A VISIT TO SOUTH AFRICA’S UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

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.

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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.

*image from Africa.com.

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