If you’ve been gunning to tick off all of South Africa’s heritage sites from your list, it’s just gotten a little longer – the ǂKhomani Cultural Landscape has been inscribed as a UNESCO site.

Located in the north of South Africa at the border with Botswana and Namibia, and coinciding with the Kalahari-Gemsbok Park (collectively the Kgalagadi Transfontier Park in the three countries), the area has long been home to the ǂKhomani San people, with evidence of their activity since the Stone Age. One of the last communities of San people in the country to retain traditional ways of living as well as a legacy of artistic expression and natural knowledge needed to survive the harsh desert over centuries, the ǂKhomani community has dedicated much time and effort to conserving the landscape and their culture.

That makes a total of nine UNESCO heritage sites for South Africa including such favourites as iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Robben Island, the Drakensberg-Maloti Park, Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape among others. (Full list here).


Have you been to any? Which are on your to-see list? Make it happen with one of our tours that include a visit to at least one UNESCO heritage site: