Fossil Hominid Sites

Cradle of Humankind

Year inscribed: 1999, 2005
Location: Gauteng, Limpopo and North West, 25º 55' 45" S 27º 47' 20" E
Type: Cultural heritage

Known in South Africa as the Cradle of Humankind, the region of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai and environs has one of the world's richest concentrations of hominid fossils, evidence of human evolution over the last 3.5-million years.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Year inscribed: 1999
Location: KwaZulu-Natal, 27º 50' 20" S 32º 33' E
Type: Natural heritage

On 1 November 2007, South Africa's first World Heritage Site, the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, was given a new name that better reflects its unique African identity: the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.