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World Heritage Sites in South Africa


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South Africa is home to eight of the world's official heritage sites, as determined by Unesco's World Heritage Committee. South Africa has four cultural, three natural and one mixed (cultural and natural) site. South Africa's rich heritage dates back to some of the earliest human settlements in the world as can be seen at some of the sites.

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Cape Floral Region Protected Areas

Western Cape, Simon`s Town


A serial site – in Cape Province, South Africa – made up of eight protected areas, covering 553,000 ha, the Cape Floral Region is one of the richest areas for plants in the world.


 
Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

Gauteng, Krugersdorp


The Fossil Hominid Sites of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai and Environs, known as the Cradle of Humankind, were declared a World Heritage Site on 2nd December 1999. The Cradle of Humankind covers an area of over 47 000 hectares.


 
iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Kwazulu Natal, St Lucia


“It’s Amazing”, the words uttered by King Shaka’s right had man when he first saw this beautiful area. iSimangaliso Wetlands Park is surely amazing.


 
Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape

Limpopo, Musina


Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, World Heritage - home to a flourishing Iron Age metropolis on the Limpopo ruled by an African king almost a thousand years ago.


 
Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape

Northern Cape, Springbok


The 160,000 ha Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape of dramatic mountainous desert in north-western South Africa constitutes a cultural landscape communally owned and managed.


 
Robben Island

Western Cape, Cape Town


Indigenous African leaders, Muslim leaders from the East Indies, Dutch and British soldiers and civilians, women, and anti-apartheid activists, including Nelson Mandela and Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, were all imprisoned on the Island.


 
uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park

Kwazulu Natal, Winterton


The 243 000ha uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park is one of South Africa`s prime ecotourist destinations. Here you can savour the ultimate freedom of great open spaces in a world of gigantic peaks and butresses.


 
Vredefort Dome

Free State, Vredefort


Vredefort Dome, approximately 120 km south-west of Johannesburg, is a representative part of a larger meteorite impact structure, or astrobleme.




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