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Sevilla Rock Art Trail

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Sevilla Rock Art Trail

Travel Update Summer 2020: Most destinations, sites and parks reopened with limitations. Check the official websites and read our crucial ‘BEST TIME TO GO' and ‘AVOIDING THE CROWDS’ tips:


When Is the Best Time 

Great self-guided rock-art trail and an excellent year-round destination. Read on for our tips regarding seasons, weather, and tourist crowds:

Seasons and Weather

Beautiful in spring, especially because of the wildflowers in August/September. However, rain is possible until the end of August. October is not too hot. The summer from November to March is warm and dry but hot at midday. Hiking in summer is best in the morning. Autumn from April to mid-May is still warm and pleasant for hiking. Most rainfall occurs in winter until August. However, winter can be dry and sunny too. Nights are quite chilly.

Tourist Crowds

It's usually not crowded due to its remote location. However, it gets busier on weekends and especially school holidays.

Historic Site
South Africa, Clanwilliam
Review and Tips 

The Sevilla Rock Art Trail is located on the Traveller's Rest Farm. It's an easy 5 km hike to 9 impressive San Bushmen painting sites. In spring wildflowers are along the trail. It is estimated that the paintings are between 8000 and 800 years old. The entrance fee is Rand 40, and you get a leaflet for the hike. Parking is close to the Brandewyn River and the farm. Self-catering cottages and a restaurant are available.

Tips and Links

  • Essential: Get a map or guide from either the farm's farmstall or from the tourist office in Clanwilliam.
  • Visitors report that sites five to seven are the most impressive
  • Visit in spring (see above) for a great wildflower experience
  • Website: Traveller's Rest - Cederberg


Sep 27, 2015

Amazing! I read that the San bushmen inhabited the area for thousands of years.

Oct 07, 2015

Nick, intriguing photographs. I am quite taken with the shape of those bodies depicted from an arts perspective. I'm glad I came over to your page to see what places you had created on the site. I am going to start Googling - I need to learn more about the Sevilla Rock Art Trail.

Oct 12, 2015

Melissa, thanks. It is a very special area in the middle of nowhere. San paintings can be discovered in South Africa in many places but so many close together is very impressive. I upload a few more for you. The last picture represents elephants. http://www.southafrica.net/za/en/top10/entry/top-10-rock-art-sites
This are the Top Ten Rock Art Sites in Southafrica.