Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre, Kimberley

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Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre is a rock engraving site with visitor centre on land owned by the !Xun and Khwe San situated about 16 km from Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa. It is a declared Provincial Heritage Site managed by the Northern Cape Rock Art Trust in association with the McGregor Museum. The engravings exemplify one of the forms often referred to as ‘Bushman rock art’ – or Khoe-San rock art – with the rock paintings of the Drakensberg, Cederberg and other regions of South Africa being generally better known occurrences. Differing in technique, the engravings have many features in common with rock paintings. A greater emphasis on large mammals such as elephant, rhino and hippo, in addition to eland, and an often reduced concern with depicting the human form set the engravings apart from the paintings of the sub-continent.

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  • Fascinating history of both the the San rock art, and the history of the San people who ended up in the area following the wars in the 1970-80's. Tour guide Amos was informative and cheerful guide...  more »
  • Another wonderful must see site in Kimberley. A good 20 minute video is shown before the tour of the site that gives a good account of the trials and tribulations of the San. Very knowledgeable guide.  more »
  • Enjoyed our visit. Guide very knowledgeable and the place is very interesting. Great Rock paintings to see. You must book
  • Important experience. Well trained guide.Inexpensive.

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