South Africa's World heritage sites
A World Heritage Site is declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco). For a place to be included on the World Heritage list it has to meet certain requirements. There are two types of World Heritage Sites. The first represents cultural and the second natural heritage (read more).
South Africa has 6 places declared as World Heritage Sites, they were chosen because they meet the Unesco requirements for the declaration of a World Heritage Site.These are:
A serial site - in Cape Province, South Africa - made up of eight protected areas
Declared Heritage Site in 1999. It sits 12 km from Cape Town across St Helena Bay.
Sterkfontein Valley (Cradle of Humankind), includes remains of hominids from about 2 to 3.3 million years ago.
The Greater St. Lucia Wetlands Park is South Africa's first Natural World Heritage Site.
The park is 240 000 hectares large and is filled with beautiful rivers, wetlands, indigenous forests e.t.c.
The ancient city of Mapungubwe (meaning ‘hill of the jackal’) is an Iron Age archaeological site