|The majestic Drakensberg is
a mountain of contrasts - from stark towering
peaks rising up to over 3000 metres to gentle, rolling
foothills that create a sea of green. The Drakensberg
or "Dragon Mountain" was first called uKhahlamba
by the Zulu meaning "barrier of spears".
Craggy peaks, sheer cliffs, tumbling streams and crystal clear
rock pools combine to create an outdoor haven. This is a place
of crisp mountain air and natural beauty
at its best.
|The Drakensberg range follows
the South African escarpment for some 180 kilometres - seperating
the high lying interior from the low-lying coastal region and
creating a divider between Kwazulu-Natal
and Lesotho. The Drakensberg region
is one of great scenic beauty and offers
an abundance of of flora and fauna
- as well as being a birders delight.
|The soaring peaks of the Drakensberg
are the second highest south of Mount
Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Popular attractions include the Amphitheatre,
Giant's Peak and Cathedral Peak in the north and the Sani Pass
in the south. Also in the north is Mont-Aux-Sources
- the source of the Tugela river - which cascades down a series
of cliffs to create the spectacular Tugela Falls.