SA World Heritage Sites

 
 
 
  • Cape Floral Kingdom

    This spectacular site in the Western Cape is made up of eight protected areas. It might be less than 0.5% of the area of Africa but here you will find nearly 20% of the continent’s flora.

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  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park

    The Park's 328 000 hectares of magnificent scenery extends all the way to Mozambique and is made up of marine systems such as coral reefs and beaches, coastal forests with salt and fresh water marshes to the open estuarine waters all the way to the drier woodland areas.

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  • Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape

    Located in the north uniting Botswana and Zimbabwe, this extensive savannah is regarded as South Africa’s first kingdom marking the heart of a pre-Shona kingdom between 1050 AD and 1270 AD.

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  • Cradle of Human Kind

    This 47 000 ha is the world's richest concentration of fossil hominid bearing sites - providing profound scientific value and an unparalleled window into the past.

  • Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape

    A unique mountain desert wilderness found in the Northern Cape, the area is managed by the National Park Board and the local Nama people.

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  • Robben Island

    Found just off the coast of Cape Town this island was used as a prison, a hospital for socially unacceptable groups and a military base.

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  • Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park

    This spectacular natural site contains the largest and most concentrated group of paintings in Africa south of the Sahara, made by the San people over a period of 4 000 years.

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  • The Vredefort Dome:

    This is the oldest and largest meteorite impact site known in the world fromed by a meteorite believed to be larger than Table Mountain and dating back an estimated 2000-million-years.

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