Robben Island, Western Cape
Robben Island, Western Cape

A seemingly barren stretch of land adrift in the ocean, Robben Island has held the hopes and dreams of so many for so long.

uKhahlamba-Drakensberg
uKhahlamba-Drakensberg

The uKhahlamba-Drakensberg World Heritage Site is renowned for its stunning river valleys and rocky gorges, where many threatened endemic plant and animal species are to be found.

Cradle of Humankind The Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng
The Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng

The Cradle of Humankind draws visitors from around the world, not for its rural charms but for the fossil record that lies in the network of limestone caves beneath the surface.

Mapungubwe World Heritage Site
Mapungubwe World Heritage Site

During a short but glorious reign, Mapungubwe in the Limpopo Valley was a kingdom that inspired art, trade and, ultimately, a great sense of awe.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Africa
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Africa

Ancient kingdoms, diverse eco-systems, an invasion from space and a modern-day freedom struggle – all these are celebrated at South African World Heritage Sites.

Richtersveld, South Africa Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape
Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape

The /Ai /Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park is home to the Nama people, rare desert mammals and reptiles, as well as thousands of rare plants that flourish in this unique landscape. It forms part of the Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Fynbos and flowers growing on the dunes at Cape Agulhas South Africa's Cape Floral Region
South Africa's Cape Floral Region

Occurring in a small belt of the Western Cape and Eastern Cape, mainly in winter rainfall coastal and mountainous areas, South Africa’s fynbos vegetation is a miracle of survival in adversity and makes up the Cape Floral Kingdom, the smallest region of its kind in the world.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu-Natal
iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu-Natal

The iSimangaliso Wetland Park is a World Heritage Site boasting superlative natural beauty, unique ecological processes and exceptional biodiversity.

The Vredefort Dome Vredefort Dome
Vredefort Dome

Asteroids, meteorites and comets make devastating space invaders that occasionally smack into the Earth’s surface. See the evidence firsthand at Vredefort.