Saturday, February 23, 2008

29: Organ Pipes

After spending three days admiring rock paintings on Brandberg we started heading north to Twyfelfontein to investigate local rock engravings. On the way there we made several short stops. One of them was at The Valley of The Organ Pipes.

The Organ Pipes is the name given to the rock formation consisting of hundreds of tall angular columns of dolorite. This formation is thought to have formed about 120 millions years ago when the ancient continent of Gondwanaland was breaking up into todays Africa and South America (more info here).

Roads in Namibia are very well maintained and there is hardly any traffic on them:

Our car:

Surprisingly green Ugab River Valley:

Ever-changing landscape with more and more interesting rock formations:

Colorful Organ Pipes:

African Star-Chestnut Tree clinging to the rocks: