0 Likes

Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site Vaal River view toward Kommando Nek
South Africa

South Africa's seventh World Heritage Site, the Dome shaped Bergland area, is about 120 km from Johannesburg, on both sides of the Vaal River, near the country side towns of Parys and Vredefort.


2023 million years ago, a meteorite as big as table mountain struck the earth and forever change the face of our planet. The resulting impact structure is (because of its size) best viewed from the air or from space. A small region within the Dome Area received World Heritage Status" on 14 Jul 2005.

Internationally known as the "Vredefort Dome", this impact has left a "beauty out of destruction" that is utterly breathtaking, historically fascinating and rich in a unique and diverse micro-ecosystem of fauna and flora.

With over 100 different plant species, more than 300 types of birds, over 70 butterfly species and a variety of small mammals, the site adds real biodiversity value to the area under conservation.

View More »

Copyright: Jacques Philip Cato
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8000x4000
Uploaded: 30/12/2009
Updated: 10/09/2014
Views:

...


Tags: vredefort; dome; world; heritage; site; vaal; river; kommando; nek; parys; south; africa; 7th; seventh; meteorite; impact; ön; earth
comments powered by Disqus

Jacques Philip Cato
Parys Vaal River below Grewar Avenue
Jacques Philip Cato
Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site Vaal River View Toward Hakuna Matata Resort
Jacques Philip Cato
Parys Potchefstroom Bridge Sunset 1
Jacques Philip Cato
Parys Potchefstroom Bridge Sunset 2
Jacques Philip Cato
Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site Windpomp and Hills
Jacques Philip Cato
Parys 1919 Suspension Bridge
Jacques Philip Cato
Parys 1919 Suspension Bridge From Rocks In River
Jacques Philip Cato
Parys Island Golf Course Bridge
Jacques Philip Cato
Parys Information
Jacques Philip Cato
Dutch Reformed Chruch Parys East
Jacques Philip Cato
Vaal River View From Benjoh Fishing Camp
Jacques Philip Cato
Parys Entrance From R59
Rafał Kobyliński
Ruins of a castle in Olsztyn
Ursula & David Molenda
Borobudur (4)
Marko Dronjaks
Castle Acre Priory 1090 (Prior's Bedchamber)
Juan Pablo
Quebradas de las conchas cafayate geomit 1
Ursula & David Molenda
Borobudur
Sergey Kalinin
Home of the pioneers
Marko Dronjaks
Oxburgh Hall 13th century
Willy Kaemena
Hamburg Central Station (2012) HBF
Sergey Kalinin
draw-well
Ursula & David Molenda
Mt Bromo (viewpoint 1)
Scott Harper
Eagle River below Rapids Camp at ERNC
Rafał Kobyliński
Lubelskie Klasyki Nocą Fiat 125
Jacques Philip Cato
Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site Vaal River View Toward Hakuna Matata Resort
Jacques Philip Cato
Alberton Rugby Stadium
Jacques Philip Cato
Reformed Church Noordbrug Potchefstroom
Jacques Philip Cato
Steam Train At Potchefstroom Train Station
Jacques Philip Cato
Schoemansdrift Over The Vaal River
Jacques Philip Cato
UJ Athletics Stadium
Jacques Philip Cato
Snowflake Building In Potchefstroom
Jacques Philip Cato
Parys Potchefstroom Bridge Sunset 2
Jacques Philip Cato
Parys Island Golf Course Bridge
Jacques Philip Cato
Meyersdal and Alberton View
Jacques Philip Cato
View of Meyersdal, Alberton
Jacques Philip Cato
Parys Entrance From R59
More About Africa

Welcome to Africa, AKA the motherland! Check out African Internet Radio while you're scoping the panoramas.The earliest fossil of the homo sapiens family (human beings) was found in Ethiopia, dating back more than 200,000 years. Compared to this length of time, even the "ancient Sumerians" from 6000 B.C. are drooling toddlers.Let's mention a few African heroes you may have heard of, for inspiration in the face of the continued economic inequality and violence which plague Africa today: Nelson Mandela, first democratically elected President of South Africa, who fought against apartheid and served 27 years in prison while advocating freedom and peace. Haile Salassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, who resisted Mussolini and the fascist Italian invasion of WWII, and who is worshipped as an incarnation of God by the Rastafari movement. Kwame Nkrumah, first Prime Minister of Ghana, advocate of uniting Africa in Pan-Africanism. Fela Kuti, inventor of Afrobeat music, who declared his home to be an independent state, ran for president of Nigeria, and to whose funeral ONE MILLION PEOPLE came to pay their respects.In June 2001 the African Union was formed, consisting of 53 African States organized, like in the EU, around common economic and political development.Text by Steve Smith.