Mapungubwe is set hard against the northern border of South Africa, joining Zimbabwe and Botswana. It is an open, expansive savannah landscape at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe rivers. Mapungubwe developed into the largest kingdom in the sub-continent before it was abandoned in the 14th century. What survives are the almost untouched remains of the palace sites and also the entire settlement area dependent upon them, as well as two earlier capital sites, the whole presenting an unrivalled picture of the development of social and political structures over some 400 years.

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Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape

DATA

Region
Africa
Country
South Africa 
Category
Cultural
Name
Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape
Selection Criteria (?)
(ii)(iii)(iv)(v)
Year of Registered
2003
Keyword
Cultural Landscape, Registered in 2003