The oldest visible meteor crater on earth. The island prison that held Nelson Mandela. The remains of an ancient African city state. Evidence of the earliest humans, and the richest and most beautiful collection of cave paintings south of the Sahara. South Africa is home to eight Unesco World Heritage Sites.
The Prestwich Memorial, built in memory of Cape slaves whose bones were unearthed during construction of an apartment block, houses the first ossuary in the country. It is one of several sites that pay homage to South Africa's ancestors, among whom are slaves and kings.
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