Kwazulu Natal Drakensberg

                      Kwazulu Natal Drakensberg

Kwazulu Natal Drakensberg

The Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa or uKhahlamba (the Barrier of Spears) is a 200-kilometre-long mountainous wonderland and world heritage site. The largest proportion of the Drakensberg area falls in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. The Zulu people named it 'Ukhahlamba' and the Dutch Voortrekkers 'The Dragon Mountain'. The Drakensberg Mountains, with their awe-inspiring basalt cliffs, snowcapped in winter, tower over riverine bush, lush yellowwood forests and cascading waterfalls, form a massive barrier separating KwaZulu-Natal from the Kingdom of Lesotho.

The only road access to the Drakensberg is via Sani Pass, which at the top, boasts the highest pub in Africa, 3 000 metres above sea level.

                          Kwazulu Natal Drakensberg

Kwazulu Natal Drakensberg

Combining sheer natural beauty with a wealth of biological diversity, this 243 000 hectare mountainous region known as the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park has been preserved and venerated for eons since the San people or bushmen roamed these slopes. Tens of thousands of paintings depicting their daily life can be found on the rock faces, and in December 2000, the park received international recognition and was declared KwaZulu-Natal's second World Heritage Site. And of course, there are the mountains, which must be conquered. The fearless may choose to try sheer rock or ice- climbing - or they may prefer the adrenaline rush provided by abseiling, white water rafting or taking a helicopter ride to view the Drakensberg mountains from above.

If you prefer the gentler, more leisurely pace of walking the many hiking routes on both lower and upper slopes of the Drakensberg, you can watch out for the 290 species of birds, 48 species of mammals, or the rare varieties of plant life found in the park. The Drakensberg ... the soul of the Zulu Kingdom.
The KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg area can be divided into Bergville and the Northern Drakensberg; Winterton and the Central Drakensberg; Himeville, Underberg and the Southern Drakensberg and East Griqualand and Umzimkhulu. For more information regarding the Drakensberg  areas and its many holiday resorts please use the menu below.
  If you would like to receive a brochure on the Drakensberg of KwaZulu-Natal, please send an email requesting one to info@zulu.org.za. Enquiry Web address :http://www.drakensberg.kzn.org.za Email :cdta@futurenet.co.zaEnquiry Email :cdta@futurenet.co.za Enquiry Fax :036 488 1846Tel 1 :036 488 1207Tel 2 :036 488 1273Fax :036 488 1846

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