Choi and I hiked to a mountain area about seven miles from here that has ancient Bushmen Rock Paintings in a cavernous part of the mountain. I’d heard about it for several years and always wanted to see it. Today we hiked there. We picked up Chris Matinha, the stone sculptor, when we got to Tsvingwe, which was on the way. It’s good that we did, because we would never have found the rock caverns without him. He had heard about them but had never seen them before either. Most of the people we asked directions from had never seen them either, but they all knew about them and the way to get there.
After going there today, I understand why not many people, even locals, have seen these rock paintings. The trail up to the rock mountain caverns is a good climb through rough terrain, and then the caverns themselves are a bit difficult to access and get around. When we found the rock paintings though, it was really worth the effort. They’re primitive, but well preserved considering the elements they have been exposed to over hundreds or even thousands of years. Here are a few pictures: