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ǂKhomani Cultural Landscape a World Heritage Site

10 July 2017

On 8 July 2017, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee inscribed the ǂKhomani Cultural Landscape in South Africa on the list of World Heritage Sites.
The ǂKhomani Cultural Landscape is located at the border with Botswana and Namibia in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

The large expanse of sand contains evidence of human occupation from the Stone Age to the present and is associated with the culture of the formally nomade ǂKhomani San people and the strategies that allowed them to adapt to harsh desert conditions. They developed a specific ethnobotanical knowledge, cultural practices and a worldview related to the geographical features of their environment.

The ǂKhomani Cultural Landscape bears testimony to the way of life that prevailed in the region and shaped the site over thousands of years. See more here.

Peace Parks Foundation has been working with South Africa’s National Lotteries Commission, the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and Rotary Deutschland Gemeindienst since 2009 to develop the !Ae!Hai Kalahari Heritage Park, which aims to preserve the cultural and traditional knowledge of these indigenous communities, while improving their opportunities to earn a livelihood.

15 June 2017Astounding success of Erin

Tourism Officer for the Khomani San, Dirk Pienaar, says something meaningful has been started from nothing by Peace Parks Foundation, which manages the ‘Khomani San – Living in Peace’ project, s

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1 June 2017Khomani San Rising

Descendents of the original inhabitants of southern Africa, the Khomani San of the Kalahari are revered for their intimate knowledge of bush lore. These skills are now being transformed into sustainab

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21 July 2016SANParks donation of zebra to ‡Khomani San

The ‡Khomani San of the !Ae!Hai Kalahari Heritage Park in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park were delighted when SANParks recently brought nine, and then another 11, zebra to their Erin Game Ranch.

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5 January 2016Kgalagadi lion research

Visitors come from far and wide to see the magnificent lion of the Kgalagadi, the apex predator of the transfrontier park. Following an outbreak of canine distemper in 2009, a population survey detect

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17 June 2015Kgalagadi ninth in the Top 50 Best Safari Parks of Africa

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park has been ranked ninth in the Top 50 Best Safari Parks of Africa. Numerous parks that are part of southern Africa's transfrontier conservation areas are also in the Top 50.

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28 May 2015Enhancing visitors' experience of Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

In an endeavour to make visitors’ stay more enjoyable, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park management decided to conduct induction sessions for their staff, particularly their frontline staff who deal

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20 January 2015Seamless management of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

In Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, staff from Botswana and South Africa work together to ensure that visitors adhere to park regulations in order to protect the fragile desert environment and its wildli

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6 January 2015Kgalagadi now has WiFi

In follow-up to the previous report, when WiFi was installed at Twee Rivieren/Two Rivers entrance gate and rest camp, the service has now been extended.

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14 November 2014Kgalagadi Lion Research Project

Thanks to a donation from the Turner Foundation, Peace Parks Foundation is supporting a Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park lion research project, implemented under the auspices of South African National Par

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