The designation was a new one that came into effect with the introduction of the act on 1 april 2000. This is a list of national and provincial heritage sites in south africa as declared by the south african heritage resource agency sahra and the nine provincial heritage resources authorities.
Sahra identifier site name description town district nhra status coordinates image 922100001 cycads modjadjiskraal bolobedu district these striking plants occur in abundance on the slopes of what used to be regarded as the sacred mountain in the modjadji reserve north east of polokwane.
Heritage sites in gauteng province. Some of these have evidence of early fossil hominids including australopithecines paranthropines and early homo dating back to at least the last three million year krugersdorp national heritage site. The cradle of humankind one of south africas eight world heritage sites and the only one in gauteng is approximately 45km north west of johannesburg. Heritage sites in gauteng.
Weve found 50 places for you. Twelve fossil sites in the cradle of humankind have been declared national heritage sites. Provincial heritage sites in south africa are places that are of historic or cultural importance within the context of the province concerned and which are for this reason declared in terms of section 28 of the national heritage resources act nhra or legislation of the applicable province.
The cradle of humankind world heritage site at sterkfontein in northwest gauteng has produced more fossils of our ancestors and their early relatives the hominids than any other site in the world. September is tourism month in south africa and this years theme is a million new opportunities await. Townships battlefields and gravesites scattered throughout the province bear witness to the challenges faced by the the people of gauteng.
September is also heritage month in south africa providing the opportunity to explore gautengs heritage sites. The cradle of humankind a world heritage site is located remarkably less than an hour from both johannesburg and pretoria and yet feels eons away from the big city. Declared a world heritage site by unesco in 1999 the site currently occupies 47000 hectares 180 sq mi and contains a complex of limestone caves.
Read more. The cradle of humankind is a paleoanthropological site about 50 km 31 mi northwest of johannesburg south africa in the gauteng province. The list is maintained by sahra by means of an online publicly accessible database the south african heritage resources information system sahris that also serves as an integrated national.