Twyfelfontein Area attractions

Rock Art in Twyfelfontein Area

Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings

Twyfelfontein (Doubtful Spring), at the head of the grassy Aba Huab Valley, is one of the most extensive rock-art galleries on the continent. In the ancient past, this perennial spring most likely attracted wildlife…
Landmark in Twyfelfontein Area

Petrified Forest

The petrified forest is an area of open veld scattered with petrified tree trunks up to 34m long and 6m in circumference, which are estimated to be around 260 million years old. The original trees belonged to an anc…
Mountain in Twyfelfontein Area

Burnt Mountain

Southeast of Twyfelfontein rises a barren 12km-long volcanic ridge, at the foot of which lies the hill known as Burnt Mountain, an expanse of volcanic clinker that appears to have been literally exposed to fire. Vir…
Landmark in Twyfelfontein Area

Organ Pipes

Over the road from Burnt Mountain, you can follow an obvious path into a small gorge that contains a 100m stretch of unusual 4m-high dolerite (coarse-grained basalt) columns known as the Organ Pipes.
Natural Feature in Twyfelfontein Area


Wondergat is an enormous sinkhole with daunting views into the subterranean world. Turn west off the D3254, 4km north of the D2612 junction. It’s about 500m further on to Wondergat.