The Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains in Mpumalanga, South Africa have officially been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site (WHS) after being on the tentative list for a number of years, according to Tourism Update.
The World Heritage Committee inscribed the mountains on Monday (July 2), after the decision was taken at the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee of Unesco, which took place in Manama, Bahrain, from June 29-30, where Arts and Culture Minister, Nathi Mthethwa represented South Africa.
This marks the tenth site in South Africa to be inscribed by the world heritage body since the country became a member in 1997.
The mountain range lies within the sub-tropical lowland region in the north-east of South Africa, containing some the world’s best preserved, oldest and diverse sequence of volcanic and sedimentary rock, dating back 3.5 billion years.
Source : Travel Info