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South Africa’s Unesco World Heritage Sites

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.

SA's eighth World Heritage Site

SA’s eighth World Heritage Site

The Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape has become the eighth South African site to be inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage List as a place of "outstanding value to humanity". The mountainous desert landscape is owned and managed by the Nama people, the last practitioners of a semi-nomadic pastoral livelihood at least two millennia old.


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