San Rock Art

The Cederberg, in South Africa, is home to more than 2 000 painting sites that vary in style and chronology.

For thousands of years, the stained sandstone mountains of this area formed a canvas on which the San, and later, the Khoi and colonial inhabitants of the area recorded their own unwritten history. The San used finely ground stones (ochre) and other natural pigments to paint the white crested eland and rust brown people figure of that historical landscape and mythological tradition.

At Papkuilsfontein we take special care to ensure the longevity of our sites. We invite visitors to share in the cultural richness of this precious cultural heritage, as we explore together the artistry of the San who left of this legacy.

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