San Rock-Art Sites

The nomadic San, South Africa’s indigenous people, inhabited the area north of Clanwilliam for millennia. While as a people they have been decimated and assimilated, thankfully the area is still home to some of the finest examples of their rock art in the country. Indeed, archaeologists consider some of these sites the most well preserved of their kind in the world.

An accessible spot with a cluster of rock-art sites is the Sevilla Rock Art Trail at the Traveller’s Rest, 36km from Clanwilliam on the way to Bushmans Kloof. There are nine sites along a relatively easy self-guided 5km hike.