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Bushman Paintings outside of the Maloti-Drakensberg Park.

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Bulwer Mountain Shelter #1

Bulwer Mountain Shelter #1

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Bulwer Mountain Shelter #2 is outside the Maloti-Drakensberg Park and is located in Bulwer. Interpretation by Celeste Rossouw: An eland is depicted here apparently ‘entering’ a curtain of natural mineral deposits on the parent rock. San rock paintings sometimes used natural features in this way with people and anima ...
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Bulwer Mountain Shelter #2

Bulwer Mountain Shelter #2

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Bulwer Mountain Shelter #2 is outside the Maloti-Drakensberg Park and is located in Bulwer. Interpretation by Celeste Rossouw: The paintings show an eland placed vertically on the rock wall. Several features emphasize the significance of the dying eland as a metaphor for the shaman who 'dies" when entering deep tran ...
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New Beginnings Shelter

New Beginnings Shelter

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

New Beginnings Shelter is located within the ATKV Drakensville Resort. Interpretation by Tim Forssman and Lee Gutteridge (2012): Rhebuck are the most popular choice for the San when they made headdresses. The San believed by wearing such a headdress one would be able to influence the movement of the game and to ensure ...
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Sheltered Vale

Sheltered Vale

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

An interesting question that arises from paintings on a ceiling is: “What will the viewpoint of the spectators be?”. When are the paintings upside-down? An upside-down eland is a metaphor for trance or going into an altered state of consciousness. Modern day San refers to the trance dance and entering altered states o ...
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Snow Hill Cave

Snow Hill Cave

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Snow Hill Cave in not within the Maloti-Drakensberg Park. Interpretation by Celeste Rossouw: The depiction shows a snake with horns. The Zulus and Bushmen believed that this creature controlled rain. According to legend it travelled from mountain to mountain striking the roofs of huts with actual lightning but, myth ...
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Uthekwane Shelter

Uthekwane Shelter

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Uthekwane Shelter is in the AmaSwazi Traditional Authority Area outside of the Monk's Cowl area. Interpretation by Celeste Rossouw: Rabbit therianthropes (semi-human and semi-rabbit figures) are rare since therianthropes usually depict a mixture of either human and eland or human and rhebuck features. Contact: Mr. ...
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Vaalekop Shelter

Vaalekop Shelter

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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Vaalekop Shelter, a small and seemingly sparsely painted rock art site on the upper reaches of the iMpofana (Mooi) River, KwaZulu-Natal, was flooded by the construction of the Spring Grove Dam downstream. In mitigation, the site was photographed using a proprietary digital imaging process with the acronym CPED (Captur ...
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