On the outskirts of Kimberley is a community-based public rock art project, the Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre.
Khoe-San people, researchers and other stakeholders joined together to conserve the rock engravings here – more than 400 are spread over a small sacred hill. A visit here can be a deeply moving experience, and an informative one for school groups.
The site, surrounded by land owned by the !Xun and Khwe San people, is on a servitude set aside for rock art conservation and public access. Community custodians / tour guides will help make your visit special. The experience begins at a Visitors’ Centre, where there are displays, and an auditorium with a twenty minute introductory film.
The 800 m walk-way weaves up and over the hill via a number of information boards, while visitors can listen to an MP3 audio commentary as they walk.
There is also the N//aoh Djao shop, the main outlet for !Xun and Khwe craftwork, other community-made souvenirs, and refreshments.