The story begins about 160 000 years ago...
A mere 2 hours up the West Coast, from Cape Town, some of the earliest known evidence of human creative expression and symbolism at the Diepkloof Rock Shelter.
Planet Xancara has been beatifuly designed into the mystical rock formations overlooking the Diepkloof Rock Shelter - which is 1 of 3 parts making up The Cradle of Human Culture.
More recently, researchers have "discovered evidence of human occupation for nearly 85000 years, and what is to believed to be some of the earliest use of symbolism…” - cradleofhumanculture.co.za
PX itself has rock art hidden all through the rock formations, some you might find just by going for a walk around your tent.
It's incredible to think that 160 000 years ago, long before the pyramids of Egypt, humans first started drawing patterns and symbols here, on the west coast of Southern Africa.
In more recent times, Planet Xancara has become known for it’s beautiful out door setting and private villa feel. Perfect for small tribes of around 16 people or less that want a safe space to reconnect with nature, themselves and other worlds.
THE PX SYMBOL
"A symbol contains embedded knowledge and stories, even hidden messages but always meaning. To understand a symbol is to understand its meaning. When we understand somethings meaning, a meaningful connection is made.”
The story of symbolism on this particular piece of land goes back to the earliest known humans. Planet Xancara is situated beside the Diepkloof Rock Shelter, which forms part of the Cradle of Human Cultre - which has a story going back 160 000 years. Predating the Pyramids of Giza almost 10-fold in many respects and arguably more significant because this is where some of the first forms of human symbolism and advanced human activity was discovered.
Our symbol is an honouring of this land and the spirits and ancestors that roam here: the eagles, the leopards and the snakes. It is said that when all three of these majestic spirits roam the land, it is blessed and protected land. Planet Xancara is home to all of these creatures.
The symbol is called “The Infinite Eye” and is a combination of elements of the Leopard, The Snake and The Eagles. The two overlapping curved lines, that create the “X”, are symbolic of the feline and reptilian iris which also overlap to represent the two flight paths of the eagles - known to partner for life, symbolising loyalty and trust.
The 2 moons, facing each other combing to create the silloutte of a new planet forming.
When chatting to the creator of Planet Xancara, you might come to discover the story about the vision that was:
“Love is what brings us together, a shared vision is what keeps us together”.
This symbol has to represent that. A shared vision of humanity and nature, and that is Planet Xancara.