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Vredefort Dome

Vredefort Dome – the world’s biggest meteor crater

Two billion years ago a meteor bigger than Table Mountain hit the earth near what is today Johannesburg. The impact caused an explosion equivalent to a trillion tons of dynamite, turning 70 cubic kilometres of rock to dust - and possibly altering the earth's climate to make multicellular life possible. This is the Vredefort Dome.

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.

South Africa’s heritage is world class

South Africa has eight World Heritage Sites, places identified by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to be of "outstanding value to humanity".

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