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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20 October 2015More wildlife for Erin Game Ranch

The South African National Parks (SANParks) wildlife capture team recently delivered 13 ostriches, 14 eland and five giraffe to the !Khomani San’s Erin Game Ranch, south of Kgalagadi Transfrontier P

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18 May 2015‡Khomani San’s Erin Tented Camp now open

Providing tourists with an exciting alternative to the campsites and traditional bush camp, Erin Tented Camp was opened on 13 May 2015. The camp is situated on Erin Game Ranch, south of the Ae!Hai Kal

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19 July 2012Translocation of game to the ‡Khomani San's Erin game farm

As part of the 2002 land settlement agreement reached between the ‡Khomani San and Mier communities, the government of South Africa and South African National Parks (SANParks), it had been agreed th

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10 October 2011Features of the !Ae!Hai Kalahari Heritage Park

Apart from the spectacular landscape of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, the !Ae!Hai Kalahari Heritage Park also offers a variety of activities to visitors. These include sharing the Bushman hunter-

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26 November 2009SA Lottery supports !Ae!Hai Kalahari Heritage Park

South Africa's National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund has made a significant contribution to the development of the !Ae!Hai Kalahari Heritage Park. The generous donation of R4.8 million will help pr

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