World heritage sites highlight places of importance to cultural or natural heritage while showcasing the site’s extraordinary beauty, and South Africa is home to 8 such sites.
The sites include Robben Island, where former late president Nelson Mandela was incarcerated during the apartheid era, iSimangaliso Wetland Park – one of the Africa’s largest estuary systems located in KwaZulu Natal, the Cradle of Humankind – which is home to Australopithecine specimens dating back more than 3.5 million years, Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape – which documents the history of one of Southern Africa’s largest kingdoms, Mapungubwe, which existed between 900 and 1300 AD, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park – which is home to the majestic Malot-Drakensberg mountain range on the border of Lesotho and South Africa, the Cape Floral Region – which is home to the most diverse endemic floral species, Vredefort Dome – which was created more the 2 million years ago when an asteroid landed in the area, and the Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape – which is home to the Khoi-khoi and Nama populations of South Africa.
Read more on these heritage sites here via Africa.com, including contact details show you require to book tours.
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