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Rock art is price­less – once de­stroyed, it’s gone for­ever. That’s why we need to treat it with re­spect. All rock art in South Africa is pro­tected by law. If you’re plan­ning to visit a rock art site:

First get per­mis­sion from the land owner or lo­cal con­ser­va­tion au­thor­i­ties

Don’t splash the art with wa­ter or other liq­uids and don’t touch it

Graf­fiti near rock art is il­le­gal and can dam­age the art

Don’t re­move any­thing, such as rock tools or ar­chae­o­log­i­cal finds, from the site as it can ham­per fu­ture re­search

Walk care­fully near the art be­cause the dust you kick up can form a coat­ing on it

Don’t lit­ter – you’ll spoil the next per­son’s visit to the site

If you see some­one dam­ag­ing rock art, you need to take ac­tion – con­tact ei­ther the po­lice or the South African Her­itage Re­sources Agency (Sahra).

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