South African piece in puzzle of human evolution; Justin Adams; Monash Lens

The discovery of a child’s skull in the Drimolen cave system, in South Africa’s “Cradle of Humankind”, is not only the earliest fossil specimen of Homo erectus, but proves three species of human ancestors lived in the same place at the same time, adding to our knowledge of evolution. Read more at Monash Lens.

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They survived centuries of elephant onslaught. Now climate change is killing these iconic baobabs; Tristen Taylor & Nathalie Bertrams; Monga Bay

Scraping sounds fill the nights at Mapungubwe, a national park at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe rivers, where the borders of Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa meet. Families of elephants relentlessly tear the bark off ancient baobabs, scraping their tusks on the trees and digging deep into their cores to extract the fibrous, moisture-rich interior.

Source: They survived centuries of elephant onslaught. Now climate change is killing these iconic baobabs

Top 9 things to do in Cape Town during summer; Amit & Anindita; FMT

Relaxing is easy in South Africa’s most beautiful city, with its beaches, lively art scene and excellent shopping.

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The continued threat of coal mining at the Mapungubwe world heritage site; Ndukuyakhe Ndlovu; The Conversation

Without a clear framework within which decisions can be made, heritage resources will forever be threatened by development.

Source: The continued threat of coal mining at the Mapungubwe world heritage site

10 Little-Known Destinations In South Africa That Everyone Must See; Nathaniel Whelan; World Atlas

From elephant sanctuaries to diverse wetlands, the following list gives a brief glimpse at ten little-known destinations in South Africa that everyone must see.

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Life In Lockdown | Day 35: Take a virtual tour of Robben Island; Nomvelo Masango; Times Live

While the idea of touring an infamous prison from the comfort of your couch may seem weird at first, you’ll be glad you did.

Source: LIFE IN LOCKDOWN | Day 35: Take a virtual tour of Robben Island

Discover the cradle of life; Gabrielle Jacobs; Getaway

This UNESCO World Heritage Site contains the world’s largest assemblage of hominin fossils and is key to understanding how humankind evolved.

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5 African attractions after Covid-19 impact on the continent; Clinton Moodley; IOL

Many African countries have closed down their famed attractions to prevent the spread of coronavirus. We showcase five affected.

Source: PICS: 5 African attractions after Covid-19 impact on the continent

The return of South Africa’s sea turtles, a conservation success story; Melanie van Zyl; SCMP

KwaZulu-Natal’s Sea Turtle programme has seen leatherbacks and loggerheads nesting in ever greater numbers.

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Living In Lockdown: The 7 Best UNESCO World Heritage Sites You Can Visit Without Leaving Home; Sandra MacGregor; Forbes

The coronavirus has brought travel to a standstill. But thanks to Google and UNESCO, you can visit many of the world’s best World Heritage Sites without the crowds or the jet lag.

Source: Living In Lockdown: The 7 Best UNESCO World Heritage Sites You Can Visit Without Leaving Home

13 Cool Things to Do in South Africa in 2020; Matt; Nomadic Matt

Planning a trip to South Africa? This guide can help you decide what to do! It has a list of Matt’s favorite things to do when in the country.

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Take a trip to South Africa’s 10 Unesco World Heritage Sites; Lauren Anthony; Zululand Observer

South Africa is overflowing with tourist-friendly spots, including 10 Unesco World Heritage Sites, all of which are worth a visit…

Source: BLOGGING THE VIEW: Take a trip to South Africa’s 10 Unesco World Heritage Sites – Zululand Observer

Ten Things to do in KwaZulu Natal; Dawn Jorgensen; The Incidental Tourist.

Ten Things to do in KwaZulu Natal. The sultry city of Durban hugs the Indian Ocean, drawing crowds to its expansive beaches and warm waters, teasing with a relaxed confidence, myriad attractions and rich cultural diversity.

Source: Ten Things to do in KwaZulu Natal. | The Incidental Tourist.

Explore the inexhaustible riches of South Africa; On Manorama

Tourism is a thriving industry for South Africa.. South Africa. Travel. Cape Town. Johannesburg. Helicopter ride.

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Beach guide: Discovering ten untouched coastlines of KwaZulu-Natal; Shannon Correia; The South African

Visiting KwaZulu-Natal? The South African has rounded up some of the province’s best where crowds are few and fun is plentiful.

Source: Beach guide: Discovering ten untouched coastlines of KwaZulu-Natal

How to design a forest fit to heal the planet; Heather Plumpton; EconoTimes

Source: How to design a forest fit to heal the planet – EconoTimes

Photographer’s Guide: Sodwana Bay by Kate Jonker; Adam Hanlon; Wet Pixel

Wetpixel is the premiere community website dedicated to underwater photography and videography…

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South Africa’s eight spectacular World Heritage Sites; The Citizen

Robben Island is most famous as the place where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 of his 27 years in jail.

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Western Cape; The South African

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15 UNESCO World Heritage Sites worth seeing for yourself; Leila Stein; Getaway

Choose a UNESCO World Heritage sites for your next trip. These protected locations have been chosen as being of ‘outstanding value to humanity.’

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