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The Richest Wonders of Africa’s Cultural Heritage

Africa is endowed and blessed with great people and culture that the world marvels at; from landmass, to food, to the rich climate to her dressing, and general way of life is something to be proud of. Africa is unique and distinct as there are so many untapped resources while visiting the destinations of attractions scattered across the continent. Below we present (from the least) the top three richest wonders of Africa’s cultural heritage you should visit for your tourism.

3. The Land of the Berbers

Berber Morocco
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Morocco is a sanctuary for holidaymakers and for tourists with over 10 million tourists visiting Morocco in 2019 alone. Though, Morocco can get very hot to an extent, but it can also get chilly despite not being regarded as a desert. Starting from the Capital city of Casablanca there you can visit the Hassan II Mosque Completed in 1993, and located next to the Atlantic Ocean which offers visitors the chance to assess the spectacular mosque while enjoying the cool ocean breeze. You can visit the Hassan II Mosque which is the largest mosque in Africa and features the tallest minarets in the world with mouthwatering beauty of spirituality and craftsmanship combined.

You may wish to visit the only museum in the entire Arab world that is dedicated to Jews alone where you’ll learn about the interesting Jewish heritage, culture and history; also the astonishing 19th century Bahia citadel after taking a walk in the gardens and the courtyards is another glittering wonder to behold. Now the Agadir, renowned for its stunning and clean beaches and uninterrupted stretch of sand, being the most modern city in Morocco, is also one of the most beautiful places in Morocco.

For proper relaxation, the Agadir beach is an astonishing place to visit. Sitting next to the Atlantic Ocean on the southern coast of Morocco, the Tagharte Beach in Essaouria is another fine beach. While taking a walk on the stretch of yellow sand along the ocean swimming in the water, you can have a life changing structure and body freshness through assimilating some vitamin D there.

Since I call it the Land of the Berbers, your visit to Morocco would be incomplete without experiencing the rich culture of the local indigenes. In the scenic Ourika Valley from the Setti Fatma Waterfalls, to rafting and exploring the seven-level waterfalls after a convoluted walk on crooked paths, there you can find the local Berber people.

2. The Ancient Land of the Pharaohs

Egypt

Egypt has got one of the ancient cultures in Africa dating as far back as 180BC. It’s a perfect example of a non-chaotic coexistence which you have probably read of in the Holy books. Egypt is full of Muslims, but it’s not without Christians too. In the land of the Pharaohs, the Great Pyramid Complex in the Giza plateau in Cairo, where they’re still standing, is certainly the place where you should visit; safe-guarded by the mysterious Sphinx and built as tombs for the powerful Pharaohs.

The architectural wonders of this ancient civil engineering will leave you utterly fascinated as they are the last surviving of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient Kingdom, which are the Great Pyramids of Khafre, the Great Giza, and the Pyramids of Menkaure. The God-Trodden in Mount Sinai also known as the Sacred Monastery is strategically situated at the foot of Mount Sinai, where Moses received the Ten Commandments. After viewing the incredibly rich collection of religious items, you can climb the famous Steps of Repentance or hike up Mount Sinai and watch as the sun rises or sets.

Also, the Egyptian Museum which is one of the world’s richest museums is too mesmerizing as the quality and quantity of display of the reign of various Pharaohs, ancient arts, and royal mummies’ exhibits will particularly sensitize you. A visit to the district full of mosques, monuments, and Islamic schools of the Islamic Cairo, and the famous iconic bazaar is readily available for you if you’re a fashion ‘freak’ as well as souk Khan el-Khalili market. While watching coral reefs and other fearless fishes do their act of living, the Ras Banas beach in Marsa Alam is where you can swim and dive when you visit.

Other beaches to visit are the Sahl Hasheesh beach in Hurghada, and the Dahab beach on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula. Others are the amazing White Desert, the charming Mediterranean city of Alexandria, the Saint Virgin Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church, and the Valley of the Kings, Siwa Oasis are all yours to discover in Egypt.

1. The Rainbow Nation

Cape Town SA

I will say the Rainbow Nation of South Africa is worth dying for in terms of where to spend your holiday with good weather all year round. The fun in South Africa is nonstop. Whether it’s the beaches of Durban, the rhythms of Johannesburg, the magic of Mpumalanga, the charms of Cape Town, or the sounds of Kwazulu Natal; you’ll definitely be excited beyond your wildest imaginations that you made the trip.

Lesedi Cultural is a Village set amongst rocky hills and bushveld reproduces the original South African traditional homes and customs in 5 traditional sub villages: Xhosa, Zulu, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele. In Ingoma, when you visit, you’ll stare at and listen to mesmerizing stories of Southern Africa told by the beautiful people of Lesedi using traditional music and dances. Also, in the Gauteng region, you’ll explore Sterkfontein Caves located in the Cradle of Humankind in Magaliesburg. This sightseeing will take you deep down into the caves, navigating through dark and tight pathways, until you get to the The Millner Hall. The sheer size and depth of the Sterkfontein Caves is super awesome.

Captivating from the skies in a micro light is Mpumalanga where you can also take a ride on the longest aerial cable trail in the region is another place to visit. Also at the Ama Zwing Zwing Ziplines in the pleasing Magaliesburg Mountains is an unbelievable exploration. You can familiarize yourself with the adventure and excitement of downhill through the jungle when you visit the region of Limpopo, while absorbing the tranquility of your natural surroundings.

Let’s not forget the Western Cape Province is a must; here is the magnificent Table Mountain and experiences of the intrigues of Nature’s Seventh Wonder. The ride to the top is thrilling and it is breathtaking as it is extremely panoramic and sensationally scenic from the top. And a tour to the Franschhoek Winelands where the greatest of wines of the South Africans are made as you travel around some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished vineyards, you will never regret you visited one of richest of Africa’s cultural heritage.

There you have it! What other places would you add to the rich list of Africa’s cultural heritage? Share in the comments section below.

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