Located 40km west of Khorixas in an area previously known as Damaraland, lies fossilized tree trunks that are estimated to be about 280 million years old. The forest is situated on a small sandstone plateau in the valley of the Anabib river. Many of the logs to be found here where fossilized over time through exposure to different weather elements and geographical changes. The two longest trunks on the site measure 45 metres in length and about 1,2 metres in diameter. The Petrified Forest was declared a national monument on 1 March 1950 and is currently operated as a tourist site under the supervision of the National Heritage Council of Namibia.