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VOORTREKKER MONUMENT

Great Pilgrimage Declared National Heritage site declaration in July 2011 The iconic granite structure renowned for it’s Art Deco design commemorates the Voortrekkers that left the Cape between 1835 and 1854. On 16th December 1938, descendants of the Boer leaders laid the cornerstone when the building commences. Later on 16 December 1949, the monument was [...]

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LAKE FUNDUDZI

Sacred Waters Declared National Heritage site February 2014 The first sacred site to be declared a National Heritage Site, Lake Fundudzi holds significant intangible heritage value and is closely associated with the living heritage of the VhaVenda people. The site is also scientifically significant with its relatively unaltered natural environment due to its sacredness. Situated in the northeast [...]

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Sarah Baartman Burial Site

“Hottentot Venus” Declared National Heritage site in April 2008 Sarah was the famous Khoikhoi woman who was exhibited as an oddity in 19th century Europe and stands as a symbol of the inhumane treatment of Africans based on false notions of racial superiority. She was taken to Europe in 1810 and displayed half naked in [...]

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KADITSHWENE CULTURAL HERITAGE SITE

Declared National Heritage site in September 2011 This large Iron Age settlement near Zeerust is historically considered to be the capital of the Bahurutse nation and the largest BaTswana settlement in Southern Africa. Occupied between the 1600s and 1800s, the large number of preserved furnaces are evidence of a thriving metal working industry based on [...]

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MAKAPAN VALLEY

Inscription as a World Heritage site in 1999 and declared National Heritage site in June 2002. Makapan is a paleontological site of international significance and is also part of the World Heritage Site of the Cradle of Humankind. Situated in the Waterberg northeast of Mokopane in the Limpopo Province, the site plays an important role [...]

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FOSSIL HOMINID SITES

Site Category: Cultural Location: Gauteng Area: Sterkfontein Website: Gauteng.net More information: Inscription as a World Heritage site in 1999 and declared National Heritage site in November 2004. Known as The Cradle of Humankind this National Heritage Site is a collection of hominin fossil sites which also form part of the same World Heritage Site of the [...]

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MAPUNGUBWE CULTURAL LANDSCAPE

  Ancient Kingdom Declared National Heritage site in June 2002 and Inscription as a World Heritage site in 2003 The Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape another one of South Africa’s World Heritage sites and gives us a picture of the rise and fall of the first indigenous kingdom in the sub-continent. The site is situated on the [...]

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