The Drakensberg Mountain Range is one of South Africa’s most spectacular natural wonders, showcasing a selection of the most breathtaking vistas imaginable.
Drakensberg translated as “Dragon Mountains” or “The Mountains of Dragons”, is the main mountain range of Southern Africa.
It has earned its’ name due to some of the peaks that are mammoth in size and stature. The Drakensberg rises to more than 3,475 meters and extends roughly northeast to southwest for 1,125 km parallel to the southeastern coast of South Africa.
Rock and Cave Art of several thousand years old are found on the range. There are many game reserves and parks. In 2000 Ukhahlamba/Drakensberg Park was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Drakensberg is part of the Great Escarpment and separates the extensive high plateaus of the South African interior from the lower lands along the coast. The Drakensberg is the main watershed of South Africa and the source of the Orange River.
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