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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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uKhahlamba, Drakensberg Park

The park features soaring basaltic buttresses, incisive dramatic cutbacks, golden sandstone ramparts, rolling high-altitude grasslands, pristine steep-sided river valleys and rocky gorges. Website

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Vredefort Dome

The Vredefort Dome is the oldest, largest, and most deeply eroded complex meteorite impact structure in the world. It is the site of the world’s greatest single, known energy release event, equivalent to 20 000 hydrogen bombs. The site was established by a meteorite, as big as Table Mountain that struck the earth in the [...]

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iSimangaliso Wetland Park

The park features a variety of landforms, including coral reefs, long sandy beaches, coastal dunes, lake systems, swamps, and reed and papyrus wetland, caused by fluvial, marine and aeolian processes. This has resulted in an exceptional species diversity. Website

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Cape Floral Region Protected Areas

The site consists of eight protected areas that are among the richest in plant life worldwide, containing nearly 20% of Africa's total flora. Its scientific value is demonstrated by the presence of fire and radiation adaptivity in plants and seed dispersal by insects. Website

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Robben Island

Between the 17th and 20th centuries, the island was used as a prison, including for political prisoners, a hospital for socially unacceptable groups (leper colony), and a military base. Visit the Robben Island Website

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Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape

This mountainous desert is communally owned and managed. It sustains the semi-nomadic pastoral livelihood of the Namaqua people, including seasonal migrations that have persisted for two millennia. Visit the Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape Website

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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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Sterkfontein Caves

  The area contains various fossil sites containing traces of human occupation and evolution dating back some 3.3 million years. Visit Sterkfontein Caves Website

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