South Africa: Where humankind first stood upright and where Mandela showed the world how to stand up for freedom; SouthAfrica.net


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South Africa – Robben Island

Visit the land with a cultural heritage as rich and vibrant as its people.

South Africa, with its abundance of rich fossil sites, is not only widely regarded as the cradle of modern man. It’s also seen by many as the birthplace of modern humanity, as shown by the remarkable leader who walked out of jail and united a nation – Nelson Mandela.

The country boasts rich cultural heritage, from tracing its journey to democracy to celebrating its proud indigenous traditions, such as Ndebele art to the Zulu reed dance.

But its staggering array of historical sites extend back even further – to the dawn of early man. Visitors have the rare opportunity to explore the same caves where our forebears once walked, hunted and foraged.

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