At the foot of a 12km long volcanic ridge, the Burnt Mountain is a barren area where nothing grows. It's desolate yet mesmerising. The mountain was proclaimed a national monument in September 1956 because of its mysterious play on colours, changing between night and day. Burnt mountain provides a break in the otherwise monotonous landscape around Twyfolfontein. Near the parking area at the mountain is a path that leads to a gorge with the spectacular dolomite columns known as the "Organ Pipes", a 100m long feature. Both the mountain and the "Organ Pipes" are worth taking the time to visit.