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Vredefort Dome, approximately 120km south-west of Johannesburg, is part of a larger meteorite impact structure, or astrobleme. Dating back 2,023 million years, it is the oldest...

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iSimangaliso Wetland Park was listed as South Africa’s first World Heritage Site in recognition of its unique global values; no other place has comparable ecological processes...

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The Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site, is located remarkably less than an hour from both Johannesburg and Pretoria, and yet feels eons away from the big city. The...

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Maropeng

Gauteng

Maropeng, which means ‘returning to the place of origin’ in Setswana, the native language spoken in the area, is the official visitor centre for the Cradle of Humankind and...

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Sterkfontein Caves, one of the 13 fossil sites in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, is less than an hour’s drive from the city and 10 minutes from Maropeng. The...

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Salute the sunrise with the world at your feet. The world is yours to wonder at in the Maloti-Drakensberg Park, one of South Africa’s prime ecotourist destinations and a World...

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Robben Island, once described by Nelson Mandela as “the harshest, most iron-fisted outpost in the South African penal system,” has become a pivotal international symbol of...

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Scene of the famous Siege of Mafikeng during the Anglo-Boer War, Mafikeng offers an interesting combination of colonial and modern Africa with Victorian buildings standing...

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This natural World Heritage Site and home to one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature is a haven of magnificent mountains plunging into crystal seas fringed with the white sands of...

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Mapungubwe, at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe rivers, developed into the largest kingdom in the subcontinent before it was abandoned in the 14th century. What...

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The 160 000ha Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape of dramatic mountainous desert in north-western South Africa is communally owned and managed. This site sustains the...

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