History

    Robben Island Prison Museum
    Cradle of Humankind
    Constitution Hill

    History

    • Robben Island Prison Museum

      Robben Island’s place in South Africa’s conflicted past begins with the very start of colonialism as the first Dutch settler, Jan van Riebeeck, clashed with local Khoekhoe leader, Autshumato. Today its lessons are a heritage that belongs to all mankind. They can be learned at the Robben Island Prison Museum. More
    • Cradle of Humankind

      The Cradle of Humankind in South Africa holds the deeply buried secrets of the origins of our species. Now a high-tech visitor centre traces our evolutionary path from distant past to future. Couple this attraction with a visit to an excavation site and make the most of this intriguing World Heritage Site. More
    • Constitution Hill

      Johannesburg’s Constitution Hill remembers the horrors of the past, and yet embraces the promises of the future, marrying them with the reality of the present. It is home to the Constitutional Court, the birthplace of our democracy and protector of our human rights. More
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