Varnish Shelter (Bushmans River Rock #2) is located in the Garden Castle region.
Interpretation by Tim Forssman & Lee gutteridge (2012: 124)“Both the San /Xam in Western Cape and the Kalahari Bushmen (!Kung, Nharo and Khwe) believed the eland was the most powerful animal of all and is thus closely linked with n/om. This spiritual power or potency was harnessed by shamans in order to enter the spirit world where they would perform various tasks including healing, protecting the community or controlling the rain. The eland is a very powerful creature and central to many Bushman beliefs. The eland is associated with the medicine dance and both boys’ (first hunt) and girls’ (female puberty) transition rites.