robben island afrikaans: robbeneiland is an island in table bay, 6.9 kilometres 4.3 mi west of the coast of bloubergstrand, cape town, south africa.it takes its name from the dutch word for seals robben , hence the dutch/afrikaans name robbeneiland which translates to seal s island.robben island is roughly oval in shape, 3.3 km 2.1 mi long north-south, and 1.9 km 1.2 mi wide, with an .
the table mountain national park marine protected area around the cape peninsula is a popular diving region in the vicinity of cape town, south africa, with more than 200 named dive sites, many of which have been surveyed and mapped.the cape peninsula marks the boundary between the cool temperate benguela ecoregion, which extends from namibia to cape point, and is dominated by the cold .
blombos cave is an archaeological site located in blomboschfontein nature reserve, about 300 km east of cape town on the southern cape coastline, south africa.the cave contains middle stone age msa deposits currently dated at between c. 100,000 and 70,000 years before present bp , and a late stone age sequence dated at between 2000 and 300 years bp.
the bontebok damaliscus pygargus is an antelope found in south africa, lesotho and namibia.the bontebok has two subspecies; the bontebok damaliscus pygargus pygargus , occurring naturally in the fynbos and renosterveld areas of the western cape, and the blesbok damaliscus pygargus phillipsi occurring in the highveld.. the bontebok is related to the common tsessebe
south africa south africa is a famous destination for game hunting, with its large biodiversity and therefore rather impressive variety of game species. many creatures have returned to former areas from which they were once taken from as a result of being killed for big-game hunting .
ottosdal is a small town situated at an altitude of 1,479 meters 4,855 feet on the branch railway line from makwassie in the central north west province of south africa. main routes to and from major population and economic centers, i.e. pretoria , johannesburg and vereeniging , to namibia and botswana pass through it.
boomplaas cave is located in the cango valley in the foothills of the swartberg mountain range, north of oudtshoorn, eden district municipality in the western cape province, south africa.it has a 5 m 16 ft deep stratified archaeological sequence of human presence, occupation and hunter-gatherer/herder acculturation dating back 80,000 years.
agriotherium is an extinct genus of bears whose fossils are found in miocene through pleistocene-aged strata of north america, europe, africa, and asia.this long-lived genus persisted from at least 11.6–2.5 mya. materials from the late-surviving a. africanum in africa have suggested that a. africanum died out during the early gelasian.
klerksdorp spheres are small objects, often spherical to disc-shaped, that have been collected by miners and rockhounds from 3-billion-year-old pyrophyllite deposits mined by wonderstone ltd., near ottosdal, south africa.they have been cited by some alternative researchers and reporters in books, popular articles, and many web pages as inexplicable out-of-place artifacts that could only have .
the austin roberts memorial sanctuary is a 11.76 ha 29.1 acres nature reserve located in the walkerspruit open space system, in the nieuw muckleneuk suburb of pretoria, south africa.it became the first refuge in pretoria when it was opened by the then mayor of pretoria, mr. w. j. seymore, on 27 october 1956. it was officially proclaimed as a nature reserve on 26 february 1958 .
history. greenside lies on land that once made up the braamfontein farm, one of many large farms that makes what is johannesburg and its suburbs. the farm land was bought in 1886 by lourens geldenhuys for its mining rights as it was hoped that the confidence reef would extend into his farm but it did not. land remained as a farm and by 1891 it was divided, along what is now orange road .
drimolen main quarry dmq all the hominin remains have been recovered from the classic area of the site known as the drimolen main quarry dmq , and include remains of paranthropus robustus and early homo. dmq has also yielded some of the world's oldest bone tools and some of south africa's oldest stone tools.
elands bay cave is located near the mouth of the verlorenvlei estuary on the atlantic coast of south africa's western cape province. the climate has continuously become drier since the habitation of hunter-gatherers in the later pleistocene.the archaeological remains recovered from previous excavations at elands bay cave have been studied to help answer questions regarding the relationship of .
the rising star cave system also known as westminster or empire cave is located in the malmani dolomites, in bloubank river valley, about 800 meters 0.50 miles; 2,600 feet southwest of swartkrans, part of the cradle of humankind world heritage site in south africa. recreational caving has occurred there since the 1960s.
the roots of the south african wine industry can be traced to the explorations of the dutch east india company, which established a supply station in what is now cape town. a dutch surgeon, jan van riebeeck, was assigned the task of managing the station and planting vineyards to produce wines and grapes.
south africa. the big hole – a former diamond mine in kimberley, dug to 240 m 790 ft between 1871 and 1914, making it the deepest hand-excavated pit in the world. now a museum. the jagersfontein mine – operating between 1888 and 1971. this was hand-excavated to 201 m 660 ft by 1911, and the hand-dug pit was sightly larger than the big hole.
south africa is one of the worst affected countries in the world when it comes to invasion by alien species with many e.g., black wattle, port jackson willow, hakea, lantana and jacaranda posing a significant threat to the native biodiversity and the