Discover the earliest forms of art and technology
The Phillipskop Mountain Reserve lies 10km east of Stanford. This is one of the few sites with rock art in the Cape Overberg region and the only known site in the Cape Whale Coast. It contains rare yellow handprints attributed to Khoe herders. There are also paintings of a group of men and an antelope representing the San hunter-gatherer tradition. Phillipskop’s rock art site is reachable through the Phillipskop Nature Reserve with a 2km walk from the reserve’s reception and car park.
The Waterfall Hiking Trail takes the visitors to the foot of the slope up to the cave. There is a short but steep path to the cave near the waterfall; appropriate shoes and steady feet are advised. Access to the reserve is via a 3km dirt road, which is best accessible by vehicles with higher ground clearance.
For more information, please visit: www.phillipskop.co.za