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Attractions in the Area

Petrified Forest

 

Petrified Forest as the name says is a garden of scattered petrified tree trunks up to 34m long and 6 m around which are more or less older than 260 million years.


This open area of veld lies 40km west of Khorixas. The trees got their origin from the ancient gymnospermae better known as the cone-bearing plants.


Nowadays it contains more modern plants such as the conifers, cycads, and welwitschias. Please note that is strictly forbidden to carry off any scrap of petrified wood no matter the size. Petrified Forest is easily accessible from the iGowati Country Hotel either with own transport or a daily 4x4 trip by iGowati Country Hotel.

Twyfelfontein

One of the most extensive galleries of rock art in Africa can been seen here. Twyfelfontein was named by the European settle D Levin because of its grassy valley surrounded by rocks. The petroglyphs are estimated to be around 6000 years old and covered the sandstone by cutting through the enormous patina. Twylfelfontein is easily accessible from the iGowati Country Hotel either with own transport or a daily 4x4 trip by iGowati Country Hotel.

Vingerklip

 

The unusual vingerklip got its name from its extreme popular features. It lies on the Bertram farm, 54km east of Khorixas on the C39. This towerlike pillar is about 35m high formed over 15 million years ago. Vingerklip is easily accessible from the iGowati Lodge either with own transport or a daily 4x4 trip by iGowati Country Hotel.