Twyfelfontein means "doubtful fountain". The spring here is not a very reliable source of water now, but the bushmen found it so long ago. The surrounding area is full of their rock carvings and paintings.
Dry riverbeds are the roads in this beautiful desert area. Basalt lava cooling underground formed the hexagonal columns of the "organpipes" formation (second photograph).
Bushmen got around: this area is a long way from the coast, but there are two engravings of fur seals among the other animal images. The lion image (last photograph) is the most famous.
The second panel shows the famous "white lady of the Brandberg", though the image is almost certainly that of a man. Charlotte found the giraffe paintings more interesting, since giraffes are no longer found in this area. There are thousands of bushman paintings in the Brandberg mountains.
The chacma baboons and the desert-adapted elephants live in the seasonal river beds. The agamas live in very dry areas.
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