no shade and it gets very hot even at mid-morning. One tourist there had to be rescued by my...More

Thank AHZambia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only spent an hour here on our way to Etosha National Park, but the area was fascinating, and the guides were very knowledgeable. It deserved more of our time.

Thank DrTrescot
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting walk through a rocky outcrop where the San left hundreds of rock carvings depicting there travels through the Namib. Note some guides are better than others!

Thank Barry T
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a guided walk requiring a little agility to get up and down the rocks. The art work cannot be dated directly but is thought to be 2,000-6,000 years old given adjacent sites and artifacts. It can be seen close up.

Thank NZMDProf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These extraordinary rock carvings, many thousands of years old, are, quite rightly, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It appears that they acted as maps to enable the indigenous people to locate water and game. One of the most fascinating things about them is that, although...More

Thank HoxtonZig
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place could be interesting but when we were there, it was overcrouded and people were queing at every interesting spot. The region has a considerable number of carvings but the number of those you can see is rather limited. And, the carvings are neither...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you find rock carvings very interesting, you'll really like this, if not - meh. The surrounding area is not gorgeous - it reminded me of Arizona. Lots of red rock everywhere but Sedona is much prettier. If it were cooler I would have enjoyed...More

Thank trav226
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drawings are fascinating, showing what people so long ago could do with very basic tools. Most of them are within fairly easy access and provide a fascinating insight into the lives of the people producing them - if you are in Damaraland you really...More

Thank Bob K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rock drawings from about 5000 years ago and therefore worth the effort of going to see. About a 45 min walk over uneven terrain some uphill, therefore need to be fairly mobile.

Thank BELMONTIpswich
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't know what this cost to visit - we went with a guide to a few locations so I can't speak to its value. Basically you walk a 100m or so from the lot to the visitor center. This is an iconic building that's...More

1  Thank MarkfromtheIsland
Nearby
Nearby Attractions
Experience Darama Culture Museum
5 reviews
55.59 km away
Burnt Mountain
15 reviews
3.74 km away
Damara Living Museum
219 reviews
7.76 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Laryssa M
22 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Guylangevin | Reviewed this property |
Hi Laryssa, I can't remember the exact opening time, the staff at !Dornawas indicated it was open at 8:30 (as I remember it) it's really laid back and they have a lot of guides. It's completely safe as a location and tour.
1
Vote