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CLUES This 19.5 hectare reserve is a palm forest that is mostly unchanged since prehistoric times. The area has the world’s largest number of coco de mer palm trees, which bear the largest seed in the plant kingdom. The area…

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CLUES The national park that surrounds this formation includes Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. It is on the northern end of the Cape Fold Mountain range. It has a 3-kilometer plateau on top.  Legend says that the…

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CLUES This was the residence of emperors in the 16th and 17th centuries. The city is surrounded by a wall that is 900 meters long. The complex contains palaces, churches, monasteries, and other buildings marked by Hindu and Arab…

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CLUES The Portuguese built this structure from 1593 to 1596. It sits on the edge of a coral ridge. The structure marks Western civilization’s first successful attempt to rule Indian Ocean trade routes. Between 1631 and 1895,…

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If erected as intended, this structure would have stood 137 feet tall and weighed 1,168 tons. Quarrymen are thought to have abandoned this project 3,500 years ago when cracks were found in its sides. The granite quarry has a canal…

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According to legend, this site is the capital of a kingdom ruled by the Queen of Sheba. This important trading center was built between 1100 and 1450. The site was home to the Shona people and at one time had 10,000 inhabitants.…