A list of organisations and institutions relating to the archive with links to their websites.

Heritage Sites

Heritage sites and heritage links

Heritage sites and other heritage resources

Alexandria Coastal Dunefields
Alexandria Coastal Dunefield is the largest, most impressive and least degraded dunefield in South Africa and arguably one of the most spectacular in the world.

The Barberton Mountain Land, Barberton Greenstone Belt or Makhonjwa Mountains
The area contains the oldest well preserved sequence of volcanic and sedimentary rocks on Earth. These highly accessible exposures of Archaean rocks have characteristics that provide an unparalleled repository of scientific information about the early Earth.

The Cape Arc of Meridian
Together with the Struve Arc (a chain of survey triangulations stretching from Hammersfest in Norway to the Black Sea, through 10 countries and over 2,820km in the northern hemisphere), The Cape Arc of Meridian confirmed the measurements taken to determine the exact size and shape of our planet.

Cape Floral Region Protected Areas
The features that make the Cape Floral Region unique in the world are the exceptionally high plant species richness and endemism with almost 70% of the 9 500 plant species endemic to the region.

The Cape Winelands Cultural Landscape
The Cape Winelands is an outstanding example of a cultural landscape enriched by influences accumulated from four continents (Africa, Asia and the East Indies, Europe and Northern America), natural elements ideally suited for viticulture and situated in a dramatic environment where a unique vernacular architecture developed

Fossil Hominid Sites of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai, and Environs
The Taung Skull Fossil Site, part of the extension to the site inscribed in 1999, is the place where in 1924 the celebrated Taung Skull – a specimen of the species Australopithecus africanus – was found.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park
The site at St Lucia contains critical habitats for a range of species from Africa’s marine, wetland and savannah environments.

Liberation Heritage route
African Liberation Heritage as a common heritage of shared global values (Human Rights, Freedom, Democracy).

Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site.

The Namaqualand Copper Mining Landscape
The Namaqualand Copper Mining Landscape is the site of the first sustained modern mining operation in Southern Africa

Pilgrim’s Rest Reduction Works Industrial Heritage Site
Pilgrim’s Rest was declared a gold field on 22 September 1873 and by the end of that year there were some 1500diggers working 4000 claims in and around Pilgrim’s Rest.

Pleistocene occupation sites of Klasies River, Border Cave, Wonderwerk Cave and comparable sites relating to the emergence of modern humans
The oldest remains of anatomicallymodern humans (Homo sapiens) anywhere in the world were found at the site.

Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape
The 160,000 ha Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape of dramatic mountainous desert in north-western South Africa constitutes a cultural landscape communally owned and managed.

Robben Island Museum
Robben Island was designated as a world heritage site in 1999; the Museum was established in 1996

Succulent Karoo Protected Areas
The Succulent Karoo biome is an internationally recognized biodiversity hotspot, and is the world’s only arid hotspot.

Tswaing Meteorite Crater
This crater, formerly known as the Pretoria Saltpan (or Zoutpan), is situated 40 km north to the west of Pretoria. It is one of the best-preserved terrestrial meteorite impact craters anywhere in the world.

uKhahlamba / Drakensberg Park
This spectacular natural site also contains many caves and rock-shelters with the largest and most concentrated group of paintings in Africa south of the Sahara, made by the San people over a period of 4,000 years.

Vredefort Dome
The development of a Integrated Management Plan (IMP) for the Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site (VDWHS).

The !Xam Khomani Heartland
The !Xam area in a unique way links the memory of a vanished people, their language and culture, spiritual connection to their environment and contribution to the meaning of Southern African rock art.

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