02 July 2018

South Africa: The Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

The Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains in Mpumalanga is South Africa's 10th UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site today (02 July 2018) at the 42nd World Heritage Committee Session of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) held in Manama, Bahrain. The Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains is a range of small mountains and hills that covers an area of 120 km by 60 km. It provides the world with evidence on life formation that dates back more than 3 billion years. The mountain range has the most remarkable geological evidence of rock layers that formed between 3.2 and 3.5 million years ago. Along with their exceptional geology, the Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains are rich in wild plants, animals and beautiful scenery.

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