The Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre and San Craft Shop is located on the outskirts of Kimberley. KhoeSan people, researchers and other stakeholders joined together to conserve the engravings at this site. More than 400 engravings are spread over this small sacred hill. A visit here can be a deeply moving experience and also very informative. The site, surrounded by land owned by the !Xun and Khwe San people, is on a servitude set aside for rock art conservation and public access.
The San custodians/tour guides will help make your visit special. The experience begins at a visitor centre, where there are displays, and an auditorium with a twenty minute introductory film. The 800m walkway weaves up and over a hill via a number of information boards, while visitors can listen to an MP3 audio recording as they walk. Back at the centre there is a shop that sells !Xun and Khwe craftwork as well as other community-made souvenirs, and refreshments.
The guides at Wildebeest Kuil are Batista Salvador, Wejoenke Kambungu and Fernando Zolino – all members of the !Xun and Khwe community. Each one of them is active in community projects such as language development and heritage.
From Wildebeest Kuil: “Amawa” – Greetings to you!