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Rock Art & Heritage

Bushman tribes have lived in these antediluvian mountains for 120,000 years. They are mankind’s oldest nation. Here, in their ancestral home, the Bushman stained the rocks with oxide pigments, depicting a cultural and spiritual legacy that we at Bushmans Kloof are honoured to preserve and protect today.

Bushmans Kloof is the custodian of over 130 unique rock art sites, some as old as 10,000 years. The sites on the reserve may be viewed by guests and since its founding, Bushmans Kloof has been dedicated to protecting this extraordinary treasure. We are proud to have been awarded the status of a Grade 1 South African National Heritage Site, recognising the archaeological landscape that bears graphic testimony to the history of the Stone Age hunter-gatherers who inhabited the region.

In 2004, we opened the Bushmans Kloof Heritage Centre which features an extraordinary collection of artefacts, jewellery, dancing sticks, hunting kits and musical instruments. The centre is a wonderful source of insight into the lives and culture of the ancient Bushman people.

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