Enhancing our heritage monitoring and managing for success in world natural heritage sites world heritage in young hands visual arts workshop 2005 technical and preparatory assistance for the inscription of isimangaliso wetland park and maloti drakensberg park south africa and lesotho. South africa is home to eight of the worlds official heritage sites as determined by unescos world heritage committee.
South africa is home to seven of the worlds official heritage sites as determined by unescos world heritage committee.
World heritage sites in south africa. It is located in cape town south africa. World heritage sites in south africa. As of 2018 there are nine world heritage sites in south africa including four cultural sites four natural sites and one mixed site.
The committee seeks to encourage the identification protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. South africa is home to no fewer than ten unesco world heritage sites testifying to its wonderful variety across the boards of cultural historical and natural treasures. This cultural site was included in the list of unesco world heritage sites in south africa in 1999.
A short distance off the coast of cape town croger de la harpe. Below is a list of world heritage sites that you. South african world heritage sites are fascinating places to visit.
Cultural sites make up 6 of the 10 sites confirming south africa as a global hotspot for both cultural and natural treasures. Unesco world heritage sites in south africa. With unesco soon to announce the 2019 entrants to the world heritage site list we take a look at south africas 10 existing heritage sites.
The country has a total of 4 cultural 3 natural and one mixed cultural and natural heritage sites. It is within sight of table bay bloubergstrand sea point and camps bay and it is clearly visible from the top of table mountain. Robben island is best known as being the site where former south african president nelson mandela was imprisoned for 18 years of the 27 total years in prison.
South africa is home to eight united nations educational scientific and cultural organization unesco world heritage sites that highlight places of importance to cultural or natural heritage while showcasing the extraordinary beauty of the country. Evidence of early humans at. South africa accepted the convention on 10 july 1997 making its historical sites eligible for inclusion on the list.
It is situated about 10 kilometres away. Robben island is located a short distance off the coast of cape town.