Twyfelfontein Travel Blog› entry 7 of 9 › view all entries
The gravel road to Twyfelfontein was good. It is part of a major touristic itinerary: Swakopmund - Henties Bay - Uis - Twyfelfontein - Etosha.
The current in Ugab River was very impressive but at least there was a bridge to go across. Along the road were lovely views on the Brandberg Mountains in the distance and on the huge field areas covered with wild flowers.
When I arrived at Aba Huab River a 4x4 was being rescued out of the mud by other travelers. There was quite a lot of water flowing but an alternate passing point located just a hundred metres away provided an easier crossing.
To go to Twyfelfontein Lodge I had to cross again that same river. It was only a few kilometres down the river, but here it was totally dry!
Twyfelfontein Lodge is a very pleasant hotel located at the foot of a hill. At sunrise and sunset the hill turns red. Some bicycles can be rented and the staff organises tours in the area. They will also assist with their big 4x4 trucks in case you get stuck in the river while going to or leaving the lodge.
The main reason I went there was to try and see the desert elephants. Unfortunately there is not much chances of seeing them at this time of the year. With water everywhere they tend to hide in remote places away from the "populated" areas.
Twyfelfontein has recently been declared a World Heritage Site for its 6000 to 2000 year old rock paintings.