San Rock Art


| May 15, 2020

Despite other sites on the reserve, Sanbona has seven recorded San rock-art sites that date back more than 3,500 years. Such sites are linked to the San people of Africa who roamed the area for thousands of years until 100 years ago. Depictions on the rocks include the spiritual beliefs and lives of these fascinating people including their rhythmic dancing, singing, clapping or visions.  Materials used for such paintings included animal blood, urine, plant sap, egg and water, the protein from blood or egg has helped preserve the art. There will be opportunities to see these ancient paintings for those who are specifically interested in the rock art.

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