The Sacred Site Foundation of Southern Africa is compiling research on the enormous number of Sacred Sites accross Southern Africa. This research will link various disciplines to form a wholistic overview of each Sacred Site, which will include:
- Archaeological research
- Archaeoastronomy research
- Geology research
- Astronomy research
- Anthropological research
- Linguistic research
- Spiritual & metaphysical research
We want to bridge the physical sciences and spiritual and the metaphysical aspects, bringing more to light the importance of these places of the ancients as Sacred Sites, and their cultural and heritage tourism value to South Africa. This Sacred Site research will be updated on this websites on an ongoing basis, as and when it becomes available. Should you be interested in supporting this intitiative, please go our our Donation page to find our Mapping & Community Custodianship Projects.
Sacred Site Mapping
The scale and magnitude of the observatories and Markerstones covering an area over 800 kilometres long is monumental in proportion and defies explanation. Much work remains to be done to document all the known sites, many of which lie on privately owned land and are inaccessible to the public. This Mapping of the Southern African Sacred Sites is one of the primary objectives of the Sacred Sites Foundation of Southern Africa, along with developing a strong network of Community Custodianship projects around the country.
The initial Mapping of the Sacred Sites of Southern Africa is underway! We are developing an interactive map showing areas of Southern Africa where we have documented the sacred sites. When zooming into the area you will see all the sacred sites in and around that portion of southern Africa.
The general information for each site includes: Historical, archeological, geographical, cultural, astronomical, spiritual and metaphysical significance. Plus who the Custodians of that particular sacred site are, and their Contact information; Visiting protocols; restrictions if any, what guides / facilitators are available; How to get there further maps, directions, food water availability etc; When there are guided tours/ceremonies/workshops and various other community development projects and events aligned to the Sacred Sites Foundation Mission and Vision.
You can make a donation to help support this important work to safeguard the Sacred Sites of Southern Africa.