Philipp's Cave

Useful Information

Location: Ameib Game Ranch, in the Erongo Mountains. 30min hike, marked trail.
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: ExplainErosional cave
Light: n/a
Guided tours:  
Bibliography: Abbe Henri Breuil (1957): The Philipp Cave, Trianon Press
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1950 visited by the famous French archaeologist Abbe Breuil.
01-FEB-1951 proclaimed a National Monument (Namibia National Heritage Plaque).


Philipp'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 geotope is well worth a visit. The visit of both, the cave and the rock formation will take about four hours. The temperature may rise to 40°C in summer and