Category: South Africa

Heritage crime: Has the Robben Island Museum been left to decay?; Lauren Isaacs; Eyewitness News

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After recent reports about the neglected state of the Robben Island Museum, Eyewitness News visited the World Heritage Site to see for itself.

Source: Heritage crime: Has the Robben Island Museum been left to decay?

Rocking Barberton’s Makhonjwa Geotrail; Lauren Dold; Getaway

Lauren Dold go geological at South Africa’s most recent Unesco World Heritage Site at Barberton and bring you a look at a revamped glamping lodge near Badplaas.

Source: Rocking Barberton’s Makhonjwa Geotrail

R4bn development planned to upgrade Isimangaliso; Property 24

An ambitious R4-billion development plan is being rolled out at iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Source: R4bn development planned to upgrade Isimangaliso

COVID-19 travel: Daycation options close to Cape Town; Mia Russell; South African

Nervous to travel too widely? Here are some day outings on offer within easy reach of Cape Town.

Source: COVID-19 travel: Daycation options close to Cape Town

Virtually explore captivating Cape Town; Lydia Schrandt; 10Best

Take a tour of Cape Town, South Africa’s sophisticated city, without leaving the comfort of your home.

Source: Virtually explore captivating Cape Town

Tourism KZN promotes northern parks to draw visitors back; Mia Russell; The South African

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Tourism and Heritage Month puts the spotlight on rural development in this lush province of South Africa.

Source: Tourism KZN promotes northern parks to draw visitors back

Tourism Month: How Simangaliso Wetland Park cemented itself as top global tourist destination; IOL

iSimangaliso Wetland Park named among 38 trips worldwide that travel experts want you to take.

Source: Tourism Month: How Simangaliso Wetland Park cemented itself as top global tourist destination

Swartberg Pass route detail; TomTom

Ostrich farms, red cliffs and lush fields: explore Swartberg Nature Reserve…

Source: Swartberg Pass route detail | TomTom

Penguins and Protea: Cape Point Peninsula; DrFumbleFinger; Travel Gumbo

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5 ways to make your trip along the Garden Route sustainable; Biz Community

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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.

Source: South African piece in puzzle of human evolution – Monash Lens

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

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

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.

Source: Discover the cradle of life

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.

Source: The return of South Africa’s sea turtles, a conservation success story

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

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.

Source: South Africa’s eight spectacular World Heritage Sites

Western Cape; The South African

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