World Heritage Day: South African Tourism hosts Virtual Heritage Tour

There are ten World Heritage sites in South Africa, as declared by UNESCO, given their significance in evolution and historical importance.

South African Tourism has released a video taking Indian audiences on a tour across significant heritage sites, including uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, the Cradle of Humankind, Richtersveld  Cultural & Botanical Landscape and Robben Island.

The ukhahlamba drakensberg park is renowned for its spectacular natural landscape.
The uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park is renowned for its spectacular natural landscape.

Amplified via the tourism boards official social media handles on World Heritage Day, the video celebrates the rich heritage and natural resources of the Rainbow Nation. The social media video can be viewed here: TwitterInstagramFacebook.

“South Africans take great pride in the land and culture that we’ve been handed down. We will continue to take good care of, preserve and pass on these gems to future generations,” says Neliswa Nkani, Hub Head – Middle East, India and South East Asia, South African Tourism.

South Africa boasts a remarkable number of World Heritage Sites. There are ten Sites in total as declared by UNESCO, given their significance in evolution and historical importance.

“Each Heritage Site in South Africa has a beautiful, unique story to tell. The Cradle of Humankind holds clues and tells the story of the origin of man dating back several million years. Robben Island – where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years – is a testament to courage and a reminder that an equal world can be a reality. The ǂKhomani Cultural Landscape houses a small group of the ǂKhomani San a people who, until recently, were thought to have vanished,” she says.

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