Petrified Forest. From
Khorixas drive the C39 West for
45kms. The Reception Office for the attraction is on the North side
of the road.
Entry Fees Payable
Ancient Cordaites Trees, some 45 meters in height were flattened
during a great deluge over 260 million years ago. The tres were
buried in sediment and fossilized. The fossilized bark, wood grain
and even tree rings can be seen.
Guided Tours only 1- 2 hours
Burnt Mountain: Unusual Geological phenomena. In
prehistoric times organic material accumulated on the bottom of a
lake bed. This was later covered by sedimentary deposits and buried.
During the Break-up of
Gondwana hot magma pushed upwards and
when coming into contact with the organic material baked it. The
remaining rock is quite colourful in certain sunlight conditions.
Minimum time visit: 30 minutes.
Organ Pipes: Unusual Geological feature similar to the
Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland whereby up-thrusting molten
rock formed into polygon shaped pipes owing to surrounding
constrictions. Minimum time visit: 30
Twyfelfontein: Home to the largest single group of Bushman
Rock Engravings in the world. Over 2,500 depictions of animals,
humans and glyphs on 200 rock slabs plus rock paintings. Guided
Tours 1 -2 hours
Entry Fees Payable
Khorixas: Drive the C39 road West about 55kms. You will pass the
on your right about 45kms from
Khorixas. Turn left onto the D2612 for
about 15kms and you will see the sign for D3214 - drive through the
dry Aba-Huab River-bed.The Aba-Huab Campsite is on your right hand
side. A further 5 km along the road is the signed junction for
Uis: Drive the C35 road North towards
Khorixas. After driving about
72kms you will see the left turn to the D2612 (there is also a sign
for the Mowani Camp). Drive this road for 65kms and you will see
the sign on the left D3214
Twyfelfontein. Further directions as above