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Bushmen Paintings Tour

Bushmen Paintings Tour Packages
Country: Lesotho
City: Maseru
Duration: 1 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours

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USD 80 / Per Person

Package Itinerary

Bushmen Paintings / San Rock Art - The lost Culture of Africa

Departure at 08h30 from Himeville Arms Hotel/Premier Hotel Group, and proceed to Cobham Nature Reserve. A story of people who left a legacy of living in the wilderness of Africa for tens of thousands of years in harmony with nature and left hints and clues of their culture on the walls of caves and shelters in the form of incredibly artistic and spiritual paintings.

Our accredited Guide will lead you to the Bushmen / San Rock Sites. Tortoise Cave walk takes 4 hours round trip and is a moderate walk.

Besides the San Culture and Paintings also the fauna, flora, and geology of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park will be explained, which is one of our World Heritage Sites, nominated by Unesco in 2001. Reurn to Lodge in Underberg or Himeville+-16H00

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Included:

4x4 Vehicle
Driver / Guide
2x Bottled Water
Packed or Picnic Lunches

Excluded:

Personal Insurances and Expenses
Alcoholic and Soft Drinks
Tips to Guides

Explore More About San Rock Art:

The San, or Bushmen, are indigenous people in Southern Africa, particularly in what is now South Africa and Botswana. Their ancient rock paintings and carvings (collectively called rock art) are found in caves and on rock shelters. The artwork depicts non-human beings, hunters, and half-human half-animal hybrids. The half-human hybrids are believed to be medicine men or healers involved in a healing dance.”

A painting discovered at Blombos Cave is thought to be the oldest known instance of human art, dating to around 73,000 years ago. Gall writes, “The Laurens van der Post panel at Tsodilo is one of the most famous rock paintings.” High on this rock face in Botswana is the image of a “magnificent red eland bull” painted, according to Van der Post, “only as a Bushman who had a deep identification with the eland could have painted him.”

Also on this rock face is a female giraffe that is motionless, as if alarmed by a predator. Several other images of animals are depicted there too, along with the flesh and blood-red handprints that are the signature of the unknown artist. The Drakensberg and Lesotho are particularly well known for its San rock art. Tsodilo was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001; not all the art covered by this is by the San people or their ancestors.

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