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Bushman paintings and Iron Age sites

Bushman paintings and Iron Age sites

The San, or Bushmen, are indigenous people in Southern Africa particularly in what is now South Africa and Botswana. It is suggested that the San moved around the Waterberg around 2500 years ago, followed later by the arrival of Bantu speaking tribes from West Africa. Their ancient rock paintings and carvings are found in caves and on rock shelters. The artwork depicts indigenous animals, non-human beings, hunters, and half-human half-animal hybrids. Lapalala has identified 13 sites within the reserve, with one located only a short a 20 min drive from Tintswalo Lapalala or a 2 hour hike.

Our trained guides will interpret the paintings for you and take you on a magical journey through their time.