The Tsodilo Hills; the blue line of hills that breaks the Kalahari horizon should be called mountains, as the highest rises 385 metres above the desert floor. This site is one of the most important localities in the Kalahari. Local people recognise Tsodilo as a sacred place.

The earliest known inhabitants, the Ncaekhwe watched the setting sun light up the western cliffs with a blazing copper glow, and in their language gave the Hills their earliest known name: Copper Bracelet of the Evening. 

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