Rock paintings are Matobo’s other and for some even main attraction. Early San people (bushman) created these precise, delicate and above all realistic drawings of game and hunters. How long they have been up there is a subject of scientific discussion, somewhere between 2.000 and 10.000 years.
Some caves can be easily accessed, others are more time consuming.We checked out those:
- The “White Rhino Shelter”,
- The Pomongwe Cave, which has been seriously damaged by botched attempts to conserve the paintings,
- The stunning Nswatugi Cave, a visit definitely requires a 4WD and some driving skills.
Standing in those cave-like overhangs and marveling at this early art just like those San people did thousands of years ago simply has a magic feel!