Discover Mzanzi Map

Let your little one rebuild some of Mzansi’s most iconic landmarks, from the Kruger National Park to the Cradle of Humankind. While they’re at it, they can learn a thing or two about these well-known attractions here.

Cradle of Humankind

Some of the oldest fossils in history were found here. In fact, close to half of all human ancestor remains ever discovered were found at the Cradle of Humankind. Prehistoric tools have also been found at the site, as well as evidence of the first human-made fire.

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Hole-in-the-Wall

According to geologists, the Hole-in-the-Wall is at least 260 million years old. Geologists believe the hole was formed by waves that continuously crashed against the cliff. However, legend has it that a young woman once fell in love with a sea god, but her fellow villagers didn’t approve of the relationship. The sea god consulted his people, and they came up with a plan to rescue the young woman from the disapproving villagers. The sea god and his people sent a giant fish to ram the cliff that separates them from the villagers. The sea god rode to the village on a massive wave and took the young woman to her new home. The huge hole in the cliff remains there to this day.

Addo Elephant National Park

Founded in 1931, Addo Elephant National Park was initially built to protect the eleven remaining elephants in the area. Fast forward to 2022, and the park is now home to 600 elephants, 400 Cape buffaloes, 48 rhinos, and a lot of antelope.

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Muizenberg Beach

There’s no denying that these iconic beach huts are a sight for sore eyes, but what exactly are they used for? Glad you asked! Apart from offering shelter from the elements, these retro wooden boxes are also used as changing rooms or for storing personal belongings.

The Wild Coast

There’s plenty to enjoy here. First, there’s the annual Sardine Run, where billions of sardines move along the east coast. Then there’s Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks, two world-revered dive sites on the coast. And how can we forget the 6 internationally awarded beaches, where you can do everything from surfing to snorkelling?

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Kruger National Park

With parts of it in Limpopo and others in Mpumalanga, you probably have a good idea of how big this park is (it’s 350 kilometres long and 60 kilometres wide, in case you were wondering). It was officially proclaimed a national park in 1926, making it the oldest game reserve in Africa. It is currently home to over 2 000 plant species, 500 bird species and the Big 5.