The African Cultural Heritage and Landscape Database

Welcome to the African cultural heritage and landscape database. Developed at the University of Cape Town, the Zamani Project attempts to capture the spatial domain of African heritage.  You can have access to the different data types available on this website by clicking on the buttons or you can chose a site on the african map below.

>> Have a look at the Zamani Sites Statistics for individually documented structures.

>> NEW: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Story Map is now online.

Interactive 3D Model of Fort St Sebastian, Shama (Ghana)

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Documented Heritage Sites

Please Note:

The data on this site are only samples, full datasets including the GIS and the 3D models for all sites can be downloaded on for more detail visit our JStor information page.

The documentation project is ongoing.