Rock Art at Ganora Guest Farm

Last Updated: September 2017

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  • Longitude: 24.591797
  • Latitude: -31.854614
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About Rock Art at Ganora Guest Farm

Ganora Guest Farm has various shelters where ancient rock art were found. Guests can be taken to one site where there is a variety of rock art to view.  

The paintings cover from a few hunderd years of the Khoi to about 8000 years of the San people.

A guide will explain everything about their spiritual believes and the meaning of the paintings as well as how they mixed the paints and how it was applied.

Near the shelter guests will also be able to read the engravings of a young man that hid in the shelter during the time of the Anglo Boer War.  The story of this family during that time will be told by the guide too.

Map and Directions to Rock Art at Ganora Guest Farm

Directions

Just before entering Nieu-Bethesda from Graaff-Reinet turn right onto the pink brick paved bridge.  Turn right at the second 4 way stop. Into Hudson street. Turn left at the third street (Naude Street) with a small sign to Middelburg, Cradock  and Nieu-Bethesda station. After 5km you will find a turn off to the left which you can ignore. 2km further you will find the GANORA GUESTFARM & EXCURSIONS sign on the right-hand side. 1km after turning right you will find our homestead.

When coming from the North - Middelburg: 2km after you see the "Gods Motel" sign on your right-hand side (halfway to Graaff-Reinet on the N9) turn right at the Nieu-Bethesda sign. After 20km you will see our sign on the left hand side. 1km after turning left you will arrive at our homestead.

When coming from Cradock: Turn right at the T-junction (towards Middelburg). After 600 meters turn left towards Nieu-Bethesda for 20km. Turn left at the GANORA signpost and you will find our homestead 1km further on.

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