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Philip Caves Philip's Cave is a cave shelter or abri in insoluble granite rocks, formed by erosion. It is famous for its Bushman paintings which include hunting scenes, antelopes, and a White Elephant. The cave is located on the Ameib Game Ranch, in the Erongo Mountains. Nearby is a group of strangely formed rocks and boulders which is called the Bull's Party. This is well worth a visit. The walk to Phillips Cave starts off along a flat path that is flanked by lots of trees, most of which have been numbered. You will be given an information sheet about all the numbered trees, so spend some time identifying them as you walk past. One of the most common in the area is the Shepherd Bush, a strange tree with stemless leaves growing directly on the branches. Also plentiful and literally growing out of the rocks, are the varieties of Commiphora (also known as “kanniedood”) – vaguely similar to the botterboom with their papery bark, they are ... read more  Read More


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