Ethiopia to Cape Town 2013

8 months - with Gitane - Toyota Hiace 4x4 van

Damaraland - Brandberg Mountains

March 10, 2014  —  Namibia
Brandberg Massif - Damaraland - Namibia
The 'white lady'. (2nd person starting from the bottom left)

The Brandberg Mountains are famous for its numerous rock paintings. As for the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein, these paintings could have been done by the San people some centuries ago.

The site is known for the painting of the 'white lady'. However, the scientists don't agree on whether the drawing is a man or a woman. As you see on photo, it is not easy to determine the gender.

Swakopmund -  - Namibia
The 'white lady'. (modern painting based on the original)

In addition to seeing magnificent paintings, this small trek in the mountains offers superb landscapes. We also saw a lot of lizards.

Brandberg Massif - Damaraland - Namibia
A zebra and a person.
Brandberg Massif - Damaraland - Namibia
In blue, a wildebeest or an eland.
Brandberg Massif - Damaraland - Namibia
Gitane with our guide.

The small trek of a few kilometres to reach the paintings was splendid. In addition to seeing the 'white lady' site, we went to four other sites with some nice paintings.

Brandberg Massif - Damaraland - Namibia
A dancing troupe.
Brandberg Massif - Damaraland - Namibia
Two very nice giraffes.
Brandberg Massif - Damaraland - Namibia
A cave that could have been used by the San people.
Brandberg Massif - Damaraland - Namibia
Brandberg Massif - Damaraland - Namibia
A hunter?
Brandberg Massif - Damaraland - Namibia
Brandberg Massif - Damaraland - Namibia
Brandberg Massif - Damaraland - Namibia
This rock is shaped like a baboon head.
Brandberg Massif - Damaraland - Namibia
Brandberg Massif - Damaraland - Namibia
A giant-plated lizard
Brandberg Massif - Damaraland - Namibia
A gecko.
Brandberg Massif - Damaraland - Namibia
Male agama.
Brandberg Massif - Damaraland - Namibia
Female agama.
Brandberg Massif - Damaraland - Namibia
Female agama.
Brandberg Massif - Damaraland - Namibia
Brandberg Massif - Damaraland - Namibia
Brandberg Massif - Damaraland - Namibia
Brandberg Massif - Damaraland - Namibia
Male agama.
Brandberg Massif - Damaraland - Namibia
Female agama.
Brandberg Massif - Damaraland - Namibia
Elephant shaped rock?
Brandberg Massif - Damaraland - Namibia
Brandberg Massif viewed from afar.
Brandberg Massif - Damaraland - Namibia
Brandberg Massif - Damaraland - Namibia
The adventure didn't go very well for them.