Recently on a scouting trip around Nduna searching for lions for our guest, as we headed off road something caught my eye on one of the rock faces. I decided to go and investigate and found a small rock painting. Due to time restraints I was not able to scout the area for more paintings, nevertheless, I had a quick look around and found a second site about 300 metres from the initial site. In order to ascertain if these were unique sites I made certain to GPS both of them, made a recording and checked the data. They were not recorded in our data so I contacted Ben Smith at University of Witwatersrand and they did not have them recorded either.
This was amazing news meaning that we have increased the database of rock paintings now to 80 sites. These figures refer to painting sites only. So from the beginning of last year we had a record 56 rock painting sites; the guiding department has increased this record to date to 78 and now these 2 new ones total the sites to 80. There is no doubt that we will keep adding to this number – we’ll keep you updated.
Singita Guide – Brad Fouche, Singita Pamushana, Zimbabwe