The Khoisan is a distinct ethnic group in Southern Africa, characterised by lighter skin and smaller stature than their indigenous neighbours, as well as epicanthic eye folds.
They are famed for their knowledge of their environment, and their uncanny tracking skills. It is said that Khoisan can track a man even over rocks.
The Khoisan were the original inhabitants of Southern Africa, but the Bantu expansion from the north and European arrivals in the south have massively reduced their distribution and numbers.
Laurens van der Post studied and wrote extensively about the Khoisan.