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ROCK ART TRIPS
Drakensberg Transfrontier Park and surrounding farmland. The art was painted by the Bushmen or San people from 3000 to about 150 years ago. They vanished from the Drakensberg but their rock art remains as an evocative and beautiful legacy of the culture of these first People.
Rock art is protected by law and access to rock art is strictly controlled to conserve this invaluable cultural history. As Rock Art Custodians accredited by AMAFA, we will not only guide you to these sites but interpret what you are seeing in relation to the lives of the Bushmen.
We offer two experiences of differing duration and hiking difficulty. Whilst most of the sites, are located within the Cave Sandstone (Clarens sandstone) layer of the Drakensberg at 1800-2000m, there are less spectacular sites located at lower altitudes.
A short walk in the Underberg area (2 hours). A short walk of 20 minutes to a small group of paintings. Cost is R300 per person including transport and refreshments.
Full-day walk. (7-8 hours). A walk of 12-13km and an altitude climb of 400m to see three separate sites, including the remarkable Marching Men of iKhanti. The cost is R950 for 1 or 2 persons, or R375 per person for three people or more. The cost includes a packed lunch and the cost of a permit to enter the Transfrontier Park.
For all hikes, you need suitable walking shoes or boots. Bring along sunscreen, hat, water and jacket for rain/cold.
'Marching Men' of Ikhanti
Women catching guinaefowl
Riders on horseback Siphungwini