The hike to Game Pass Shelter

Bushman rock art at Kambergs Game Pass shelter

Bushman rock art at Kambergs Game Pass shelter

The Kamberg Valley is the most valuable part of the Drakensberg Mountains in terms of  its cultural value. Game Pass Shelter cave is the most important rock art site we know. The rock surfaces here depict some of the finest prehistoric rock art in the world, on a par with the European sites of Altimira in Spain and Lascaux in France. In fact many rock art authorities classify it as the finest on the planet. However, what does make the Game Pass paintings stand out from other similar sites in the world is the fact that visitors are still able to view the original artwork, whereas in Spain and France this is no longer possible. For how much longer we will be permitted this privilege is uncertain.

The path to Game Pass Shelter passes behind a very spiritual waterfall. Look carefully you can often see little stone tools chipped away by the Bushmen who lived in the cave. They are such a thrill to find but may not be removed as they form part of the enduring cultural legacy of the valley.

Inside of the cave are faded paintings and fossils which are actually embedded into its roof.  This  cave and waterfall is held as sacred by local groups, including sangomas (Zulu diviners) and members of traditional Zionist Churches who come here to drench themselves in the sacred waters and conduct rituals. Baboon excrement is collected by sangomas and used in a variety of muthi (traditional medicines) for different purposes. There is definitely something very special about Waterfall Cave.

Kamberg Rock Art Links

  • Kamberg Nature Reserve Southern Drakensberg Kamberg Nature Reserve nestles in the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg its central position ideal for … Kamberg Rock Art Centre and Game Pass Shelter.
  • San Bushman paintings in South Africa -some 20 000 individual rock paintings have been recorded at 500 different cave and overhangs in the Drakensberg.  Kamberg  offers a bushman rock art experience that is unsurpassed.
  • Kamberg trout fishing Close to Kamberg are the trophy trout fishing dams of Highmoor which must be booked in advance.
  • Bushman Rock Art – Drakensberg Mountains Some rock art sites are easily accessible, the best being at Giant’s Castle and Kamberg. The San Rock Art Interpretive Centre at Didima Camp in the Cathedral
  • Kamberg – Drakensberg Tourist Map Kamberg with the bushman rock art at game pass shelter is without any doubt the premier destination for those interested in bushman rock art.
  • Giants Castle – Bushman Rock Art Giants Castle together with Kamberg, Highmoor and Injasuti present without any doubt the best collection of bushman rock art in the Drakensberg.
  • Bushman rock art – Drakensberg .Net KwaZulu-Natal’s new Kamberg Rock Art Centre, now open to the public, will help visitors understand and interpret the more than 40 000 San Bushman images
  • Kamberg Nature Reserve – Discover our Drakensberg Bushman paintings – Drakensberg activities and excursions at Kamberg South Africa There is magnificent rock art shelter in Game Pass and there is a guided tour to the rock art site.
  • Kamberg Nature Reserve – Southern Drakensberg Kamberg Nature Reserve nestles in the foothills of the Southern. Kamberg offers the best bushman rock art site available to tourism in the Drakensberg.
  • Kamberg Nature Reserve – Central Drakensberg Kamberg Nature reserve offers the best rock art site available to tourist in the Drakensberg Mountains.
  • San Bushman paintings in South Africa  Some 20 000 individual rock paintings have been recorded at 500 different cave and overhangs in the Drakensberg Mountains. Kamberg Game Pass Shelter offers a bushman rock art experience that is unsurpassed.
  • Kamberg Nature Reserve – Central Drakensberg Kamberg Nature reserve offers the best rock art site available to tourist in the Drakensberg Mountains.
  • Drakensberg Bushman Rock Art – accommodation Drakensberg There are many rock art sites that can be visited along various hikes in the Drakensberg. But the most popular site for tourists is the Kamberg Rock Art Centre.
  • Bushman rock art – Drakensberg Mountains The Bushman rock art at Kamberg is the best I have seen in South Africa. The new Kamberg Rock Art Centre is now open to the public.
  • Bushman Rock Art Links – South Africa Tours The Bushman rock art at Kamberg is the best I have seen in South Africa KwaZulu-Natal’s new Kamberg Rock Art Centre, now open to the public, will help .
  • Drakensberg – Bushman Rock Art – Drakensberg accommodation bushman rock art at game pass shelter kamberg – Game Pass Shelter at Kamberg . The Game Pass Shelter is commonly referred to as the “Rosetta Stone” of bushman rock art.
  • Kamberg – Drakensberg-Tourism.co.za Kamberg Valley with its many examples of San Rock art, it is a hikers paradise offering the best site being Game Pass Shelter.
  • Kamberg – Pietermaritzburg Tourism Kamberg. … The San Art Museum  is a gentle 1 hour and 30 minute walk from the camp. Superb rock art is high among the areas special attractions.
  • Kamberg South Africa Kamberg Nature Reserve is within the Natal Drakensberg Park and is situated Central Drakenbserg. There is magnificent rock art shelter in Game Pass and there is a guided walk to the bushman rock art site
  • Experience some exquisite bushman rock art at Kamberg or drive up to Giants Castle and spend some time in the mountains. Day walks or overnight stays in the mountains is also available
  • Kamberg (Kamberg Camp) Kamberg nestles in the foothills of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park , its … Kamberg offers standard self-catering accommodation and excellent rock art.
  • Kamberg Nature Reserve The new Rock Art Centre at Kamberg offers some inspiring information about the Bushman Rock Art.
  • Kamberg, Central Drakensberg Bushmans paintings at the Kamberg Nature Reserve are popular. Kamberg Reserve offers San Rock Art hiking trails and fly fishing

 

 

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