San Rock Art in Drakensberg, SA

I was lucky enough to visit three impressive San Rock Art Sites in the World Heritage uKhahlamba- Drakensberg Park in South Africa. The paintings were created by indigenous San peoples, hunter-gatherers who lived in the area for thousands of years until their encounter with Zulu tribes and white settlers from Europe. After being forced to withdraw from the area, San culture disappeared from the Drakensberg at the end of the 19th century leaving behind their legacy through astonishing rock art in rock shelters and caves.

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The paintings mainly represent hunters, animals, shamans and half human, half animal hybrids. There are 600 rock art sites documented in the Drakensberg mountains, some of which are open to the public, making it a unique destination to visit.

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