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Robben Island is most famous as the place where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 of his 27 years in jail.
Source: Western Cape
Choose a UNESCO World Heritage sites for your next trip. These protected locations have been chosen as being of ‘outstanding value to humanity.’
The town of St. Lucia is one of those hidden little gems with unique opportunities to experience nature in all its magnificence.
Spend two weeks touring one of the most beautiful countries in the world, returning with amazing memories of a trip to South Africa. Robert Glazier don’t mind going out on a limb when he says South Africa is one of the most scenically-attractive destinations anywhere. It is blessed with a wonderful climate year-round, which makes it …
With UNESCO soon to announce the 2019 entrants to the World Heritage Site list, Christi Nortier takes a look at South Africa’s 10 existing sites.
Visiting Durban for Africa’s Travel Indaba earlier this year, Sapphire Goss here weighs up the environmental impact of tourism and questions whether it can even be beneficial to local communities…
This week The New York Times featured one of the Karoo’s (and South Africa’s) greatest secrets – Prince Albert, an 18th century village they describe as “an oasis of sorts, a dusty Afrikaans dorp, or farming village” that’s like suddenly “spying the Emerald City after a long trek on the Yellow Brick Road”. Before the […]
From sea to sky, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) shines like no other South African province – its 600km-long, beach-lined coast is an unparalleled playground for visitors and locals alike…
Once upon a time… in a beautiful forest on the magical Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains… writes Sheryn Nader who took these beautiful photographs of nature’s delight in South Africa’s newest world heritage site. Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains in Mpumalanga was officially declared a World Heritage Site in July 2018, becoming South Africa’s 10th World Heritage site, and the […]
Seeing the world is great and all, but South Africa has no shortage when it comes to fun-filled adventures.
Makhonjwa comprises 40% of the Barberton Greenstone Belt, one of the world’s oldest geological structures.
It’s well known that Africa is one of the most — if not THE most — geographically diverse places in the entire world. It should come as no surprise then that it would also feature some of the most interesting and unique mountain ranges and peaks.
Each is unique and offer a range of experiences, including plant life, wildlife, majestic mountain views, cave paintings and more.
Long before the formation of the African continent, the Makhonjwa Mountains pierced the surface of the ocean and witnessed the evolution of life.
New coal mining operations could threaten South Africa’s Mapungubwe World Heritage Site.