Translated as 'Uncertain Fountain', Twyfelfontein was so named
by a farmer who doubted the ability of the spring to sustain his
cattle for a long time. The spring is still there, but
Twyfelfontein is famous for its prehistoric rock paintings and
engravings rather than its water supply. It boasts the largest
concentration of ancient rock art in the country (about 2,500
designs), and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The
petroglyphs primarily depict game animals such as giraffe,
antelope, elephant and lion, and are believed to be around 3,000
years old. Visitors are no longer allowed to enter the site without
a guide, due to previous vandalism. The uniquely-designed visitor
information centre features an exhibition, kiosk and souvenir shop.
There are a few other stunning sights in the area around
Twyfelfontein, including a unique rock formation called the Organ
Pipes, the Doros crater, and the Petrified Forest.