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
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.