Clap your hands and hear the echo. These same rock faces rang with the echoes of the singing and dancing of San people, and the ensuing silence amongst the magnificent sandstone outcrops is a stark reminder that they are gone forever.
All that we have left of them is their rich legacy of rock paintings throughout Southern Africa. Rock Art can be described as the overlooked heritage on our doorsteps and South Africa has been called “the richest storehouse of prehistoric mural decoration in the world”, with 15 000 known rock art sites.
These haunting images run the full gamut from dramatic, robust panels containing many figures to the delicate depiction of single antelope and are well worth a closer look.